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Month: April 2020

Apr 28
5 tests for ending lockdown

Cabinet Office Daily Briefing Yesterday – 5 tests for ending lockdown Please find attached the slides from 27th April Cabinet briefing on Covid-19 Slide one is particularly relevant for the 5 tests to end the lockdown.

Apr 21
Social Distancing and Newry

Please can you take a look at this survey? It is asking about how you will view your local High Street and community when the social distancing rules are relaxed. This is important research to help our City Centre work better for us all. Click on the link below and it will open in a […]

Apr 21
Online Business Support Programmes

As the uncertainty of the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve at pace, NMD Business Growth Programme has developed a series of FREE online programmes to help your businesses through the Covid-19 period with a host of business support advice across the following areas: ✅ Covid19 is here – What now for Small Businesses? ✅ Managing Self […]

Apr 20
Crime Prevention Advice

It is becoming more evident that criminals are exploiting Coronavirus online by sending phishing/scam emails to try and trick users into clicking a bad link. If clicked, these links could lead to malware infection and loss of data like passwords. The scams may claim to have a ‘cure’ for the virus, offer a financial reward, […]

Apr 20
Job Retention Scheme and £25k Grants Portal Now Open

The application portal for £25K grants is now open (see link below). Please note that the £25K Grant Portal has crashed a few times this morning with demand but will come back on line after a while so keep trying. We are in regular contact with the scheme administrators and will make representations on your behalf […]

Apr 17
Parking Enforcement in Town Centres and Suspension of Newry CPZ status

Recent update to the parking enforcement situation in Newry during Covid 19 emergency.  

Apr 10
New Sector Specific Guidance

Newry BID in partnership with Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade​ joined a teleconference on behalf of our businesses with the PSNI’s Assistant Chief Constable, Alan Todd, Gold Command for Covid-19. We were reassured by his message that there are additional resources on the streets to protect shops and businesses, as well businesses in remote […]

Apr 10
Top 10 security tips for closed business premises

This information offers advice to businesses which have had to close, and persons working online at home, due to the Covid-19 disruption.