Government Support For SMEs
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Deferring Vat first Quarter until March 31st 2021
Small Business Grant Funding (SBBR) £10,000
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan up to £50,000
Time to Pay Arrangements with HMRC
CONTINUATION OF SERVICE
Social Media Marketing
There will be heightened support within all social media platforms and web-based products, with positive and constructive content being delivered to turn the tide on these times. Content ideas are already being generated to capture the attention of your clients whilst they are confined in their own homes and highly active on social media. As usual, any ideas from our members are gratefully received and can be of benefit to all. Please email us at email@example.com.
Our team have been transitioning this week from their office-based roles to homeworking as advised by the government. I am glad to report that as a software IT based firm, this has been smoother than expected in delivering all of your services, websites and ticketing system support.
Hosting your Data
We host all your websites and softwares with Rackspace (https://www.rackspace.com), one of the most trusted partners for cloud, applications, security, data and infrastructure. They have maintained that there will be no disruption to our services ready for the future.
Monthly Campaigns and Magazines
Your monthly campaigns and magazines will still be delivered as usual. Whilst we recognise a print cost will not be high on your agenda, your online page turning edition will still be available to share digitally with your clients. If you have chosen, in these times, to reduce your advertising spend with Rightmove, please advise us so we know not to produce the artwork for those placements.
Training and Setup Agents
With the property instructions diminishing, and therefore our workload, our talented creatives are building an online training centre so that those agents in setup with Property Collection can still benefit from all our services when they are ready to go live. Members whom are already live can equally book in for refreshers on our products and services.
Property Collection, as always, are looking to release new and additional software in the coming months which were already planned for, and this will give our members the ability to have the tools to make the difference once the market starts to recover as the coronavirus ends.
The advice for anyone in any setting is to follow these main guidelines
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue in a bin immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.
What to do if you have symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
a high temperature
a new continuous cough
if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.
This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.