Navigating to the new normal

Lesley Robinson is CEO of British Marine

Industry Database

Even though the acute threat of COVID-19 will pass, this virus is a transformative event that will change lifestyle and businesses forever.

As attention shifts to the ‘restart’ following the slight easing of restrictions, British Marine continues to make the pandemic our top priority and is in the midst of a phased approach to preparing members and their business for a safe and successful emergence from lockdown, whilst being aware of the UK’s four nations differing approaches.

It is welcome news that watersports and boating were in the first wave of activities to be allowed in England by the Government, alongside the announcement that businesses are being encouraged to function again.

However, the safety of people and a business’s workforce remains paramount. The virus has not disappeared and is very much still with us. Every person and business need to be prepared and ‘COVID-secure’.

British Marine has provided a Phase 1 Back to Business guidance document covering key operational and financial considerations that businesses need to prioritise before re-opening.

Phase 2 has been developed through working with our sectorial associations and give further specific guidance broken down by discipline with targeted relevant information. These documents discuss everything from supply chain issues and PPE to employee support and further lobbying requirements that a sector might require.

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