Toolkit for Falmouth businesses

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As new governmental guidelines have been announced and businesses are preparing to re-open their doors, the Falmouth Town Team and Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) have launched a free Business Toolkit.

This Business Toolkit is part of the ongoing guidance and signposting, acting as a checklist for businesses looking to re-open as part of the Government’s phased programme. It also includes poster templates for business premises and the town’s new rainbow logo.

This is announced at the same time as the return of Market on The Moor from June 6. The space on Falmouth Moor will now be open for all businesses to use on any day of the week should they be unable to trade currently due to the restriction within their premises. This will be free of charge to existing businesses within Falmouth, on a first come first served basis, and could be used as a drop off/collection point or an outdoor trading space.

The layout will be altered to ensure social distancing is adhered to and the following will be expected from both market traders and business traders to ensure the safety of both staff and the public:

  • Queue management
  • Stall layout to be safe and enable customers to adhere to the social distance guidelines
  • Any cash taken must be cleaned properly
  • PPE worn
  • Sanitiser or wipes available for staff and public
  • Increase your cleaning of stock and your area
  • Contactless payment is now more important than ever and will mean people feel safer buying things from your stall.

Richard Gates, Falmouth Town Manager, said: “We understand that trading outside on Falmouth Moor may not be suitable to everyone but with the weather being mild and restrictions still in place we are looking at all possibilities to get the town up and running again.”

Emma Webster, events and marketing coordinator for the Falmouth Town Team, said: “Falmouth Town Council and Falmouth BID have also been working to assist with the re-opening of businesses and have created a business toolkit outlining opening procedures, health and safety, marketing tips, useful links, and posters for business use. It is vital that we all come together and help each other in any way we can and we will be here to support every step of the way.”

Richard Wilcox, Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) manager, added: “Wide-ranging support for the business community is of our utmost priority now and we will continue to back businesses as they navigate uncharted waters. The Business Toolkit, the return of Market on The Moor, and our new logo are all part of a plan to get Falmouth back on its feet as soon as possible.”

Businesses who want to book a market pitch or want to trade on The Moor should get in touch with Emma on Emma@Falmouth.co.uk. The business toolkit is free for all to be viewed and downloaded from www.falmouth.co.uk.