Durham Dales Crafts re-opened its doors on Saturday 4th July. They are open everyday Monday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm. Their contact details can be found by clicking the link below. https://www.durhamdalescentre.co.uk/specialist-shops/durham-dales-crafts/
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Following government guidelines from Friday 24/07/20 face coverings must be worn in retail shops including the Gift and Craft Shops with the exception of a valid exemption. Please click on the below link for further information. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
The government has provided advice and guidance to support businesses in the countryside and coastal areas to help them welcome visitors back. Click to find more. https://www.businessdurham.co.uk/covid-19-recovery/
Reduced VAT rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions The HMRC guidance for businesses to check if they can temporarily reduce the rate of VAT on supplies relating to hospitality, accommodation, or admission to certain attractions has been updated. To read more please click on link. https://www.businessdurham.co.uk/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/
Business events and meetings The government guidance on working safely for hotels and other guest accommodation, and for those working in the visitor economy. Click on link for further information. https://www.businessdurham.co.uk/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/
NHS Test and Trace service in the workplace The government guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers has been updated. https://www.businessdurham.co.uk/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/
Gift Shop Re-opens We are pleased to announce The Durham Dales Centre Gift Shop will be re-opening on Thursday 9th July with reduced hours. Opening hours as follows: Thursday 10am-2pm Friday 10am-2pm Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 10am-2pm No Public Toilets or Tearoom at this time.
Flexible furlough scheme starts Flexible furlough scheme starts from 1 July 2020 as part of the government’s plan to re-open the UK and kick-start our economy. Click on link to read more. https://www.businessdurham.co.uk/news-events-county-durham/latest-news/item/flexible-furlough-scheme-starts
People who have lost their job or are looking for new employment are being offered help in County Durham. Durham County Council is encouraging residents aged 25 and over to take advantage of a tailored support programme which could boost their chances of finding work. To read more please click on link. https://www.businessdurham.co.uk/news-events-county-durham/latest-news/item/tailored-support-to-help-county-durham-residents-get-job-ready
High Streets The government has announced the extension of measures to prevent high street businesses facing eviction from 30 July to 30 September. Click on link to read more. https://www.businessdurham.co.uk/news-events-county-durham/covid-19-information