In light of the Government’s advice on social gathering the Chamber has decided to cancel the forthcoming Discuss & Do event at the Cheese & Grain on Tuesday 24 March. We will keep the other Discuss & Do events under review & use the latest Government advice nearer the time to decide if our April event will go ahead.
Mendip District Council has pulled together some excellent summaries of the help being offered to businesses which can be found here. https://mailchi.mp/1598132af825/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-17-march?e=329d7536a5
These are strange & worrying times for business. So we would ask local people to continue to support their local businesses as much as they can within the current restrictions. If you can’t visit in person check to see if they are offering a special delivery service – many of our local shops have responded magnificently to start offering this service to help people who are self-isolating. Alternatively order from their online shops, perhaps start gift shopping early, order takeaway or buy gift vouchers to use when the world hopefully returns to some normality. Frome has an excellent record for community minded spirit so please continue to support our great independent businesses to stay open over the long term.