Welcome to the latest edition of our South and Vale Business Support newsletter!

Following on from our circular business models workshop, we have put together a handy infographic with guidance and practical tips on how to implement the circular economy into your business.

The guide includes:

  • Economic benefits of a circular model
  • Case studies
  • Tips on how to get started
Apply for free or subsidised training under the BEIS Skills Training Competition scheme

Tradespeople can now apply for free or subsidised training in home energy retrofitting and low carbon heat installation.

The training is designed to get tradespeople professionally trained to deliver the government’s current and future energy efficiency schemes. These include:

  • Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme

  • Green Homes Grant scheme

  • Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

  • Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF)

  • Sustainable Warmth competition
Visit the Government website for full details.
Moving to Step 4 of the roadmap

Today (19 July 2021) marks the move to step four of the COVID-19 roadmap.

The Government has published guidance on the restrictions and protections that will remain in place, as well as a five-point plan to manage the virus in this next phase.

Some of the changes are as follows:

  • Social distancing rules will end 

  • No limits on the number of people you can meet, either indoors or outdoors 

  • The government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can 
In September, the Government will undertake a review to assess the country’s preparedness for autumn and winter, which will consider whether to continue or strengthen public and business guidance.

Read the full guidance now.
Get involved in the 'Move Together' programme

If you run a health or fitness business, and work with anyone who has been shielding due to COVID-19, or whose health has been negatively affected by the pandemic, you should be aware of the new Oxfordshire wide 'Move Together' programme.

Move Together is a new programme to support Oxfordshire residents to move more and improve their physical health, mental health and wellbeing. You can refer any contact who may need some extra support to the programme for free! Visit Move Together for full details of the programme.

Additionally, if you are able to offer gentle/beginner classes, one to one support or would be interested in training as a health walk leader, seated exercise instructor or wish to volunteer as a befriender, please get in touch with Cath Dale, Participation Officer at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils.

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