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Coronavirus information for our business customers

We’ve created this dedicated page to contain all of our new, articles, and advice for our business customers (of all sizes) while not all of it is relevant to all of our customers we aim to regularly add new content relevant to customers not only in our local area of Swindon, Wiltshire but across the UK.

For the latest Government issued advice and recommendations please visit gov.uk/coronavirus.

If there’s something you’d like us to look at covering please email chris@obrienmedia.co.uk with your suggestions.

Business
Alex Swabey

Back to business – What does post-lockdown business look like?

It has been over two months since the government asked us all to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With restrictions beginning to ease, businesses up and down the country are trying to figure out how to start welcoming customers again while minimising risk to themselves or their patrons.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Andy Smart

One eye to the future for small business, post Covid-19

It seems at the moment the world is moving at lightspeed.  The news every day is changing and, whilst some of the lockdown restrictions are being eased, we’re still very, very far from “normal”.  I for one long for the days when Microsoft Teams was a bit of an irritation when I turned my computer on – here at O’Brien Media it’s now become central to the way we work together! 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Andy Smart

Due to COVID19 you now get 7 days to post through Royal Mail Click and Drop

If you’re a regular user of Royal Mail’s fantastic Click & Drop service (that allows you to print postage at home, track your orders, and dispatch either at a postbox, post office, or at the newer parcel postboxes) you’ll be pleased to hear that the usual 2 working day postal window for getting your parcels from the point of printing the label to posting the item have been relaxed to seven days.

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Business
Chris O'Brien

“Online retail is still open and encouraged” Gov Advice 23/03/2020

The Government documents, released following the Prime Ministers televised address of the evening of the 23rd March 2020 included the statement that “Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal.” this is of course great news for eCommerce retailers of all sizes, and a great deal of our customers, who are self-employed online retailers will be breathing a collective sigh of relief at seeing this.

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Business
Andy Smart

How to use Zoom for video conferencing & video meetings

Add a webcam to your desktop PC, or turn to your webcam-enabled laptop, and you have just about everything you need to keep in touch with friends, family and work colleagues from the comfort of your home – or from just about wherever you want.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Andy Smart

Coronavirus Action Plan

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which began in December 2019, presents a significant challenge for the entire world. O’Brien Media is working rigorously to the guidelines provided by the Department of Health & Social Care to minimise the risk of infection.

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