GNF Members Update 20 March

Dear All,

As we await further details from the Government (we understand Boris Johnson is making a statement on the Government's Wage Subsidy Policy at 4.45pm this afternoon), please see Guidance below published by MCLG on Business Rates Relief which include which properties are eligible.

Please note you can keep up to date with Government Guidance for businesses via the links at the top and bottom of this email.

GNF Member Updates to business operations
Don't forget to let us know of any changes to the way you are operating due to the Coronavirus so we can let our residents and visitors know about them.  We are planning to send out Members' updates and news to our Weekly What's On and GNF Card subscribers next Thursday to replace our existing comms to those contacts.

In the meantime we have had information from some Members who are unfortunately having to close, or change their operational hours during this period, which can be found below:

Changes to GNF Member Businesses operating times
Bombay Sapphire  Closed until Thursday 9th April 2020
Dogstival  - Postponed until September, new venue Burley Park
Hanger Farm Arts Centre  Closed
Hurst Castle  Delaying opening until Friday 1st May
Longdown Activity Farm  Closing from 5pm on Sunday 22nd March 2020. The Farm Shop selling local produce, livestock, poultry feed and equipment remains open for the foreseeable future – Daily – 10am to 5pm.
Paultons Park - Closed 5pm today until further notice
New Forest Heritage Centre  Closed until at least Sunday 12th April
Spring Autojumble - Beaulieu Cancelled
Sandy Balls  is currently still open but have made changes to some of our facilities - The Soft Play, Closed: The Retreat (Spa), Closed: The Hub and Cycle Hire, Closed: The Woodside Inn and Suite, Takeaway food and delivery options available, Aubrey’s Forest Kitchen remains open – limiting numbers of people at any one time
Upper Kingston Farm Cottages  Closed until 30th June

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Don't forget to support each other through our GNF Members Private Facebook Group

With very best wishes,