A-Plan Blog

30 Jun

What Universities will look like this Autumn.

If you’ve got children returning or starting university this year, things are going to look somewhat different. Endsleigh, part of the A-Plan Group, has supported students for the past 50 years, and working directly with the University sector, they’ve been able to find out what the ‘new normal’ might look like for students. 95% of

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15 Jun

Working safely from other people’s homes

The Government has now given the go-ahead for tradespeople to carry out their work, and with many households wanting to start or finish their home improvements, demand for builders, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, decorators and landscapers will return. For those working at other people’s homes, or different locations form week-to-week will still need to follow Government

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15 Jun

COVID-secure re-opening checklist

We’ve previously written about how you get your business COVID-secure, which you can check out here. In this article, we provide a bullet point checklist to help you with getting ready and how to protect your staff and customers. Opening times – what will your opening times be and how will you accommodate vulnerable customers

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09 Jun

Getting ready for re-opening your business – check out our latest tips.

Since the Government announced that non-essential retail outlets could start opening again, we’ve taken the decision to look at how we can safely re-open our branches. There’s a whole range of guidance on the Government website around ensuring your business is COVID-secure, but we’ve also included some resources that you can download, print and use.

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09 Jun

Shopping when non-essential retail lockdown eases

From 15 June, non-essential retail outlets will be able to re-open, providing they are “COVID-secure”. What this means is that all retailers will need to consider social distancing measures, limiting numbers of customers in store, where people queue, flow of customer footfall, use of screens, available hand sanitisers and much more. How you’re used to

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09 Jun

Easing pets into life after lockdown

As lockdown rules start to ease and some of you returning to work, you may be wondering how your pets, particularly dogs, will cope with you not being at home all day, every day. Here we outline some tips to gradually prepare your furry loved ones for the ‘new normal’. Start leaving the house for

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27 May

Who is your Community Hero?

Coronavirus has impacted us all in one way or another. But this has been a time when we’ve really seen the very best in people and communities pulling together. Being local and being part of the community has always been at the heart of what A-Plan Insurance is about. And that’s why we want to

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26 May

How to avoid online fraud crimes

As more of us are either working from home or using the internet to do our shopping, we are spending more time online. This has meant that there’s been an increase in online fraud, with scammers preying on the fear caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. There’s also been scams targeting NHS workers with false offers

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21 May

Looking after your mental health in lockdown

It was Mental Health Awareness Week from 18-24 May and for many of us, this will be week ten of being at home, away from friends and family, which has no doubt started to take its toll. We’ve previously written about looking after your wellbeing – both physically and mentally, but we wanted to provide

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21 May

Venturing out for your extended daily dose of exercise

Now that the Government has eased some of the lockdown rules in England, allowing people to take unlimited exercise with fewer restrictions on travel, many of us will have more flexibility around how we fill our days. Of course, we all need to be sensible and not head out in our cars for a hundred

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