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CORONAVIRUS ADVICE DESK: Guidance and support to aid the jewellery industry through the pandemic

Here you can find a one-stop guide to all the advice you need to pull through the Covid-19 crisis and ensure your business gets back on track when the lockdown lifts. Scroll down to read advice from experts, discover business initiatives, see our round-up of social media innovations and stay up to date with government legislation…

 

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FAQs: What the jewellery trade needs to know about furlough workers

Furlough errors could cost small jewellery businesses thousands

REVEALED: What do consumers want from jewellery brands and retailers during the pandemic?

TOP FIVE: A jewellery business owner’s tried and tested tips for communicating with remote workers

TOP TIPS: How can jewellers make the most of social commerce? 

EXPERT ADVICE: How to protect your physical store during lockdown

EXPERT ADVICE: How to protect your mental health while social distancing

TOP FIVE: What are jewellery firms doing to build a community online?

EXPERT ADVICE: How jewellers can optimise SEO to drive business

EXPERT ADVICE: How to manage cash flow in a crisis

E-COMM ADVICE: Jewellery businesses must review their marketing messaging

E-COMM ADVICE: Jewellers need a creative email strategy during the pandemic

ECOMM ADVICE: Now is the time for jewellers to use digital tools to build trust

REVEALED: What trends has notonthehighstreet noticed during the pandemic?

TOP TIPS: Five ways Instagram Stories can bolster business

EXPERT ADVICE: Why blogging is a business boosting tool the jewellery trade should embrace

BUSINESS INITIATIVES – what are companies doing to support the trade at this time?

Parify launches practical provision for jewellers preparing for post-lockdown

REVEALED: What free courses are available for jewellery professionals during the pandemic?

The Goldsmiths’ Company unveils details of £1m COVID-19 Fund

Suppliers resume operations to support jewellers trading online

Curteis switches chain making machines back on as factory re-opens for business

Weston Beamor reveals plans to resume casting and 3D printing services

CMJ launches PPE package for retail members

Edinburgh Assay Office resumes hallmarking services

Domino Jewellery re-opens factory doors for business

CMJ takes unprecedented steps to support members financially

River Mounts boosts digital services to help clients during COVID-19 pandemic

Parify launches compact sterilising solution for jewellers

Sif Jakobs Jewellery invites jewellers to join innovative retail scheme

Jewellery packaging firm launches virtual consultation service

Parify introduces innovative new product to help jewellers take impactive product photos at home

De Beers launches ‘Stronger Together’ digital events

Online platform vows to support independent jewellery designers during pandemic

CMJ creates webinar programme to support members as stores remain closed

NAJ invites trade professionals to join virtual tea breaks

Astrid & Miyu founder launches free mentorship program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Jewellery packaging firm reduces minimum orders during pandemic

Mastermelt offers free post for people unable to get to Hatton Garden

Companies House pauses strike off process to prevent firms being dissolved during COVID-19

Adorn Insight supports trade with new online consultancy service

Cybertill creates countertop shields for jewellers post-lockdown

 

GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION AND INDUSTRY REACTIONS

Boris Johnson states June 1 as earliest date jewellery stores can re-open

What does Boris Johnson’s recovery strategy mean for the jewellery industry?

Government issues guidance to get Brits back to work safely

Government’s furlough scheme extended until October

Small jewellery businesses to be boosted by bounce back loans

Boris Johnson urges business owners to be patient

It won’t be “business as usual” until 2021, advises government

The Department for Education launches free online courses for furloughed workers

Government confirms lockdown measures will be extended for “at least three weeks”

Government extends furlough scheme cut-off giving access to thousands more workers

Business secretary changes annual leave and insolvency rules

Chancellor launches package for self-employed jewellery professionals

EXCLUSIVE: Jewellery professionals raise concerns over self-employed rescue plan

Government will cover 80% of salary of retained workers

Prime Minister orders jewellers to close

EXCLUSIVE: Is the government doing enough to support jewellers as they are forced to close?

Government addresses jewellery industry’s coronavirus concerns

EXCLUSIVE: Independent jewellers respond to government’s business rescue plan

 

LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN

REVEALED: A checklist for jewellers gearing up for a June reopening

REVEALED: What will jewellery stores look like after lockdown?

EXCLUSIVE: Jewellers respond to BRC post-lockdown guidelines

REVEALED: What do jewellers need to do to protect staff when stores re-open?

Unlocking the lockdown – what should employers be thinking about now?

How one jeweller plans to manage cross infection control

Jeremy France Jewellers is reviewing every desk space, workshop bench and process in preparation for a return to work

London jeweller braces for consumers to boycott the capital post Covid-19

Fabulous Jewellers reveals plans to implement social distancing measures and continue momentum online

The importance of balancing the customer experience with staff protection

Harrods offers personal shopping in first phase of re-opening

How one jeweller is using podcasts to communicate changes to staff

Luxury jeweller undertakes shop re-fit ahead of re-opening

SOCIAL MEDIA STARS

TOP FIVE: What are jewellery firms doing to build a community online?

TOP FIVE: How are luxury jewellery firms embracing the power of social media?

TOP FIVE: Discover how fashion jewellery brands are innovating on social media 

TOP FIVE: Creative social media posts and initiatives from the UK jewellery industry

TOP FIVE: How have independent jewellers been engaging customers on social media?

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The author Stacey Hailes

Editor, Professional Jeweller

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