"With no notice they've been required to close a week prior to Christmas... this will have a huge impact on these businesses and those they employ."
Bishop's Stortford BID manager Gina Thomas: “The impact of the move into tier 3 is disastrous for the town’s hospitality businesses."
Covid marshals supporting pubs and restaurants at night to ensure safety measures are in place and to offer reassuring presence.
Texts and emails purporting to be from courier firms direct victims who have 'missed' a delivery to a website which asks for their personal details.
When lockdown forced many Stortford traders to shut, Catherine Tillbrook set up a Facebook directory for small businesses.
Joey Fairservice hopes to launch in former Gin Palace in new year while Eat 17 neighbour Katsu Charlie is off to the Wheatsheaf pub.
The South Street women's fashion and menswear branches are part of Sir Philip Green's Arcadia empire.
Traders are being helped by a virtual Christmas market and a Shop Local campaign launched by the town council.
As well as a Shop Safe Shop Local campaign, the money will pay for new planters, barriers, signs and sanitisers in East and North Herts.
HardSoft Computers, based at The Square, has provided free laptops to a Harlow secondary school and now are offering their vans for charities to use.
Click It Local; Shoppers can buy from local independents and have items delivered the same day.
Citizens Advice has found that 45% of adults in the South East have had an issue with parcel delivery since the country first went into lockdown.
Stortford's JD Wetherspoon pub the Port Jackson repeats its 2019 achievement in 2020 Loo of the Year Awards.
During the pandemic, the organisation has helped over 5,000 people and chief executive Laura Hyde says further changes are on the way
Gareth Davies has been named a Hero of Hertfordshire for his service to the community during the coronavirus crisis.
Stortford BID, which is dedicated to supporting the high street, is offering Covid-secure assessments by a health and safety expert.