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Ireland is at now Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions. 

At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, with certain exceptions. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings.

Coronavirus has hit our country and Bray extremely hard. Businesses are doing their best to adjust to the new reality of living alongside the threat of Covid-19. 

Businesses in the town are resilient and have been innovating new ways to trade for instance offering a new online shopping experience, click/collect or delivery services in order to survive and protect local jobs.

A Bray Reopening Committee was established by Wicklow County Council. The committee consists of members of Bray Chamber of Commerce, the Health Service Executive and An Garda Síochána. It was a collaborative approach – one voice / one strategy and since late March it has helped deal with the social and economic impacts of coronavirus throughout the district. 

Several joint initiatives have been implemented across the town to help drive a message of ‘Unity in the community’ – from a wellbeing campaign to helping connect local businesses with customers, share some practical hints, tips, supports and links to help our town and community bounce back. 

Now more than ever we are encouraging our community to continue to shop, buy, hire and source local first.

Our Covid-19 info hubs aim is to help connect local businesses with customers, share supports & links to help our town bounce back:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. Shop Local First
  3. Businesses information hub

Read more about how we’re working collaboratively to drive a message of unity in the community here.

Bray Endeavour Awards 2020 Winners announced

On Wednesday, October 21st Bray and District Chamber of Commerce presented the Bray Endeavour Awards 2020 virtually.

Congratulations to all the worthy winners:

  1. 100 Years of Tansey & Co
  2. 50 Years of Brennanstown Riding School
  3. Large Business: Ventilux
  4. Small Business: AB Print
  5. Customer Service: Edward Gray, Supervalu
  6. Retail: Fleurtique
  7. Online: Linzyo
  8. Hospitality – Restaurant: Pink Salt
  9. Hospitality – Coffee Shop: Catalyst
  10. Emerging Business: Glovers
  11. Social Media: Dee Dooley (BraysBarbie)
  12. Young Achievers: Woodbrook College, PE Expo
  13. Young Achievers: North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School, SCAN Students

A big shout out to the Endeavours Committee who deserve an award themselves for pulling off this fantastic virtual event. Great work guys!

Head over to their Facebook Page to see how they recognised and celebrated Bray’s unsung heroes.

Shop Local First

Now more than ever we are encouraging our community to continue to shop, buy, hire and source local first.

You can help by shopping local first so why not think about:

  1. Shop locally safely
  2. Buying gift cards for future use
  3. Order take away from a local restaurant
  4. Prepaying for future appointments in the services sector like a barber, hair or beauty salon
  5. Buy a product or service from a local retailer or service provider online

Currently, we are compiling a list of local businesses that are operating during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Level 5 restrictions so we’re urging all local businesses to tell us about it and we will shout about it via our website and social networks.

Submit your business listing for free here.

Wicklow Naturally’s October Feast

Wicklow is bursting with flavour from abundant local food and drink producers. So, why not feed your appetite with Wicklow Naturally’s October Feast – a month-long celebration where you will learn more about Wicklow’s food and drink story from growing, foraging, brewing to distilling.

Wicklow Naturally is the single promotional voice which tells the story of food and drink produced in County Wicklow.

Read more here.