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Advice and help on how to ensure your business keeps running during the 2012 Paralympic Games

Jessica Ennis1. Get Games Ready: General advice portal

The Greater London Authority is offering a guide to general Olympics preparation with its Get Games Ready site. And games organiser Locog has produced an advice pack for business.

2. Transport during the Paralympic Games

Transport for London has created a one-stop portal for information on how the transport system will be affected, as part of its Get Ahead of the Games offering.

For maps of expected road congestion during the Games (day by day), click on this link: Paralympic Games travel hotspots

3. Freight and deliveries

For information on the operation of the Paralympic Route Network and how to manage freight movement issues, visit the TfL business advice page click here.

To sign sign up for TfL's regular freight bulletin, which contains the latest information to help you plan your activities ahead of the Games, email freight@tfl.gov.uk 

4. Out-of-hours deliveries

Advice for delivery companies can be found in the code of conduct, developed by Transport for London, the Freight Transport Association and Noise Abatement Society, can be accessed here.

5. Security during the Games

Businesses should check they have taken the appropriate security precautions with the help of this checklist. And smaller businesses can get tips on how to stay secure online here.

Firms can keep up to date with the latest information by signing up to the Met Police's Neighbourhood Link scheme. And for live updates follow the Met's updates on Twitter - at @metpolice.

6. Develop your business links during the Games

The British Business Club, launched by the prime minister and supported by the CBI, can help profile your business and connect you with international business partners wherever you are. It aims to capitalise on the 2012 Games by helping firms find networking opportunities. 

7. Advertising restrictions during the Games

There will be a number of restrictions on advertising and trading in open public places, within a few hundred metres around competition venues during the London Olympics and Paralympics. Click here to find out more.

8. Is your business accessible? Then publicise it.

Just register for free the details of the access and services you provide on the official Access Portal for the 2012 Games www.inclusivelondon.com and its sister site www.inclusivebritain.com and benefit from the fact that they receive 20 million hits a month from people wishing to make informed decisions about which businesses they will visit.

Also, have a look at Destination London - an online course to help hospitality businesses welcome disabled visitors to London.

9. Mail deliveries during the Games

Royal Mail has advised that its services in London postal districts E, EC, N, NW, SE, SW, W and WC will be affected by transport changes which will increase journey times in the capital during the Olympics and Paralympics. Businesses are being advised to post their mail earlier in the day than usual and a day earlier than usual. Visit www.royalmail.com/2012 for more information.

10. Route of the Paralympic torch relay

London 2012 has released a guide to help with your business planning: click here to view it.

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