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Get ready for the relaxation of lockdown restrictions with Tillr’s Post-Lockdown Recovery Toolkit

Tillr’s director, Paul Romer-Ormiston

Reporter: Stacy Clarke – Sponsored

It is acutely ironic that 2020, a number associated with complete clarity of vision, is a year of unmatched confusion when it comes to looking into the future. Given the unprecedented nature and scope of the restrictions imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, nobody can claim any expertise in knowing what happens next.

However, it can be stated with certainty that the organisational and logistical challenges associated with the relaxation of lockdown will be enormous.

Local government will be faced with a fiendishly difficult task in overseeing and implementing measures introduced by Whitehall.

As a developer of a software platform that facilitates the rapid digitalisation of operational and regulatory procedures, we have experienced requests from many of our local authority clients for content related to Covid-19 to be added to their accounts. They need help protecting their staff, the public and local businesses.

We have responded by offering a Post-Lockdown Recovery Toolkit, which will help with the creation and maintenance of Covid-secure workplaces, open spaces and local amenities. 

In the five years since Tillr was founded in 2015, our eponymous platform has become a trusted name in the sphere of digitalisation of local authority processes, with more than 20 councils across London and the South-East using us to digitalise their operations in areas such as sports and leisure, waste management, parks and open spaces and highways.

Councils see a reduction in administrative tasks, followed by a gradual improvement in the way they understands their own data through enhanced analytics.  Every client is different – and the platform is designed to be highly configurable to cater for the particular circumstances of each organisation and the use they wish to put it to.  

It is the flexibility of the Tillr platform that will be a crucial facet of the Post-Lockdown Recovery Toolkit. Each local authority will face varying challenges when the time comes to implement and monitor activities after restrictions on people’s movement are relaxed.

Our toolkit contains templates that will help with areas such as social distancing, the unauthorised opening of premises and the implementation of policies relating to new rules governing locations such as shops and restaurants.  Speed is key. This is an asset that can be delivered quickly – and updated fast too. If an announcement in Westminster changes social distancing parameters at 5pm, that will be reflected in our service by 9am the following day.

The toolkit has already been used to good effect, as one London borough was concerned about breaches of social distancing guidelines in its parks and decided to start monitoring. We added a template to its Tillr account within 24 hours of receiving the request so that the council could record instances of breaches.

There has been a considerable interest in this product across the public sector, with discussions being had with the Mayor of London’s office, the Greater London Authority and several boroughs in the capital, as well as Sussex Police.

This asset has not been produced as an opportunity to exploit the desperation for solutions in the post-Covid world. We want to make it as easy as possible for local authorities to access the toolkit and trial it. It will be a useful tool for the public sector so we are making is available quickly and on a non-profit basis.

To underline this, existing council customers – more than 20 bodies across the South-East – will be offered the toolkit completely free for 12 months, provided they agree in advance to contribute to the content on the platform.

Tillr is already actively preparing to develop a separate version for police forces, whose requirements will be different to those of councils and is currently in discussions with several Police forces, one of which is already taking advantage of the Tillr platform.

A version of the Toolkit will also be of help to educational establishments such as schools and nurseries, where the application of social distancing restrictions will be particularly challenging.

Contact us today to access the toolkit

We are in discussions with existing clients already. But for those new to Tillr, the best way to register your interest is to contact us on or via our website.

We suggest getting in touch as early as possible so that you can be ready to implement and monitor post-lockdown restrictions as soon as they are in place.

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