COVID-19 continues to dominate our lives, we are well into the third month of a global pandemic and individually we are getting through this the best we can.
We are allowed a little more freedom and as the month rolls out that’s hopefully going to increase, and we’ve come through the worst. Just remember to Stay Alert and you can now even go pond swimming as long as you keep 2m apart?!
Summer Solstice is 20 June 2020, and we see UK’s National Smile Month from 18 May to 18 June.
Coffee houses, cafes, caterers, cheesemakers, chocolatiers, cake-makers, could share pictures and information on World Milk Day on 1 June 2020. Caterers should show off their best fish and chips on National Fish & Chips Day 7 June 2020 and cupcakes on 13 June 2020. Breweries, pubs (offering takeaway) and beer sellers will be able to share a bit about their favourite pint on National Beer Day – 15 June 2020.
Nurseries, shops for children, children entertainers, and other businesses focused on children should note that 1 June 2020 is International Children’s Day. Children’s Art Week (which confusingly lasts 3 weeks) will begin on 29 June 2020 with the theme The Natural World in week one (week 2 is Connecting Across Generations, and week 3 will be Literacy and Creative Writing).
Safety and education businesses will have an opportunity to share information on child safety during the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s Child Safety Week from 1 June 2020.
Employer Branding Awareness Week begins 10 June 2020. It is a useful tool for organisations to differentiate what they offer in the labour market and how they care for their staff.
Through lockdown a lot of people have got on their bike. Cycling UK will take their awareness week online from 6 June 2020, and cycling-related businesses (cycle shops, holiday businesses and fitness businesses to name a few) can share content for new and experienced cyclists.
Other dates of note include:
- The British Heart Foundation ‘Wear It Beat It’ month begins 1 June 2020
- International Pride Month begins 1 June 2020
- International Butterfly Education and Awareness Day 1 June 2020
- Queen’s Official Birthday 8 June 2020
- Neighbours’ Week begins 17 June 2020
- Father’s Day will be on 21 June 2020
- Take Your Dog to Work Day 26 June 2020