Does opening up your doors again need to be daunting?

Paul Romer-Ormiston, founder of Tillr, talks about their latest software offering, an Education Reopening Toolkit, which is helping headteachers sleep at night

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.

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.

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

Local authorities are faced with a fiendishly difficult task in overseeing and implementing measures introduced by Whitehall, across all of the services and facilities that lie within their borders.

Increasing numbers of councils have turned, in recent years, to Tillr, the developer of a software platform that facilitates the rapid digitalisation of operational and regulatory procedures.

Those organisations have been asking with some urgency for content related to COVID-19 to be added to their Tillr accounts. They need help protecting their staff, the public, amenities and local businesses.

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

In a direct effort to assist the education sector, Tillr has developed an Education Reopening Toolkit, in collaboration with councils across the country, which will help with the reopening and maintenance of COVID-secure nurseries, schools, colleges and universities.

The education sector is looking for answers – at Tillr, we believe we are in a prime position to deliver. Ambiguous announcements from the government are presented in a format that allows establishments to act quickly and effectively, providing peace of mind for all concerned.

Tillr: A champion of innovation and excellence

From onboarding our first public sector customer in 2015 through to today, our eponymous platform has become a trusted and reliable name in the sphere of digitalisation of local government processes.

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The immediate result of working with Tillr is a reduction in administrative tasks, followed by a gradual improvement in the way a client understands its own data through enhanced analytics.

Key to Tillr’s growth has been the way we position ourselves as a partner rather than simply a service provider. 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.

An asset that’s fast to roll out, with rapid adoption rates

Our toolkit contains checklists and templates that help with areas such as social distancing controls, sanitisation measures and communication strategy, while monitoring and responding to changes in guidelines.

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 toolkit by 9am the following day.

As the application is available online, it can be used on any device, in any location so that activities directed at keeping people safe can be conducted ‘in the field’, without delay or room for error.

The toolkit has already been used to good effect. By speaking with headteachers, parents and local authorities across the country, we have been able to deliver something that meets the need for clarity, and take-up is strong.


Contact us today to access the toolkit! We are well underway helping existing clients already. If you are new to Tillr, the best way to register your interest is to email us on: hello@tillr.io or call:020 7993 5858.

We suggest getting in touch as quickly as possible so that you can start to implement and monitor post-lockdown restrictions in a consistent manner, with complete auditability.


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