Advice on keeping the workplace safe and operating under revised safety measures
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on January 4th, England is subject to new national lockdown guidelines. Full information about the businesses that must close and that can remain open (albeit under certain measures) can be found on the Government's website.
There are a number of grants available to support businesses that have had to close, or have been significantly impacted, by Coronavirus restrictions.
The government published its COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 roadmap earlier this week. Following publication of this document, the Council received confirmation that it should pay businesses currently in receipt of Local Restrictions Support Grant a further grant covering the 44-day period from 16 February 2021 - 31 March 2021. We are currently awaiting receipt of funds from Government and we expect to start paying these grants next week. The payment is based on the same daily rate as that was used previously. Businesses do not need to re-apply. Further details can be found below. The Council has decided to follow the same approach for the Supplementary Winter Lockdown Grant and a top-up payment of £1,257 will be paid out to all businesses in respect of the period 16 February 2021 - 31 March 2021.
Please keep checking our website for the most up to date information about grant schemes.
Visit the Government's website for the latest business information. It explains:
Should an outbreak occur at a business or organisation that you are responsible for, early outbreak management guidance is available which will help you to quickly identify, report and respond to any potential COVID-19 outbreak.