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COVID-19 Business Support Update

Covid-19 business support update, which this week includes information on the NHS Test and Trace App.

Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

The NHS COVID-19 app will launch on 24th September. The more people who use the app, the better it will work – and it will help us get ahead of the virus, preventing a second wave, further local lockdowns, and further disruption to the economy. Businesses across England and Wales like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloaded the app can use their smartphones to easily check-in:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/businesses-urged-to-prepare-for-nhs-covid-19-app

COVID-19: testing guidance for employers

Guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers on the regulations and legal obligations of running testing programmes:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-guidance-for-employers

Venues required by law to record contact details

Premises and venues across England must have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to break the chains of transmission of coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/venues-required-by-law-to-record-contact-details

COVID-19: What has changed

The government has announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-what-has-changed-9-september

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities

Apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme

If you are an employer looking to create jobs placements for young people, apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-grant-through-the-kickstart-scheme

Bounce-back plans launched for consumer and retail industry

A ‘bounce-back’ plan of trade measures has been announced, to support businesses in the consumer and retail industry to export overseas as part of efforts to help the sector recover from Coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bounce-back-plans-launched-for-consumer-and-retail-industry

Making a support bubble with another household

How you can safely expand the group of people you have close contact with during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/making-a-support-bubble-with-another-household

Webinars

Find out what support is available and gain expert advice by taking part in the online webinars provided by both local and national organisations:

Humber Business Growth Hub

The Growth Hub has a range of webinar events planned to help businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://www.growmysme.co.uk/events/

GOV.UK

Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-is-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

To keep up-to-date with the latest developments

You may wish to save the links below, which will provide useful information and updates:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council:https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-support-for-businesses/

Humber Business Growth Hub: https://www.humbergrowthhub.org/covid-19/

HM Government Business Support: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/

Businesses across the East Riding looking for advice and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, or for any other general business support enquiries can contact our business support team. You can contact them by email: business.support@eastriding.gov.uk and they will respond as quickly as possible.

 

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