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COVID-19 Business Support Update

This week it includes information about the Restart Grants and Recovery Loan Scheme.

Don’t forget that 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 the business support team. You can contact them by email: business.support@eastriding.gov.uk and they will respond as quickly as possible.

 

Restart Grants

The government has asked council’s to obtain further information from businesses as part of the Restart Grants scheme. Therefore, all businesses who have previously been awarded a Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed businesses) and maybe entitled to a Restart Grant will be sent an email with a link to a Supplementary Information - Restart Grant form.

An application process will be available for other eligible businesses that are registered for business rates.

The website page will be updated by 12 April with further details including how to apply:

https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-grants-for-businesses-and-charities/restart-grants/

 

Recovery Loan Scheme

The new Recovery Loan Scheme opens today to support businesses across the UK as they recover and grow:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/recovery-loan-scheme

 

(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will change on 12 April:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

 

COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021: roadmap reviews

The Government has published an update and terms of reference for the reviews committed to in the 'COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021':

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021-reviews-terms-of-reference

 

Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/maintaining-records-of-staff-customers-and-visitors-to-support-nhs-test-and-trace

 

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Change made: The visitor economy – Updated to include information on reasonable adjustments, changes to NHS Test and Trace regulations and changes to national restrictions from 29 March:

Change made: Vehicles – Addition of information on ventilation, tests and the roadmap setting out how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): construction update Q&A

Questions and answers on the announcement on construction site working hours to enable social distancing working practices:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-construction-update-qa

 

Useful Links

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

East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

https://covid19.eastriding.gov.uk/

Humber Business Growth Hub:

https://www.humbergrowthhub.org/covid-19/

HM Government Business Support:

https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/

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

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