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COVID-19 Business Support Update

Covid-19 business support update.

As restrictions are gradually being lifted, everyone still need to think about the  3 Steps to Safety message. It is important that everyone continues to follow to prevent, notice and act: https://covid19.eastriding.gov.uk/3stepstosafety/#prevent-3steps

Lateral flow testing kits can be ordered online or collected locally for further information visit: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

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 our 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 one-off grant has been available for non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England. Payments are continuing to be made, with final payments being made by 31 July 2021. Please do not contact to chase your application, as it may delay the process.

 

Discretionary Restart Grant (DRG)

Final details of the scheme are being confirmed. Further information will be available on the council’s website by the end of the week:

https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-grants-for-businesses-and-charities/additional-restrictions-grant-arg/

 

COVID-19: guidance for food businesses

Updated in line with Step 2 changes, allowing hospitality businesses to serve food outdoors. Added information on ventilation and asymptomatic testing programmes:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-food-businesses

 

Events

Opportunities for your Business in Natural Flood Management

Interactive Online Course - Starting on 12 May 2021 running for 5 weeks

The Flood Innovation Centre is offering an exciting opportunity to book onto a fully funded, interactive workshop programme designed to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) expand their business in the growing Natural Flood Management (NFM) market. You’ll hear from a wide range of industry experts across 5 x three-hour online sessions from 9.30am – 12.30pm weekly starting Wednesday 12 May.

Find out more and register your interest:

https://floodinnovation.co.uk/events/sme-opportunities-in-natural-flood-management/

 

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/

Hull and East Yorkshire Business Growth Hub:

https://heygrowthhub.com/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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