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Covid-19 Update 15/04/21 latest information and links

April Announcements


Useful links:


Rapid lateral flow home test kits can now be ordered by anyone over the age of 18 not displaying any symptoms:


https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral...


Online vaccination booking service can be found here, includes eligibility criteria:


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19...


 Preparation for re-opening 


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-easing-...


Other News


Important news regarding VAT deferral repayment. 



 


Roadmap out of lockdown


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-1...


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-ease...


 


Government Schemes for Business


https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstar...


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/20-million-to-i...


Grants in Cheshire & Warrington 


Recovery grants in Cheshire & Warrington 


https://blueorchid.co.uk/cwrecoverygrant/


 * New Recovery Loan Scheme Announced 


https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartner...


 Job Retention Scheme Links 


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-throug...


Cheshire East Guidance for Businesses 


  *New Restart Grants available for Businesses


https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/business/business_...


Financial Support from Cheshire East Council for individuals including the Job Match Scheme 


https://preview-chesheast.cloud.contensis.com/coun...


For Business


 * British Chambers of Commerce Hub for information and support


 https://www.britishchambers.org.uk/page/coronaviru...


Filing of Accounts


Advice from Companies House 


https://www.gov.uk/guida nce/coronavirus-guidance-for-companies-house-customers- employees-and-suppliers


Tax


HMRC Tax Helpline 0800 024 1222


Insurance


Association of British Insurers (ABI): Q & A on Coronavirus - Insurance related matters


https://www.abi.org.uk/products-and-issues/topics-...


Education/Apprenticeship Guidance


Support announced to help employers and Further Education (FE) providers deliver high-quality industry placements


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-package-of-...


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronav...


COVID-19 Scams


Action Fraud UK is urging businesses and individuals to be vigilant, after there have been several scams and fraud relating to COVID-19. Some of these have included: Emails pretending to be from HMRC offering a tax refund.
Loans being offered that require a payment upfront.  Please be careful and vigilant


https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/


https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home


Cheshire East Council Services 


How Cheshire East Council Services are affected: 


https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democr...


Working Safely 


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


 Government guide for employees


https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-employee-risk-asses...


Looking after your employees


* Claiming back Sick Pay - Coronavirus Information 


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-back-statutory-s...


Acas guidance for employers and employees


https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus


https://www.acas.org.uk/working-safely-coronavirus  


(includes testing and vaccination at work information)


Homeworking and Wellbeing


https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democr...


Mental Health & Wellbeing Advice from Mind (includes practical tips while staying at home)


https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/corona...


Mental Health  http://www.cwp.nhs.uk/crisis/


Online Resource with tips on homeworking and managing anxiety about COVID-19


https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/


Tips on ways to stay active: 


https://www.activecheshire.org/active-home/


https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/get-fit-with...


Additional Resource for looking after mental health while at home: 


https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looki...


Health Advice 


NHS Advice:


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19...


Health Watch Cheshire East Guidance 


https://healthwatchcheshireeast.org.uk/information...


Latest on  Transport /Travel


Foreign and Commonwealth Advice on Travel:


https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


Community


Cheshire East People Helping People 


https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democr...


 

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