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Covid-19 Update 02/07/20 latest information and links

Links and further information on COVID-19/Coronavirus

Updated Regularly  (*indicates new information )

Business opening from July

Re-opening tool for business

Working Safely

 Government guide for employees

Government Support for Business

Strategy Plan:

New Working Safely guidelines:  

Guidance for Retail

 *Relaxed Rules for business during Pandemic

Innovation and Diversification 

Help required from Business

Help the government increase testing

Government Schemes for Business

 *Latest discretionary Fund for small business, Phase 2 opens 26th June Closes 8am 10th July

 Bounceback Loans Scheme  for Micro Business,

Information on the Small Business Grants Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund  

Information For the Self Employed

 Job Retention Scheme Links

Cheshire East Guidance for Businesses

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

Extended Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) 
Please find further details here:

Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

 *For Larger Businesses

Covid Corporate Financing Facility - Information from the Bank of England ( aimed at larger businesses )

 *Future Fund

For Business

 * British Chambers of Commerce Hub for information and support


*Guidance for claims back of COVID-19 sick pay now open to apply

Filing of Accounts

Advice from Companies House  


HMRC Tax Helpline 0800 024 1222


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

Education/Apprenticeship Guidance

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

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have produced an advisory note with information on exploitation by cyber criminal and advanced persistent threat groups of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Cheshire East Council Services 

How Cheshire East Council Services are affected:

Looking after your employees

* Latest on Claiming back Sick Pay - Coronavirus Information

Acas guidance for employers and employees

Homeworking and Wellbeing

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

Mental Health

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

Tips on ways to stay active:

Additional Resource for looking after mental health while at home:

Guidance for Retail, Leisure, Hospitality and Tourism Sectors

Marketing Cheshire have created a guide for their members and the wider retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism sector businesses.

Guidance for Exporters 

Guidance for Exporters from the Department for International Trade and UK Export Finance

Health Advice 

NHS Advice:

Department of Health & Social Care daily updates on the virus:

Health Watch Cheshire East Guidance

Latest on  Transport /Travel

Further rail advice:

Foreign and Commonwealth Advice on Travel:


 *Local Businesses asked to help get students online

Local Support Leaflet attached 

Cheshire East People Helping People


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