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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 


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/opening-certain-busine...


Re-opening tool for business 


https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-reopening


Working Safely 


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


 Government guide for employees


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


Government Support for Business


Strategy Plan: 


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-pla...


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


New Working Safely guidelines:


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


Guidance for Retail 


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


 *Relaxed Rules for business during Pandemic 


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rules-that-have-been-r...


Innovation and Diversification 


Help required from Business


https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-from-busine...


Help the government increase testing 


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-the-government-in...


Government Schemes for Business


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


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


 Bounceback Loans Scheme  for Micro Business,  


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


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


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


Information For the Self Employed 


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-...


 Job Retention Scheme Links 


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


Cheshire East Guidance 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...


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


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


Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme  


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


 *For Larger Businesses


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


https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/news/2020/march/th...


 *Future Fund 


https://www.uk-futurefund.co.uk/s/


For Business


 * British Chambers of Commerce Hub for information and support


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


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


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


Filing of Accounts


Advice from Companies House 


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-guidance-f...  


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


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/


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: 


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


Looking after your employees


* Latest on 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


Homeworking and Wellbeing


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...


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.


https://marketingcheshire.co.uk/covid-19-partner-s...


Guidance for Exporters 


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


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


Health Advice 


NHS Advice:


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


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


https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk


Health Watch Cheshire East Guidance 


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


Latest on  Transport /Travel


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-...


Further rail advice:


https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinatio...


Foreign and Commonwealth Advice on Travel:


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


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


Community


 *Local Businesses asked to help get students online


http://www.871candwep.co.uk/getting-students-onlin...


Local Support Leaflet attached 


Cheshire East People Helping People 


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


 

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