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Covid-19 Update 25/02/21 latest information and links

February Announcements

 Announced Roadmap out of lockdown

Other News

Government Schemes for Business

Grants in Cheshire & Warrington 

Recovery grants in Cheshire & Warrington

 Bounceback Loans Scheme  for Micro Business,

 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


Filing of Accounts

Advice from Companies House nce/coronavirus-guidance-for-companies-house-customers- employees-and-suppliers


HMRC Tax Helpline 0800 024 1222


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

Education/Apprenticeship Guidance

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

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:


Working Safely

 Government guide for employees


Looking after your employees

* 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:


Health Advice 

NHS Advice: oronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/

Health Watch Cheshire East Guidance

Latest on  Transport /Travel

Foreign and Commonwealth Advice on Travel:


Cheshire East People Helping People