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

February Announcements


 Announced Roadmap out of lockdown


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


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


Other News


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/46-billion-in-n...


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay...


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/


 Bounceback Loans Scheme  for Micro Business,  


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 


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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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/


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...


 


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


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/c oronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/


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...