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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:

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

 Preparation for re-opening

Other News

Important news regarding VAT deferral repayment. 


Roadmap out of lockdown


Government Schemes for Business

Grants in Cheshire & Warrington 

Recovery grants in Cheshire & Warrington

 * New Recovery Loan Scheme Announced

 Job Retention Scheme Links

Cheshire East Guidance for Businesses 

  *New Restart Grants available for Businesses

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

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

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  

(includes testing and vaccination at work information)

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:

Health Watch Cheshire East Guidance

Latest on  Transport /Travel

Foreign and Commonwealth Advice on Travel:


Cheshire East People Helping People


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