ERYC Latest Covid-19 Business Support Update - 13/7/20
We are pleased to provide our latest Covid-19 business support update.
This week it includes information about the council’s 3 Steps to Safety campaign, to help create an East Riding which is a safe place to live, work, shop, learn, play, invest and visit. There is also government guidance for those businesses allowed to reopen from today, along with details on the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, plus much more.
Council calls for public support to keep East Riding safe
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is asking the public to get behind its plans for a COVID-safe East Riding. The council has launched an East Riding Outbreak Management Plan aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 and quickly controlling any local outbreaks which may occur:
There is a 3 Steps to Safety poster which you may wish to display in your business premises, please follow the link.
Local business and community settings coronavirus (COVID-19) protocol and reporting process
An online form is now available for businesses and organisations to report a confirmed or suspected absence identifying COVID-19 as the cause. This information will be sent to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Public Health Team. This applies to all private and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) settings and Volunteer organisations, based or operating from sites located within the East Riding of Yorkshire boundaries:
Local Authority Discretionary Grant
The deadline for phase one and phase two applications is now Sunday 19 July:
Closing certain businesses and venues in England
Guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures, and on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions from 11 and 13 July 2020:
Beauty salons set to reopen for some services under new government guidelines
Businesses including beauty salons, nail bars and tattoo studios can reopen safely from Monday 13 July:
Guidance for managing beaches, the countryside and coastal areas
This brings together guidance from across government. It is aimed at supporting the owners and operators of beach, countryside and coastal destinations in meeting the challenges associated with increased visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic:
VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions
If you’re a VAT registered business, check if you can temporarily reduce the rate of VAT on supplies relating to hospitality, accommodation, or admission to certain attractions:
Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
Get more help with registration, eligibility and how to offer the discount for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:
Find out how to register your restaurant or establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:
Posters, images and other promotional materials for use by establishments who are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Find out if you can claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for individuals who are not employees:
Coronavirus support for business from outside government
Public bodies, organisations and charities have produced additional resources that may be useful to employers and employees:
Find out what support is available and gain expert advice by taking part in the online webinars provided by both local and national organisations:
Humber Business Growth Hub
The Growth Hub has a range of webinar events planned to help businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus:
To keep up-to-date with the latest developments
You may wish to save the links below, which will provide useful information and updates:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council:https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-support-for-businesses/
Humber Business Growth Hub: https://www.humbergrowthhub.org/covid-19/
HM Government Business Support: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/
Businesses across the East Riding looking for advice and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, or for any other general business support enquiries can contact our business support team. You can contact them by email: email@example.com and they will respond as quickly as possible.