Coronavirus Support Page

Business Support during the Coronavirus Crisis –

There is quite a comprehensive business support package on offer from the Government detailed here

This includes information on

  • The Coronavirus Business Interruption loan Scheme
  • The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • The Self-employment Income Support Scheme
  • Statutory Sick Pay Rebate
  • Support for businesses paying tax
  • The Covid 19 Corporate Financing Facility
Online Resources

The Growth Hub are updating their website and are also hosting some webinars which might be of interest:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Growth Hub website

The government has updated its guidance to assist employers and businesses:

COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses – GOV.UK website

Advice is available on decontamination for businesses, where a possible or confirmed COVID-19 case has spent time while symptomatic:

COVID-19: decontamination in non-healthcare settings – GOV.UK website

Businesses can also download and print the government’s coronavirus poster to display within their workspaces:

Coronavirus public information poster (.pdf) – GOV.UK website

To assist with planning, it may be useful to refer to the Cabinet Office checklist for businesses (this refers to pandemic influenza, but the checklist may be useful):

Pandemic influenza checklist for businesses (.pdf) – GOV.UK website

If you have a query that isn’t covered by the government guidance you can contact the Business Support Helpline:

Phone: 0300 456 3565

Email: enquiries@businesssupporthelpline.org

The Oldham Council

Website has been updated with a webform for businesses to complete to access the Small Business Rate Relief and the Hospitality, Retail and Leisure grants.  It can be accessed via the following link https://www.oldham.gov.uk/cashgrants.

Potentially eligible businesses need to complete this webform and need to include their contact and business details, business rates account no and bank account details.  This information will then be checked and verified and payments will be made straight into business bank accounts.    To alert businesses to the above, letters will be going out from Oldham Council to potentially eligible businesses this week.  They  shall also be promoting via social media, local press and partner networks.

Please feel free to share this with your networks as well as information on the other support that they can access to help them through this difficult time available at https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/201170/coronavirus_update_and_advice/2435/coronavirus_help_and_support_for_businesses

Health Advice

Guidance for businesses and other venues on social distancing measures has also been updated by government. This includes a list of businesses and venues which have been asked to close to help reduce the spread of the virus and reduce the mounting pressure on our National Health Service: Guidance for businesses and other venues on social distancing measures – GOV.UK website

Food delivery and takeaway guidance

We understand that businesses may look to change their operating model and diversify during this time. Oldham Council’s website has guidance on this here Food delivery and takeaway guidance
Keep well! We need you!

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