As the Coronavirus continues to impact the operations of businesses, learn more about the steps that Chamber members can implement to minimise impact on local communities and support the UK government’s strategy.
A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.
All information can be found here on the government’s website. This helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.
*Pages last updated 3rd July 2020*
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NEW – Self-isolation Lifted for ‘Lower Risk’ Countries
The government have released a list of countries you may visit from 10th July without having to self-isolate on return.
However, all passengers (with some exemptions), will still be required to provide contact information on arrival in the UK.
Click here to read more and view the list.
NEW – Contact Tracing: Records of Staff, Customers and Visitor Logs
Businesses in some sectors are asked to maintain records of staff, customers and visitors to share with NHS Test and Trace if needed to contain the spread of #Coronavirus.
To help you, the Department of Health and Social Care have created a guide, a FAQ doc and a toolkit for business, including messaging to use with consumers, which you can download. Click here to read more about this and download the guidance.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – flexible furloughing
Employers can now claim a more flexible grant for any employee they have previously received a CJRS grant for, and who now returns to work on reduced hours. Guidance on eligibility and how to claim for flexibly furloughed employees is now available.
Lincolnshire Better Business for All Toolkit
The Lincolnshire Better Business for All Toolkit has many resources to help businesses become COVID-secure, resume trading safely and protect staff and customers as lockdown is eased.
This toolkit aims to provide businesses with the information they need about their regulatory and legal responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and was created by Business Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Trading Standards.
Check if you should go back into work
The UK government has developed a tool to help employees in England easily assess if they can return to work. The tool guides employees through questions that may influence their ability to go back to work safely.
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