From 00:01 on Thursday 31 December, York will be in Tier 3.
- Make sure you’re good to go
- Businesses in Tier 3
- Grants and financial support
- Extra support
- Get updates by email
- Coronavirus business advice
- COVID-19 considerations during deliveries and collections
Make sure you’re good to go
You can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure your customers that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance.
If you have read and implemented the Government’s COVID-19 reopening guidance, understand the guidance from Public Health England and have a COVID-19 Risk Assessment in place, you can apply for the industry standard mark by simply completing a self-assessment through the online platform.
This includes a checklist confirming you have put the necessary processes in place. You will then receive a certification and the ‘We’re Good To Go’ mark to display on your premises and online.
More information can be found at the Visit Britain website
Businesses in Tier 3
Grants and financial support
The government has announced support for businesses and self-employed people to help them through national restrictions, including payments for some sectors which have been closed since March (nightclubs, discotheques and adult entertainment venues).
Payments for those businesses affected by local restrictions, covering 2 weeks when York was in level 2 (high) are also available to eigible businesses.
For ongoing support and advice you can talk to any of your industry, or to other representative organisations for coronavirus help and support for your business, such as:
The Federation of Small Businesses has resources and information to help small businesses through the coronavirus outbreak.
The Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility are providing a quick and cost-effective way to raise working capital for large firms who need it. Information, including which lenders to contact, is available on the Bank of England’s website.
HMRC are delivering a programme of webinars on measures to support businesses and workers through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
Get updates by email
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Coronavirus business advice
- Government Bounce Back Loans
- Recruitment and redundancy support
- Skills and training
- Food businesses advice
- Help for charities
- Employee benefit advice
- Hiring an apprentice
The government has announced a package of measures to support businesses and help pay wages:
- government guidance on which businesses should remain closed due to coronavirus
- financial support for businesses
- guidance and support for employees
- guidance for employers
- bans on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments
- guidance for transport sector staff
- ACAS advice for employers and employees
COVID-19 considerations during deliveries and collections
- clear customer and colleague communication of amended safe working practices in advance of deliveries/collection
- 2 metre social distancing measures in place throughout the full process i.e. politely declining handshakes, customers not to assist in unloading/ loading products, contact free confirmations of acceptance of delivery/collections, contact free product familiarisation
- store set up in accordance with the latest company social distancing principles in line with Government guidance
- click and collect system implemented according to social distancing principles
- safely segregated collection/ return bays set up to facilitate contact free collections/ returns
- customers to load their own vehicles; assistance can be provided only where 2m distancing can be maintained
If you have any questions concerning the interpretation of any of the coronavirus regulations and guidance please contact Public Protection:
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 01904 551525