As we reopen the economy, we need to support people to get back to work. From the start of August, furloughed workers will be able to return to work part-time with employers being asked to pay a percentage towards the salaries of their furloughed staff.
VisitEngland’s Business Advice Hub features a dedicated section containing the support available to tourism businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, from funding to guidance on mental health.
New top-up to local business grant funds scheme announced to help small businesses including bed and breakfasts
Host a live session or post on social media for our first Somerset and Exmoor virtual festival!
Help us showcase the vibrant local community, fantastic food and drink, rich heritage and the many other reasons why we love Somerset and Exmoor.
DCMS invites you to take part in a survey being conducted to understand the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on organisations in the digital, culture, media, sport, gambling, telecoms, and tourism sectors and their engagement with the available government interventions.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now open for applications, 10 days ahead of schedule. Employers can now go online to claim cash grants worth up to 80% of wages, capped at £2,500 a month per worker. All details can be found here: https://bit.ly/2zdheFn
The Civil Contingencies Unit is completing work around gathering emergency accommodation information – specifically Hotels, B&Bs, holiday lodges etc that would be able to take evacuees in an emergency while keeping them apart, eg separate rooms etc.
Join us on Thursday, 16 April at 11am (UK BST) for a 45-minute webcast on practical steps to help you to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Cleaning and Decontamination
If you are a business within the Sedgemoor District council region please see the info below for support.