There will be a huge impact of Coronavirus on our local business,. Here are some useful local and national links regarding Coronavirus. We’ll try and keep this updated as often as possible, but let us know if there’s anything we should add!

UK Government Covid-19 Guidance

Covid-19: Guidance for employers, employees & businesses 

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people 

Government dedicated business support helpline – 0300 456 3565

Get support on everything from business rates relief to grants and advice regarding employees.

ACAS

ACAS Coronavirus Guidance

Guidance from Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

The information includes:

  • Social distancing and vulnerable people
  • Self-isolation and sick pay
  • If the employer needs to close the workplace
  • If an employee needs time off work to look after someone
  • If someone has coronavirus symptoms at work
  • Good practice steps for employers
  • More coronavirus advice

The British Bank

The British Business Bank Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme

Information about the Government’s Business Interruption loan scheme.

HMRC

HMRC- COVID 19 Helpline – 0800 0159 559

HMRC’s helpline for advice on tax relief.

 

Money Saving Expert

Easy to understand financial advice for employers, employees, gig workers etc. Includes information on benefits for anyone not able to claim through other government schemes.

Local Business Support

Remote Working Advice Line provided by Cosmic . 0330 088 4421 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

South West Business Organisation advice pages

Somerset Chamber of Commerce

A Coronavirus resource portal, including the latest information from UK Gov.

Business West

Coronavirus resources, including some useful FAQ documents based on questions asked by members. The finance FAQs are particularly useful. They have 200 staff and a panel of experts available to answer questions.

Information for self-catering businesses

PASC (Professional Association for Self-Caters) supports Self-Catering companies.

They have a weekly newsletter, which provides useful info for Self-Caters about the impacts of COVID-19. Email chair@pascuk.co.uk to sign up. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook

Facebook are providing $100m in grants to small businesses affected by Coronavirus.

Facebook Business Grants

Local Community Support

Glastonbury Coronavirus Support Network Group on Facebook 

A brilliant local support group. Get (or give) support in the local community and get support online from other group members.