Covid-19 Business Support & Advice
Find out what help there is for businesses and employees affected by the coronavirus outbreak, and how Invest in Surrey is supporting the region. You’ll find useful links below which should provide you with the latest information on dealing with coronavirus.
Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do
Find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19
Financial support from Government
The Government’s support finder https://www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder tool helps businesses and self-employed people to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the Coronavirus pandemic.
They have also created a Business Support Hub https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support which brings together information and guidance on the range of finance and support available to businesses.
If you can’t find the information that you need from the published information, advice and guidance, you can speak directly to an adviser on the Government’s Business Support Helpline call freephone 08009981098.
Through their Pay It Forward initiative https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/businesses, Crowdfunder are offering 100% free fundraising for businesses during the Coronavirus crisis. Small businesses who may be worried about the future due to COVID-19, can set-up a Pay it Forward campaign offering customers the option to book meals, a room for the night or a ticket to an event for example, now, based on a promise to deliver in the future. Crowdfunder will cover all platform and transaction fees.
HMRC have published guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/genuine-hmrc-contact-and-recognising-phishing-emails to help businesses recognise when contact from them is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages.
NHS COVID19 app
The NHS COVID19 app launched on 24 September 2020. The NHS COVID19 app is still an important way to stop the spread of the virus – particularly as we head into another winter. For more information visit the NHS COVID19 app webpage The NHS COVID-19 app support website – NHS.UK (covid19.nhs.uk).
Depending on your mobile device, visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store and search NHS COVID 19 app to download.