Coronavirus - Business and licensing
Local Restriction Support Grants and Restart Grants prior to 30 June 2021 are no longer open to applications. Any applications submitted prior to the closing date will be processed in due course.
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Business materials for re-opening
We have created a checklist for businesses to follow to help make sure they are prepared for re-opening following lockdown.
To help businesses with reopening from 12 April, we have produced some downloadable resources which can be printed and displayed in your business including social distancing floor stickers, face mask posters and others.
These will also be available in hard copy form from the Council offices in Woodgreen, Witney from 12 April. They can be also be posted to you directly. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which assets you require.
Spring 2021 re-opening guidance
The Government has provided a range of information on the re-opening across Spring 2021.
GOV.UK has details on all the financial support schemes available to businesses and how to check if you are eligible.
The Coronavirus Job retention scheme may pay part of your employees’ wages.
If you are self-employed you may be able to claim under the Self-employment income support scheme.
Read working safely during coronavirus on GOV.UK. This government guidance is to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The guides cover a range of different types of businesses.
There are separate guidelines for transport operators.
The Canine and Feline Sector Group (CFSG) have issued some guidance on safe practices for animal businesses.
A guide on maintaining records for staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace.
Test and trace
From the 24 September 2020 some businesses will need to display a NHS QR code poster to let customers check in with the Test and Trace app. To find out which businesses need to do this and to get a QR code poster visit the NHS Covid information for organisations website.