We are committed to supporting all our businesses and the local community during these unprecedented times.
This page has been created to give you as much information regarding the current situation as possible.
As the Covid-19 situation changes, information frequently gets updated on the various official websites, so we would advise that you keep checking guidelines on a regular basis to ensure your business is working to the correct procedures.
ROADMAP FOR EASING LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS (Update 23rd February)
Lockdown will be eased over 4 stages, starting with schools returning on Monday 8th March and businesses beginning to reopen from Monday 12th April.
See below link to full details on the Government’s website.
SELF EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME : 4TH GRANT (Updated 23rd February)
There will be a 4th grant covering February 2021 to April 2021. Details about the fourth grant will be announced on 3 March 2021. Keep checking back on the below link for further updates.
LOCAL RESTRICTION TIERS – from 2nd November
What you need to know about the local restriction tier system that is in place from 2nd November, including what you can and cannot do in each tier
BUSINESS FINANCIAL SUPPORT SCHEMES
Support available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. You maybe eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed. Please read the information carefully to see what support your business is eligible for
Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less or or no work because of Coronavirus
JOB RETENTION SCHEME
Support for businesses with employees. Find out if your business is elibigle and how much you can claim to cover wages for your employees on temporary leave (furlough) due to Coronavirus
SELF EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME (published 24th November 2020)
This is the 3rd grant for self employed businesses who have been impacted by Coronavirus because of reduced demand or you were previously trading but are temporarily unable to do so
LEEDS COUNCIL BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT (updated December 2020)
Local authorities, including Leeds City Council, have grants available to help businesses who have been affected by Coronavirus. Check if you are eligible and more information about how Leeds are supporting businesses during this outbreak
HSE RISK ASSESSMENT
As an employer, you are required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm. Find out about doing a COVID risk assessment and working safely during the Coronavirus outbreak
DOCUMENT DOWNLOAD LIBRARY
These posters were created in collaboration with Visit Otley as a way of communicating a consistent message to residents and visitors that Otley and it’s businesses are safe to visit during the Coronavirus outbreak.