COVID-19 SUPPORT

The West Chester BID team are here to help you through this.

Over the coming weeks we will continue to provide you with updates and key information.

Please make sure you email us if you are trading and offering services in any way, as we can promote this for you through social media.

Below you will find the latest details on a range of topics relating to COVID-19 including financial support, working safely guidance and other useful resources.

Financial support and guidance – Cheshire West and Chester Council

The Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) website features the latest information on the grants available to businesses and how to apply.

Further support is also available on a wide range of issues including business premises safety, guidance for employees and COVID-19 health and safety guidance.

View CWAC’S COVID-19 hub now via the link below.

Government business support

The government website features a comprehensive section dedicated to business support during COVID-19.

Please take a look today to make sure you’re adhering to all guidance and also haven’t missed any funding opportunities.

Working safely guides

 Businesses that are allowed to open during the COVID-19 pandemic must be COVID-Secure.

The government has produced 14 guides covering a range of different types of work outlining what measures need to be in place in order for the premises to be safe.

Take a look at the guides via the link below.

Guidance from the Health and Safety Executive

 The Health and Safety Executive has produced guidance on a range of topics which will be useful for businesses, employees and the self-employed.

 It’s designed to help make workplaces safe and to also manage the risks posed by COVID-19.

 Steps outlined include risk assessments, dialogue with workers, working from home, protecting vulnerable workers, cleaning  and where to get further help. Follow the link below for more.

Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub

The Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub is a very useful resource for businesses looking for help and guidance relating to COVID-19.

 It even features a section on Digital Skills to help with upskilling which could be great for staff who might have less work than normal during this period.

 Take a look at the website now.