CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
Station to Station have been monitoring the Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation closely as it evolves and are responding to all the multiple queries that our members have via information on our website, email and through the various WhatsApp groups. We will continue to keep you updated on the latest government and Lambeth council advice on how to keep your business going in these unprecedented times.
Below are the resources currently in place – all of these are being amended frequently so do keep checking them.
Download Lambeth’s Checklist for safe re-opening (multilingual) and Risk Assessment form
Download a printable ‘Face mask must be worn’ A5 poster
Download a printable Social Distancing Guide for business owners
Download a printable Cash Point/Pin Machine safety poster
Download a printable Hand Washing poster for your workplace
Download e-mail friendly NHS Isolation Guide for you employees
Download multi-language COVID-19 Posters
• For those of you worried about keeping your business going throughout the next few weeks, please visit this very clear and comprehensive government website page https://www.businesssupport.
It will be updated constantly, so please keep visiting it.
• Covid Budget factsheet with some information on how the government will be financially supporting businesses
• The London Growth Hub has also brought together essential resources to help businesses manage and mitigate exposure to the impact of coronavirus. This page will be kept up to date with the latest developments and support, so your business has access to all the information it needs.
• Telephone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people who are concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus. Contact the HMRC helpline on 0800 0159 559.
Please have your bank details and a copy of your latest business rates bill available as information will be required in order to complete the application.
Small Business Grant Funding
In order to be entitled to a payment under this scheme you will need to confirm that your business was occupied on 11th March 2020 and was eligible for relief under the Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) Scheme with a rateable value of less than £15,000.
- Properties which were occupied on 11th March 2020 and receiving support under the Rural Rate Relief Scheme are also eligible.
Retail Hospitality & Leisure Grant
In order to be entitled to a payment under this scheme you will need to confirm that your business was occupied on 11th March 2020 and was eligible for relief under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief Scheme with a rateable value of less than £51,000.
Eligible businesses with a rateable value of up to £15,000 will receive a grant of £10,000.
Eligible businesses with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive a grant of £25,000.
More details here
Station to Station have launched a new online directory service to promote BID based businesses.
Monday 15th June sees the reopening of many retail businesses, our new online business directory offers businesses the opportunity to promote themselves both for online and real shopping experiences. Contact us to be included.
UKCF is seeking applications from BAME-led infrastructure organisations to access the new fund.
Please make sure that you are wearing your face masks or visors at all times, as there is evidence that it not only protects you from Covid but also makes customers feel more confident about using businesses and getting back out and shopping local.
The government has launched a new scheme to stimulate eating out and to help generate income for restaurants, pubs and cafes. It will run on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays throughout August.
Navitas environmental health experts have put together a webinar with top tips on how you can prepare to reopen safely.
We have been given a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel this week. The government has announced that sectors of the economy that are allowed to be open ‘should be open’
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We as a team will still be available as always, Mon to Thur, 9am-5.30pm, and although it is not quite business as usual, we are always at the end of a phone, email or WhatsApp if you need us.
Our job is to support you, so please lean on us.
We will be able to hold meetings via online platforms when necessary, and will be providing updates on our social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and on our website which will be updated constantly.
We will not be in the office for the time-being, but if you need to speak to someone, call or message 07947764259