Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Coronavirus – Barnsley business update.


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Your guide to Government support for Barnsley businesses

If you are a Barnsley-based business, employer, employee or self-employed person, please use this web page to find out which support you are eligible for and how to access it.

This is our central source of information and we will review it constantly to ensure it is up to date. You can also sign up to our regular newsletter here

If you need to contact us for further advice at this time, please use this website’s CHAT function or email We are working from home and this is the quickest way to reach a member of our team.

Grants for businesses who receive small business rate relief

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Grants for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure

Self Employed Income Support Scheme

Guidance for UK businesses trading internationally

Support for employment

Business Rates Holiday – Nurseries, Retail, Leisure and Hospitality

Report a business not complying with COVID-19 closure restrictions

Further advice and resources

We’ve brought together a wide range of further resources to help you and your business during this period, including advice and available technology to enable working from home, advice on banks and finance and links to business support organisations. See what’s available below.

Government advice for employers.

Useful links to support and tools to help your business

Workplace Health and Wellbeing

Takeaway / Delivery service advice

Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Businesses and premises to close

Pay It Forward Supporting businesses through the coronavirus crisis

Guidance for food businesses on coronavirus

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

The best way to protect yourself and others is to:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often; do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

What to do if you think you have symptoms

If you have a high temperature or a continuous cough you should stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. Read the NHS guidance for staying at home.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you think you have symptoms and cannot cope at home you should contact  NHS 111.

Information for Barnsley residents

Do you have any questions or need any help?

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