Coronavirus Business Support

Supporting Barnsley businesses


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Coronavirus Business Support

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.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

Tier 3 Restriction Support

Additional business support that has been introduced for Tier 3 restrictions will be listed in this section. Please check back on a regular basis as we will  be adding new information as we get it.

Local Restrictions Support Grant

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) helps businesses that have been required to close due to the government’s local lockdown restrictions. Read more about the Local Restriction Support Grant scheme.

Practical Support and Guidance

NHS test and trace

Supporting your business to return to work

Update from 5/6/20

Guidance for UK businesses trading internationally

Business redundancy support

Redundancy support for the employee

Barnsley Employment Skills & Training

Report a business for not complying to guidance

Download our social distance posters

Financial Support

At a glance eligibility checklist for government funded business support

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

This scheme will end on 31/10/2020 Its replacement is the Job Support Scheme

Job Support Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

VAT & Tax

Self Employed Income Support Scheme Grant Extention

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)

Sheffield City Region Skills Bank

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

HR Support - Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Businesses and premises to close

Guidance for food businesses on coronavirus

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

What to do if you think you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Information for Barnsley residents

Do you have any questions or need any help?

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