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

November 2020 Business support

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

National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

Local Restrictions Support Grant

For Tier 3 restrictions

Additional Local Restrictions Support Grants for businesses that were directly affected by Tier 2 restrictions from Wednesday 14 October

Discretionary Local Restrictions Support Grants - Businesses forced to close that do not have a Business rates account

NEW - Local Discretionary Business Hardship Scheme

NEW - SME Restart & Recovery and Kickstarting Tourism Package

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

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Extended during national lockdown – 5/11/20 through to March 2021

Job Support Scheme

Paused during national lockdown – 5/11/20 – 2/12/20

Financial support for Taxi drivers

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

Animal owners and businesses dealing with animals - Covid-19 advice

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

Latest Coronavirus news

13th March 2020

Coronavirus – Barnsley business update.

Do you have any questions or need any help?

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