Last updated: Wednesday 24th June
4th July Re-opening: Advice for Businesses
You can find specific advice for your business sector here.
If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service. Please click here for the Government's stay at home advice and here for more general information. If you receive a letter regarding an extremely vulnerable person or are caring for someone who has, you can register for further support here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 028 8327, the government’s new dedicated helpline.
Broadland District Council: If you need help from Broadland District Council (e.g. someone to do your shopping or collect, or want to volunteer to help those in self-isolation, use this link: https://www.broadland.gov.uk/coronavirus or telephone 01508 533933.
North Norfolk District Council: North Norfolk District Council has an online page with contact details and advice: https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/news/2020/march/public-access-to-offices-restricted/. NNDC has a coronavirus hotline on 01263 516000.
Norfolk County Council: For the latest health advice and information about disruptions to services and events, including school closures from Norfolk County Council please use the following link: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/health-and-wellbeing/adults-health/coronavirus
Adult social care: A 24-hour number 0344 800 8020 is operational for anyone with individual concerns. Further information on the advice to care providers is on the NCC website here.
Government guidance was updated on Tuesday 23rd June. A list of Frequently Asked Questions, with further information about the changes, can be found here. In summary:
- Many non-essential shops and businesses can reopen. Social distancing measures must be in place, and the health and safety of staff protected. From Saturday 4th July, hotels, B&Bs, holiday homes, campsites, restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, cinemas, museums, galleries, hair salons/barbers, libraries, community centres, places of worship, outdoor playgrounds, gyms, funfairs, theme parks, and amusement arcades can reopen if they are Covid-19 Secure. Sector-specific guidance can be found here.
- The list of businesses which must remain closed can be found here and will be updated shortly.
- From 4th July, the social distance will be reduced from 2m to 1m in situations where keeping 2m apart is not possible. This is to aid the hospitality sector in re-opening and being able to operate practically.
- Spend time outdoors, including private gardens and outdoor spaces, in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines. From 4th July, two households will be able to meet in any situation where social distancing guidelines are followed.
- Visit car showrooms and outdoor markets.
- In line with the arrangements made by your school, send your child to school or nursery if they are in early years, reception, year 1, or year 6, if you could not do so before.
- If you live alone, go and stay with one other household as part of your 'support bubble'.
- The Business Interruption Loan Scheme is available to qualifying businesses.
- Advice on how to claim for the Wage Support Scheme (Furlough).
- The Government has set up an additional discretionary fund to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme. The fund is aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs. The Government is asking local authorities to prioritise businesses in shared spaces, regular market traders, small charity properties that would meet the criteria for Small Business Rates Relief, and bed and breakfasts that pay council tax rather than business rates. You can find further information here.
- Businesses can apply for the new Bounce Back Loans up to a maximum of £50,000, or 25% of turnover, with the government paying the interest for the first 12 months. The Government will support lending by guaranteeing 100% of the loan. You can find further information here.
Latest updates from the government's coronavirus news feed appear below: