Additional Support

Additional Coronavirus business support

Police enforcements

New guidance has been provided to the College of Policing on how Coronavirus government legislation should be enforced.

EU drivers hoursTemporary relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules: drivers supplying supermarkets.

Support for renters Complete ban on evictions and additional protection for renters.

LinkedIn: blog on Staying Informed and Connected: Resources to Help Navigate Work and Coronavirus.

Online events: Top tips for presenting online events.

HMRC: tax helpline to help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to Coronavirus.

Companies House: guidance if Coronavirus has affected your company and you need more time to file your accounts.

Association of British Insurers (ABI): Coronavirus Q & A on insurance related queries

HSE: Guidance for employers on homeworkers health and safety

Trade
The government has published guidance on DIT and financial support for UK businesses trading internationally: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for UK businesses

Travel
Review the latest travel advice and guidance for British people travelling and living overseas. This covers the current situation in the UK and abroad, and provides specific advice for travellers returning to the UK.

Only travel  if  absolutely necessary .While  public transport  won’t stop, this should only be used  for essential travel – for example  by  key workers to travel to and from work.

Exceptional travel advisory notice – The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide.

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict travel without notice.

Please continue to check FCO travel advice on GOV.UK for the latest updates.

NHS Guidance
Review the NHS information about how Coronavirus is spread and how to avoid catching or spreading germs.

Mental Health Support
Review the information from Mind on Coronavirus and your wellbeing with advice and support while self-isolating or working from home.

To share your thoughts and experiences, please contact us:
marketing@lincs-chamber.co.uk
01522 523333

TechForce19 – Funding available for tech innovators

THE CHALLENGE: Supporting the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating

New technologies can help support the vulnerable, elderly and self-isolating as COVID-19 continues to spread. Within this challenge, NHSxare particularly looking for innovators able to support in the following areas. If this is your company, apply.

Please note: this competition is aimed at helping in the community, and we are not looking for solutions that are trying to solve clinical problems or require integration with NHS systems.

Government funding of up to £25,000 will be given to the chosen innovators to test their solution, with the goal for these evidence-based solutions to be deployed quickly based on the potential benefit.

Please register your interest via this link. After completing the application, select innovators will be invited to interview.

Applications close on April 1, 2020.

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