Coronavirus advice for businesses

Business Doncaster

Business support during Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Updated: 21 October 13:00pm

Business Doncaster is committed to keeping businesses updated on the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information. Here you will find the most up to date advice from the government, public agencies and health services – these pages will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

Please also view the menu on the left hand side to find the support you require.

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Doncaster to enter Tier 3 restrictions from 00:01 on Saturday 24th October - what does this mean for you?

  • All pubs and bars must close unless serving substantial meals
  • Also closing: betting shops, adult gaming centres, casinos and soft play centres
  • £30m support for business
  • £11m for local authorities to support public health measures
  • No household mixing indoors or private gardens
  • Rule of six on mixing outdoors in public spaces
  • Gyms will remain open but classes will not be allowed and social distancing guidelines should be followed between people from different households.

We will announce more in the coming days about exactly what this means for businesses, which (if any in addition to the above) will be closing and what support will be available.

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3 simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other:

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

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We are keen to understand the local and sectoral impacts that the response measures to Covid-19 are having on businesses in Doncaster and it would help greatly if you could answer a few questions on our survey here

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Support for businesses

You can download two toolkits to help amplify important messages about the current situation to your colleagues and networks.

The toolkit for business support can be found here.

The toolkit for protecting against the spread of the virus can be found here

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Stricter rules to make your premises COVID-19 secure

  • A wider range of leisure and entertainment venues, services provided in community centres, and close contact services will be subject to COVID-19 Secure requirements in law and fines of £1000, and rising up to £10,000 for repeated breaches.
  • Employers must not knowingly require or encourage someone who is being required to self-isolate to come to work.
  • Businesses must remind people to wear face coverings where mandated

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Businesses urged to use the NHS COVID-19 app

Businesses across England such as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry to ensure customers who have downloaded the NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in.

QR codes provide an easy and simple way to collect contact details to support the NHS Test and Trace system.

The NHS COVID-19 app was launched on 24 September across England and Wales and, in England, QR codes will help businesses meet the new legal requirement to record the contact details of customers, visitors and staff on their premises.

The government is supporting businesses and venues to display the QR codes, they can be downloaded here.

Businesses who are already using their own QR system are being encouraged to switch to the NHS Test and Trace QR code.

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Employee Support and Apprenticeships

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak escalates we recognise that individuals may have concerns about their employment.

Our Advance team are on hand to help with advice and guidance during this period.

Please contact advance@doncaster.gov.uk, call 01302 735556 or visit their website for further information.

If you are an employer who is unfortunately having to reduce your workforce temporarily due to the impact of COVID-19, or if you require additional temporary staff at this time the Advance Team (details above) can help. 

This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).