Coronavirus information for businesses

You can keep up to date with these on the GOV.UK support for businesses webpage

To sign up to the Trafford business bulletin please email business@trafford.gov.uk.

Financial support

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

The Government has announced the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) to support businesses affected by the pandemic, but that are not eligible for existing support linked to business rates.

The application window for this scheme has now closed.

You can read about CARF by visiting our CARF page.

 

Advice for businesses

The government has issued information and advice for businesses on how to operate during step 4 of the roadmap. Visit the government website to access advice for businesses.

All businesses should follow the principles set out in the working safely guidance.

Food safety advice on businesses offering a takeaway food service

Whether you are a restaurant, pub, coffee shop or home caterer, you may have decided to alter your business to offer a delivery or takeaway food service during the coronavirus outbreak. Offering delivery or takeaway food may mean your food safety procedures and controls need adapting. We have put together a short guide of food safety issues to consider.

Retail and hospitality business advice

If you run a non-food or food retail business, including bars and restaurants, we’ve put together some useful information to help under the current Coronavirus restrictions.

Renting guidance for landlords and tenants

The government has issued non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities.

Job retention scheme

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, UK employers with a PAYE scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020, will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.

COVID-19 testing and Additional Restrictions Grants for taxi drivers

Trafford Council is offering taxi drivers regular COVID-19 testing and Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG).