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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial support Restart grants The closing date for applications for this scheme passed on 30 June 2021 and we are unable to accept any new applications. If you have already submitted an application and have been asked to provide further information please provide this by Monday 20 July. The closing date for any payments under this scheme is 31 July. Visit our Restart Grant page for more information. Business Rates relief fund Ministers have set out plans to provide an extra, targeted support package for businesses who have been unable to benefit from the existing business rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses following the ruling that valuation material changes due to COVID-19 have been ruled out. Read about the government's Business Rates relief fund for more information. 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. Download our Retail & Hospitality Businesses - Trading in the time of Covid-19 brochure. Renting guidance for landlords and tenants The government has issued non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities. Read the guidance on the GOV.UK website 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. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 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).