Covid-19 Bulletin #23

Covid-19 Bulletin

 

National

The Government has announced that a revaluation of business rates will no longer take place in 2021 to help reduce uncertainty for firms 

A new fund will enable dairy farmers in England to access up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the outbreak

HMRC has this week began contacting customers who may be eligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme. HMRC is also inviting customers, or their agents, to check eligibility for the scheme. 

People seeking help with housing, debt, discrimination and employment problems will benefit from £5.4m of new government funding

The NHS is urging people to attend all regular vaccination appointments to prevent outbreaks of serious diseases

A new dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff 
 

Local

HCC has confirmed that all of Hampshire’s 24 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), will open on Monday 11 May for those who cannot store waste safely at home

The Isle of Wight is piloting the national contact-tracing app, with invitations rolled out to each of the Island’s c.140,000 residents by the end of the week

 

Good to know

For suggestions on how to spend time when at home during the lockdown: https://www.damianhinds.com/spending-time-home

More than 1 million food boxes have been delivered to those most at risk from coronavirus