Covid-19 Business Support Update

Council calls for public support to keep East Riding safe

Help us make the East Riding a safe place to live, work, shop, learn, play, invest & visit by following the 3 Steps To Safety:


To request a Covid-19 test, visit: or call 119

Find out more:

31 July announcement

The government has announced some adjustments to the roadmap to recovery set out on 17 July:

Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus (COVID-19):

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated guidance for various workplaces and settings:

£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

New funding to help smaller businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic:

Job Retention Bonus

Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus unveiled by HMRC:

Find out more information about the eligibility requirements and what employers need to do now to claim the bonus. Full guidance will be published by the end of September:

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

If you made a claim in error as you were not eligible for the grant, have been overpaid or would like to make a voluntary repayment, tell HMRC and pay some or all of the grant back:

How to ask HMRC to verify if having a new child affected your eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme:

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19):

Dairy Response Fund 2020

The Dairy Response Fund 2020 provides support to eligible dairy farmers in England who produce cows’ milk. They can apply for a one-off payment:

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Find out how to claim the reimbursement for discounts given to diners with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:

Get more help with registration, eligibility and how to offer the discount for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:


Find out what support is available and gain expert advice by taking part in the online webinars provided by both local and national organisations:

Humber Business Growth Hub

The Growth Hub has a range of webinar events planned to help businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.


Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus:

To keep up-to-date with the latest developments

You may wish to save the links below, which will provide useful information and updates:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

Humber Business Growth Hub:

HM Government Business Support:


Businesses across the East Riding looking for advice and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, or for any other general business support enquiries can contact the East Riding business support team. You can contact them by email: and they will respond as quickly as possible.