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Bracknell BID Covid Business Support Guide and other useful links

Bracknell BID has compiled a comprehensive guide to assist all businesses with help that is available to them during the Covid-19 crisis.

Guide last updated:  17 May 2021

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Surge testing to be deployed in Bracknell Forest

NHS Test and Trace – in partnership with the local authority – is deploying extra testing and genomic sequencing in Bracknell Forest. . Surge testing will commence on Wednesday (16 ...

Coronavirus support from Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations

. The government is working closely with Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations to support the national response to coronavirus. A list of organisations are made available to businesses to ...

Download Our Full Business Support Guide

Bracknell BID has put together a comprehensive guide to assist all businesses with the help that is currently available to them during the COVID-19 crisis. Download our full business support ...

Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing from 9 April, the Government has announced. . The rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) can be used ...

Restart Grant Scheme

The Restart Grant scheme is offering a further £5billion of funding UK-wide. Business can apply via the Bracknell Forest Council website here. . Businesses in England in the non-essential retail ...

HMRC reminder to submit your March claims for the CJRS, 14 April deadline

HMRC are reminding businesses of the Wednesday‌‌ 14‌‌ April deadline for submitting March Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims, as well as how to include your employees’ holiday leave. There is also ...

Free rapid tests for all businesses for regular workplace testing

All businesses in England are now able to sign up to the government’s free COVID-19 workplace testing programme. . Workplace testing now available to all businesses, including those with fewer ...

VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions

The government made an announcement on 8 July 2020 allowing VAT registered businesses to apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to: hospitalityhotel and holiday ...

Coronavirus Job Support scheme extended until September 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021. . From 1 July 2021, the level of grant will be reduced and you will be asked to ...

Expansion to COVID-19 shielding list

An extra 1.7 million people in England, some of whom are from Bracknell Forest, have been added to the shielding list in the fight against COVID-19 this week. The government ...

Rapid testing for businesses in Bracknell Forest

There are now five rapid testing centres in Bracknell Forest offering Lateral Flow Testing for anyone who lives or works in the borough and has to leave home for work, ...

Government COVID-19 Response Spring 2021

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’, setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. . Please see below the key dates for businesses ...

Bracknell BID Simplified Guide to COVID Grants Available

. The Government have announced a number of new grants available to help many different business sectors. . Please see the link below for a simplified breakdown of each grant ...

Bracknell Forest Council COVID Testing for Businesses

Testing for residents and small businesses . Bracknell Forest Council is supporting the resident and business communities with lateral flow device testing across several sites, with four now in operation ...

Haulier advice site locations

For information on where drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs, coaches and vans can: Take a COVID-19 test, which they need to travel to France, Denmark and the Netherlands – see list below for sites ...

Updated Resource Document for Workplaces from Public Health England

For all businesses in the BID area, please click here for the updated Resource Document for Workplaces when managing COVID.

Waitrose supports roll out of Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Waitrose has joined forces with Bracknell and Ascot health services to help protect local residents from Covid-19 by supporting the roll-out of the largest national vaccination programme ever undertaken by ...

Covid19 Cyber and Fraud Information

Fraudsters are exploiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to carry out fraud and cybercrime. Police have reported an increase in coronavirus related scams.Please click here to view the ...

Free support service for businesses

Businesses in Bracknell can access a free service to help them recover and grow. Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub offers fully funded, impartial business advice and support to small ...

Bracknell Forest Council advice on managing Covid-19 outbreaks

It is in all of our interests to have effective control of Covid-19 locally so we can keep businesses working and our population safe. Bracknell Forest Council has provided advice ...

Public Protection Partnership

Public Protection Partnership is here to support the needs of the residents and businesses across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham with regards to our core and statutory services, including ...

COVID Corporate Financing Facility

The COVID Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) has provided £30 billion of direct support to some of the economy’s largest firms, who are responsible for almost 2.5 million jobs in the ...

5 steps to working safely

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps. To ...

Working safely during COVID-19

The government has published a document to give guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping as ...

Register for free webinars to learn more about the support available

Take advantage of the free webinars that have been launched by HMRC to help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COIVD -19). To register and watch the ...

Managing risks and risk assessment at work

A brief guide on to controlling risks in the workplace, for further information on the Health and Safety Executive please click here.

Bracknell Forest Council COVID Advice Page

Bracknell Forest Council have released a webpage dedicated to ‘Health and Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic’. View the page here.

Find your COVID financial support for your business

You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants. Use the business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.
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