coronavirus

Businesses asked to prepare with QR code posters ahead of the launch of NHS app

Published on September 21, 2020 at 5:47 pm

As the prime minister announced last week, certain designated venues will have a legal duty to ask all customers and visitors to provide contact details, and to display an official NHS QR code poster so that customers and visitors can check into a venue using their NHS Covid-19 app. This applies to all beauty and close contact services, including hairdressers and barbers, nail bars, spas and tanning salons.

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Discretionary Grants for small businesses

Published on June 15, 2020 at 10:58 am

A new support scheme for small businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis is now open in Rossendale.

The Government has made £877,750 additional funding available to the Council to allow us to further support small businesses through this grant scheme.

The scheme is aimed at small and micro businesses across the borough who didn’t receive help through the initial Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund.

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New campaign launched about making and wearing face coverings

Published on June 10, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Rossendale Council is urging resident to make it, wear it, wash it as face coverings become mandatory on public transport next week.

From Monday, June 15, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England.

Government advice is, wherever possible, for people to continue to avoid public transport and instead walk, cycle or drive, but for some people this may not be an option.

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Government guidance on workplace opening

Published on May 20, 2020 at 12:20 pm

The Government has announced that certain business and workplaces are now able to open.

It has published guidance for employers to help them get their businesses re-opened in some form and to keep workplaces operating safely.

The full details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

The guidance applies to businesses currently open and the additional businesses which can open from Wednesday, May 13th, which are: garden centres and some outdoor sports facilities such as golf courses.

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Borough to pay tribute to fallen key workers

Published on April 28, 2020 at 8:27 am

Rossendale Council will pay tribute to key workers who have lost their lives to coronavirus by holding a minute’s silence at 11am today.

Council leader Councillor Alyson Barnes hopes all residents in the borough will take part in a silence to remember all those key workers who have died during the pandemic.

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Businesses urged to apply for Government grants

Published on April 20, 2020 at 9:59 am

Rossendale businesses are being reminded to apply for the Government grants during the coronavirus closures.

It is estimated that 1,800 local Rossendale businesses are eligible for the grants, but just over 900 firms have applied so far – only  half of those who could claim.

Rossendale Borough Council is keen to support all businesses and pay out the grants, and has been contacting firms who have not yet applied.

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Residents encourage to clap for the borough’s key workers

Published on April 9, 2020 at 10:43 am

The Leader of Rossendale Council is asking everyone in the borough to take part in a nationwide round of applause for key workers delivering essential services during the coronavirus crisis.

Councillor Alyson Barnes is appealing to residents to join in a gesture of thanks to frontline health and care heroes as well as other workers and volunteers who are delivering essential services by taking part in a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies on Thursday at 8pm.

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Sport England announce community emergency fund

Published on April 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Organisations that deliver or enable sport or physical activity in Rossendale can apply to a new fund set up by Sport England in response to the coronavirus emergency.

The £20m Community Emergency Fund is open for bids from local sports, voluntary and community organisations including small charitable trusts for grants between £300 and £10,000.

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Fund-raising drive launched as hundreds of  residents are helped thanks to the hub

Published on April 7, 2020 at 11:35 am

Rossendale Connected, a new community hub to help Rossendale residents during coronavirus, has taken more than 400 calls since it launched.

The hub, which runs seven days a week, was set-up to  support the communities, families and individuals facing tough times because of the coronavirus outbreak and the stepping up of social distancing and isolation measures.

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