Coronavirus Business Support - Key Information and Links


Please find below a selection of useful links containing information and updates regarding the coronavirus situation. These will be updated as frequently as possible bringing you the latest information. 

Exmoor National Park

ENPA Updates

Latest Statement from Exmoor National Park Authority relating to Coronavirus.

Support for Businesses

Please see this link from ENP regarding Support for Businesses it is updated with new information, please check back regularly.

Exmoor Tourism Response and Recovery to the Covid-19 outbreak

Exmoor National Park Authorty (ENPA) and Visit Exmoor are leading the development of a Tourism Response and Recovery Plan bringing together the wide range of tourism partners across Exmoor to work together and to support recovery of the toursim industry in the area. Read More.

Visit Britian

Advice for tourism and event businesses affected by COVID-19 collated by Visit Britain. Please check back regularly for new information and advice. 

Local Authority Support

Somerset County Council: Support for Local Businesses

Somerset West and Taunton: Coronavirus - What you need to know

North Devon Council: Coronvirus Business Support

Salesforce Small Business Grants

Salesforce has partnered with Enterprize Nation to offer eligible smll businesses the opportunity to receive a £5,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see here to find out if you are eligible and to apply. You may also find the FAQ's page useful.

Government guidance for Working Safely During COVID-19 

Industry bodies have been contributing to industry-specific government guidance which is awaiting sign off and will be available over the coming weeks.  We will keep this section updated as new guidance is released.
Shops & Branches - Working Safely During COVID-19: Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores, or similar environments. Read more
New guidance for employers has been made available for construction and other outdoor work, factories, plants and warehouses, homes, labs and research facilities, office and contact centres, restaurants offering takeaway or delivery, shops and branches and vehicles to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating safely. Read more. Read the full news story here

Other Government Guidance

The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy: The Govenment's roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis. Published 11th May. Read more

Government Announces Roadmap Raskforces: New ministerial-led taskforces have been set up to plan how closed sectors can reopen safely. Published 13th May. Read more.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Support Grant Funding - Guidance For Local Authorities: Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF). Read More.

Top-up to Local Business Grant Funds Scheme: A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme. Read more

Chancellor Extends Furlough Scheme Until October: The Governmnet's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme  (CJRS) will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced on Tuesdy 12 May 2020. Read more

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has opened for applications for businesses who have put staff on furlough due to COVID-19. HMRC has published a step-by-step guidance on how to make a claim.

New Bounch Back Loans scheme for small businesses announced: A new Bounce Back Loans scheme will be made available to small businesses from 9.00 a.m. Monday 4 May. These loans will be 100% Government-backed. Businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. Loans will be interest free for the first 12 months, businesses must apply using the online form. 

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme: To help eligible freelance workers receive up to £2,500 per month in grants for at least three months. Those eligible will receive a cash grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profit over the three years up to 2018/19. More here.


Further Visit Exmoor page links:

Coronavirus Business Support: Toolkits, Training, Industry Data & Research  

Visit Exmoor Social Media and Communications Guideance for Members