15 May 2020
Three pieces of information from today's Cllr Blake update are particularly relevant to the third sector: - Income support for self-employed people - Discretionary business support - Mobile testing unit
Income support for self-employed people
Self-employed people whose work has been adversely affected by coronavirus can now apply for income support up to 80% of their average monthly trading profits. The payment is a single instalment covering 3 months, capped at £7,500, and will be paid by 25 May or within six working days of the claim. Guidance about eligibility and how to apply is available online.
Discretionary business support
Follow this link to access government guidance about the discretionary business support scheme. LCC are working through this to establish and launch the process and eligibility criteria for businesses to apply. LCC will update you with more information as soon as possible, they are keen to ensure that we launch a fair and effective scheme and it may take them a little while to do this.
Mobile testing at Morley Leisure
A full list of who is eligible for testing through the national system can be found here, but as a reminder this comprises:
- All essential workers including NHS and social care workers with symptoms (see the full list of essential workers)
- Anyone over 65 with symptoms
- Anyone with symptoms whose work cannot be done from home (for example, construction workers, shop workers, emergency plumbers and delivery drivers)
- Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus and lives with any of those identified above