COVID-19 Advice & Updates

Coronavirus Advice for Businesses – Downloads & Links

Telephone the Business Support Helpline: 0300 456 3565

The Ilkley BID team has been very committed in helping the businesses and the local community during the lock down. There are plenty of Business Support Schemes out there to help you through these unprecedented times.

These are the links to the most up to date information regarding these schemes so that you can review them and see if you are eligible and understand what the next steps are.  All links can be found here:

Reopening Businesses and Venues

Read the guidelines on reopening businesses and venues throughout the stages of the government roadmap.

Business Support Links


Register to order free lateral flow coronavirus tests for your employees

Use this service to get the forms you need to order free lateral flow tests to test your employees in the workplace.

You must register on or before 31 March 2021.


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - step by step guide for employers

The government has issued a step by step guide explaining the information employers need to provide to HMRC to make a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
It also describes the processes involved.


Delay in repayment for the bounce back loans

Businesses that took out government-backed Bounce Back Loans to get through Covid-19 will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans.


Coronavirus financial support for your business

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) support is available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed.

Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.


The Local Restrictions Support Grant for Closed businesses

This first scheme is for businesses with their own business rates accounts that have been mandated by the Government to close. Businesses are asked to complete the application form on the Bradford Council website.

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC)

 COVID 19 support for businesses, including Business rates relief, exemptions and grants, Advice for businesses and Coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business etc. You can also sign up for email updates about Coronavirus support for businesses if you are keen to get up to date information as and when it is released.


The Federation of Small Businesses

Gives advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed. This includes free webinars with information on employment concerns, such as; furloughing, payroll issues, workplace pensions and working remotely.


COVID-19: HMG's COVID-19 recovery strategy

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.

BRC-Recommended implementation practices for Non-Food Retail Stores

A guide for retailers on how to implement Government advice.


West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Has different updates and support available on the website, including business impact trackers and announcements on the government funds available

HSE Managing risks and risk assessments at work

How to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment.

Business Support

Support for businesses can be found on the government website.


  • Find out what financial support schemes you may be eligible for.
  • Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
  • Find out how to apply for a grant if you’re self-employed.

HMRC Employer Bulletin

The latest Covid-19 updates to help you continue to meet your payroll obligations to HMRC.