Information for businesses and the self-employed
Shropshire Council has been working closely with Telford and Wrekin Council, Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and local health and care partners, to prepare and respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
We are using this time to work with local partners to review business continuity and outbreak response plans should things change.
Support for businesses and employees
We have issued a letter to businesses from the Leader of Shropshire Council detailing the steps we are taking to help, and will provide updates as the government issues further details.
The government have relaxed the rules for some benefits to help with the effect of coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses
If you need to claim Universal Credit because of coronavirus there is useful information to help you here: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/
A number of organisations have contacted us with concerns regarding continuity of supplier payments during the ongoing coronavirus/Covid-19 situation. We would like to reassure all suppliers that as long as invoices are submitted to us in the usual way we have business continuity arrangements in place which will allow us to process these as normal. The situation is being monitored closely and if this position changes we will send out a communication to that effect.
Take a look at our Environmental Health section for essential advice to all businesses regarding the Covid 19 outbreak. This page provides essential information giving clarity to businesses on whether they are permitted to stay open. It includes other useful guidance on preventing the spread of the Covid 19 virus.
Advice for food businesses
The latest advice for food businesses on Covid-19 can be found on our Food safety pages. This includes information for takeaways, community groups and a general FAQ section