COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Mendip businesses and employers

Information and Guidance for Mendip businesses and employers.

Keep up to date with the latest news, information and events. These publications include regular round-ups from the Council's service areas, our partners and community organisations.

What to do when there is a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19

The Somerset Covid-19 Local Engagement Board have created flyers and posters to help Somerset businesses know what to do when a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus is reported. Documents to download:

What the accommodation provider needs to do if a guest reports Covid-19 symptoms:  Icon for pdf Covid-19 Accommodation Provider flyer [290.11KB]

What a business should do when a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 is reported: Icon for pdf Covid-19 Business flyer [195.41KB]

What a visitor should do if they develop Covid-19 symptoms during their stay: Icon for pdf Covid-19 Visitor poster [179.68KB]

Mendip District Council Briefings

Top tips to keep you better connected to the internet and your mobile phone: Icon for pdf Connectivity Guide [196.54KB] 

Links to the Job Support Scheme factsheet explaining what is covered by the grant, which employers and employees are eligible, and how to claim.
The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
A new COVID-19 app will be launched on Thursday 24 September to support the NHS's Test and Trace work.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has previously issued guidance for employers on making workplaces COVID secure. The latest guidance covers eight workplace settings, construction and other outdoor work, factories, plants and warehouses, other people's homes, labs and research facilities, offices and contact centres, restaurants offering takeaway or delivery, shops and branches and vehicles.
On 23 March the government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives.
Reporting health and safety concerns in the workplace in the Mendip area.
Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak. Businesses will need to inform their relevant planning department.
All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC's Time To Pay service.
The Government has announced a range of measures designed to help businesses while the UK and countries around the world are affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme supports small to medium sized enterprises with access to working capital (including loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance) of up to £5 million in value and for up to 6 years.
Under the new Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility, the Bank of England will buy short term debt from larger companies.
Following announcements in the Budget, the Department for Work and Pensions is making temporary arrangements to support those impacted by coronavirus.
Free information, support and advice for those needing help during Coronavirus can be obtained from:
The Council are aware that there may well be other local organisations delivering food and products to the residents of Mendip and we would like to thank you for your help during this time.
The Local Authority Discretionary Grant closed at 5pm on the 9th June 2020.
Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 we are operating a reduced service with regard to statutory nuisance complaints such as noise, anti-social behaviour complaints, PPC inspections, the Out Of Hours Noise Service and Air Quality Monitoring.
The European Working Group for Legionella Infections (ESGLI) has put together a guidance document on how to best manage Legionella in building water systems during this COVID-19 outbreak.