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COVID-19 - I need help (businesses)

Business Grant Scheme

The government has various grant schemes in place for businesses that are either mandated to close or, if open, are dramatically affected by ongoing COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Further information about business grants is available on the council's business rates page.

Visit the Walsall Council business rates page 
 

Symptom-free testing is a fast and simple way to test critical workers who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, but who may still be positive and spreading the virus. This is crucial in supporting businesses to avoid transmission in the workplace and therefore maintain COVID-free environments, reducing the spread of the virus in these settings.  

COVID-19 symptom-free testing

 

Contacting Walsall Council for advice on COVID-19 issues

COVID-19 helpline for businesses, organisations and schools 

Walsall Public Health operate a seven-day COVID-19 advice line for businesses, organisations and schools. Phone line opening hours are 8am–8pm.

This should be the first point of call if:  

  • you are notified you have had a positive case in your setting 

  • you are informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 by the NHS Test & Trace service 

  • you have any questions on infection control to reduce the spread of the virus.  

The team will work with you to assess the risks and advise you of what actions to take. By taking this early action they could stop a major outbreak.    

To contact the team please email walsall.healthprotection@nhs.net or phone 01922 65 8065.

Helpline for restrictions on businesses or other venues

Walsall Council’s environmental health team is working hard to keep businesses and their customers as safe as possible from COVID-19. The service works with businesses to provide help and advice on the government COVID-19 restrictions. They will also investigate complaints and respond where necessary with robust enforcement action. Please contact the team with your queries or to report a non-compliance. Phone 01922 653366 or email covid19reporting@walsall.gov.uk 

 

Advice for businesses

The UK Government and local authorities are committed to do all they can to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. In Walsall, the council's Employment Growth Team provide support and advice to local businesses. 

Help for businesses

 

Information for businesses, employees and self employed 

In light of the impact COVID-19 is having on the economy, Walsall Works has developed a weekly update to ensure businesses,  employees and self employed residents are fully aware of all of the financial support, grants and relief being made available through the government. There is also information on this page for businesses and employers. 

Walsall Works COVID-19 update 

 

COVID-19 guide to external funding

A number of funds and grants are being established by external bodies to respond to and tackle the impact of COVID-19. The council’s external funding team has produced a directory that lists funding opportunities which will be updated on a regular basis.

Walsall Council's COVID-19 Guide to External Funding

 

Protecting consumers and businesses  

The current COVID-19 situation has been very fast moving and quickly affected our daily lives in many different ways. Our regulatory services teams are working hard to protect consumers and businesses in the current environment.

Information for consumers and businesses

 

For care providers 

Walsall Council is making available up to date guidance for our providers, social care settings and staff to reduce the spread of the virus and to make sure that we are doing everything we can to safeguard those in our care. Information for residential, nursing, domiciliary and supported living providers is available at the links below.

Information for care providers

 

Note to suppliers 

Invoicing Walsall Council during the current COVID-19 emergency

In order to help the council to continue to pay all Walsall Council suppliers as normal during the current COVID-19 emergency, we are requesting that wherever possible invoices are submitted electronically to PaymentsTeam@Walsall.gov.uk. If you require further information regarding invoicing and payments please visit our supplier information pages.