Living and working with Covid

How do I continue protecting my staff and Sandwell business from Covid-19?

The UK is increasingly protected against Covid-19 – with many thanks to a successful vaccination programme. The virus is still here, though. On this page we share information to help your Sandwell-based business continue to operate alongside coronavirus.

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Keep up to date with current advice on Covid-19

Here is the latest information from the government on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Support for Businesses

In August 2022 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) updated its guidance about the support available for businesses affected by Covid-19. 

Visit the HMRC website to access support and guidance in the form of videos and webinars if your business is affected by coronavirus.

Find out about the Covid-19 Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme 2, including making payments to employees who are off sick or self-isolating because of Covid-19 on or after December 2021 and what employees you can claim for under the scheme.

Learn how to report Covid-19 taxable grants and payments, including declaring your grants on your company tax return (CT600) and find out what happens if you’ve claimed too much and what records you need to keep.

You can also sign up for email updates to get information on a wide range of topics for individuals, businesses, employers and agents. Subscribe to the HMRC help and support email service here.

Get vaccinated!

If you haven’t already, get your jabs as soon as you can. Make sure you get both doses plus a booster. The vaccine is your best defence against the virus. You can find details of vaccination clinics and centres in Sandwell from the Black Country and West Birmingham CCG website.

Remember it is still possible to catch and spread Covid-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.

This page was last updated in August 2022.