Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 22/02/22

Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 22/02/22

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are pleased to provide their latest business support update including changes to those businesses eligible to apply for the Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant.

Business Updates
Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)
The businesses eligible to receive the Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant has been expanded to include personal care services. For the purposes of this scheme, a personal care business can be defined as a business which provides a service, treatment, or activity for the purposes of personal beauty, hair, grooming, body care and aesthetics, and wellbeing.
Businesses must meet the following criteria:
- Were trading on 1 October 2021 and are still currently so doing
- Can demonstrate they have been severely impacted due to Omicron and suffered a loss of income of more than 30 per cent.
- Have fixed business costs or a rateable value for business rates who are not eligible for the OHLG.
Please check the website for full eligibility criteria and minimum and maximum levels of grants:
As previously stated, the amount of ARG Omicron grant will be determined for all eligible businesses that have applied once applications have closed on 6 March 2022.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant – Deadline only a few weeks away
Details and eligibility criteria for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant can be found:
The closing date for application is 18 March 2022, with final payments being made by 31 March 2022.

Prime Minister sets out plan for living with Covid
The Prime Minister has confirmed domestic legal restrictions will end on 24 February as we begin to treat Covid as other infectious diseases such as flu. This means:
- The remaining domestic restrictions in England will be removed. The legal requirement to self-isolate ends. Until 1 April, it is still advised that people who test positive stay at home. Adults and children who test positive are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least five full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days.
- From April, the Government will update guidance setting out the ongoing steps that people with COVID-19 should take to be careful and considerate of others, similar to advice on other infectious diseases. This will align with testing changes.
- Self-isolation support payments, national funding for practical support and the medicine delivery service will no longer be available.
- Routine contact tracing ends, including venue check-ins on the NHS COVID-19 app.
- Fully vaccinated adults and those aged under 18 who are close contacts are no longer advised to test daily for seven days and the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate will be removed.

The future’s looking bright with a HIP Summer Intern.
Besides sunbathing, letting the sand run through your toes and enjoying a BBQ with your friends, summer also brings the perfect time to recruit an intern into your business.
University students and graduates will be looking for meaningful summer work to build upon the skills learnt from their degree and apply them in a real working environment.
For you, this means there is a lot of talent available. An abundance of skills and knowledge across a wide range of areas. Engineers, data analysts, software developers, marketeers, accountants, HR, IT technicians, scientists, and more. The range of talent available for you to tap into will certainly help make your business shine.
So, if you are considering if an intern is right for your business. Now is the time to find out. Visit to find out more.
The Humber Intern Partnership is part foundered by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by the University of Hull.

Employers’ PPE responsibilities extended to ‘workers’ from April 2022
From April, employers will be obliged to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to workers, as well as employees, who may be exposed to health and safety risks at work.
Organisations will need to undertake a risk assessment to establish whether a worker requires PPE to carry out their work tasks. If they do, the employer will need to carry out a PPE suitability assessment and provide protective equipment or clothing to them free of charge, as they do for employees.
Organisations will also be responsible for the maintenance, storage and replacement of any PPE they provide, while workers will be responsible for reporting any loss or damage to their PPE:

Save the Date Port Call Webinar: Strong Connections, Many Opportunities – Wednesday 9th March 2022 9am – 10.30am.
For any business involved in ports or logistics, the Hull-Humber region is a key eastern hub for the import and export of goods to Northern England and Scotland, with many good connections to and from Rotterdam. This Port Call will examine these relationships from various perspectives and look at the latest developments on both sides of the North Sea.
To sign up and for more details of the event, please visit: