Coronavirus York updates; 14th May 2020

Grants to Micro businesses

The Council has said that it has now processed 766 grants totalling £738,539 for micro businesses. There is a budget ceiling of £1 million on this scheme.

It also says that it is still awaiting further guidance from the government over the discretionary grants – aimed at local businesses, small charities, B&Bs and market traders – and “we will open up applications as soon as possible”.

York’s self-employed residents could get up to £7,500 by May 25 – or within 6 days of making a claim – as applications for the Self Employed Income Support Service opened on Wednesday 13 May. Check you are eligible and make your claim on the government website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/self-employed-invited-to-get-ready-to-make-their-claims-for-coronavirus-covid-19-support

Lowfield & Lincoln Court building work

The Council has issued a statement saying that building work is recommencing at Lowfield and at the Lincoln Court/Disabled centre on Ascot Way.

in reality work never actually stopped!

Deaths & paitient numbers

ONE more patient with coronavirus has died at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, taking the total number of Covid-19 related fatalities to 186.

SEVEN further cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the City of York Council area, taking the total number to 427.

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