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Reopening safely

Toolkit for reopening businesses safely

Grants and funding

Government grants

Non-coronavirus grants and loans

Our Business Grants and Loans page lists other grants and loans that aren't directly related to coronavirus.

Financial support from central government

Find coronavirus financial support for your business.

Support the NHS contact tracing app

You’re no longer legally required to collect customer contact details, but doing so will support NHS Test and Trace to contact those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 so that they can book a test. You can enable people to check in to your venue by displaying an NHS QR code poster. You do not have to ask people to check in or turn people away if they refuse. If you choose to display a QR code, you should also have a system in place to record contact details for people who want to check in but do not have the app.

Report a coronavirus outbreak

You must report an outbreak at your workplace (two or more PCR positive cases of COVID-19) in the first instance to the London Coronavirus Response Cell, Telephone: 0300 303 0450  email: LCRC@phe.gov.uk.

If  you think your staff have contracted COVID-19 at work please also report it to HSE:  RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19 (hse.gov.uk)  

You should only make a report under RIDDOR (to HSE) when one of the following circumstances applies:

Advice, information, guidance and support

More local business support

If you are a Merton-based business and you have an issue relating to coronavirus, please contact us via our Coronavirus Business Support form and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Other information from central government