Local Lockdown Lowdown for Wednesday 29 April 2020

1) From Lewes District Council –
The new ‘one-stop’ website of local businesses is open at the following web address:
http://eatlocal.info/
You can filter results by supplier type and by local area.

2) Government loans for small businesses –
The government will cover the interest and the administration costs of their Bounce back loans:
www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-coronavirus-bounce-back-loan

3) Lewes District Council –
Advice on loans and other help from Contact Business East Sussex:
01273 335878
https://southeastbusiness.org.uk/east-sussex/

4) From Lewes District Council –
Discretionary Housing Payments
www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/…/discretionary-housing-payments

5) From Lewes District Council –
A new online learning platform for businesses to help with numeracy and other skills:
https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/

6) Lots of social media messages today reminding us that:
There is a lot of advice on the gov.uk website FAQs.
https://www.gov.uk/…/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can…

7) From the Royal Mail –
Saturday postal deliveries are to be suspended by the Royal Mail:
https://www.royalmail.com/d8/coronavirus-changes-service

8) Via Maria Caulfield –
The Government guidance on testing has been updated today. The .gov.uk website contains the updated criteria (which includes essential workers and those over 65 with symptoms, and key workers’ families with symptoms) as well as priorities for testing, where tests can take place and the process