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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Released On 24th Apr 2020





Yeovil Chamber continues to distribute regualr bulletins to our members regarding business support and health guidance during lockdown.

At the 23rd April press UK Government COBR briefing, it was confiirmed that no date has yet been set for the easing of lockdown measures.and health guidance COVID-19 and lockdown.


Yeovil Chamber can confirm that the portal to the Job Retention Scheme opened on 20th April.  To check eligibility and to claim, go to

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

For all other government support and guidance, please click on the links below:

Main Landing Page.  This is the portal for links to information on ALL Government support, along with helpline numbers and contact points.  We also advise visit the following three links for Public Health England health advice and further localised guidance and support from South Somerset District Council:

Health Advice

South Somerset District Council COVID-19 Guidance for Employers & Businesses

Somerset Local Authorities Joint Statement for Businesses

Additional (centralised sourced) and business-focused guidance can be obtained from the British Chambers of Commerce

Please note that Yeovil Chamber does not currently have the resource to give advice, coordinate applications, or act on your behalf.  Any questions regarding individual circumstances should be directed through the official links.

Yeovil Chamber is in close contact with local government officers and other strategic stakeholders, and we will pass on anything of relevance from these sources, as and when we are aware of updates not appearing on central and local government websites.  If you have any general questions regarding the overall business situation in and around Yeovil, or have any local business news of relevance please contact our President David Woan at or 07900491211.
Although is updated daily, Yeovil Chamber will continue to update Chamber members as and when new information and support is announced.

It is vitally important during this ongoing and extremely challenging situation to ONLY TAKE ADVICE FROM CENTRALISED SOURCES (i.e. / HMRC).  Advice originating from non-centralised sources is well-intended, but can be misinterpreted, and in certain cases present additional risk to yourself and others.  Please take care when accessing or acting on non-governmental advice and offers of support, and STAY SAFE!

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