Released on 15 April 2020 Archived Press Release
Key updates - 15 April
For the latest service updates visit: https://www.stratford.gov.uk/news/press.cfm/current/3/item/137129
To date payments have been processed for 483 businesses with a total of £6,715,035m being distributed.All applications are being processed as quickly as possible. We have, however, received a significant number of applications from businesses that are not already held on the National Valuation Agency non-domestic rates valuation list. This is an essential qualifying criteria under the current Government legislation for these grants.
The council and its partners are also offering extra help for those identified as extremely vulnerable who have no access to food and support.
People in this group should call 0800 4081447 or go to: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusextremelyvulnerable for more information.
If you have a significant underlying medical condition and have not received a letter from the NHS and believe that you should have received one you should contact your local GP who can discuss whether they feel that your medical condition means that you should be added to the NHS extremely vulnerable list.
Warwickshire County Council, with help from the District Council has compiled a directory providing useful information about local organisations, groups and agencies that are providing activities, advice, and services during the current COVID-19 crisis at https://apps.warwickshire.gov.uk/api/documents/WCCC-966-2079
COVID-19 dedicated section on our website: https://www.stratford.gov.uk/coronavirusCllr Daren Pemberton, Deputy Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: "Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to the vast majority of our residents who observed social distancing rules over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. This collective and ongoing effort is vital in taking the first steps towards beating COVID-19. It is very tough for all of us to live like this but we are all helping save lives, those of our loved ones and those of complete strangers. In so doing we are also helping to give the NHS the best chance to support as many people as possible to recover.
"The Council's COVID-19 operations in delivering Government financial support to council tax payers and businesses are well underway at the same time we are providing as many of our usual services, as is possible, in the background. I want to thank our staff for their resilience and all their efforts in supporting our communities at this difficult time."
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