Hexhamshire Coronavirus updates

We will be using this page to publish updates on developments in our community in the fight against coronavirus.

Useful COVID-19 Links

Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).  Further information can be found at https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Business/Grants/Grants-Funding.aspx

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have an excellent page on their website which focuses upon the difficulties, both domestic and commercial, that you are all experiencing.  This can be found at https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html.

If you are self-employed and have lost your main source of income, you may need to consider applying for Universal Credit (UC).  The link is here: https://www.universal-credit.service.gov.uk/postcode-checker.  There is likely to be a Housing Benefit element which may help to cover private domestic rental payments.  Should you have a mortgage, your mortgage provider will be working with the government to secure a three month mortgage repayment holiday.

A reminder of all essential businesses can be found at


Check the government website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses for all of the latest updates.

For vehicle owners https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-owners-to-be-granted-mot-exemption-in-battle-against-coronavirus

Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-business-support-grant-funding?utm_source=31ecba7c-5660-43ca-b2cd-6a52ccc8275b&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Hospitality Action emergency grants for hospitality.  Closed to applications at the moment however that may change


Charity Sector https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector

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While the church is closed, we will publish the readings, notices and Andrew’s sermon here. https://www.hexhamshire.org.uk/church/


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If you want to keep the little grey cells functioning, Claire has had the brilliant idea of making the quiz she, Dan and Lewis ran in the hall, available on line at https://whitelychapelquiz.wordpress.com/. The answers are here too.

No cheating!

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Alternatively please complete this form and email/print it out and send to Gaynor on gaynor.scandle@yahoo.co.uk

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