The Government has removed all remaining domestic restrictions in England.

You’re no longer legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. People who test positive for COVID-19 should continue to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

You’re no longer legally required to self-isolate if you’re an unvaccinated close contact, and are no longer advised to test for 7 days if you’re a fully vaccinated close contact.

From 24 March, the COVID-19 provisions within Statutory Sick Pay and Employment and Support Allowance regulations will end. People with COVID-19 may still be eligible, subject to the normal conditions of entitlement.

Guidance for businesses is available to ensure you consider the potential risks within your premises and decide which mitigations are appropriate to adopt.
You can find the guidance for your sector here:

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance – GOV.UK (

Sharing Advice and Best Practices on Business Recovery Podcasts

In collaboration with Rombalds Radio we’ve created a series of six podcasts in conversation with business and industry experts from the Skipton area to share their advice, answer your questions and highlight best practice examples.

Tune into and subscribe to the series – available on apple, google & spotify. Discover the advice you never knew you needed!

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
  • Furlough and how to bring your employees back to work
  • Managing finances and CIBLs loan repayment
  • Hospitality, tourism and marketing out of a pandemic
  • Business reinvention – adapting, pivoting and diversifying business to a new post-pandemic market
  • Finance including government-backed loans

Promoting Skipton

The speed at which the Coronavirus situation is moving means the true impact on businesses is yet to be seen. We will represent our town and businesses at regional virtual forums and by engaging with key decision makers in both local and central government, to ensure they understand the impact on businesses and the town.

We will also work with our partners in the town and district councils on the Skipton Plackemaking Group for a co-ordinated approach to promoting Skipton both as a place to run a business as well as a place to visit.

Action: Subscribe to our e-news for regular updates and opportunities to get involved and promote your business. Enter your email at the bottom of our homepage,

If you want to send any information to Skipton BID directly for promotion contact or send us a DM on any of our @SkiptonBID social media channels of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
And be sure to use #AtHomeInSkipton on your own content so we can help extend your reach.