Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
Organisers of illegal raves, unlicensed music events, or any other unlawful gathering of 30 people or more face fines of up to £10,000, the Government has said.
The new measures come into effect from this Friday, 28 August 2020, ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
Fines of £100 can continue to be issued to those who take part in illegal gatherings and those who have already received a fine will see the amount doubled on each offence, up to a maximum of £3,200.
They have been introduced as part of a move to target the most serious breaches of social distancing restrictions.
In London, the Metropolitan Police has responded to more than 1,000 unlicensed events since the end of June, receiving information on more than 200 events across the city in a single weekend.
It comes as fines for not wearing face coverings in many enclosed public spaces will also double for repeat offences.
Starting at £100 they will double to a maximum of £3,200 for each repeat offence, mirroring fixed penalty notices for breaches of other restrictions.
It is mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport, and in many enclosed public spaces including shops, supermarkets and high street outlets unless you are exempt, including on the grounds of age, health or disability.
You can find more information on the new fines here (external link).
There are only a few hours left to apply for Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant.
We must receive your application by 5pm TODAY.
To apply for either you will need to fulfil certain criteria:
- Small Business Grant Fund - a £10,000 grant will be provided to businesses currently eligible for small business rate relief (SBRR). This closes TODAY Friday 28 August at 5pm.
- Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund - a £25,000 grant will be provided to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that have a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000. You can only claim this grant funding if you pay business rates or are eligible for small business rate relief (SBRR). This closes TODAY Friday 28 August at 5pm.
You can find out if you are eligible to apply and find a link to the relevant forms here.
Garage owners, who have a retail element to their business could also apply for a Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant.
For more information contact us at COVIDsmallbusinessgrant@haringey.gov.uk to discuss it further.
The heritage and culture sector can now claim a share of the Government’s new Culture Recovery Fund.
It is open to performing arts groups, heritage sites, independent cinemas, music venues and museums across England.
Organisations – whether profit or not for profit – struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic are being encouraged to apply.
There is money for both capital projects and day-to-day funding.
You can find out more about the scheme by clicking here (external link).
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