Category: Covid-19

Covid 19 Updates – 26 January 2021

Closed Business Payments

The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that began on 5 January 2021.

Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000 from their local council.

26 January 2021

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Covid 19 Updates – 13th January 2021

Grants of up to £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors

One-off top up grants are available to help businesses through to the Spring. The cash is provided on a per-property basis to support businesses through the latest restrictions, and is expected to benefit over 600,000 business properties, worth £4 billion in total across all nations of the UK.

13 January 2021

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Covid 19 Updates – Guided Tours

The government has updated its guidance on guided tours at heritage sites

Indoor guided tours can go ahead in tier 1 provided it is possible to ensure that groups of more than six (or larger if they are from one household/support bubble) do not mingle with each other. Indoor guided tours can go ahead in tier 2 if it is possible to ensure that groups of single households/support bubbles do not mingle on a guided tour. In tier 3 indoor attractions are closed.

8 December 2020

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Covid 19 Updates – 1st December 2020

Local Restriction Tiers in Yorkshire

The local restriction tiers were announced on 26 November. You can check which areas are in which tiers on the Government’s website. 

1 December 2020

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Covid 19 Updates 24th November 2020 – Three Tier System

Three tier system from Wednesday 2 December

From Wednesday 2 December, the current national restrictions will end and England will return to a three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions. The government will announce which areas are in which tier on Thursday 26 November. We recommend that you read the government’s full guidance on the tier system and the COVID-19 Winter Plan.

24 November 2020

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MDY Small Grants and Covid Essentials Support now available

New Covid Essentials Support

In response to the ongoing crisis and demand from museums, we are launching Covid Essentials to help you better survive now and prepare to reopen and relaunch your site.  We are encouraging projects of up to £500 with NO match funding. There is a total fund of £3,000 and we anticipate supporting around six projects.

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Covid 19 Updates – 17th November 2020

Read our updates on the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme, the latest government support grants, updates on the Government Indemnity Scheme and updated guidance for museums.

17 November 2020

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National Restrictions from 5th November – Resources for your Museum

From Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December museums and galleries must close to the public. MDY and Arts Council England are working closely together to support your museum through the coming months and into the recovery and rebuilding phase.

4 November 2020

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