MediaCityUK Covid19 – Public spaces guidance and retailers re-opening information

For more information, please CLICK HERE to download our PDF.

Government and local authorities

If you are a Salford based business, please email:

Please include who is the key contact, name of business, address, current contact details so that the Salford City Council’s business unit can contact you regarding support and government funding packages.

Business support package information

The Business Growth Hub has set up this page to provide guidance for businesses:

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides financial support to smaller businesses (SMEs) across the UK that are losing revenue, and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.


Government Support Fact Sheet for the Self-Employed and Limited Companies


Government guidance on staying at home and away from other people: –


Creative sectors

The MPA in partnership The Allies, is offering three months FREE MPA MEMBERSHIP to every sole trader or freelancer within Greater Manchester.
You can take advantage of this here


Tourism and Hospitality Sector

There is a webinar by the Business Growth Hub on Monday specifically for the Tourism and Hospitality sector


Pro Manchester and other partners are working together to support this sector and are driving a #PayitForward campaign


EAT MCR are compiling a list of restaurants in Greater Manchester who are now delivering – you can add yours here


There is also an online guide by Creative Tourist on supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.

The following wider support is also available:

– For enquiries regarding the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, your business bankers will be delivering this scheme so please contact them, for more information please visit:

– If you have to lay off staff or introduce short time working please visit this website for further information:

– If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus, you can call HMRC’s helpline for advice: 0800 0159 559

– Speak to your insurers to see if you are covered for business interruption:

– Barclays support website for customers, clients and businesses–co/

– Barclays Eagle Lab virtual event series















Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation


Stretching and exercise

Yoga – 10-minute stretch

Yoga – 30-minute beginners –

20-minute full body workout






















Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks body weight workout

Joe Wicks PE lessons for parents to do with kids (will be streamed daily, or can catch up on it here)

Desk based stretching and relieving tension

A lot of us might be sitting in positions that can be causing neck and shoulder stress so I have found a stretch to relieve tension, should you have this issue