Rochdale BID want to keep you updated with the latest news, information and advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please check our website daily for more updates for businesses and website individuals.

Rule of six

The Prime Minister has this afternoon set out new measures to restrict the spread of Coronavirus. The PM's statement can be found here: https://bit.ly/32epCQZ.

 The new measures include the following: 

  • From Monday 14 September it will not be possible to meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than six. This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes. Education and work settings are unaffected.
  • Businesses will have a clear duty to support NHS Test and Trace. From Friday 18 September, it will be mandatory for certain businesses to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data, which must be kept for 21 days.

More information about the measures is available at: https://bit.ly/3k178cN. This also provides a link to simplified COVID-19 Secure guidance published today. 

A video on Hands Face Space can meanwhile be seen at: https://bit.ly/2DHZBjB.

Towns Fund

What is the Towns Fund?

The Towns Fund is a £3.6 billion fund established by the government to level up towns and cities around the country.

The government has invited towns and cities like Rochdale to develop proposals for a Town Deal in collaboration with their community.

For more information about the scheme visit GOV.UK - Towns Fund Prospectus.

Rochdale's Towns Fund

Rochdale is one of the places eligible to apply for this funding. Through the Towns Fund Board the Council are talking to the public, businesses and other organisations to identify:

  • Which projects will be delivered
  • What funding is required

It is necessary to bring together firm proposals developed in co-ordination with local communities, partners and other stakeholders that will bring a positive impact to the town.

As part of the scheme we are eligible to bid for up to £25 million in funding that will help deliver a huge economic social and cultural benefit to the town.

Have your say - send us comments and ideas

Business engagement is key to this project and the growth of the town and as town centre businesses we want to hear from you.

To have your say all you need to do is fill in the short survey below.


Useful Links

COVID-19: what you need to do


Support for businesses and employers during coronavirus (COVID-19)


General guidance for employees during coronavirus (COVID-19)


COVID-19: guidance for food businesses on coronavirus


If you have any queries regarding the support which his currently being offered, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07811 278517.

Paul Ambrose

BID Manager

10 Sep 2020