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Skills Academy will give 20 degree/Level 5 holders 5 weeks training at NWRC followed by interview for analyst role at Alchemy Technology
Small firms renting space have difficulty accessing Business Support Grants - but new system is coming online, says Sinead McLaughlin MLA
Workplaces should be inspected to ensure social distancing is happening and employees are not at unnecessary risk, says Mark H Durkan MLA
Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Cathy Harrison has advised community pharmacies to open as usual, but observe guidance on social distancing
Latest info on Job Retention Scheme here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme
New portal will enable businesses to register bank details in order to receive grant payments into their bank account, says Diane Dodds
While social distancing is impossible in a taxi, taxis could be employed delivering medication and food, says Martina Anderson
Click image for full list of essential businesses that can continue to trade, and a list of non-essential businesses that must close
Good support for businesses but self employed - taxi drivers, sole traders, micro-businesses - have only statutory sick pay, says Eastwood
If passed, proposals this week would give self employed 80% of average declared monthly income over 3 years up to a maximum £2,917 per month
Bar, restaurant and hotel staff whose job has ended or hours reduced due to the virus can now apply for a once-off grant of £250

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Mayor joined Seamus Breslin and Trevor Temple at City Cemetery for Derry's 'History of the Headstones' tour to celebrate Good Relations Week
Council to reopen cemeteries from 8am – 7pm from this Saturday (19th September) but social distancing rules will still apply
Health Minister's £60,000 to keep Crisis Intervention Service running until April is welcome, but ongoing and long-term support is needed
Culmore Community Partnership opened the doors of the newly renovated Culmore Community Hub at Victoria Hall this week
Joe Mahon returns to UTV from Monday 21st September at 8pm in a brand new series, Lough Foyle