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Advice, support & Funding

Manx Solidarity Fund

Applications open from the Manx Solidarity Fund for PPE support for non-essential retail

It has been identified that many retailers are keen to reopen but may struggle financially with the initial outlay on key health and safety equipment such as sneeze screens, signage, floor markings and other PPE to protect their staff and customers.

It has therefore been agreed with the trustees of the Manx Solidarity Fund charity that businesses with a real financial need may be eligible to apply for one off financial assistance from the fund to help pay for the initial outlay on necessary equipment to get businesses back open and thus securing the jobs and the safety of employees.

All applications will be individually assessed by the trustees of the fund. To apply please visit the MSF website and it is recommended that you also read all of of the FAQ’s to familiarise yourself with the process and criteria before starting your application.   

We would like to thank the Manx Solidarity Fund for their kind charitable support to those in need on the Isle of Man during these very challenging times.

Local support

A 'Local Companies Isle of Man' Facebook page has been set up to offer advice and guidance to the Island's local retailers. 

Local business woman, Claire Christian, has recently posted a useful video around getting yourself ready for a phased return to opening.  Check out the page here 

Some key points for retailers when re-opening

Isle of Man Government Guidance

The Isle of Man Government has published draft guidance for Non Essential Retail. Please click here to view. 

Checklist - this checklist will help you to put in place safe systems in your shop and to check your systems are working effectively

Downloadable posters:

Thank you for social distancing - retail

Staff guidelines - retail

Social distancing poster 1 - retail

Social distancing poster 2 - retail 

Shop safely generic guidelines - retail

Queuing for the till poster - retail

Follow the arrow right - retail

Follow the arrow left - retail 

Follow the arrow forward - retail

Follow the arrow backward - retail

Customer exclusion zone - retail

Question Portal

A question portal is available in order to ensure that all questions are dealt with in a facilitated and timely manner

Areas you may wish to ask about could be: 

Safety for your staff and customers
Physical changes to your store
Emotional and mental challenges
Financial support

Click here to submit your question/s