Guidance for businesses reopening
View our guidance and support pack for businesses that are planning to reopen as the lockdown is eased.
Government support schemes
The Government is delivering a range of schemes to support businesses affected by Coronavirus.
Placing tables and chairs on public pavements
Apply to us for a licence to place tables, chairs and other temporary street furniture on public payments.
Outbreak management advice
What to do in the event of one or more confirmed cases of Coronavirus in your organisation or business
Operating as a hot food takeaway
The Government is allowing restaurants, cafes and pubs which do not currently offer delivery and hot food takeaway to do so.
Find out about the operating as a hot food takeaway.
Social distancing poster
Poster for shops and takeaways to encourage customers to social distance.
Business rates holiday and grant funding
We are responsible for administering the business rate holiday and grant funding for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses and the small business grant funding for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief.
Eligibility for the business support is subject to certain Government criteria. Eligable businesses have until 28 August 2020 to claim their grant funding.
Business support letter
On Monday 23 March 2020, we sent a letter to every business in the District listing the funding and support available during the Coronavirus outbreak.