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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for businesses

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.

Coronavirus support schemes for businesses

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.

Apply to place tables and chairs on a public pavement


Outbreak management advice

What to do in the event of one or more confirmed cases of Coronavirus in your organisation or business

Outbreak advice


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.

Download the poster


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.

Expanded retail discount guidelines 2020/2021

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.

View the letter

Coronavirus advice for businesses

GOV Coronavirus business support

Government Coronavirus webinars

Coronavirus safe working guidance

HSE - working safely during the Coronavirus outbreak

Advice for small businesses from the Federation of Small Businesses

Information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses 

CBI - Coronavirus: best practice for business

Visit Britain advice for tourism-related advice

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