COVID-19 - Business Support
Information on the latest support being offered to businesses affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found below. As more information on support, relief measure, grants and loans become available this content will be updated.
- Back to Business:Your council supporting more businesses to reopen
- Government guidance to help get safely back to work
- Business relief and grants
- Government support via agencies
- Additional funding
- Support and advice
- Supplier relief
- Animal-related businesses
We know that businesses across our district are busy putting in place careful plans to welcome back their customers. Reopening your business will involve new ways of working and also some extra checks.
Your council is here to help you follow the guidance which helps limit the spread of COVID-19 - and to also offer you useful tools to allow you to provide all important reassurance to your staff and customers.
We have produced two Back to Businesses guides as a useful last minute checklist, or a comprehensive guide if you are still working through a new business model.
Pack one focusses on retail and can be downloaded here Back to Business Guide (pdf, 956kb).
Pack two is aimed at those businesses that the government have confirmed can open from 4 July and can be downloaded here Back to Business Guide 2 (pdf, 1.1mb)
The UK government, in consultation with industry, has released its ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.
The eight guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do.
From 4 July pubs, hairdressers, cinemas and other businesses in England can reopen.
Providing they are 'COVID-secure', hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-contained holiday accommodation, caravan parks, campsites, places of worship, libraries, restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, museums, galleries, social clubs, cinemas, bingo halls, hair salons, barbers, outdoor playgrounds and outdoor gyms will be allowed to reopen with social distancing reduced to one metre where it is not possible to keep to two metres. There’s more information about how you can open here.
Business relief and grants are available via Winchester City Council listed below click here.
Additional support is available from Government via various agencies. These are outlined below.