We know that businesses have been working extremely hard to prepare for our town centres reopening, to ensure they help stop the spread of the virus and are in line with the government’s Covid-secure measures.
To support you to welcome back customers safely, we have made posters featuring Covid safety messaging available for you to download and display free of charge.
Our regulatory services team is continuing to offer guidance and support to businesses regarding the current restrictions put in place by government. If you have any questions or concerns, our officers are here to help.
You can find more information and guidance on our COVID-19 support for business webpages.
To support hospitality businesses, we have amended our temporary pavement licence, making it free for businesses to apply. The licences, also known as ‘alfresco licences’, are valid until September 2022 and grant permission to set up temporary outside seating on pavements to allow for social distancing measures.
We are continuing to invite applications for the new Restart Grant, which supports eligible non-essential retail businesses and hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gyms with one-off grants of up to £18,000 to help them reopen safely.