Coronavirus support: Advice and guidance for businesses COVID-19 Support

Government Support

Until Thursday 5 November, the relevant Local Covid Alert Level measures will continue to apply in the area where you live.

From Thursday 5 November new restrictions will apply, find out about what they mean in terms of business, including guidance for businesses that can still operate, as well as the financial support available below.


Overview - Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available - Click here.

Businesses and venues - to reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. Find out if your business is impacted.

Going to work - everyone who can work from home should do so. Where people cannot, there are guidelines available to help keep COVID-safe whilst in the workplace.

Travel - find out where you can travel and what for. 

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes and Future Fund are designed to support UK businesses that are losing revenue and seeing their cashflow disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Find out more about the loan schemes or fund most relevant to your business.

Business Support Outside of Government

The Government is working closely with Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations to support the national response to coronavirus, including ensuring messages from Government are heard by all businesses and that business voices are heard by Government. View the list of organisations you can speak with to get advice. Many of these websites also include sector specific guidance and Q&A.

Accelerating Leadership & Productivity in High Ambition SMEs
Local universities have joined together to deliver Alphas, a programme to help SMEs to think about their businesses post COVID-19. The programme offers consultancy, people and grant funding. Find out more and register here.

Support for food and drink manufacturers 
If your food and drink manufacturing business has had to diversify as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, FEAST2 can help. The fully-funded programme offers a range of services to food and drink manufactures including grant funding and business mentoring. Find out more. 

Manufacturing Growth Programme
The Manufacturing Growth Programme is still working to support manufacturing businesses. They have many business improvement projects to choose and can support with grant funding. This can be done remotely. Find out more here.

Silverstone Technology Cluster webinar resource
The Silverstone Technology Cluster has been established as a not-for-profit organisation to support the growth of the high-tech cluster and attract investment to the region. They have a range of webinar content available to view on their YouTube Channel, including topics on engineering, technology and response videos to coronavirus. Watch here. 

Enterprise Nation and Salesforce small business grants
To support small businesses and give back to the community, Salesforce and Enterprise Nation have partnered to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a £5,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak. Find out more. Applications open 1 June. *Eligibility applies