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Coronavirus information for businesses, employers and employees

Our efforts to support local businesses are also at the forefront of the work we're doing and we're actively working with Central Government to secure prompt access to funds for small and medium businesses across the district.

The Government has issued guidance for businesses and employees in regards to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The published guidance will:

  • Assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on COVID-19
  • Give advice on how to prevent its spread
  • Advise on what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in a workplace setting
  • Offer advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas
  • Advise for the certification of absence from work resulting from COVID-19

Help to reopen your business safely

Find out what support is available for the reopening of our high street shops and the changes you can expect to see around our larger towns

New Discretionary Business Grants Funding Scheme

The Government has announced additional funding for small businesses with high fixed property-related costs

Business rates support measures

The Government has announced its business rates support measures in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Check eligibility and apply for the cash grant schemes

Find out whether your business is eligible and/or apply for the Business Support or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Funds

Check eligibility and claim an SEISS grant

If you're self-employed or part of a partnership and you've been affected by COVID-19, follow this link to GOV.UK to check eligibility and claim a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant

Business support and activities

Multi-agency guidance for businesses and employees in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Business information updates

Updates on enforced closures and exceptions for Mid Devon businesses

Food takeaway and delivery guidance for food businesses

Follow our guidance if you run a food business and wish to diversify by providing takeaways and meal deliveries in your community

Licensing update

Find out how to contact our Licensing Team and how some processes and procedures are changing.