Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Support

The Council is using the Tendring4Growth e-bulletins to keep local businesses up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 business support. You can register here to receive these e-bulletins.

Advice on Operating your Business

Financial and General Support

Advice on Operating your Business

Local Restrictions

The announcement made on 22 February may affect your business. Please read the key points for businesses below. For further information, see COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021, and Reopening businesses and venues.


From 29 March

  • Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis or basketball courts and open air swimming pools can reopen, and formally organised sports can restart

No earlier than 12 April

  • Self-catering will open for individuals or household groups only
  • Non-essential retail will reopen
  • Pubs and restaurants will begin to open for outdoor service, without curfew, and no requirement for people to order a substantial meal.
  • Zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas will open.

No earlier than 17 May

  • Pubs and restaurants will open for indoor service.
  • Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs will open.
  • Cinemas and theatres will open.

No earlier than 21 June

  • Large events and performances and weddings will be able to go ahead.
  • Nightclubs will open.

These dates are subject to change based on frequent reviews by Central Government. 

NHS Test and Trace

Safely Opening your Business

You can also search for Government guidance and regulations specific to your business on the GOV.UK Guidance Page

Financial and General Support

Government Support

You can find a complete list of government support here: 

Or you can use the business support finder to see exactly what you could be eligible for.

Business Grant Schemes

Full guidance on all grants can be found on the Government’s website by following the link below:

Government Restrictions Grants Information

You can check your eligibility for specific grants using the links below:

To apply for a grant, visit our Local Restrictions Support Grants and Other Business Grant Schemes webpage.

Charities, Creative & Cultural, and Heritage

Information for Rural Businesses, Farmers and Landowners

Other Financial Support

General Support

You can contact the Government’s Business Support Helpline (England) for free advice. Telephone: 0300 456 3565, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Last updated on: 25/02/2021 - 15:19