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Get advice for residents and businesses following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including guidance on making your business COVID-secure.

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Advice for Businesses

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This article was originally published on Wednesday 18 March, 2020 and updated on Thursday 2 April at 4:41pm.

On Tuesday 23 March, 2020 the Prime Minister addressed the nation, introducing new measures to help prevent the spread or coronavirus (COVID-19). As part of his address, certain types of business were told to close. You can visit GOV.UK for a list of the businesses that should close.

Following the Prime Minster’s address, the government has made changes to business rates and begun offering grants to certain businesses across the UK.

Discretionary Grant Scheme

Read about the discretionary grant scheme that's available to qualifying businesses in Swale.

Our Support to Businesses Re-opening

Information about our support for businesses that are opening again on Monday 15 June, including guidance on how to help make your business COVID-secure.

Report a Health and Safety Concern at Work

Advice about reporting health and safety concerns around the workplace, including outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19) and inadequate social distancing.

Register to Receive Updates for Businesses

Register for updates about changes affecting businesses, including changes to business rates.

Register for the Business Support Scheme

Register your details to receive a business support grant if we've told you you're eligible.

Business Grants

Information about the grants that are available to help small business and those in certain sectors.

Change to Business Rates

Read about the changes to business rates for Ofsted registered nurseries and businesses in certain sectors.

Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles

Advice about continuing to work and renewing your licence if you're a taxi or private hire driver during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Guidance for the Owners of Holiday Parks and Campsites during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Read guidance on allowing residents to continue staying in holiday and casual accommodation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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