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Business support during COVID-19

Guidance for businesses in the borough during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Lewisham is in National lockdown: Stay at home restrictions

Find out about the COVID-19 restrictions.

Scammers are targeting businesses regarding their grant funding

If you have received an email asking you to pay back the funding do not respond and report it to reportfraud@lewisham.gov.uk. If you have received an email about getting grant funding make sure it is from a Lewisham Council email address. Read more about business scams.

Trading safely

Find out about the new national COVID-19 restrictions and how to work safely.

Additional Restrictions Grant

A one-off funding has been allocated to councils to use their discretion to support businesses that have been forced to close or are severely impacted by national restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support we are providing for businesses

Find out what we are doing to support your business during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Christmas support payment

If you own or run a pub in Lewisham that makes less than 50% of sales through food, you might be entitled to a one-off Christmas Support Payment of £1,000.

Controlling Legionella bacteria during the COVID-19 outbreak

You need to manage and keep all water systems safe whilst buildings are closed, to protect your staff and customers when you reopen.

Extension of retail opening hours

As of Wednesday 2 December, all non-essential retail shops can reopen. In line with Government guidance, planning rules limiting opening hours will be eased to allow shops to be open for longer from Monday to Saturday.

Financial support for businesses and self employed

Find out what financial help you can get for your business or if you are self employed.

Local restrictions support grant

A grant fund is available for businesses which have had to close or adapt due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Contact us or find more support

Find out what other support you can get or contact our business support team.

The KickStart scheme

Get financial support to hire a young person for six months.