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Business support during COVID-19

Guidance for businesses in the borough during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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 how to trade safely and legally as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

Restart Grant

Find out about the Restart Grant scheme and how to apply.

Local restrictions support grants

The local restrictions support grants closed on 31 March 2021. They have been replaced by the Restart Grants.

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.

COVID-19 tests for businesses

Find out how to arrange rapid testing for your employees.

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.

Financial support for businesses and self employed

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

Inclusive Growth Builder support grant

Information about the Inclusive Growth Builder support grant.

Contact us or find more support

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

The Federation of Small Businesses Recovery Ready Hub

Find out more about the The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Recovery Ready Hub.

The KickStart scheme

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