New National Restrictions

The Government has ordered a national lockdown in which certain businesses are required to close. These include:

  • All non-essential retail
  • Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities
  • Entertainment venues
  • Personal care facilities
  • Hospitality venues (unless providing takeaway or delivery options)

A full list of business closures will be published and set out in law. Find out more here. This guidance should be followed immediately.

The chancellor has announced one-off grants to businesses within the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors worth up to £9,000. For information on this grant scheme and other financial support contact the Growth Hub here.