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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Employers and Businesses

This section of the website is regularly updated with information and guidance for businesses and employers regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, including information on:

  • Finance
  • Employment and Training
  • Business Recovery
  • Business Impact
Get in touch for direct support from a local business navigator
Our business navigators across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock are available for free discussions via phone or email to answer your questions and concerns, as well as point you in the right direction for external or government advice.

If you would like to receive direct support from your local business navigator please complete the form below and indicate what support you are interested in and how COVID-19 has affected you so far.
East Sussex form
Essex, Southend and Thurrock form
Kent and Medway form


This page is updated with financial information and guidance including information published by the Government around emergency funding for businesses and theĀ Coronavirus Interruption Loan Scheme.

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Business Recovery

This page contains information on the guidance and protocols being released to allow businesses to operate with safety measures in place to protect workers and customers from the virus.

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Employment and Training

This page is updated with training and employment opportunities available in response to coronavirus, including guidance on apprenticeships and information from theĀ South East Digital Skills Partnership.

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Business Impact

This page contains results from our Business Impact and Business Recovery surveys, which provide insight into the sentiment of South East businesses.

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