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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.

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

Grants and Funding Programmes

There are many different types of grants and funding available to businesses locally and nationally. To find out what’s available for your business, visit our Finance section.

View funding support in the South East

Financial Support Finder

The Government’s Coronavirus Financial Support Finder tool on GOV.UK asks business owners to fill out a simple online questionnaire, which can take minutes to complete, to be directed to a list of all the financial support they may be eligible for.

Use the Coronavirus Financial Support Finder tool

COVID-19 Business Support Grants

Local councils are best placed to determine local needs for supporting business recovery. They will exercise their local knowledge and discretion relevant to their economic need to provide grant funding.

Find your local council

Employment and Training

The South East Skills website includes guidance for businesses who are looking to become more tech-savvy in the wake of COVID-19, featuring information on programmes from Amazon, Google Digital Garage and Digital Boost that businesses can take advantage of.

You can also find information on the Skills and Employment section of the SEBH site, where we can signpost you to advice and support that will allow you to build and develop the existing skills in your business and help you to learn new ones.

Find out more about Skills and Employment

Working safely during COVID-19

Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure through the Government’s 14 guides covering a range of different types of work.

Find out more

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