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

This section of the website is 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
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 our Business Support form and indicate what support you are interested in and how COVID-19 has affected you so far.

£20 million Recovery Grants scheme

Now closed

Due to high demand applications for the recovery grants scheme have now closed.

Small and medium sized businesses who have applied for the grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to help them access new technology and equipment as well as professional, legal, financial or other advice, can contact for an update on the progression of their application.


This page is updated with financial information and guidance including information published by the Government around emergency funding for businesses and the 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 the 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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