COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Support for businesses

Within this detail is information about businesses and venues and funding and support.

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If you're concerned that a Coventry business is not following the Government's instructions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, you can report a COVID-19 concern about a business online.

Find out about how your business can be supported


Guide to funding schemes

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Funding Round 4 (New Applicants only) - applications are now closed.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Funding Round 4 (New Applicants only) is now closed. However, other help may be available via our partner organisation Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub on 0300 060 3747,  [email protected] or https://www.cwgrowthhub.co.uk/

We recommend that you sign up to our Business Newsletter to get alerts of the latest announcement and business support that may be available to your business www.coventry.gov.uk/businessnewsletter

Government support and advice

The Government has announced a series of measures to significantly increase the economic support available to businesses and workers during coronavirus. These measures include grants, unlimited loans and guarantees to support firms and help them manage staff wages and cashflow through this period.

Workplace guides for COVID-19 management

Access business guides, training resources, FAQs, outbreak case studies, action cards and posters for COVID-19 Secure workplaces.

Food businesses providing delivery/takeaway services

Advice for businesses that are looking to make provision for takeaways and deliveries where they have not done so before.

The 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

How to apply for the "We're Good To Go" mark

Apply now to confirm your business has taken the necessary measures and is operating in line with the Government guidelines and Public Health guidance (relating to English businesses) clearly set out in your COVID-19 Risk Assessment.

Upon successful completion of the application, you will be sent a secure link to download your certificate, mark and a toolkit with practical steps for telling your customers that your business is Good to Go.

The application will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and you need to make sure you have read the relevant Government and Public Health guidance for your country before you begin. Please also make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions.

For more information on reopening your business, including links to sector-specific guidance, please visit the Business Advice Hub. If you have any further questions about 'We're Good To Go" please take a look at the Visit Britain website.

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire (CSW) COVID Business Pledge

The Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire COVID Secure Business Pledge or CSW COVID Secure Business Pledge is open to businesses in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire to sign up to.

The pledge seeks to promote COVID Secure best practice while providing reassurance to employees and customers of businesses in the local area. The pledge is a marketing tool to help promote that your business is doing the right thing for customers, and provide reassurance to staff.

This is a voluntary pledge, and by signing up to the Pledge, businesses are committing to a number of measures to ensure their premises are COVID secure, and the necessary precautions are in place to safeguard the health and wellbeing of their employees and visitors.

Find out more and sign the pledge

PPE support

If you are a social care or health organisation, then prior to seeking support with emergency PPE from the Council, you must seek supplies of PPE from your usual suppliers. If these suppliers are not able to meet your requirements, then you are required to contact suppliers listed on our PPE support page.

COVID-19 workplace checklist  

We understand that times are still challenging for businesses and there is lots of information to remember, so we have put together a simple workplace checklist poster to help you ensure that you are taking all the necessary measures to make sure your business is COVID-19 safe. We encourage you to print the poster and put it up in your workplace so that all staff can see what they should be adhering to. You’ll also find a local email address should you require any further guidance.

Coventry reopening for business - making your business COVID-secure

Customer Services

Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Tel: 08085 834333

Visit: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/contactCustomerServices

If you do need to call us,
please try to avoid our busiest times
of lunchtime and early afternoon.

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