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Coronavirus - Business and licensing

Details about changes to licensing and our working practices will now be in the business and licensing section of the website. The best source of information and guidance on Coronavirus is on

Business grants

Information on the different grants available during local restrictions and lockdown are available on the business grants webpage.

We will be sending out regular email updates in our business newsletter. Join our mailing list to receive the latest business news and read previous editions.

We also encourage businesses across Gloucestershire to sign up for news from the Local Enterprise Partnership:

Business materials for re-opening 

We have created a checklist for businesses to follow to help make sure they are prepared for re-opening following lockdown.

To help businesses with reopening from 12 April, we have produced some downloadable resources which can be printed and displayed in your business including social distancing floor stickers, face mask posters and others.

Financial support

GOV.UK has details on all the financial support schemes available to businesses and how to check if you are eligible.

The Coronavirus Job retention scheme may pay part of your employees’ wages.  

If you are self-employed you may be able to claim under the Self-employment income support scheme.

Working safely

Read working safely during coronavirus on GOV.UK. This government guidance is to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. The guides cover a range of different types of businesses.

There are separate guidelines for transport operators.

The Canine and Feline Sector Group (CFSG) have issued some guidance on safe practices for animal businesses.

guide on maintaining records for staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace.

Face masks became compulsory in shops on Friday 24 July. We have produced a poster for you to print off and display about facemasks and about staying safe.

Test and trace

From the 24 September some businesses will need to display a NHS QR code poster to let customers check in with the Test and Trace app. To find out which businesses need to do this and to get a QR code poster visit the NHS Covid information for organisations website.