Other useful links and awaiting further information

High street shops and other companies under strain will be protected from aggressive rent collection and asked to pay what they can during the coronavirus pandemic: New measures to protect UK high street from aggressive rent collection and closure

Alok Sharma, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has written a letter which gives information to the UK's construction sector: Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the construction sector

Sports clubs and community organisations

Over 120 sports clubs and community organisations in Essex could qualify for emergency financial support during the pandemic.

The Sport England Community Emergency Fund is a £20m support package aimed to help community sport and physical activity organisations experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Clubs can request a grant up to £10,000 to provide emergency funding until the end of July. Active Essex provides useful tips on how to apply, eligibility and what costs the fund could cover.

For more information, visit support for the sport and physical activity sector on the Active Essex website. Alternatively, email [email protected] or call 07917 651667 if you require individual support.

The government have produced an online survey so that businesses can inform Government about how they might be able to help with the response to coronavirus.

Some businesses have also expressed an interest in volunteering their services for the local community. If you would like to get involved with this, please see the Southend Coronavirus Action Page.

Visit Britain/Visit England have a dedicated Covid-19 page for the latest updates and key links for businesses and industry.

For anyone involved with charities: Coronavirus: What charities need to know.

Government guidance for pubs and restaurants operating as take-aways 

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures 

Further information is available on GOV.UK and on central Government's  business support pages.

Announced but awaiting further information

Also announced but with further detail still to be finalised is:

  • a package to support airlines and airports

Back to the businesses coronavirus homepage

Page last updated: 28/04/2020