COVID-19 – Resources for Businesses
We appreciate that information relating to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is changing regularly and wanted to be able to share and signpost information for businesses working in the tourism and hospitality industry. We anticipate that this information will be updated frequently. Please visit the following pages for up-to-date information:
- VisitBritain – latest information and advice for businesses
- VisitEngland – business advice hub
- NHS website
- GOV.UK – UK government response
- GOV.UK – support for businesses
- GOV.UK – business support toolkit
- Bath and North East Somerset website
- Travelwest – coronavirus travel advice
- Invest In Bath – information for businesses
- Acas – advice for employers and employees
Not in Bath and North East Somerset?
Links to other local authority information:
Closures, Cancellations and Postponements
For details of venues that have closed and events that are postponed or cancelled, click here to visit our consumer COVID-19 advice page.
If your venue or event is not listed and is closed, please do let us know and we will update.
Expanded Retail Business Rates Discount
In the Budget, the Government announced a new Expanded Retail Discount scheme for occupied retail, leisure and hospitality premises. Under the scheme, eligible premises will receive a discount of up to 100% on their bill for 2020/21.
Further Business Support Measures
The Government has also announced further business support measures which include a job retention scheme, new tax deferments and relaxation of Universal Credit eligibility criteria for those that are self-employed. You can find further information here.
The Council’s Invest in Bath service is coordinating support services to local businesses in light of the COVID-19 public health situation. Invest in Bath will be sharing further information about targeted business support and financial assistance that is available as and when further schemes are announced. If you do have specific concerns, questions or needs at this time, please contact Invest in Bath on firstname.lastname@example.org, and the team will respond directly. Alternatively visit the Invest in Bath website for the latest news and links to their Twitter and e-newsletters. You can also read the full government documents in response to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses.