Businesses, employment and coronavirus

National advice and support

For businesses

GOV.UK has brought together all of its coronavirus business support information into one place. It give details about loans, tax relief and cash grants for businesses and the Government’s furlough scheme. It also includes information on how to run a business safely if you’re open during the pandemic, and which businesses must close.

For workers

What to do if you’re unable to work due to coronavirus, plus check which benefits you can get and your rights if your hours are cut or you’re laid off.

Local support for businesses

The South East Business Hub is offering guidance for businesses and employers, including loan schemes, support packages and online training.

If you work in adult social care or health, see our guidance for providers in East Sussex. You can also sign up to our regular email updates.

Find out about funds available to help charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) and community groups.

My business can help

We’re grateful for offers of help from businesses who can support East Sussex through coronavirus, whether that is staff who can volunteer, provide transport or give professional advice. Please do get in touch with us if you can help.

Food deliveries and safe shopping

Do you produce or sell food and drink in East Sussex? Home deliveries, click and collect and phone orders have been in high demand. Get your own business added to the Sussex Food and Drink Awards map of farm shops, village stores, farm and gate deliveries and pick up in Sussex: