Businesses, employment and coronavirus


National lockdown: Stay at Home rules now apply in East Sussex.

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.

See COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021, the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England.

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 which businesses can open and how to do so safely.

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

More than £45 million will be injected into the economy of East Sussex to aid recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

The East Sussex Economy Recovery Plan sets out how investment will be used to support businesses hardest hit by the global pandemic over the coming years.

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

The Better Business For All partnership in Sussex have produced a toolkit to help guide businesses through the main considerations for restarting a business safely.

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: