Advice for businesses regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn what support is available for businesses in Suffolk to cope with the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Last updated: 20 November 2020 (reviewed daily)

Read the guidance for businesses and premises on GOV.UK

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Early Outbreak Management Action Cards

The government has developed quick-reference actions cards which provide instructions to anyone responsible for a business or organisation on what to do in the event of one or more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your organisation.

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The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is happy to offer help and advice to any Suffolk business that has questions or concerns in these challenging times. It doesn’t matter if your business is a Chamber member or not.

New Anglia Growth Hub

Get free business support and advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis from qualified advisers. It's a challenging time and information is changing very quickly.

Suffolk Growth Partnership Board

The Suffolk Growth Partnership Board has membership drawn from Suffolk Local Authorities, New Anglia LEP, the University of Suffolk and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

The SGPB website pulls together surveys, funding and economic impact analysis of COVID-19 at a local, regional and national level to support Suffolk's businesses, Local Authorities and all partners.

Federation of Small Business (FSB)

The FSB has created a hub to support businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hub aims to answer many questions for small business owners and the self-employed. 

Information is available to you regardless of whether you are a member of the FSB or not.


HMRC now have a helpline for any businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID19).

Borough and District Councils

Businesses are to receive financial support in the form of grant funding announced in the government’s package of measures designed to help smaller businesses. Borough and District Councils are responsible for payment of these grants, and can support businesses through the process:

Businesses and venues

In light of the government’s announcement on Thursday 9 July, the government is publishing further COVID-19 secure guidance, and more businesses and venues will be permitted to reopen from 11 and 13 July 2020.

Find advice about how to report a business if:

  • a business is not closed or complying with social distancing directives
  • you have concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) related scams
  • wish to report an incident of social gatherings or social distancing

Health and safety

Guidance for businesses about working safely with coronavirus (COVID-19).

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