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Coronavirus (COVID-19): services, facilities and guidance


Business Rates

We are working with Government regarding the latest guidance for Business Rates relating to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Please follow this link for the latest advice and information. We are writing to all eligible businesses about business rates changes and small business grant funding, you do not need to contact the council.

Discretionary Grant Scheme

Small businesses in Wellingborough are able to apply for a discretionary grant from the Borough Council of Wellingborough from 1 June - 14 June to provide them with support during the current pandemic.

The Borough Council of Wellingborough has received £1m from the Government to support small businesses in the borough following the Government’s recent guidance to support those organisations which not eligible for the Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure scheme.

Businesses will need to complete an application form which can be downloaded here. Applications will be reviewed by the Council and the funding will be distributed accordingly from week commencing 15 June.

Environmental Health

Keep up to date with the latest guidance and changes from our Environmental Health team on the dedicated page here.


The latest guidance has been published regarding measures changing for certain businesses from 4 July.

Guidance for working safely during Coronavirus for restaurants and takeaway.

Guidance for working safely during Coronavirus offering close contact services

Guidance for opening businesses and venues from 4 July

Government guidance has been published for businesses and other venues subject to further social distancing measures.

The Government has announced relaxation of planning rules to assist pubs and restaurants during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Businesses are advised to read the latest Government guidance on business rates affected by coronavirus

Government guidance for food businesses

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available through participating lenders. Small businesses are advsied to read the latest guidance from British Business Bank.


Business specific guidance for businesses looking to re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic:

COVID-19 Factories, Plants and Warehouses
COVID-19 Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
COVID-19 Offices and contact centres
COVID-19 Shops and branches
COVID-19 Work in or from Vehicles
COVID-19 General Advice - 5 steps for business
Re-open your business following the COVID-19 pandemic