Name: COVID-19 and support for our businesses
Description: COVID-19 and support for our businesses

COVID-19 and support for our businesses

'Support Our Shops' Grant Scheme

Businesses hit by the Covid-19 pandemic will receive a substantial financial boost from the Council as we urge residents to ‘Support Our Shops.’

Working with the UK government, Dartford Borough Council has so far pumped more than £15million into the local economy since the pandemic began.

Through the Support our Shops and Additional Restrictions Grants, the Council is now able to provide independent traders and hospitality businesses, including market stall holders, pubs and restaurants with a significant financial lift as they emerge from the latest lockdown.

The Council will make contact with all eligible businesses by mid-June, to be eligible businesses must have already applied for and received a restart grant.

COVID-19 Business Grant Support

Financial support for businesses affected by Coronavirus restrictions

Business support line

Our dedicated telephone support line for Coronavirus related issues is available Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. The service is delivered by the Kent and Medway Growth Hub. Telephone: 0333 360 2300

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Outbreak management advice

What to do in the event of one or more confirmed cases of Coronavirus in your organisation or business:

Outbreak advice

Action Cards and resources for reporting an outbreak for different types of businesses / events / premises are now available.


Placing tables and chairs on public pavements

Apply to us for a licence to place tables, chairs and other temporary street furniture on public payments.

Apply to place tables and chairs on a public pavement


Government support schemes

The Government is delivering a range of schemes to support businesses affected by Coronavirus.

Coronavirus support schemes for businesses


Operating as a hot food takeaway

The Government is allowing restaurants, cafes and pubs which do not currently offer delivery and hot food takeaway to do so.

Find out about operating as a hot food takeaway


Coronavirus advice for businesses

GOV Coronavirus business support

Coronavirus safe working guidance

HSE - working safely during the Coronavirus outbreak

Advice for small businesses from the Federation of Small Businesses

Information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses

CBI - Coronavirus: best practice for business


Other Key Links

Last Updated: 21st July 2021