Covid-19 (coronavirus) Business Support

The coronavirus pandemic is currently causing major disruption to how we lead our daily lives and this page contains information on business support. 

The Government has announced measures to support businesses – you can see all the information here​.​​​

 For the latest information on Coronavirus, please visit: 

We now have a new BETA website where you will find information on business support, including the latest COVID-19 related business grants, please visit:​

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  • COVID-19 Business Grants

    We now have a new website where you will find information on business support, including the latest COVID-19 related business grants, please visit:

    This page is no longer being updated.

  • Resource area for businesses

    We are here to help businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. Below you'll find information that you may find useful for your business.

    - Guidance on COVID-19 restrictions can be found on the government website HERE​

    - Information on Maintaining records or staff, customers and visitors to help with NHS Test and Trace, including the QR Code that must be displayed by certain businesses from 24 September can be found HERE

    - Information on Face Coverings can be found HERE​

    - Government Guidance on working safely (includes information on various business types) can be found HERE

    - Information for food businesses from the Food Standards Agency can be found HERE.

    - Important information relating to potential health risks such as legionella, of dormant water systems in businesses that have been closed during lockdown can be found HERE.

    - A guide to Recommisioning of Water Systems (reopening of buildings) can be found HERE.

    Downloadable signs

    Businesses who are required to display the official NHS QR Code poster can generate their unique poster HERE 

    Further information on maintaining records for staff, visitors and customers to support NHS Test and Trace, can be found HERE

    To help support you, we’ve created a pack of downloadable signage should you wish to use it.

    These are generic but please refer to latest guidance to determine what’s appropriate for your business.

    - Face Covering Signage

    - Hand-Face-Space Signage

    Directional Signage

    Social distancing signage​

    Signage useful for takeaway/delivery businesses​

    Card/contactless payments only signage​

    Signage useful for staff areas​ of businesses
    (e.g. hand washing, cleaning, restricted access signs)


  • NHS Test & Trace Support Payments 

    Find information on NHS Test and Trace Support Payments HERE

  • Previous Coronavirus Business Grants 

    Small Business Grant Fund; Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund
    Local Authorities administered these schemes on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and in line with the request from the government to bring these to a close by 28 August 2020, the process for these grants has now ended.

    Businesses have been informed on the outcome of their application and grants paid to those who were eligible for the fund.​

    To discuss what other support may be available to your business, please contact our Business Engagement Team on


  • Keep up to date with business support 

    If you are experiencing any issues that are not covered by current Government support, or would like to be kept up to date on business services, please provide details HERE​ so that we can include you in future communications and also feedback these issues to the Government.

  • Free Financial Health Checks 

    Until the end of November we are offering SMEs in the Chorley Borough a FREE financial health check with a local Accountant.

    Simply complete your details on the following link and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss further:​


  • Pavement Licensing 

    For information on pavement licences and the application form, please visit:

  • Chorley Council commercial tenants 

    If you are a Chorley Council Commercial Tenant, please contact the Asset/Building Manager responsible should you have any difficulty fulfilling the terms of your lease/license. For further information on business support, please email

  • Coronavirus financial support for businesses from the Government 

    You'll find information on the government website regarding Financial Support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19), inlcuding Self Employed Income Support, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan and Coronavirus Business Interuption Loan Scheme. CLICK HERE

  • Useful Links 

    Government Website - There is a lot of useful information for businesses on the Government website -please click here.

    Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub - As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on businesses, Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, is refocussing all its efforts from growth support to business resilience support. Click here to find out more

    Business Crime Advice

    Lancashire Constabulary have produced crime prevention tips and guidance that may assist your organisation and your employees. Click here to view

    Cyber Crime - At this unprecedented time, cyber criminals have been taking advantage of ransomware. The following document can help develop knowledge to ensure you are aware of scams and crimes taking place. Click HERE

    Important information on water supply at business premises Public Health England has produced a document concerning water supply and the potential for Legionella (and other microbiological contaminants) to proliferate in the stagnant water supply systems of currently closed businesses. Please click HERE for guidance and advice on what action to take​.