Information and Support for Businesses

We are committed to providing businesses across East Lindsey with clear, helpful and up-to-date information and will keep this page updated with information from the government and our partners. We want to support one another during this challenging time, and will share any of your initiatives, along with helpful information from trusted organisations.

Business Grants

We are administering the business rates holidays and two business grants, you can find further info on these schemes using the Apply for a Business Grant button below.

Apply for a Business Grant

Business Support

Financial Support

Business Information

Business Closures

On March 23 the Government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All non-essential premises must now close. Icon for pdf Further details on businesses affected can be found here [162.98KB].

These closures are now enforceable by law in England and Wales due to the threat to public health. A business operating in contravention of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closures) Regulations 2020 will be committing an offence. Environmental Health and Trading Standards officers will monitor compliance with these regulations, with police support provided if appropriate. Businesses that breach them will be subject to prohibition notices, and potentially unlimited fines. As a further measure, and if needed, businesses that fail to comply could also face the loss of their alcohol license. The Environmental Health Team will investigate and reported breaches of this legislative requirement and take appropriate enforcement action as necessary. Further information can be found here.

Takeaway and delivery services may remain open and operational in line with guidance on March 20. Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal.

Retail and public premises which are expected to remain open must:

  • Ensure a distance of two meters between customers and shop assistants;

  • Let people enter the shop only in small groups, to ensure that spaces are not crowded; and; 

  • Queue control is required outside of shops and other essential premises that remain open.