Support and advice for business

Updated 10 January 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for businesses. The Council are still supporting Plymouth businesses and have pulled together the information, guidance and resources available to help organisations.

Making your business COVID-19 secure

Many businesses and organisations have said they will continue to make their businesses a safe place to reduce the spread of the virus. The Governments Working Safely during Covid 19 guidance is regularly being updated to assist with changes in requirements and restrictions.

Ensure you keep your risk assessments up to date with the latest guidance and requirements. There is advice on the Health and Safety Executive’s COVID web pages to assist with risk assessments, including the latest guidance on ventilation.

Ready for anything

The guidance linked below is an infection prevention resource for workplaces and businesses. This was put together to help workplaces implement fundamental infection prevention practices and behaviours that can help workers keep safe and well when at work.

Wearing face coverings

Government guidance has been updated to reflect England’s move into Plan B response to the risks of the Omicron variant. Please refer to Face Coverings: when to wear one, exemption and how to make your own.

Customer notices to wear face coverings

Targeted measures to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant take effect from 4am on Tuesday 30 November, including compulsory face coverings in shops and on public transport. You can download a poster below for display in your shop to inform customers.

Invest Plymouth

Our Invest Plymouth website provides overall support and guidance to our businesses. It includes information on support available to businesses, including specific coronavirus guidance and advice for employers and sector-specific guides.

Support and grants for businesses

Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises, plus more than £100 million discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses. We will shortly be announcing further details on how to apply. 

View the Covid-19 Support for businesses page for more information.

Resurgam – economic recovery

Resurgam is Plymouth’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan and sets out our proposals for reducing the impact of COVID-19 and our plans to deliver a more equal, sustainable and prosperous city post-COVID-19.

Advice hotline

We are here to help.

If you have any issues, concerns or need advice on Coronavirus please email the Public Health Team at or call 01752 668000.

We are here to support and work with our residents and businesses. It is important that we all work together to keep our city safe.

Keep up to date 

We send a regular email newsletter covering Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and information for local businesses.