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The local alert level is now 'high'

National restrictions have now ended and Epsom and Ewell has moved into Tier 2 'high' local alert level by the government, along with the rest of Surrey. The rules and regulations for what businesses can and cannot do have now changed. 
Go to GOV.UK for the latest business guidance

What are the local restrictions?

Whilst essential and non-essential retail can remain open, businesses must now ensure customers do not meet in their premises with people from outside of their household or support bubble

New guidance videos

Working safely (updated guidance)

Hospitality guidance video

Information poster

Download this information poster from GOV UK

What else can I do?

For local business advice, guidance and support available, please visit or visit

Support your local High Street

Small Business Saturday

This year, more than ever, we want to help local businesses and encourage shoppers to shop online or safely in store with local businesses. Is your businesses registered on the Small Business Saturday website? If not, you can register by clicking here.

Business grants available

ERDF Visitor Economy and Wider Economy SME Grants - First come, first served

The Visitor Economy (Kickstart Tourism) and Wider Economy (Restart & Recovery SME) grant is available to help smaller businesses adapt and diversify following the immediate challenges faced by COVID-19. Full applications will need to be returned with related quotes by Monday 7 December 2020.

Local Restrictions Support Grant

Businesses required to close under lockdown restrictions can apply for a grant of up to £3,000. The size of the grant will be based on the rateable value of your premises. Check to see if you are eligible and find out more.

More news

Spending review

The Chancellor has announced the 2020 Spending Review which included £55bn to tackle coronavirus in 2021-22, with an additional £38bn for public services to continue to fight the pandemic this year. Full details on the announcement can be found here.

Last chance to have your say on Equality

There's just a few more days' left to have your say on the council's draft Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Framework. We take pride in caring for, and supporting one another and the communities we serve. Click here to take the survey.

UK Transition

Time is running out

The best place to get support and information on how to prepare is GOV.UK/transition, which includes: There are also a number of other publications which you may find useful:
This email communication is designed to help signpost local businesses in Epsom and Ewell to the appropriate and relevant official bodies or organisations who are able to deal with enquiries relating to business support during this time.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 5BY
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