Coronavirus (COVID-19) business advice

Our Economic Development team remains fully available and will continue to work with all local businesses. We're here to support the business and wider community and can be reached via telephone and email as usual. See our full contact details.

How we can help

We're acutely aware of the difficulties many businesses are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 virus situation and are more than happy to help in any way we can.

Below are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Can you provide your product/service online?
  • Can you diversify and develop new products and services?
  • Are there ways to streamline your business and its activities?
  • Are you getting the best profit margins from your activities?
  • Are you communicating to your customers effectively?

We can provide you with free guidance, advice and help with business continuity planning - or even to just lend an impartial ear.

All business meetings can be conducted remotely, your advisor will discuss the options available with you.

Government support for business 

The Government has implemented a variety of measures and financial support provisions to help businesses through this uncertain time. Full details about these schemes can be found on the Government's website.


We are responsible for administering these grants locally. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 financial support for businesses page.

Guidance on how to work safely

It's vital that establishments ensure they are meeting the COVID-secure guidelines. Find out more on the Government website

More business support

Further advice and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found on these sites:

Warning signCoronavirus (COVID-19): Our Customer Service team is offering pre-booked appointments at the Forum in Hemel Hempstead for queries that cannot be dealt with over the telephone or online. To book, call 01442 228000. We continue to provide a full range of services online and via telephone. For council service updates and other advice, please see our COVID-19 page×