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Coronavirus: Information for Businesses

This page was last updated on 6 January 2022

If you are a resident in West Devon and worried about finance, please see Residents Information Page

For information about operating your business safely during coronavirus, please see Gov.UK


Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants

The Government has now released guidance for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

Please see below for some details on eligibility and how much your business can expect to receive if your application is successful.

Eligible businesses must appear on the business rates ratings list on 30 December 2021 in order to qualify.

The Grant is a one-off payment to business rated businesses that fall into the following sectors:

  • Hospitality
    • Including (but not limited to) pubs, restaurants (excluding takeaways), cafés, etc.
  • Leisure
    • Including (but not limited to) tourist attractions, event venues, museums, galleries, theatres, etc. Gyms, personal care and retail businesses are not included.
  • Accommodation
    • Including (but not limited to) holiday parks, hotels, campsites, etc.

How much is the grant award?

Payment is based on the rateable value (RV) for each eligible business premises as follows:

Rateable Value on 30 Dec 2021Grant Award
Exactly £15k or below£2,667
Over £15k and less than £51k£4,000
Exactly £51k or over£6,000

When can I apply and how do I apply?

All eligible businesses were contacted directly by email on Thursday, 6 January 2022 with instructions and links to apply for this grant.

The email will list everything you will need to tell us for your application. Please read it carefully and in full before completing your application. Giving us correct information allows us to process and pay applications much faster.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2022 and grant applications cannot be accepted after this date. This date has been set by the Government and the Council is unable to accept applications after this date.

All grant payments will be made by 31 March 2022, and as soon as possible after a completed application form has been received and all national fraud checks completed. This is in line with Government Guidance.


I have not been contacted about the grant

Please use the button below to contact us if you think your business is eligible but:

  • You have not previously applied for any COVID-19 business support grants from us
  • You think we may have the wrong contact details for your business (based on previous grant applications)

Please note that Grant enquiries or applications received via other channels such as @swdevon.gov.uk email inboxes, may not be addressed and your business risks missing out on payments.

Contact the Grants Team


Working Safely during COVID-19

You can find information about operating your business safely during COVID-19 here.

Government Assistance

Find out about assistance available from the Government for businesses in England.

Other Help and Support

Other sources of help and support for business owners and self employed people.

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