Town Centre Business Re-opening Support Grants

Harrogate BID are keen to support levy paying businesses in making adjustments to re-open their businesses following lockdown, by providing financial support to buy equipment through match funding.

The funding can be used to purchase signage, barriers, screens or other equipment to facilitate the re-opening of businesses, and that is required by the re-opening regulations and guidance, but does not include PPE equipment or employee costs.

Guidance on Reopening your Business

The government’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect the NHS.

Many retail businesses are now allowed to reopen (from 15 June onwards) but shops cannot operate in the same way that they did before.

Every business must make sure they are COVID-19 secure and can maintain social distancing before they reopen.

These measures are vital to safeguard the safety of your business, staff and customers as well the wider community and will help restore public confidence in our town centre and are available in pdf format:

Secure Guidelines for Hospitality Businesses

Positioning Hospitality for an Optimum Recovery

COVID-19 Secure advice and risk assessment for hospitality businesses

UKHospitality and partner organisations have consolidated advice and good practice from many parts of the hospitality and visitor sector into one guidance document, to help businesses make their workplaces COVID-19 Secure, in line with Government guidelines. You must refer to and use the below Government guidelines which set out the overarching guidelines for respective sectors allowed to open:

  • Pubs, bars and restaurants
  • Visitor Economy
  • Hotels and other guest accommodation

This document is not a comprehensive or prescriptive list, as each business is unique. It is intended to help businesses think about the specific measures that they themselves can reasonably take in their own workplace, to mitigate the risks and make their workplace COVID-19 Secure.