Covid 19 Business Recovery Support

Useful information for business recovery

It is our priority to support local businesses with their recovery and we have created this page to assist you and help you navigate your business through these tough times and stay resilient.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) supports businesses that have been forced to close due to temporary COVID-19 local lockdown restrictions imposed by the government.

The LRSG supports local businesses which were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then forced to close for at least 2 weeks due to local lockdown restrictions imposed by government. Find out more information

We are currently awaiting clarification on what support and funding will be available for those businesses who don’t qualify for this grant. We will keep this page updated as soon as we have the information

Local restrictions and government guidance

Business Recovery Support

Whether you are an existing business or just starting out, big or small and facing Covid 19 recovery issues, the team at Blackpool Unlimited are here to help. We have advisers who can offer practical advice and guidance on all aspects of your business.

To contact us, call 01253 477147 or email

Must Do!

Blackpool Council’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) checklist for businesses

Working safely -

Reopening and protecting staff -

NHS Test and Trace app - As a business or venue you should by law download your unique QR code poster and display it prominently at the entrances to your premises. Find more information and download your QR poster now.

Business Support

Financial support for businesses -

Covid 19 and International Trade -

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Employment Support

Blackpool Council is working with the Lancashire Skills Hub to make sure people have access to the employment support and skills training they need during this difficult period and to assure you that there is help available whether you’ve been:

  • Made redundant
  • Furloughed
  • Are at risk of redundancy
  • Have been unemployed for a while
  • Find what support is available in Blackpool to help you learn new skills, access training courses, get careers advice and guidance and get one-to-one support to help you get back to work.

We are here to help. Please complete the form outlining your enquiry by clicking on this link.

New and updated guidance