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Support for businesses (Covid-19)

For information on the grants that are available to support businesses which have been impacted by local and national covid-19 restrictions, and to find out about the further support and advice available for businesses please visit our South and Vale Business Support website.

Guidance for businesses, food retailers, takeaways and food delivery facilities 

There is extensive business guidance available online, this information can be found on the right hand side of this page under ‘External links‘.

Note: From now until the end of March 2022 there are free food safety and health and safety training courses available.

Further information can be found on our Food Safety pages.

As I am sure you appreciate our Environmental Health officers are extremely busy supporting business through this pandemic. Therefore we kindly request that you read this relevant guidance before contacting the council with any queries. If after having read this guidance you still have queries and questions, please contact us by completing the online query form here or by emailing

Council officers (Licensing, Environmental Health and Covid Compliance Officers) and Thames Valley Police will monitor compliance with the new business regulations throughout this pandemic. People who manage, own and/or run businesses and open when they are not supposed to be could potentially be prosecuted and subject to fines.

If you are concerned that a business in the district is failing to comply with these regulations, please report it to the council by completing the online Covid-19 complaint form here or by emailing

We will treat all reports in confidence, but request that you provide sufficient information to enable us to properly investigate your concerns.