Business Support Covid-19

Covid is still here

The latest information and sources of advice for Bolton businesses during Covid-19 has been outlined below.

  1. Latest advice for businesses 
  2. Financial Support for Businesses
  3. Workplace Safety Advice

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1. Covid's still here

The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted. You should continue to follow safer behaviours to protect yourself and others:

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
  • Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required

You can read more on the government's website.


The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

For all information about vaccinations and who is eligible visit the NHS website.

For details of walk-in vaccination clinic in Bolton area visit

Read more about vaccinations for children.


Testing people to see if they have COVID-19 is really important. It allows us to identify people who have the virus and stop them from spreading it to others.

There are two types of test - for those with symptoms (PCR test) and those without symptoms (lateral flow test).

Read our testing FAQs.

If you have symptoms or test positive

If you have symptoms, self-isolate straight away until you get your results. Do not leave home, except to post a test kit or for a PCR test appointment. 

Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (

Check if the people you live with need to self-isolate on the NHS website.


You must self-isolate if you are told to do so by NHS Test and Trace. Find out:

Support and guidance

Bolton Council’s COVID-19 Response Hub provide guidance, practical help and the delivery of essential items to those who require support to isolate.

Anyone who does not have a support network of family and friends, can call the helpline on 01204 337221 (Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm and Sat 9am-1.30pm).

2. Financial Support for Businesses

The Chancellor has announced a range of support for businesses affected by Covid 19. For more information please visit the Councils Business Grants Page 

The Government has provided an additional business rates support package worth £1.5 billion, to support businesses in England that have been affected by COVID-19 but are not eligible for existing support linked to business rates called the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF). For more information and to apply click hereThe application period for this scheme is 8 March 2022 to 31 March 2022.

3. Workplace Safety Advice

The Government have updated the Workplace Safety advice for all businesses information on workplace safety advice page this includes information on the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace App, guidance around face coverings for staff and customers and working from home and self-isolation guidance.



Published: 27th January 2022