COVID-19 Business Support

This page will be continually updated to reflect the latest guidance and advice available. Last updated 11:40, 27 May 2020.

The current Coronavirus situation is an unprecedented and worrying time for the whole community, including businesses and employers.

West Sussex County Council is working with the Government and our partners to provide businesses with support, help and advice wherever possible.

On this section of the website you will find regularly updated information for businesses and employers regarding the Coronavirus crisis (COVID-19). This includes:

For more general information about COVID-19 for West Sussex residents visit the West Sussex County Council website.


Green light for 21km of temporary cycleways in West Sussex

Funding for all seven temporary cycleway schemes in West Sussex has been approved by the Department for Transport.

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Broadband boost for rural homes and businesses as councils announce additional funding for Government voucher scheme

Residents and small and medium-sized businesses in rural areas of West Sussex can now benefit from the fastest and most reliable broadband connectivity if they choose to ‘go gigabit’.

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VisitEngland launch new business recovery webinar programme

This free webinar programme has been developed with businesses at its very core

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University of Chichester introduces executive portfolio of online short courses

The University of Chichester announces its executive portfolio of online vocational, practical and in-depth short courses available from August 2020 onwards.

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Apply for apprenticeship training funding

Applications are now open for West Sussex based businesses to apply for funding for apprenticeship training from West Sussex County Council.

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Chichester College launches free talks as part of the Festival of Learning

Chichester College is hosting a series of free online talks as part of the Festival of Learning.

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The Startup Club

A new startup support programme has been made available for businesses in Bognor Regis

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South Downs tourism sector pulls together for recovery preparations

The South Downs National Park Authority is working with partners on recovery plans to help revive the region’s important tourism sector.

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Sussex Innovation: Survive & Thrive Weekly Webinars

How to survive and thrive during a pandemic.

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Business Resilience and Recovery Webinar Series

A free webinar series responding to the emerging themes in the road to business recovery has been launched.

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