COVID-19 Information for Businesses

COVID-19 Information for Businesses

Coronavirus Information

Additional Resources Grant Scheme (Launched 13th January 2022)

The latest phase of the Additional Resources Grant scheme has now launched. Click on the link below to find out if you are eligible to apply and full guidelines.

Click here for full Guidelines of the ARG scheme for Non-Business Rate payers and to Apply

Please note that this scheme is for Non-Business rate payers only. If you are a business rate payer, click on the link below for details of the Omicron scheme for business rate payers, and to find out if you may be eligible to apply

Click here for details of the Omicron Grant scheme for Business Rate payers and to Apply.






COVID-19: Additional Funding to support Hospitality, Leisure & Cultural sectors

Announcement from Folkestone & Hythe District Council 22nd December 2021:

The government  announcement of additional funding to support hospitality, leisure and cultural businesses will be welcomed by businesses in those sectors. This new funding will supplement the existing efforts we are making to support the local economy in the Folkestone and Hythe district.

As always we are committed to see that local businesses receive the funding to which they are entitled and that the funds are administered efficiently and fairly.

We will provide updates via this site and on social media as soon as further details are available from the government, and we have already begun preparations to ensure we are in a position to act promptly.   Business owners should check regularly to keep up to date and in the meantime, further information on the government’s scheme is available to view in these official published factsheets from GOV.UK








COVID-19  Business Toolkit – Updated 17th December 2021

Please find here a link to our recently updated COVID-19 Toolkit. This contains essential and comprehensive information for all businesses within our district.

Click here to access and save the COVID-19 Business Toolkit

Within this pack, there are links to some posters that businesses may wish to print and display on premises. There are also social media assets that businesses may wish to use.




Covid Pass requirements for venues, events and settings – Updated 15th December 2021

From Wednesday 15 December, persons aged 18 or over, to enter certain venues and events in England you must have proof that they:

  • are vaccinated with 2 doses of an approved vaccine (or one of the single-dose Janssen vaccine) – we will keep this under review as boosters are rolled out
  • have taken a PCR or rapid lateral flow test within the last 48 hours, or
  • are exempt from vaccination or vaccination and testing on the basis of a medical exemption or clinical trial participation

Tests should be taken as late as possible before attending the event, ideally within 12 hours. This will strengthen the protection testing provides.

Click here for Guidelines issued for businesses by Folkestone & Hythe District Council Licensing Team

Click here for further details from GOV.UK



COVID-19 Updated Guidelines 30th November 2021 

The Government’s COVID-19 guidelines have been updated to reflect the re-introduction of mandatory mask wearing in many businesses. Click here for further details 

COVID-19 Information Archive 

Much of the information contained within this section is now historical. However, it may provide a useful historical information source.

To access the archive click here