Support for businesses most impacted by Omicron

The Government has announced a package of support for businesses most impacted by the Omicron variant.

GOV.UK - £1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK

  • Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises.
  • An additional £100 million of discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other impacted businesses through the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).
  • Government will also cover the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences for small and medium-sized employers.
  • A further £30 million of funding will be made available through the Culture Recovery Fund, enabling more cultural organisations in England to apply for support through the winter.

The new hospitality and leisure grants and additional ARG funding will be administered in Warwickshire by the district and borough councils.

Details will be confirmed once the Government has published further guidance. For the latest local information and information about the current ARG schemes, please visit your local district or borough council website: