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COVID-19 Business and Employers Advice provided by the Isle of Wight Council

Daily updates are provided on the Isle of Wight Council website for businesses and employers based on the Isle of Wight.

The government has set out a package of targeted measures to support businesses, employers and employees through the period of disruption caused by Covid-19.

Discover this information on the Isle of Wight Council website:, with additional localised advice for Island businesses on registering their details for funding support.

Financial support for Businesses

View the latest busines rates support information, provided on the Isle of Wight Council website within the business rates relief web page.

Key advice from Council services

The Councils website also provides key advice for businesses from Licensing, Environmental Health, Trading standards and Planning services.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin provided by the Government

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are producing a regular bulletin which provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19). All the guidance, information and announcements can be found on GOV.UK but the bulletins pull this in to one useful document.  Anybody can sign up online to receive the Government Business advice bulletin

The Business Support website now hosts an archive of all Bulletins from 11 March 2020


As further government details and announcements emerge, including information on accessing the key funding support, updates will be provided on the council’s business advice website.

Local business funding from other organisations

There are also others sources of funding available, including the rural business resilience fund. For details please visit:

News & Updates

Bembridge Update

Support with getting out and about Holy Trinity Church is co-ordinating a group of volunteers from the village to help anyone who has been Shielding and would like a bit of extra support going out and about for the first time For more information, call the Support...