View the latest business advice and guidance from Weymouth BID.
The We are Weymouth/Weymouth BID team is watching the COVID-19 situation closely and will continue to offer the latest information and support for Weymouth businesses. Amid this challenging period, our priority must be the well-being of our team, levy payers and the wider Weymouth business community. The developing situation poses a great threat to all businesses and you may be understandably concerned about the effect on your business and your work. We hope that this page can offer you support and advice to navigate your business through these testing times.
Please note: We will continue to update this page with the latest information and guidance from relevant business authorities. All updates will also be shared on the Weymouth BID Facebook page.
Advice for Weymouth BID Levy Payers
As we continue to monitor the situation, it’s ‘business as usual’ for the Weymouth BID team and we will continue to help our levy payers in the best ways that we can. At present, businesses are not being instructed to close. We recommend that you communicate clearly with your staff and customers and take all necessary preventative steps to reduce the spread. Please support other small businesses in Weymouth during these times.
Speak to somebody: If the emerging situation is impacting your business, you can contact the Weymouth BID team on 01305 779410 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Scroll down for useful resources and business support.
Advice for Weymouth Event Organisers
It is advised that all events within the next two weeks are cancelled and postponed until a later date, no matter the size of the event. This is a responsible step to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For paid events, we recommend that you directly contact any customers who have booked tickets. For free events, please update potential event-goers by changing any digital listings or social profiles. Ask your customers to follow you on social media or sign up to email newsletters to receive information about rescheduled dates.
Weymouth Business Rates during COVID-19
Dorset Council will be rebilling all businesses which are eligible for business rate relief through the Governments COVID-19 package of support.
You do not need to take any action as the Council is already in the process to preparing revised bills. For further information please read our dedicated business rates pages.
The Council has commissioned Dorset Chamber to provide information and a helpline with advice for businesses on dealing with the disruption caused by COVID-19. This can be accessed through the Dorset Chamber website. [Information as of 23 March].
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- Funding: Coronavirus Business Interuption Loan Scheme
- How To: Accessing Government Financial Support During COVID-19
- Visit Britain: Action Steps for Tourism and Events Businesses
- Dorset Council COVID-19 Advice
- Dorset Council Business and Economy Update – 19 03 20
- Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Dorset Growth Hub
- Weymouth Chamber of Commerce – Facebook Page
- Latest Update from HM Treasury
- Government Business Guidance
- Information on Small Business Funding
- HMRC Tax Assistance Helpline – 0800 0159 559
- National Business Support Helpline – 0300 456 3565
- Department of Health: COVID-19 Action Plan
- British BIDs Response to COVID-19