This page contains information for Westminster businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
We are speaking to local businesses to ask what we can do to help, and are also calling on the government to do as much as possible. We are working closely with central government and the health service to cope with whatever contingency plans are needed.
The easiest way to find out what financial support is available to you is through the government's online help tool.
You can also read our guide to support for individuals and businesses (PDF, 139KB).
It's a priority that we do everything to enable the business sector to bounce back following this period of immense uncertainty. The council will continue to advocate with a strong voice for the needs of businesses in Westminster to ensure we get through this situation as a cohesive and enterprising community.
As part of the wide range of initiatives to support the local economy during the pandemic, Westminster City Council has launched a new and interactive online map for residents and others to quickly and easily find out what shops are open for business, either physically open or offering online services.
Whilst we don’t wish to exclude any Westminster businesses from taking part, initially we want to focus on shops or takeaways. We are particularly keen to hear from those that are currently open, operating and delivering from local high streets and neighbourhoods. Our primary focus is ensuring the safety of our community and every business taking part will need to set out the measures that they are taking to ensure compliance with all social distancing rules.
Take a look the our new interactive map to find out about local shops open across Westminster.
Council committee meetings, including licensing and planning meetings, are now being held virtually and streamed publicly using Microsoft Teams.
Read the latest guidance on planning and building control services during the COVID-19 outbreak.