Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme (Part A) | NI only
Financial support for businesses named in the Health Protection Regulations (not eligible for Localised Restrictions Support Scheme) who are restricted or required to close/cease trading.
Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme (Part A) is open to any business that can meet the following criteria:
- A business named within the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 as required to close/cease trading, but is not eligible for the Localised Restrictions Support Scheme. Examples of this might include a business that delivers its product or service on a mobile basis or operates from their home, or their customers’ homes, for example, a driving instructor or mobile hairdresser or beautician.
- A business operating in Northern Ireland and was trading at the time the restrictions came into effect on 16 October 2020. For businesses based in the Derry City & Strabane District Council area, this date is 5 October 2020. Based means your business address must have a Derry City & Strabane District Council postcode.
- The income lost as a result of your business having to close or cease trading is your main source of income, accounting for more than 50% of your income.
Applicants to Part A of the Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme must complete an online pre-eligibility check. The checker asks key questions against the scheme’s criteria and directs eligible applicants to the online application form.
Applications close at 6pm on Wednesday 16 December 2020.
- Department for the Economy (DfE)