Advice for businesses opening during COVID-19

Community engagement and local business support

In order to continue to suppress the spread of coronavirus it is essential that we look out for each other.

Community support

As businesses begin to plan for re-opening, it is recommended that engagement with neighbours and the local community take place.

As lockdown gradually eases, businesses will have to adapt how they operate in order to comply with regulations. This may involve the layout of business premises changing and some using external areas which could have an effect on neighbours.

If you think the plans you have for your business may impact your neighbours, we encourage you to engage with them and find out what can be done to address any concerns they may have.

Local business support

Business Gateway Edinburgh offers a variety of support to new and existing businesses in Edinburgh. The support they offer is delivered on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

Local support is available to help with a wide range of business matters during the COVID-19 outbreak. Business Gateway can help with

  • business contingency planning
  • digital marketing
  • managing cashflow
  • dealing with suppliers.

Additionally, virtual services such as webinars and online 1 to 1 adviser sessions can also be accessed.

For more information call 0131 516 8667 or email

[email protected] 

Scottish Government business support

Read the about the Scottish Government support for Businesses Affected by COVID-19