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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Can I claim under my insurance policy for disruption to my business caused by COVID-19?

Information about insurance policies for disruption to my business.

Businesses that have cover for both pandemics and government-ordered closure should be covered, as the government and insurance industry confirmed on 17 March 2020 that advice to avoid pubs, theatres etc is sufficient to make a claim.

Insurance policies differ significantly, so businesses are encouraged to check the terms and conditions of their specific policy and contact their providers. Most businesses are unlikely to be covered, as standard business interruption insurance policies are dependent on damage to property and will exclude pandemics.

Our Business Rates Team can be reached on businessrates@westberks.gov.uk

Our Economic Development Team can be reached on gabrielle.mancini@westberks.gov.uk

Berkshire Growth Hub can be contacted on: info@berkshirebusinesshub.co.uk or 01344 388005

You can read more information relating to COVID19 and businesses here.