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Coronavirus guidance and updates

Coronavirus updates for businesses in East Northamptonshire

Health Protection

Guide for food businesses


Central Licensing Administration Unit

After careful consideration, and following the latest advice on social distancing, the Central Licensing Administration Unit, based at ENC, has suspended ‘face-to-face’ service until further notice.

For any licensing queries, please do not present in person to our offices as you will not be seen by a licensing administrator. If you require any guidance about an application process, please email

Due to the face-to-face nature of new applications for private hire and hackney carriage driver applications, ENC have currently suspended any processing of these new applications and you should email

The decision remains under review and updates around the Licensing Unit will be published as soon as possible.

Business Rates

East Northamptonshire Council receives Government funding to support businesses during coronavirus pandemic

Guidance for businesses

Government guidance has been published for businesses and other venues subject to further social distancing measures.

Relaxation of rules to allow pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways

Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams.

Business specific guidance for businesses looking to re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic:

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

High Street COVID-19 signage

Signage materials