Ipswich Central is here to support your business through the COVID-19 pandemic.
On this page, we have collated links to official guidance, information about business support schemes, town centre updates and resources available for Ipswich businesses.
If you have any concerns, the team is available for you to speak to, just send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)
The LRSG is a grant available to businesses who have been instructed to close by the Government as part of COVID lockdown measures. Based on the rateable value of the premises, businesses can recieve a grant of up to £3,000.
- Government's Official Business Support Finder
- Government's Job Retention Scheme Scheme (aka furlough, extended to 31st April 2021)
- Ipswich Borough Council COVID Grant Schemes
- Visit Britain Business Advice Hub
Some road closures are in place across Ipswich to help visitors follow the latest social distancing guidance in place by the Government. The following road closure has been put in place in Ipswich town centre:
- Upper Brook Street will be closed to traffic everyday between 10:30am and 4:30pm
Downloadable posters & guides
'Street Ranger Patrol' printable A4 poster Download
'COVID Secure' printable A4 poster Download
'Reopening Our Town Centre Safely' guide v2 (Dec 2020) Download
Ipswich Employment Guide Download
Suffolk Moves Tier 4 Restrictions
As the whole of East Anglia moves into Tier 4 COVID restrictions, we begin lobbying for the Government to review and extend it's support for businesses.From 00:01 on Boxing Day, the following…
COVID Statement from our CEO
We are continuing to encourage businesses, shoppers and visitors in Ipswich to follow the Government guidelines to help Ipswich move from Tier 2 to Tier 1.Below is the latest statement from our CEO…