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Norwich City Council weekly update on the city’s response to COVID-19 – Friday 19 June 2020

Published on Friday, 19th June 2020

As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased we are focusing on how we can innovate and adapt to get the city back on track and deliver our critical services, while also keeping people safe.

We will continue to keep you updated with news, service updates and support available to help navigate the challenges ahead. Thank you for continuing to follow distancing guidelines as we enter this next stage.

For the latest overview of all changes and support please visit

An overview of this week’s key updates:

Support for businesses

Don’t forget that small or micro businesses and charities who may have missed out on previous government grants have until Tuesday 30 June to apply to the with the Discretionary Grants Fund.

Your view on city centre street changes

Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council are planning to make urgent temporary changes to some of the streets in the city centre to create more space so people can move about more safely.

We also recognise that owners of some cafés, restaurants and pubs would like the opportunity to create outdoor seating to help their businesses recover.

Any comments or questions can be emailed to by Tuesday 23 June. View the plans here.

What’s open in Norwich?

This week non-essential businesses started re-opening. Our colleagues at Visit Norwich have put together a guide for those planning to make a trip into the city including safety guidance and details of the businesses that are open. 

Don’t forget more and more stalls on Norwich Market are opening up, as traders have been working hard to put safety measures in place – we know so many of you have been missing your favourites.