Omicron Support Grants

Check if your business is included in the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant eligible list


For the purposes of this scheme, a hospitality business is defined as a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink:

  • Businesses offering in-person food and drink services to the general public.
  • Businesses that provide food and or drink to be consumed on the premises, including outdoors.

Eligible hospitality businesses:

  • Food courts
  • Public houses
  • Pubs and restaurants
  • Roadside restaurants
  • Wine bars
  • Cafes

For these purposes, the definition of a hospitality business excludes food kiosks and businesses whose main service (generating 50% income or more) is a takeaway (not applicable to those that have adapted to offer takeaways during periods of restrictions, in alignment with previous COVID-19 business grant schemes).


For the purposes of this scheme, a leisure business is defined as a business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events and days and nights out:

  • Businesses that may provide in-person intangible experiences in addition to goods.
  • Businesses that may rely on seasonal labour.
  • Businesses that may assume particular public safety responsibilities.
  • Business that may operate with irregular hours through day, night and weekends.

Eligible leisure businesses:

  • Casinos and gambling clubs
  • Cinemas
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Stately homes and historic houses
  • Theatres
  • Zoos and safari parks
  • Amusement parks
  • Wedding venues
  • Events venues
  • Nightclubs and discos
  • Arenas
  • Concert halls
  • Tourist attractions
  • Theme parks
  • Amusement arcades
  • Soft play centres or areas
  • Indoor riding centres
  • Clubs and institutions
  • Village halls
  • Scout huts, cadet huts, etc.

For these purposes, the definition of a leisure business excludes all retail businesses, coach tour operators, and tour operators.


For the purposes of this scheme, an accommodation business is defined as a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel or other purposes:

  • Businesses that provide accommodation for 'away from home' stays for work or leisure purposes.
  • Businesses that provide accommodation for short-term leisure and holiday purposes.

Eligible accommodation businesses:

  • Caravan parks
  • Caravan sites and pitches
  • Chalet parks
  • Coaching inns
  • Country house hotels
  • Guest houses
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Lodges
  • Holiday apartments cottages or bungalows
  • Campsites
  • Boarding houses
  • Canal boats or other vessels
  • B&Bs
  • Catered holiday homes
  • Holiday homes

For these purposes, the definition of an accommodation business excludes private dwellings, education accommodation, residential homes, care homes, residential family centres and beach huts.

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