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COVID-19 and EM3

Last updated 12 April 2021
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Latest guidance released

Restrictions are easing across the UK and more businesses and venues can reopen, such as non-essential shops, outdoor areas at pubs and restaurants, hairdressers, and gyms. Read the full guidance on what you can now do.

Free rapid lateral flow tests are now available to everyone without symptoms.

Additional support available

A range of support for businesses and the self-employed remains available

Funding and support

Self-employed people and sole traders

Your responsibilities as an employer,Hidethis section

Testing and running your business safely

Testing and self-isolation

National restrictions: the rules

National restrictions: what you can and cannot do


For further advice from our local partners: 


Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Surrey Chamber of Commerce

Business South


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From 1 April 2024, the responsibility for LEP functions across the Enterprise M3 LEP region has transferred to Hampshire County Council and Surrey County Council.

The Enterprise M3 Board met for the last time in March 2024 and Enterprise M3 LEP is no longer operating as an organisation.

For any enquiries relating to economic development across the counties of Hampshire and Surrey, please visit the Hampshire County Council website and Business Surrey respectively.

Please note that Enterprise M3 LEP staff have transferred to Hampshire County Council to continue to deliver services and activities in Hampshire, including the Growth Hub, the Careers Hub, work on key business sectors, and trade and investment.  
They can be contacted at

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