Your local businesses need you! We are encouraging people to 'Shop Local, Spend Local, Support Local' to help local businesses back onto their feet following the pandemic.


Shop local

To encourage people across the district to support our businesses and High Streets, we have relaunched our Support Local campaign, in association with the Chichester Observer and the Midhurst and Petworth Observer.


Chichester markets

Chichester's Wednesday market and Farmers' Market have safely returned to East Street every first and third Friday of the month. The Saturday market in Chichester will remain in its permanent location of the Cattle Market car park. Both the Wednesday and Saturday markets are run by Bray Associates, and you can find out more about the Farmers' Markets on our Farmers' Market webpage.


Shop safely

It's vital that we all support our district businesses, but please do continue to keep yourself and others safe by continuing to follow Government guidance. This includes: regularly washing your hands; wearing face coverings in crowded places and on public transport; and taking a PCR test if you develop symptoms. You are also advised to use the free lateral flow tests regularly.


'Support Local' posters and social distancing signs for businesses

We have created 'Shop Local, Spend Local, Support Local' campaign posters for the district and for each of our High Street areas to encourage people to shop locally, safe. If you are a local business, you can download any of the following sign designs for free to display in your premises.

Businesses can also download the following social distancing sign designs.



Business advice and support

The council's Covid Information Officers have been supporting businesses throughout the pandemic. If you're a local business and you need help updating your Covid risk assessment, or if you have questions about current Government guidance, you can contact our Covid Information Officers by emailing: or calling: 01243 534602.

We also have a range of advice and information available on our business advice and support page, including:

  • links to Government business advice and tools,
  • information about training sessions and seminars,
  • advice for pubs, cafes and restaurants around permitted use and outside seating areas, and
  • how to contact our Economic Development, Health Protection and Licensing teams for more support.

If you have any concerns around social distancing in any of the retail areas in our district, please contact