COVID-19 Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Eligible business types

The government guidance states that the following business types in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors are eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant. This list is not exhaustive.


A business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink. Please note that this excludes businesses whose main service (generating 50% or more of income) is a takeaway food and drink. Businesses that are included are:

  • Food courts 
  • Public houses/pub restaurants 
  • Restaurants 
  • Roadside restaurants 
  • Wine bars 
  • Cafés 


A business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events, days and nights out, betting and gaming.This excludes all retail businesses, coach tour operators, tour operators, and gyms and sports businesses where physical exercise or training is conducted on an individual basis or group basis. Businesses that are incuded are:

  • 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 
  • Night clubs and discotheques 
  • Arenas 
  • Concert halls 
  • Tourist attractions 
  • Theme parks 
  • Amusement arcades 
  • Soft play centres or areas  
  • Clubs and institutions 
  • Village halls and scout huts, cadet huts, etc. 


A business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel (travel agents are not included in this definition) and other purposes, including: 

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

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