Business and companies
Many companies and associations in Lund’s business sector are hit hard by the effects of the corona pandemic. To provide support, both in the short and long term, measures have been decided that are aimed at the municipality's traders in the hospitality industry, trade, hotel-restaurant industry, elite sports, cultural and creative industries, and the event industry. Here you will also find comprehensive information on how the municipality works together with restaurants and shops to reduce the transmission of infection.
In March, a first package of measures was launched for the municipality's traders. In April, the measures were expanded. But with the increased transmission of infection in society and new restrictions, more efforts are needed. In close dialogue with the local business community, Lund municipality has decided on a third package of measures aimed at the business community's most affected industries.
The three key directions of the measures package:
- Safe, secure, and attractive - increased accessibility to trade
- Support to operations that are severely required to limit their business to reduce the transmission of infection
- Development initiatives that strengthen industries in the event of a return to normalcy
The measures are decided in several different parts of the municipality's organization, some at officer level, others in committees, in the municipal board, and in the city council. The decision period is 23 November - 17 December.
The implementation schedule runs from 23 November 2020 - 31 August 2021.
- Weekly card for parking with access to several parking garages in the town center
- City hosts / center hosts 28 November - 23 December
- Extended winter program with decoration
- Lund Hotel Tour - Concert performance with the hotel stages
- Lund Tourism Accelerator starts with connection to Lundasupport, which has been extended
- Temporary express parking at 10 geographical locations in the town center
- Reductions in municipal fees for 2020 and 2021, valid for:
- Land lease
- Permits for serving
- Strengthening of operating grants to Citysamverkan to create additional development power in the town center
- The Event City of the Future - a business development project with the events industry
- Strengthening of qualities in parks and squares during spring and summer 2021
- Major investments in nature areas and outdoor areas connected to the eastern urban areas
- Investment in summer holiday entrepreneurs in collaboration with the cultural industry
- Access to the municipality's cultural infrastructure and technical equipment
- Strengthened LOK support for organizations and association
- Strengthened support for organizations that have lost large revenues due to canceled events
- Artist scholarships with a focus on the cultural and creative industries
- AiR / Open Call within #KulturströmLund is introduced to create experiences and design of public spaces
- Financial innovation support to stimulate development in the cultural sector
As part of the company package, all employees in Lund municipality also receive a staff bonus in the form of a digital gift card of SEK 1,000 that can be used in the local business community in Lund.
Previously decided measures
Shortened payment time on invoices to Lund municipality
Lund municipality shortens the payment period for its suppliers as far as possible, in order to further contribute to strengthening companies' liquidity. If you as an entrepreneur and supplier want a payment prior to the 30 days, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extended payment period on invoices, fees, and rents from Lund municipality
Lund municipality is extending the payment period for invoices and fees to 90 days for companies related to waste management, as well as within permits and supervision. The extended payment period also applies to organizations and companies (legal entities) that rent premises (not housing) from the municipality, directly or through a company in the directory.
If you rent premises through Lundafastigheter you automatically receive an extended payment period to 90 days. If you rent premises through LKF contact them to request an extended payment period.
The possibility of shortened and extended payment periods does not apply to foreign companies, the state, and state authorities, regions and other municipalities, as well as fully- and partly owned municipal companies.
Lunda support - free advice to companies with regard to covid-19
Lunda support offers free advice to businesses and organizations via Lund's major players for innovation and entrepreneurship.
You can reach Lunda support weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm by phone 046-359 90 20 or via e-mail:
Lund Municipality’s One-point entry
Lund Municipality’s One-point entry for business is here to help and navigate you correctly when doing and setting up a business as well as listening to what challenges your business may be facing during the current situation.
New law regarding temporary infection control measures at bars, restaurants, and similar venues
In order to prevent covid-19 from spreading, a new law regarding temporary infection control measures in bars, restaurants and similar venues will come into effect as of July 1st, 2020. The law means that those who run a bar, restaurant or similar venues are responsible for ensuring that the indoor spaces of the site as well as outdoor areas (including the entrances) are laid out in such a way that crowding can be avoided and visitors enabled to maintain safe and appropriate social distancing.
Ban on serving alcohol from 10 PM
On November 20, a ban was introduced on the serving of alcohol in restaurants from 10 PM daily. This ban is followed up with inspections to ensure that the transmission of Covid-19 can be minimized as much as possible.
In Lund, the interpretation of the restriction is that the restaurant guests do not have to leave the premises at 10 PM but can stay seated at their table when the serving switches to light beer / alcohol-free. This arrangement is put in place instead of having to leave the restaurant for half an hour and then be let back in at 11 PM. This interpretation has been made to reduce the risk of transmission, as the guests remain seated in an orderly form, rather than everyone leaving the restaurant to later come back in again. There is also no support in the law that indicates clearing the premises and closing during this half hour is necessary.
According to the inspections carried out so far by The Alcohol licensing authorityin collaboration with the police, the restaurants are considered to comply with the ban. The inspections also show that many restaurants choose to close completely from 10 PM onwards. The Permit Unit informs permit holders on an ongoing basis to make it easier for them in their operations.