COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Toolkit

Guidance for businesses and employers on COVID-19

North East COVID-19 Toolkit

The North East region has moved to Step 4 in government’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’.

  • All businesses and venues are able to open
  • Hospitality venues such as pubs, restaurants and bars are no longer required to provide table service or follow other social distancing rules
  • Government recommends face coverings should be worn in crowded and enclosed areas. Note: some businesses have introduced their own guidance on face mask use
  • Organisations in certain settings are encouraged to use the NHS COVID Pass as a condition of entry.

This toolkit provides more information about the business support and finance and funding available for businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.


COVID-19 local business support/funding

Find out what support is available for businesses affected by COVID-19

COVID-19 response

Government support for businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Recovery Loan Scheme

Financial support to help businesses recover and grow following the coronavirus pandemic. 

Kickstart Scheme

A new programme designed to help employers create job placements for young people.