COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Toolkit

Guidance for businesses and employers on COVID-19

North East local COVID-19 restrictions

The North East region is currently at Stage 3 of government’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’.

  • Hospitality venues can serve people indoors
  • Indoor entertainment venues – including museums, galleries, theatres – can reopen
  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen as overnight stays are permitted.
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self Employment Income Support Scheme remains in place until September 2021.

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

Covid-19 toolkit


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.