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 remaining closed businesses and venues can reopen
  • Hospitality venues such as pubs, restaurants and bars are no longer required to provide table service or follow other social distancing rules
  • The Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport
  • 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 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.