COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Toolkit

Guidance for businesses and employers on COVID-19

North East local COVID-19 restrictions

The North East region is currently in lockdown and government’s advice is to ‘Stay at Home’.

  • Hospitality settings must close, except for takeaway, delivery and click and collect services.
  • All non-essential retail, indoor leisure, personal care, and accommodation must also close (some exceptions apply).
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self Employment Income Support Scheme extended until 31 April 2021.

This toolkit provides more information about the restrictions and details of business support and finance available to support all North East businesses.

Covid-19 toolkit


COVID-19 local business support

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

COVID-19 response

Government support for businesses

COVID-19 local access to finance

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

Kickstart Scheme

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