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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Businesses


  1. Overview
  2. Restrictions
  3. Testing
  4. News and messages from the Council
  5. Council services
  6. Support for people
  7. Businesses
  8. Schools
  9. Outbreak Management Plan
  10. Volunteering - how you can help
  11. Public transport updates from Nexus


For Government advice, visit GOV.UK: Business support.

For advice on the national lockdown restrictions, visit GOV.UK: National lockdown.


We have established a dedicated Business Support Hub, which can be contacted on 0191 481 3456 or by email at  

For information about support, visit Invest South Tyneside: Business Support During Coronavirus.

Funding and grants for businesses

Working safely

Government guidance to help business owners plan out what to do if someone in your business is confirmed to have coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you should do to manage a possible COVID-19 outbreak (downloadable action cards)

Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak: Information for employers, employees and the self-employed

Restaurants, pubs, bars, takeaways

Advice for businesses introducing takeaway and delivery options

Pavement licence (outdoor seating)

Advice and guidance

Care provider information

Dog groomer information

Taxi licensing information

How to report inflated pricing

Business centres

Business centres and meeting room facilities are open (caf├ęs are closed)

Directions (individual premises)

The Council has powers to impose restrictions under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No.3) Regulations 2020.

See information about Directions (individual premises).


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