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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.


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

Guidance on 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

We have produced a booklet with helpful advice for shop owners and managers. This went out to shops in South Tyneside in early August. If you haven't received a copy and would like one, email

Businesses and premises that must close under new restrictions

See Businesses and premises that must close under COVID-19 regulations

Restaurants, pubs, bars, takeaways

Advice for businesses introducing takeaway and delivery options

Pavement licence (outdoor seating)

Care providers

Information and guidance to support care providers

Funding update to care home providers

Dog grooming businesses

Information for dog groomers

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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