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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for businesses

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Support for businesses

GOV.UK: Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

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)

Downloadable action cards for what you should do to manage a possible covid-19 outbreak

Information for employers, employees and the self-employed on working safely during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance on keeping workers and customers safe in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services

The Council has produced a booklet with helpful advice for shop owners and managers that is going out to shops in South Tyneside. If you don't receive a copy by Friday 7 August and would like one, please email

Business support

Invest South Tyneside: Business Support During Coronavirus

Business Support Hub

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

Takeaway and delivery advice

Coronavirus advice for businesses introducing takeaway and delivery options

Care providers

For information and guidance to support care providers in South Tyneside, see COVID-19 information for care providers.

Funding and grants for businesses

South Tyneside Small Business Recovery Fund - The South Tyneside Small Business Recovery Fund has been launched for certain businesses which have fallen outside the scope of previous financial aid. Find out more about the South Tyneside Small Business Recovery Fund

Emergency business grants are available to a significant number of small and medium-sized businesses

Business rates - Business rates for the coming financial year will be waived for all businesses within the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. Qualifying businesses will be advised shortly

Funding update to care home providers

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