Coronavirus: Impact

The Council is monitoring the economic impact of the Coronavirus outbreak in the local area through various methods, including surveys to local businesses and working with strategic partners. 

Economic Dashboard

The Economic dashboard provides a snapshot of the current economic climate in the Ards and North Down area. The dashboard contains data from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and from the Council's own surveys. 

View Dashboard

Coronavirus: Business Impact Survey Results

In May, the Council asked local businesses to complete a survey about the impact of Coronavirus on their business. This survey has been analysed and the results are available to view.

Key Findings

  • Over 70% of businesses have now closed, with 3% unlikely to re-open
  • 1/10 of businesses reported permanent or likely job losses
  • 81% of businesses reported a loss of revenue
  • 47% of businesses have furloughed staff

Coronavirus Business Advice and Support

The AND business team is here to support you.

For further information or if you need help and advice, please get in touch via email or telephone 028 9147 3788.