PPE Suppliers List
A list of PPE suppliers is available for local businesses who require PPE to re-open.
As restrictions ease, more businesses will be permitted to re-open, provided they follow relevant safety advice. This page will be kept up to date with information for all sectors.
Until 1 April 2021, the following businesses must close:
Essential retail can continue to operate. Essential retail businesses include, but are not limited to:
Childcare can continue to operate, sports at an elite level can take place, work carried out in private homes can continue and estate agents can continue to operate.
These restrictions were reviewed on 21 January 2021 and the NI Executive agreed that restrictions would be extended for another 6 weeks until 5 March 2021. On 18 February, the restrictions were extended until 1 April 2021.
It is important that your risk assessment is kept up to date and reflects the risks COVID-19 poses in your workplace. The Health and Safety Executive has produced an example risk assessment which shows the kind of approach HSENI expects a small business or workplace to take when carrying out a risk assessment for COVID-19 in the workplace.
The Consumer council has produced an energy price comparison tool to help businesses find a tariff that suits their business needs. The tool will allow you to compare electricity and gas tariffs, available from NI suppliers.
Posters are available for shops within the five town centres of Ards and North Down reminding customers of social distancing measures. The posters are branded with each town logo.
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.