Sector Specific Guidance
Sector Specific guidance is available for businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has specific guidance for businesses in the Agriculture, Farming and Fishing Industries.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic.
With thanks to Players of People’s Postcode Lottery, groups can apply for grant funding of up to £2,500 if they:
- are providing emergency relief to vulnerable or isolated individuals or;
- are providing support to farmers and farm businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic or;
- are helping rural or farming communities to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic
The Construction Employers Federation is constantly updating with information relevant to the construction industry.
The Construction Industry Training Board NI has a role to encourage the adequate training of those employed or intending to be employed in the construction industry and to improve the skills and productivity of the industry in Northern Ireland. The CITB have announced health and wellbeing support for the NI Construction Industry.
028 9082 5466
CITB NI, the Industry Training Board for the construction industry, has announced a partnership with mental health and wellbeing charity Inspire. The partnership will provide a range of support services for registered employers and staff throughout the Covid-19 crisis. These include a confidential telephone support helpline and a range of mental health and support webinars.
A free, confidential telephone service staffed by the Inspire specially trained support team is fully independent and available 24/7. The team can provide, if required, access to a network of accredited and highly experienced counsellors. The contact number is 0808 189 5052 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the UK's construction sector.
Digital and Creative
Arts and Business NI advocate the power and creativity of the arts and engage in business development and advocacy in order to grow the corporate marketplace for partnerships with the cultural sector.
Ards and North Down Borough Council Environmental Health Team has put together information for catering businesses who may have started a delivery service during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.
Sport NI released a sports hardship fund to help organisations and clubs. Sport NI recognise the huge contribution that your club, and so many other sport clubs and organisations, are making on a daily basis to provide community resilience through the current emergency and the unique challenges that the current essential public health restrictions present to you in maintaining your club and facilities.
NOTE: Sport Northern Ireland has suspended new applications to the Sports Hardship Fund pending confirmation of additional funding
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking for businesses who can support the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of their response to COVID-19.
The letter thanks all those who are working in manufacturing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The NI Retail Consortium is the trade association for retail in Northern Ireland providing information and advice for retail businesses
The team at SaveTheHighStreet.org has been working around the clock to develop the first end-to-end COVID-19 support programme for independent high street businesses. You will develop and implement a personalised plan to weather the Coronavirus storm while setting you up for success on the high street, now and for the future.
Tourism NI has set up a COVID 19 Business Support Helpline. A dedicated telephone line service and online enquiry facility for the tourism industry. Please get in touch with any queries that you have, and Tourism NI will work to get you the answers you need.
Please call 028 9592 5313, lines open Monday to Sunday 9-5. Outside of these hours please submit an online query via the Tourism NI website contact us form.
Tourism NI are providing regular updates and the latest advice for tourism businesses.
The Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance are updating regularly with information relevant to the Tourism industry in Northern Ireland.
Transport and Storage
The Freight Transport Association supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics.
Science and Technology
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.