Covid-19 Support

Coronavirus business update

We understand that these are difficult and concerning times for everyone and the BID team are here to help. Our team may be working remotely but we want to assure you that we're committed to supporting your business and the wider community within our city.

New information and guidance is being released daily and we're working hard to keep our levy payers up to date with the latest information and support that's available. 

We are also working to help ensure a coordinated local response to the coronavirus crisis, ensuring businesses, from all different sectors, are able to  receive exactly what they need.

If you have any queries or need any support, please get in touch with any of our team - we are here to help. 

Keep us up to date on any concerns by contacting us on or 0191 562 3130.

Working safely during coronavirus

We have pulled together guidance to help employers, employees and the self employed understand how to work safely, and get back to business in Sunderland during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Business Support

There are a number of initiatives being established to help support business and employers who may be affected by Coronavirus.

We're working hard to make sure all information is regularly updated in line with latest Government  guidance and advice. 

Sunderland City Centre Recovery Plan

Sunderland BID has been working with Sunderland City Council and other partners to develop a plan that helps businesses, employees and the public come back to the 'new normal'.

Please see the attached document on how to access guidance from the Government, SCC and other professional bodies, as well as a phased reopening plan and business support package to help businesses welcome back their staff and customers. As the situation changes so too will the official guidance. 

Open for Business

Some elements of the city centre are still open for business. We are actively working each day to make sure the list is up to date. 

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