COVID-19 Tourism Industry Update - Monday 30 March 2020

Tourism Industry Update - Monday 30 March 2020

Please find the latest advice and guidance from Ards and North Down Borough Council and key tourism industry partners below.


Tourism NI Business Support Helpline

Tourism NI has set up a dedicated telephone line service and online enquiry facility to support the Northern Ireland tourism industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tourism NI strongly encourages people to get in touch with any queries call 028 9592 5313 for help and advice.

Lines are open Monday to Sunday 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours please submit an online query via the Tourism NI website contact us form.

Read more and find further useful tourism related links here


Coronavirus: Food business guidance

The Food Standards Agency

To respond to the COVID-19 outbreak The Food Standards Agency has published guidance to assist food businesses.

Find out more


Ards and North Down Borough Council  

If you are a local company and have arrangements in place to help people access food or medicines please e-mail and someone will contact you to get the details so we can share your information.

View the current directory of services

There is also advice available for temporary food delivery or collection services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Find out more


Coronavirus: General business information 

Support for your business in Northern Ireland
NI Business Info regarding the support available to businesses through the scheme, find out more.

Small Business Grant Scheme Helpline
Contact Land and Property Services helpline to check eligibility on 0300 200 809 or email Find out more.

Financial support for self-employed
The UK Government announced a package of support to protect the jobs of self-employed workers. The KPMG in Northern Ireland team has prepared a quick guide to the key elements. Find out more.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme to claim for wage costs which is open to all UK employers for at least three months starting from 1 March 2020, expected to begin at end of April. Find out more.

Funding for Innovators
Funding is being offered to UK technology companies for new digital solutions to support elderly and vulnerable while self-isolating. Find out more about the TechForce19 Challenge.


Sign up to join the Business mailing list and visit the AND Business website for general business and COVID-19 information. Find useful business related links here.