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COVID-19 - Impact on your business 

The Council is endeavouring to contact as many businesses as possible to understand how COVID-19 may be impacting on local firms and to make sure they are aware of the support available to them.

You may receive a call from us directly, but in the meantime, you could help us do this by completing this short survey - it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.

The information you provide will be used to inform the Council's response to COVID-19. Aggregated data will be shared with the North east Growth Hub and HM Government for the purposes of informing their ongoing measures against COVID-19.

Please ensure you select one response and complete additional text if required.

1. Do you consent to the information provided being shared (as described above)?

Please select one option only.
 
Yes 
No 

Please enter a valid post code.

2. Please provide your business postcode

Please respond to the question.

3. What is your main business sector or activity?


(Maximum 500 characters )

Please ensure you select one response and complete additional text if required.

4. How many people do you currently employ?

Please select one option only.
 
0 - 4 
5 - 9 
10 - 19 
20 - 49 
50 - 99 
100 - 249 
250+ 

Please ensure you select one response and complete additional text if required.

5. Has COVID-19 affected your business to date?

Please select one option only.
 
Yes 
No 

Please ensure you select at least one response and complete additional text if required.

If yes, in what ways has your business been affected?

Please tick all that apply.
 
Supply chain problems 
Access to overseas customers 
Access to domestic customers 
Availability of staff 
Other 

Please ensure you select at least one response and complete additional text if required.

6. What concerns you currently?

Please tick all that apply.
 
Lost income 
Reduced productivity 
Site premises closure 
Redundancies 
Possible cessation of trading 
Other 

Please ensure you select one response and complete additional text if required.

7. Do you envisage COVID-19 impacting your business in the future?

Please select one option only.
 
Yes 
No 

Please ensure you select at least one response and complete additional text if required.

If yes, which of the following could be a concern for you?

Please tick all that apply.
 
Lost income 
Reduced productivity 
Site premises closure 
Redundancies 
Possible cessation of trading 
Other 

Please ensure you select at least one response and complete additional text if required.

8. What measures are you taking to overcome or mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the performance and prospects of your business?

Please tick all that apply.
 
Stockpiling 
New flexible working methods and patterns 
Offering sick pay to all staff as they self-isolate 
Looking for alternative/new supply chain solutions 
Providing additional hygiene advice and suppliers 
Other 

Please respond to the question.

9. What steps is your business taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 spreading?


(Maximum 500 characters )

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10. Under current circumstances how long do you envisage the business being able to keep operating? (In years and months)


(Maximum 100 characters )

Please ensure you select one response and complete additional text if required.

11. How useful have you found the Governement's overall advice?

Please select one option only.
  Not useful at all  Not so useful  Neither not useful nor useful  Quite useful  Very useful 
1

Please respond to the question.

Please tell us why?


(Maximum 500 characters )

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12. Do you think the support measures being offered by Government meet your needs and will make a difference to your future trading prospects?

Please select one option only.
 
Yes 
No 

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Please explain ....


(Maximum 500 characters )

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13. Is there additional information or support you require, from the Council or from Government, to help you manage your response to COVID-19?


(Maximum 500 characters )

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14. We are interested in the support businesses are providing to their local communities and want to help those who'd like to do more. Please let us know what you are currently doing and what more you could help with?


(Maximum 500 characters )

Please ensure you select one response and complete additional text if required.

15. Would you like someone from the Business Gateshead team to contact you to discuss your circumstances and support available and any offer of help to your local community?

Please select one option only.
 
Yes 
No 

Please respond to the question.

If yes, please provide your business name, contact and email address


(Maximum 500 characters )