Economy & Business:

Response and Recovery

Suffolk Growth is leading on coordinating our response and recovery for our economy and businesses due to the impact of COVID-19. We will update this page continuously as the work develops. 

This page pulls together latest business guidance to employers, surveys, funding, support to our employees and economic impact analysis of COVID-19 at a local, regional and national level to support our businesses, local authorities and all of our partners. 

Suffolk Growth Partnership communicates our latest news and updates via the fortnightly headlines newsletter. If you would like sign-up to receive future versions visit here: News & Subscriptions | Suffolk Growth |

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Suffolk businesses are being encouraged to protect themselves by getting their staff tested for COVID-19 twice a week, as part of a new campaign launched.


The Yes 2 Test campaign complements the Government’s roll-out of regular rapid testing for everyone. Businesses across Suffolk are being asked to commit to whole-staff lateral flow testing, either through testing at their workplaces or encouraging staff to sign-up for home testing kits. 

Suffolk Growth Partnership is working with Park City Consulting and Suffolk local authority environmental health officers to deliver four FREE webinars to support local businesses within the retail, hospitality & leisure sector prepare for safe reopening. 

Find out what local and national funding support is available for all sectors here. 

Suffolk Growth have also provided a summary paper of Government ​support available to businesses, employees, self-employed & the vulnerable.

On-site coronavirus testing at workplaces with employees who cannot work from home is being taken forward at a national level through the Department of Health and Social Care. Register by 12 April 2021.

Suffolk Growth developed a number of personal stories in June 2020 to demonstrate the economic and financial impact of Covid 19 on residents in Suffolk. Please note these are fictional case studies only to demonstrate the direct and indirect economic and financial impacts – while based on real data they are not a statistically valid representation of the total impact.

To reduce the spread of coronavirus, Suffolk County Council is introducing rapid testing for people who cannot work from home but may be carrying the virus and not have any symptoms.

Find out more here.

To learn more and find out how you can get involved as an employer, please follow the link below.

Help out with Suffolk's response to the coronavirus pandemic by sharing information on new rules from 12 April 2021, community testing, self-isolation, financial support for those self-isolating, vaccinations, vaccination FAQ's, and face coverings with family, friends, colleagues and community groups.

The Suffolk economy & business recovery work cell produce a regular round-up of the latest updates, data, research and news / publications.

To view current and previous publications or sing-up to our mailing list please follow the link.

Suffolk Councils, working with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, are helping to deliver a brand-new national programme to boost opportunities for young people in the workplace.

The Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund is a £1.65m fund allocated by Suffolk Public Sector Leaders and New Anglia LEP to support local, place-based economic recovery from Covid 19 across Suffolk.

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