During such an uncertain period, we want you to be assured that the Derry City and Strabane District Council is committed to helping you and your business deal with the challenges ahead.

As far as we possibly can, our services will remain fully functioning, albeit with some unavoidable changes to how we operate.

Contacting the Investment Team 
Our business continuity plan is in operation and all staff have access to IT systems and infrastructure. Many will work remotely but they will continue to provide the fullest service possible.

Should you need to contact us, the email addresses and direct dial phone numbers for the Investment team can be found

Alternatively, you can call the main office on 028 7125 3253. As ever, we are here to support in whatever way we can, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Immediate support 

A summary of COVID-19 business support available from Government can be found at

GOV.UK has published the following summary page for Businesses & Employers: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-guidance-information-for-ni-businesses-employers

Specific to Northern Ireland

nibusinessinfo.co.uk has collated all those support schemes that are relevant to NI on the page below.

See under Coronavirus: News – www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/coronavirus

Our partners at NI Chamber, along with CBI NI, Centre for Competitiveness and IOD NI have formed a COBRA style committee aimed at supporting businesses through the crisis, whilst acting as a direct conduit to government. We encourage you to please complete this very short survey so we can relate back the issues you are facing directly to government:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZYVGRMX

Derry Strabane Council Covid 19 Toolkit

In summary
These steps have been taken as a precautionary measure, to protect the welfare of our staff, their families and our communities. We appreciate your understanding and hope to return to full service as soon as is appropriate.

In the meantime, please be assured that we remain committed to helping businesses to the best of our ability and all
updates and announcements from Derry City and Strabane District Council can be
found at https://www.derrystrabane.com/coronavirus