Coronavirus (COVID-19)

View updates on coronavirus and council services. If you are affected and need assistance, please visit Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub.

Issues with our phones

We are having intermittent issues with our phone lines. We are working with our suppliers to resolve them. If you can't get through please hang up and re-dial. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Support for business community - Coronavirus

With the escalation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to reassure the businesses and communities of Aberdeenshire that we are working on your behalf to minimise the negative impact on the economy. We are liaising closely with both the UK and Scottish governments and will continue to do so as the situation develops. From this, we aim to develop a transferable action plan that will help us to assist our businesses and residents.

Together with our partner organisations, we will work, as far as is practically possible, to lessen the negative impact that is being felt from the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for your business and we are here to support you.

We also share updates as they become available on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you have a specific request and wish to contact a member of the Aberdeenshire Economic Development team, please email

A new mailbox and web page with advice on reopening a business is now live. The information is supported by officers from a number of services in the council, such as Trading Standards, Area Teams and Economic Development. The 'one stop' mailbox where all enquiries can be sent is

Essential services and key workers

View guidance on essential services and key workers.

Returning to workplace guidance

View advice on reopening a business and guidance for employers and employees on how to work safely.

Sector specific support

View support available for specific sectors such as food businesses, tourism, oil and gas sector, seafood, third sector, creative community and small bed and breakfasts.

Property grants and rates relief

Find out about coronavirus business support grantsview information about eviction and protection for renters.


View information on job retention scheme and statutory sick pay.


View support available for self-employed.

Loan schemes

View information on loan schemes available for businesses.


View information on VAT deferral, time-to-pay and IR35 off payroll deferral.


View information on business recovery support such as Future Fund, Town Centres Pheonix FundsBusiness Resilience and Sustainability Scheme (BRASS).

Other sources of support

View alternative sources of support available.