Prolific North is committed to keeping our readers updated on the myriad ways COVID-19 is affecting the creative, marketing, media and tech sectors in the region and beyond. We'll be providing the most up-to-date information on our liveblog as well as expert insights into how companies are weathering this situation, which is affecting everyone's lives.

Read on to get the latest coronavirus news, as well as exploring the development opportunities and events available remotely for professionals across the region.

Soccer Aid for Unicef has confirmed that this year’s match will go ahead at Old Trafford in September.

FA Cup

BBC Sport used a new ‘remote gallery’ solution for Saturday’s FA Cup final, which saved on travel, crew and kit.

New research shows that Covid-19 has caused increased numbers of the UK population to actively avoid the news.

A Manchester-based cyber technology firm has submitted plans to get fans back into stadiums through using Covid-19 rapid testing kits.

The Government has announced a dedicated £500m fund to help domestic film and TV productions struggling to get coronavirus related insurance.


Leeds’ The Home Agency has launched a new ‘Summer’s Saved!’ ad campaign for Jet2holidays - a day before the government banned all non-essential travel to Spain.

The BBC has said it will mirror the government’s furlough scheme, which pays 80% of an employee’s wage up to a maximum of £2,500 a month, for freelancers who had been booked for shifts in March, April and May.

Millions of children have accessed BBC content during the lockdown.

To help get businesses back up to speed, we’re extending our discounted offers on getting either a company profile or a job ad listed on the Prolific North site.

Manchester-based global delivery platform Sorted saw a 1715.65% increase in shipment volume during the covid crisis compared to the same quarter last year.


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