Businesses in Moray have been encouraged to take part in a survey to help draw up plans to guide the economic recovery of the region.
The area is forecast to be one of the worst-hit parts of Scotland by the Covid-19 pandemic amid estimates of more than a fifth of all jobs potentially at risk.
Now Moray Economic Partnership has launched a survey in order to compare what is happening locally with the impact on the rest of the country
Firms are being asked how many employees they have and whether they have continuing to work during the lockdown, have been forced to shield, been furloughed or been made redundant.
The answers will be used by Moray Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to guide future support for companies.
Moray Chamber of Commerce has encouraged firms to complete the survey to ensure the voice of local businesses is heard.
A council spokesman said: “We are developing a plan for economic recovery for the region and are investigating what support the private sector needs and what the council and partners can provide.
“We are asking businesses to complete this survey to help inform both of these actions. By doing so the recovery strategy and any future support schemes will be better tailored to the needs of businesses.”
Survey responses can be completed on Moray Council’s website. The closing date is July 24.