Nissan will resume vehicle production at its factory in Wearside next month.
This was halted in March due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
A spokesperson for the Japanese manufacturer said that work had been carried out at the plant in Sunderland to allow staff to work safely. The phased return will start on Monday, June 8.
The Sunderland plant opened in 1986 and employs about 7,000 people.