Covid-19 Guidance for Businesses
31st March 2020
In light of the recent developments regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are working to ensure you can access the latest information and guidance to help you and your family business during these challenging times.
NEW UK GOVERNMENT Coronavirus business support page
For guidance on the closure of all retailers that sell non-essential goods and other non-essential premises, as well a guidance has also been added on work carried out in people’s homes, visit this page.
To let customers know you are open for online business, you can join this family business listing developed along with FBU and The Family Business Network Ltd.
uk government guidance for employers, employees and businesses
This guidance provides you with information on:
- How to prevent the spread and tackle cases should they arise;
- What do do if an employee or member of the public becomes unwell;
- What do do if someone with confirmed COVID-19 has recently visited your business;
- Handling of packages, cleaning measures and garbage disposal;
Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme. Available here.
The Government has announced a series of interventions to support businesses through the disruption being caused by the coronavirus pandemic.ACCESS THE FULL SUMMARY HERE.
We have also recorded a podcast with The Family Business Podcast where we talk about where you can find support for your family business. You can access it here.
FULL GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE
You can find the full Government guidance here.
As of 25 March, businesses can apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts with Companies House. Find out more.
HOW BUSINESSES CAN SUPPORT DURING THE CRISIS
- Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators: find out more here.
- If businesses have other ideas about how they may be able to help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
where else to find support
Lansberg Gersick has created a crisis management toolkit for enterprising families.
Western Pension Solutions guidance on for family businesses which have a final salary pension scheme. Free Helpline:020 7726 2718.
The FSB has put together advice and guidance for small businesses.
The CBI has collected all relevant guidance for business on tackling Coronavirus on their website.
The CBI has instituted a new series of daily webinars to help businesses understand the latest updates and keep prepared. Access the upcoming webinars here.
KPMG has produced guidance and tools on their website, as well as a weekly webinar series to provide updates and discuss immediate, medium and long-term actions that can help you manage the challenges ahead. Weekly on a Wednesday at 12.30 for an hour, you can register for the series here.
Deloitte's weekly webinars on Responding to COVID-19: Updates and practical steps.
Farrer & Co have put together a Hub with practical information and updates. You can access the Hub here.
Inflexion shared some tips on staying secure whilst working from home.
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We will be updating this page regularly as new guidance is published.