Covid-19 Guidance for Businesses
10th August 2021
In light of the recent developments regarding the ongoing 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.
In line with the Government’s roadmap for lifting restrictions, England has now entered Step 4. You can read the full guidance here.
In line with the Scottish Government’s roadmap for lifting restrictions, Scotland has now moved out of the levels system. You can read the full guidance here.
In line with the Welsh Government’s roadmap for lifting restrictions, Wales has now moved to alert level zero. You can read the full guidance here.
WORKING SAFELY DURING CORONAVIRUS
Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Access it here.
The Health and Safety Executive has updated its guidance on first aid during the pandemic. Read the latest guidance here.
You can find all the latest guidance and updates from the Health and Safety Executive for working safely during coronavirus here.
ONGOING FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES DURING THE PANDEMIC
The Government has published a hub outlining the different forms of support available to businesses affected by the pandemic. Access the full guidance here. The Government has also published a business support finder for businesses to find out what support is available to them. Access the finder here.
FUTURE OF THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME
As the furlough scheme winds down on 30th September 2021, full guidance on how to apply for the scheme is available here.
GUIDANCE FOR COMPANIES HOUSE CUSTOMERS
Companies House has published a full guide for support for customers, employees and supplies throughout the pandemic available here.
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SECTOR
Government has published a code of practice to encourage commercial tenants and landlords to work together to protect viable businesses. Access it here.
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 to do if an employee or member of the public becomes unwell;
- What to do if a member of your team has to self isolate after testing positive for COVID-19;
- What to do if someone with confirmed COVID-19 has recently visited your business;
- Handling of packages, cleaning measures and garbage disposal.
PARENTAL LEAVE ENTITLEMENT FOR FURLOUGH WORKERS
Information about furlough and pay entitlements for workers planning to take paid parental or adoption leave is available here.
ADVICE ON REPAYING GOVERNMENT COVID LOANS
Earlier this year the Government announced that businesses that took out Bounce Back Loans will now have greater flexibility in their repayment. Full information is available here.
ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
Other areas of support available from the government that can help businesses, employees, and the self-employed. Access the guidance here.
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 series of regular 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 access previous webinars and register for the series here.
KPMG have also created the Enterprise Resilience Framework which is designed to help organisations to manage COVID-19 is centres around three pillars:
- Financial Resilience
- Operational Resilience
- Commercial Resilience
Organisations can run through it, free of charge:
2) Practical advice on what organisations should be thinking about in the short, medium and longer term across those three pillars.
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.
You can also access their latest weekly Covid-19 business update here.
Inflexion shared some tips on staying secure whilst working from home.
Burges Salmon have created a guidance Hub where businesses can find legal guidance, accessible here.
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We will be updating this page regularly as new guidance is published.