Coronavirus Outbreak Information and Updates

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The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which began in December 2019, presents a significant challenge for the entire world. The UK government and the devolved administrations, including the health and social care systems, have planned extensively over the years for an event like this, and the UK is therefore well prepared to respond in a way that offers substantial protection to the public. The UK government is working to a phased response.

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The UK is currently in the Delay Phase (as of 13th March 2020)​

View the government's action plan


Daily Updates:

This page will be updated each day with new information, tips and best practice information for Businesses and Employers, so make sure you check in regularly. If you'd prefer to review the information on a less frequent basis, you can view our past updates here.

 

Information and Guidance For Businesses and Employers

There are a series of useful guidance notes, information and general advice available for businesses and employers across the UK. Make sure you're up to date with the latest information by following the links below. If you believe your business will be, or has already been, affected by the current outbreak of COVID-19 (whether it's a supply chain issue, problems exporting goods or staffing concerns) please get in touch by completing this short online form, emailing to support@cwgrowthhub.co.uk or call us on 0300 060 3747. Our team will be in touch to discuss with you and see how our services may be able to help your business throughout this period. Alternatively, join our mailing list to receive regular news and updates, including the latest Coronavirus guidance for businesses and employers.

 

A full list of businesses which are allowed to remain open can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance


Finance

If your business is affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus, there are financial schemes and measures being put in place to help you overcome this uniquely challenging situation. We have collated the information in one place for you to access and will update this regularly as and when new guidance and information becomes available. Find out more by clicking here: https://www.cwgrowthhub.co.uk/financial-advice-and-support-businesses-affected-covid-19


Travel

If you need to travel internationally for work or if you have large imports/exports that are dependant on being able to travel across countries, you may find this more difficult as the situation progresses. There is new advise from government that you will need to be aware of before organising any overseas travel. Find out more here: https://www.cwgrowthhub.co.uk/travel-advice-covid-19


Legal and Policy:

If you need legal guidance and advice on the latest policy news from Government, you can access this here: https://www.cwgrowthhub.co.uk/policy-and-legal-advice-businesses-affected-covid-19


Resources:

A number of resources have been made available for businesses to access, download and share. You can find out more and access these resources by clicking here: Download Coronavirus advice poster and resources for your business or workplace

Coventry City Council have relased a briefing note on 20/03/2020 which can be read here: https://www.cwgrowthhub.co.uk/ccc-briefing-note

Isolating Your Household Poster & Information

Business Support Schemes Grid

 


What Can I Do Now to Protect My Employees and My Business?

There are a number of steps that businesses and employers can take now to help protect their business and employees and prevent the spread of Coravirus. Take a look at our handy infographic below and be sure to familiarise yourself with the latest information. Keep up to date and recieve weekly bulletins from us by joining our mailing list.

 

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