Coronavirus advice for UK business owners

The steady spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the world, and into the UK, presents one of the biggest obstacles business owners and employers have ever had to face. We understand that, during this time of fast-moving, daily change, you will naturally have many questions on how best to protect your business and your people.

Our HR and Health & Safety experts have been following the government updates in the fight against COVID-19, and they’ve been creating a variety of content to keep you updated with the latest information as soon as we have it and are working to translate this into meaningful action for your business.

Click on the following links below to find out more about the content we have available for you. Please note: we’re experiencing a high level of calls at the moment. We’re doing our best to answer all your queries, and in the meantime, we’d suggest browsing our content.

What are the Health & Safety implications of COVID-19?

Our team of Health & Safety experts have put together their latest advice and guidance on what you need to consider in your business. Read more in our Coronavirus Health & Safety FAQs

How with the COVID-19 outbreak affect my HR responsibilities?

The spread of coronavirus has impacted many areas of HR and Employment Law - from statutory sick pay to managing homeworking on a large scale. Our HR and Employment Law team are closely tracking all government measures and translating them into simple action for your business. Start by taking a look at our Coronavirus HR FAQs which answers some of the most common questions we've been getting.

How do I know if working from home is right for my business?

Many businesses are now choosing the adopt homeworking while they try to keep their service levels as uninterrupted as possible. We've put together a free to download guide to temporary homeworking. Just follow the link to download your copy today.

Who is considered a key worker?

The government published guidance on who is considered a key worker, as their role is necessary for the continuation of essential public services. We've summarised their guidance in our article, here.

What financial measures has the government put in place to help businesses?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces an unprecedented financial stimulus package to help businesses access loans and grants to keep their businesses running and their people in jobs. Check out our guide summarising the financial support on offer for small and medium-sized businesses.

How does the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme work?

As part of their plans to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on UK business, on Friday 20 March the government published their initial guidance on their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Under this scheme, the government will pay up to 80% of wages for those employees who would otherwise be made redundant.

We've summarised the very early guidance on this scheme in a FREE to download guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Just click the link to get your copy today.

What is the proper hand hygiene technique?

Our Health & Safety experts have created an exclusive new hand hygiene video, which takes you through all the reasons proper hand-washing technique is so important and gives you a step-by-step technique for best-practice hand hygiene.

Click here to check it out.

COVID-19: a guide to temporary homeworking for businesses

Advice for businesses owners who are encouraging their employees to work from home amid the spread of coronavirus

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COVID-19: a guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furloughed workers

A summary of the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and how to designate furloughed workers in your business

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COVID-19: financial support for small and medium-sized businesses

A summary of the financial support available from the government to small and medium-sized business.

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