All your COVID-19 essential updates in one place here – let’s get you back to business
Please Note: All information correct at time of writing on 18 March 2020. We do our very best to make sure our information is as up to date as possible, but we’d encourage you to check out our latest articles and to check the government website for updates as they happen.
This evening Prime Minister Boris Johnson held his third daily briefing, announcing further measures the government is taking as they tackle the spread of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Beginning with stressing how important it is for everyone to comply with the newly ramped-up self-isolation guidance revealed on Monday, the main focus of today’s (18 March) announcement was the issue of school closures.
Here’s our round-up of today’s COVID-19 talking points for all business owners and employers:
As is customary, the formal conference ended with a question and answer session for the journalists present. This raised a number of interesting points that will be of particular relevance to business owners:
The main questions that arise out of Wednesday’s briefing centre on the subjects of ‘key workers’ and financial compensation.
It still remains unclear exactly who qualifies as a ‘key worker’. Front line NHS staff are obvious, but it may be that this will also include employees working in the care sector.
We’re also still waiting to find out what the promised financial compensation for nurseries and independent schools will look like.
We’re tracking the government updates as they happen, to help translate how they will affect your business in this time of unprecedented change – and updating our advice regularly.
If you’ve got any questions about the impact of coronavirus on your business, you can visit our Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions, which is regularly refreshed. And if you’re considering a move to temporary homeworking, you can find our guide right here.
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