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Coronavirus: Government Guidance for employees, employers and businesses

From guidance to support, the Government is providing regular updates that provide vital information for our businesses, whether an employee, employer or lone-worker.



This guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff on:


  • the novel coronavirus, COVID-19

  • how to help prevent spread of COVID-19

  • what to do if someone has symptoms of COVID-19 has been in business settings

  • eligibility for sick pay


This guidance also provides details of support available to businesses including:


  • statutory sick pay relief package for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

  • a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England

  • small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief

  • grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000

  • the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance

  • the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme to help with tax


Here's a list of the links to access various elements available and what you need to know, or visit their webpage here


Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)


COVID-19: support for businesses


COVID-19: guidance for employees




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