Official Guidance from UK Government for Business
The latest information and advice from government for UK employers and businesses
On 11 May, the UK government published Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.
This document describes the progress the UK has made to date in tackling the Coronavirus outbreak and sets out the government’s plans for the next phases of its response.
Working Safely During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The government has updated its guidance for businesses on working safely during Coronavirus. In consultation with industry, this guidance has been produced to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. There are 8 guides which cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.
- Construction and other outdoor work
- Factories, plants and warehouses
- Labs and research facilities
- Offices and contact centres
- Other people's homes
- Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
- Shops and branches
- Good practice for employers
- Social distancing in the workplace - principles
- Shift-working and staggering processes
On 24 May, a new £50 million fund for councils across England was announced to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces. Find more information here.
Official Government Guidance for Employees, Employers and Businesses
This guidance will assist employees, employers, and businesses in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19). Click Here for more information.
Business Support Measures
A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. Click here to find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.
The UK government’s online service for booking a Coronavirus test is now live, and you can apply for testing here.
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do
The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS. Click Here for more information.