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Coronavirus- Business Overview

Updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, measures that are being put in place and how they will affect you and your business.

The government has now published the document COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19, detailing an ongoing plan.

Published February 2022

COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19

(PDF)

Face Coverings

Face masks are no longer mandatory. However, the government is advising that face coverings should be worn in crowded or enclosed spaces.


Read government advice on how to make you own face covering

Guidance for Better Mental Health

The coronavirus might affect not only your physical wellbeing but also your mental health. Take a look at a discussion about guarding your mental health during the coronavius pandemic from rehab4addiction. 


Find out more 

Latest

The government has now removed the remaining domestic restrictions in England.

You are not legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.
You do not have to take daily tests nor are you legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme has now closed. If you were told to self-isolate before 24 February you can still make a claim up to 6 April.


The government is still recommending the following steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated

  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and stay at home if positive

Find out more about reducing risk

Businesses are advised to follow government guidelines on working safely during coronavirus.

Working safely during coronavirus

Financial support for businesses

Government Schemes

The Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) have now finished. However, there may be some government support available to you from continuing governement schemes.

Support finder

Use the government's 'support finder' tool, designed to help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Plan for jobs

Whether you're a business or a job seeker, find out what support, if any, is available to you. This may include funding, finding new work or learning new skills.

Help to grow

Focused at small to medium sized businesses, this scheme covers two areas: 

  1. Help to Grow: Management which provides management training for business growth.
  2. Help to Grow: Digital which provides grant tokens for software packages aimed at business growth.

Universal credit

If you are employed but are still feeling the effects of the pandemic, it may be worth finding out if you are eligible to claim universal credit.

Business Support

Take a look at the latest government updates and guidance for the UK.

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Business Support (Scotland)

Take a look at the latest coronavirus updates for Scotland.

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Business Support (Wales)

Take a look at the latest coronavirus updates for Wales.

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Business Support (Northern Ireland)

Take a look at the latest coronavirus updates for Northern Ireland.

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Other Useful Links

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