Covid -19 -Further Resources

We wanted to bring together a place with a range of links to cover the varied topics and places for support during this difficult period.
For the lastest in Government business support, see our main Coronavirus page.

Further resources

Helpful advice from Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. 

From Enterprise Nation: Guidance for small businesses and shared advice on tech tools to host events and meetings online.

Public Health England – Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for health professionals and other organisations

Public Health England – COVID-19: residential care, supported living and home care guidance

Department of Education / Public Health England – COVID-19: guidance for educational settings

NHS – Advice on Covid 19

NCVO – Your Organisation and Coronavirus

Cooperatives UK – Coronavirus: HR advice for our members

Westfield Health – Employer Guide: Preparing for Covid 19

Zurich – Organisational Resilience – Guidance on Pandemic Planning

Coronavirus Boilerplate Client Message – Now’s a good time to add a message to your website to reassure your clients you’re still around and in business.

Banks and finance

Barclays, Santander, Virgin Money, and TSB have announced they will be offering payment holidays for loans and mortgages to help businesses and individuals affected by coronavirus.


Barclays has launched a free telephone helpline offering support and information to its business banking customers. It is also providing repayment holidays.

Read: Coronavirus: frequently asked questions  


Lloyds has launched a £2 billion package to help minimise disruption to business operations. Support includes repayment holidays, and no arrangement fees for new or increased overdrafts, invoice discounting and finance facilities. 

Read: Lloyds Banking Group ready to support UK small businesses impacted by COVID-19 


NatWest has announced a £5 billion fund to support small and medium-sized firms to deal with the impact of coronavirus. Support includes the provision of working capital, loan repayment holidays and temporary emergency loans with no fees. 

Read: NatWest pledges £5bn Working Capital Support for SMEs during Coronavirus outbreak  


Santander has outlined the support it is offering to customers impacted by coronavirus. Support includes a helpline and advice on managing finances.

Read: Santander business 

British Business Bank

The Government increasing the amount businesses can borrow through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme from £1.2 million to £5 million, and ensuring businesses can access the first 6 months of that finance interest free, as Government will cover the first 6 months of interest payments

Read: Coronavirus business interruption loan scheme  

Business support organisations

Department of International Trade  

Federation of Small Businesses 

Engineering Manufacturing Network 

Make UK (manufacturing)

Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

Workplace Health and Wellbeing

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