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.
Helpful advice from Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
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
Cooperatives UK – Coronavirus: HR advice for our members
Westfield Health – Employer Guide: Preparing for Covid 19
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.
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.
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.
Santander has outlined the support it is offering to customers impacted by coronavirus. Support includes a helpline and advice on managing finances.
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