Find out more The Latest: Coronavirus

To keep our members and industry partners up-to-date on the developing situation regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the UK, this page will be updated regularly with the latest resources and advice provided by the government and industry bodies.

Latest News

The UK Government has shared guidance for the grant funding scheme that has been launched to support small businesses, and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. 

The UK Government has published a COVID-19 page which details the support available for businesses. Key information on the page includes: paying sick pay to employees,  business rates, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, larger firms through the COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility,  Time to Pay service, Insurance.

The UK Government has published a summary of impacts relating to the Coronavirus Bill.

The Bank of England and the Treasury are working to launch the COVID Corporate Financing Facility. An outline of the scheme can be found on the websiteThe Bank of England has cut Bank Rate to 0.1%.

Following the UK Government’s announcement of increased measures to delay transmission, further guidance on social distancing has been published.

The Caterer has launched an advice hub to help hospitality operators and employees during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

Latest Government advice and links

Latest information and advice
Public Health England
www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Specified countries and areas impacted
Public Health England
www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas

Travel advice
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Common questions about the virus
NHS
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/