Find out more The Latest: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 UKHospitality has hosted a webinar sharing the latest National Lockdown restrictions for England. The recording and slides can be found here.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was due to end on 31‌ October, will now be extended until 31 March 2021, with the UK government paying 80% of wages for the hours furloughed employees do not work, up to a cap of £2,500 for periods from 1 November. Updated guidance was issued on 12 November.

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 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%.

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 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

Specified countries and areas impacted
Public Health England

Travel advice
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Common questions about the virus