External Resources, Support and Webinars

A wide range of business support organisations has published advice and information to help employers and the self-employed navigate the impact of COVID-19. This page provides a round-up of the support available.

The following guidance sets out the steps businesses and employers should take to protect themselves and their staff:

Acas has published guidance to help employers understand their obligations and protect the health and safety of their staff. It covers sick pay, dealing with incidents of coronavirus in the workplace, and employers’ obligations concerning workers who need to self-isolate or do not want to come into work.

ALVA (the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) has published a webinar about learning lessons from attractions that have already reopened. It covers topics including managing crowds and hygiene.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Coronavirus Hub brings together sources of support and information.

The Business Disability Forum has published information to help employers support disabled employees to return to work as lockdown restrictions are relaxed.

CIPD has published coronavirus advice for UK employers, which sets out how they can respond to the coronavirus threat.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Coronavirus Hub brings together guidance, support and resources for businesses.

Co-operatives UK has produced a range of practical advice and guidance for co-operative businesses. It covers government support, HR advice, funding, governance and well-being.

The Gazette has published an overview of company voluntary arrangements to help businesses in financial difficulty.

Google has launched a dedicated online resource to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19. This site contains guidance on communicating with customers and employees, working remotely, modifying advertising, and more.

Google Digital Garage has dozens of free online courses that could help at this time – get a business online, make sure customers find you online and connect with customers over mobile. They are also running their free training workshops over webinars.

Google My Business is a free resource which allows users to keep customers up to date with any new information about their services – with some automatic changes.

Headspace Group has published an article about how to stay safe while working in a coworking environment.

HubbleHQ has published a series of articles to help businesses find the best workplace solutions for their team during COVID-19. Articles are available on new ways of using office space, office timesharing, and hybrid workplace solutions.

ICAEW has launched a Coronavirus Hub to support businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. It includes advice, support, guidance and webinars.

NMFT (the National Market Traders Federation) has developed a practical guide for market and street traders in the UK. The guide aims to offer advice and guidance to traders starting their business up again in this new world of social distancing and stringent hygiene requirements.

The following resources provide advice and information to support people to work and run their businesses from home:

Acas has published guidance for employers and their staff about homeworking. It covers health and safety, equipment, setting expectations, staying in touch and pay.

Cyber Aware from the National Cyber Security Centre provides advice on how to stay secure online during coronavirus.

Google has created a site with free resources to help people work, run their business, learn or teach from home.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance for employers about how to protect homeworkers.

London Business Hub has published a blog on remote collaboration: tools for small organisations and businesses.

The following resources provide advice and information to help businesses, the self-employed and employees look after their health and wellbeing:

Acas has published guidance about coronavirus and mental health at work. It covers supporting staff’s mental health and managing workplace mental health.

CBI has published a factsheet about mental health and wellbeing in a crisis. It sets out how employers can support employees’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. It has also published a factsheet about how to put your employees’ mental health and wellbeing first.

Mind has published information to help businesses, the self-employed and workers take care of their mental health and wellbeing.

NHS England has published guidance to help people look after their mental wellbeing while staying at home.

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