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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 11 June 2020

Thursday 11th June 2020

This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19). All coronavirus business support information can be found at gov.uk/business-support.

  • Opportunity to provide insight and analysis on the UK’s economic recovery from Covid-19
  • New Updates and Guidance
  • Requests for Business Intelligence and Assistance

Opportunity to provide insight and analysis on the UK’s economic recovery from Covid-19

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is bringing together businesses, business representative groups and academic experts to consider the measures needed to support the UK’s economic recovery from Covid-19, focused on: The future of industry; Green Recovery; Backing new businesses; Increasing opportunity; and, How to win and retain more high value internationally mobile investment for the UK. If you, your business or organisation would like to provide relevant insight or analysis on any of areas outlined above, a list of questions is available - please email Economic.Recovery@beis.gov.uk by Wednesday 17 June.

New Updates and Guidance

New

Advice on staying secure during COVID-19

Guidance from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure for businesses and insolvency office holders on managing security risks during the pandemic. The CPNI has drawn together important security considerations for businesses in financial distress, including those in insolvency or administration, either directly or as a third party.

Zoos, safari parks and open-air cinemas in England can reopen from Monday 15 June 2020

The Prime Minister announced at the No10 Covid-19 press conference briefing on 10 June 2020, that provided visitor numbers are managed and safeguards put in place to facilitate social distancing, zoos, safari parks and open-air cinemas in England can open from the 15 June 2020, though indoor areas such as reptile houses remain closed. You can view the Prime Minister’s statement here.

Guidance on Working Safely Outdoors can be found here and a recent Government webinar on the topic can be watched again here.

Updates

Coronarvirus (COVID-19) Guidance: Information for NI Businesses & Employers

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for businesses and employers in Northern Ireland. Updated guidance has been reflected. Find out more here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Wales

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for businesses and employers in Wales. Updated information on the Job Retention Scheme and details about business closures in Wales. Find out more here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments money to pay for care and support

Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. Updates include updated guidance and additional documents. Find out more here.

Requests for Business Intelligence and Assistance

Offer coronavirus support

Tell us how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus by using our online service.

Share the impact coronavirus is having on your organisation

Let us know how the outbreak is impacting your business. Please send your intelligence, including information and feedback on the safer workplace guidance, to intel@beis.gov.uk. Commercially sensitive information will be treated accordingly. Please note that this inbox is only for receiving intelligence and does not provide business advice.

Help us shine a light on the stories of key workers

Tell us about key workers you know that are helping to keep the UK moving during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please fill in this online form for key workers in the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, consumer goods, scientists/researchers, servicing, postal workers, and oil/gas/electricity/water/sewage/chemical workers.

Other useful links

Some aspects of business support are devolved. Specific information for businesses and employers in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales is available. In England, Growth Hubs can advise on local and UK Government business support. You can also find helpful business case studies and other useful information on the Coronavirus Business Support Blog.