Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. Further guidance will be published as more businesses are able to reopen.

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Thousands of business advisers to offer free services to small firms

Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers have signed up to offer free online advice to help small businesses bounce back from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Coronavirus support for business from outside government

Public bodies, organisations and charities have produced additional resources that may be useful to employers and employees.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin – 8 July 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.

  • Summer Economic Update: A Plan for Jobs 2020
  • New Updates and Guidance
  • Requests for Business Intelligence and Assistance

Read more: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin – 8 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 3 July 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.

Contents:

  • Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
  • Safer working guidance and the re-opening of businesses and venues from 4 July
  • New Updates and Guidance
  • Requests for Business Intelligence and Assistance

Read more: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 3 July 2020

The Department for International Trade launches modelling review to support economic recovery

To enhance its trade negotiation capability and support economic recovery DIT is launching a model review.

  • DIT is reviewing how best to model trade impacts to enhance its trade negotiation capability
  • DIT will consult with a panel of academics led by Professor Tony Venables
  • Updated trade models will help our negotiators to get the best trade deals for the UK

Read more: DIT launches modelling review to support economic recovery

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin – 30 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.

Contents:

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech on the economy, Dudley, 30 June 2020
  • Local action to tackle coronavirus in Leicester
  • Reopen your business safely during coronavirus – guidance tool
  • New Updates and Guidance
  • Requests for Business Intelligence and Assistance

Read more: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin – 30 June 2020

HSE: Protecting vulnerable workers during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE has produced guidance on protecting vulnerable workers from coronavirus.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the government has defined some people as clinically extremely vulnerable (shielded).

Shielded workers are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus.

As an employer, you have a legal duty to protect workers from harm. You should make sure you consider the risk to workers who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus and put controls in place to reduce that risk.

Read our latest advice and guidance on protecting vulnerable workers from COVID-19.

£400 million boost to regional R&D projects across the UK

Seven major research and innovation projects across the UK have today received over £400 million in government and industry funding.

  • Over £400 million of funding to back cutting-edge R&D projects across the UK – creating thousands of jobs
  • projects to develop autonomous and electric vehicles in South Wales and zero-emissions tech in Northern Ireland set to benefit
  • funding marks the latest step towards reaching the government’s target to invest 2.4% of GDP in UK research and development

Read more: £400 million boost to regional R&D projects across the UK