Other useful information regarding coronavirus for members in Business
Here we provide a range of other information that will be useful for members in Business.
Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland is available to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides further information for employers and asks that the owners of businesses and operators of workplaces not required to close by law to consider whether what they do is essential to the efforts in the fight against the virus or benefit the wellbeing of society. It also asks those employers if they can demonstrate and provide their workforces with reassurance that they are consistently practising safe social distancing and complying with all other standard health and safety requirements. If the answer to either of these questions is no, workplaces are advised to close.
The Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) have issued guidance on holding AGMs during the current coronavirus environment.
An article looking at the right to a refund of tickets if events are cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.
An article looking at what the reaction has been so far in the banking market to provide support to businesses and individuals. Measures include:
- payment holidays on mortgage and loan repayments
- temporary increases tor credit card limits
- access to cash in fixed savings accounts with no early closure charges
- scrapping fees on credit card cash advances and increasing cash withdrawal limits
- waiving fees on missed credit card payments
- allowing customers to deposit larger cheques online through digital scanning
FSB advice and guidance on businesses reducing the risks of disruption from the COVID-19 virus.
A collection of resources containing information and advice on COVID-19.
The UK government’s action plan which provides a guide to what can be expected across the UK. The plan includes sections covering:
- What is known about the virus and the diseases it causes
- How the UK prepares for infectious disease outbreaks
- The government’s response to the current coronavirus outbreak
- Responsibilities for pandemic preparedness and response
- Expert advice and guidance