How should I respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?
Although this is a fast-moving issue, there are many positive ways you could respond to the pandemic. These include:
- Keep up to date with the latest Government advice.Tell employees to stay up to date to. Use trusted sources such as UK, the National Health Service website and NHS Inform.
- Use basic and effective ways of preventing the infection spreading.This includes making sure your workplace is hygienic and clean, promoting regular handwashing or providing alcohol-based hand gel and encouraging people to use and bin tissues. Also encourage social distancing
- Review your options and contingency plans. Assess your business’ level of exposure and have plans in place if employees can work and should work remotely. Read the information on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme too. This is where all UK employers can access a financial subsidy worth 80% of employee wages, who might otherwise be made redundant