Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 15 May 2020


Coronavirus Business Support Blog

The Coronavirus Business Support Blog from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is where you can find out how other businesses have used government support schemes and working safely guidance.

There are currently a number of new case studies from businesses, including Aston Martin and KFC, which detail how they have been making their workplaces COVID-secure.

New Updates and Guidance

Charter for safe working practice
Charter, co-produced by the Government and the Home Building Federation, committing signatories to safe working whilst COVID-19 remains prevalent.

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care
This guidance explains the principles of infection prevention and control to enable safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak. Find out more here.

Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) coronavirus guidance for business and local authorities
Updated with guidance for businesses on hand sanitisers, with an additional link to a technical specification for hand wash from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings
Updated to reflect that children of critical workers are encouraged to attend school, and to reflect plans for wider opening of schools from 1 June 2020, at the earliest. Updated information defining vulnerable children, in line with existing guidance, for the purpose of continued education.

Actions for Further Education colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak 
Updated guidance for further education has been provided for further information, to help plan for wider opening, including what to consider and steps to take when planning increased attendance. Other updates include vulnerable young people, safeguarding and mental health support.

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 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.

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