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Coronavirus – Advice for Small Businesses

Posted On: 16/03/2020

No-one predicted that a pandemic would be the focus of 2020. With a plethora of information from a multitude of sources it’s easy to see how panic can set in. During this period of crisis there are positive steps small businesses can take to help them ‘steady their ship’ as best they can.

Government guidelines will no doubt continue to change over the course of the next few weeks and months and we urge you to keep updated, making sure to take advice from reputable sources only.

We understand that the path ahead is going to be difficult for many, and we will do everything we can to support you. We are here to help you with your Business Continuity Planning and the possible need to hold difficult conversations with your workforce, and anything in between.

Immediate steps

Preventative advice

 The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) are investing a lot of their time publishing helpful news stories and announcement, these updates can be found on the ACAS website.

To sum up their advice:

Working from home

 Not everyone will be able to work from home, this all depends on the type of role an employee has.

If your organisation can allow ‘working from home’ you should think about introducing this as a measure to prevent the spreading of the disease.

Should many of your employees be working remotely you may want to rethink the way you usually communicate with them to prevent feelings of disconnect. We would recommend booking in a frequent short video call with everyone to provide an update, to cover any concerns and simply to say hello.

Create a FAQ and share with your workforce

Here are some suggestions on the type of questions you should be answering upfront, but these will differ depending on your business activities.

Additional resource

 We strongly advise that you keep up to date with the latest developments and adhere to the advice given. Use the latest information from the WHO, the NHS and the UK Government to update your policies and FAQ document. 

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 If you require any HR support during this challenging time, please get in touch with our team of HR professionals on 0161 941 2426.

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