Coronavirus: FAQs & resources

Small business advice

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has resources and information designed to help small businesses through the Coronavirus outbreak. See the FSB’s website.

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FAQs and guidance

Closures

Business closures list: https://bit.ly/BizClose

Retail reopening

High street shops, department stores and shopping centres across England can now reopen once they are COVID-19 secure and can show customers will be kept safe. Guidance for reopening can be found here: https://bit.ly/UpdatedRetailGuidance

Employers should also display a notice visibly in their shop windows or outside their store to show their employees, customers and other visitors that they have followed this guidance. The downloadable sign can be found here: https://bit.ly/CV19Sign

City of York Council have released guidance for York-based businesses here: https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/5714/business-advice-retail-pack

Social Distancing Guidelines

Details on safe workplace guidance:https:/bit.ly/CV19WorkingSafely

BEIS working safely webinars: https://bit.ly/BEISWebinars

FAQs to summarise what you can and can’t do have been published, which are based on the new guidance: https://bit.ly/CV19FAQs

Travelling safely: https://bit.ly/CV19SafeTravel

How to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment: https://bit.ly/CV19RiskAssessments

Cleaning your workplace safely: https://bit.ly/CleaningWorkplaces

Sector-specific guidance for social distancing in the workplace: bit.ly/sectorsocialdist

To help employers reopen their businesses safely, a new tool has been launched to identify the most relevant guidance for your business: https://bit.ly/WorkingSafelyTool

How you can help

Many businesses have been asking how they can support with the response to Coronavirus. You can find more information and a form to get in touch here: https://bit.ly/3bzOfcD

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