The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak presents a significant challenge to businesses around the globe.
Norfolk and Suffolk businesses who have been affected, or feel they are likely to be affected by Coronavirus, are urged to seek advice and the Government has supplied a series of resources to inform employers on the latest developments and advice on protecting themselves and their employees. The Government has also announced a £330bn package of support for businesses.
Coronavirus lockdown guidelines
Following the Government’s announcement on Monday (23rd), you must not leave your house except to:
– Shop for
essentials, as infrequently as possible
– Receive medical treatment or provide care
– Travel to and from work, if it’s impossible to work from home
– Exercise outdoors once per day, alone or with household members
Remember when out of your house, stay 2m away from other people and wash your hands as soon as you get home
Every citizen must comply with these new measures. They will initially last for the three weeks from 23 March, at which point the Government will look at them again and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
New Anglia Growth Hub is Government funded and ready to offer free advice to all businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. If you feel your business has been affected by Coronavirus, whether you are experiencing supply chain issues, order or booking cancellations, a reduction in sales, or any other challenge, contact the Growth Hub to speak to one of our qualified business advisers. They offer free support and advice and can help you to access the support measures put in place by Government.