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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed

LAST UPDATED 17.03.21 14:11 | Advice and guidance on reducing the risks from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus to you and your business

 

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from Government can change quickly. For all the latest Government information on COVID-19 and the measures the Government, and Devolved Governments, are taking, please visit the UK Government website, the Scottish Government website, the Welsh Government website or the Northern Irish Government website.

Latest News

Information regarding additional restrictions can be found via the links below 

England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland


16 March 2021

Scotland’s First Minister has published a roadmap for easing lockdown.

Read our response.

Read our updated guide to funding sources for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and check out the Scottish Government’s business advice website.


3 March 2021

The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak has outlined the budget for 2021 - 22

Read our response

Read our updated guide to funding sources for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial support for small businesses

Funding sources for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Article Thu, 18 March 2021

Funding sources for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

National grants and schemes available to small businesses and the self-employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including updates and new funding announced in the Budget 2021.

FAQ: Supreme Court Business Interruption Insurance Ruling
Article Tue, 09 February 2021

FAQ: Supreme Court Business Interruption Insurance Ruling

Our panel of insurance experts discussed the legal and practical implications of the recent Supreme Court judgment for the small business community.

Furlough extension: What you need to know
Article Wed, 03 February 2021

Furlough extension: What you need to know

The furlough scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021, including flexible furlough. Find out how the extension works and what you need to do as an employer.

What do the national roadmaps mean for my business?

Find out what the planned route out of lockdown in England will mean for when your business can open.

The Northern Ireland Roadmap

The Executive's planned pathway out of the current restrictions.

The Welsh Control Plan

Wales' Coronavirus Control Plan for easing lockdown restrictions.

The Scottish Framework

Scotland's strategic framework for easing restrictions in a phased manner.

New ways of working

Face coverings: What are the rules for businesses?
Article Tue, 14 July 2020

Face coverings: What are the rules for businesses?

What does the new advice mean for your business? Find out with our guide.

How should your business collect customer details for NHS Test and Trace?
Article Fri, 03 July 2020

How should your business collect customer details for NHS Test and Trace?

Our guide covers who needs to collect data, how to do it and how to keep it secure.

How to reassure customers your small business is COVID-19 secure
Article Wed, 10 June 2020

How to reassure customers your small business is COVID-19 secure

Letting your customers know you are COVID-secure is crucial as businesses slowly start to reopen. Learn how you can fuel customer confidence with our tips and advice.

Looking after your mental health

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left a deep and lasting impact on the mental health of millions in our country. Research from Mind revealed more than half of adults and over two thirds of young people said their mental health deteriorated during lockdown. 

As we head into an uncertain winter which sees the resumption of working from home for some and restriction on socialising for many across the country, finding simple ways to manage your mental health and that of your colleagues, friends and employees is vital.

Key resources

Checklist: Looking after your mental health during COVID-19
Article Tue, 06 October 2020

Checklist: Looking after your mental health during COVID-19

FSB Care share advice for looking after your mental health and where you can go if you need support.

Checklist: How to support your employees’ mental health
Article Mon, 28 September 2020

Checklist: How to support your employees’ mental health

Download our checklist from FSB Care on how you can support the mental health of your employees during COVID-19.

Resources to support your mental health during COVID-19
Article Wed, 29 April 2020

Resources to support your mental health during COVID-19

Resources to help support the mental health of yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic

Further resources

Learn new <br>skills

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skills

Find guides and resources to help you build your business skills in our Skills Hub.

Find local support

Find local support

Free events for all small businesses to help you find support, build your skills and meet other business owners.

Tips for working from home

Tips for working from home

Download our free guide to help you and your employees continue to be productive while working from home.

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