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

LAST UPDATED 19.07.21 17:05 | 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.

What do the national roadmaps mean for my business?

On 19 July 2021, legal restrictions ended in England. While cases are high and rising, the Government is encouraging everyone to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. Read FSB's response

FSB members can access a detailed FAQ about the removal of coronavirus legal restrictions in England on the FSB Legal Hub. This factsheet will be updated as government guidance is updated further. Please log in to your member dashboard to view this.

Find out what the planned route out of lockdown in England will mean for when your business can open and read our guide to bringing staff back from furlough

Wales is currently in alert level 1 and plans to move to alert level 0 from 7 August, subject to review. Read FSB's response.

Scotland moved to a modified version of Level 0 Covid restrictions on 19 July. Read FSB’s response.

In Northern Ireland, some restrictions are expected to change on 26 July. This is subject to review on 22 July.

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, updated July 2021.

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 Thu, 22 July 2021

Face coverings: What are the rules for businesses?

Our legal experts answer your frequently asked questions about the rules on face masks across the UK and what your business should do.

How to reassure customers your small business is COVID-19 secure
Article Mon, 12 April 2021

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.

COVID-19: A4 Printable we are open signs
Document Tue, 30 June 2020

COVID-19: A4 Printable we are open signs

Printable signs and social media cards to let your customers know that you are open for business.  

Financial support for small businesses

Funding sources for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Article Wed, 07 July 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.

Pay As You Grow and COVID loan repayment support
Article Wed, 26 May 2021

Pay As You Grow and COVID loan repayment support

Resources and helplines you can turn to for advice regarding Pay As You Grow and repaying coronavirus loans if you’re experiencing financial difficulty.

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.

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. 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

Learn new
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.

Managing Long-COVID

Managing Long-COVID

We cover what Long-COVID means for you as a self-employed person or an employer.

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