DTI : Latest government information re. COVID-19

18th May 2020 | Covid-19

After the Prime Minister’s statement on Sunday evening, there have been multiple announcements from the UK Government that apply to businesses of all sizes and sectors.

Read through to find out more.


New guidance launched to help get people safely back to work

New ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines are available to UK employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating as safely as possible.

The new guidance covers 8 workplace settings which are allowed to be open, from outdoor environments and construction sites to factories and takeaways.

Read the guidance here


Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October. The scheme will continue to apply across all regions and sectors in the UK economy. Furloughed workers across the UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500.

Find out more about the extension here


New guidance for safer travel and safer transport operations

The Department for Transport has published guidance for safer travel and safer transport operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in England.

Read the guidance for passengers here


UK Government’s business support webinars

Government departments are hosting a series of webinars to help businesses understand the support available:

• for topics that cover supporting and retaining staff and the self-employed, register to attend future webinars or watch recorded sessions
• for international trade, register here or watch recorded sessions
• for small businesses and changes to reporting, regulation and tax, watch recorded webinars

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