Where can I get guidance for freelancers, employers, charities and businesses about coronavirus?
The links below will take you to the best sources of advice if you are a freelancer, employer, charity or business;
Where can I find information about financial support for my museum?
There are several financial support resources available for you to apply for.
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Do not leave your home if you have either:
Anyone with these symptoms should self-isolate (do not leave the house) for 7 days from the first day you are sick. If someone in your household has it, it’s 14 days from the first day you were sick. You do not need to go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital and you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying home. However, should symptoms get worse, or do not clear up after 14-days, continue to stay home and contact the 111 Coronavirus service for further advice.
What are the three new measures which the government have introduced?
What are the limited purposes that I can leave home for?
What is social distancing?
Social distancing measures are steps in which you can take to reduce the social interaction between people.
The Government have put in place Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19.
Below is a summary of the various measures that have been put in place.
What am I eligible for under the Self-employment Income Support Scheme?
What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?
All UK employers (you must have created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on or before 28 February 2020 and have a UK bank account) will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees; salary for those employees who would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. HMRC will reimburse 80% of furloughed (granted leave of absence or temporary release) workers’ wage costs up to £2500 a month. Where employers receive public funding for staff costs, and that funding is continuing, we expect employers to use that money to continue to pay staff in the usual fashion – and correspondingly not furlough them.
What do employers need to do to be eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?
What is the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme?
The Scheme has been set up to support SMEs to access bank lending and overdrafts, the government will provide lenders with a guarantee of 80% on each loan (subject to a per-lender cap on claims) to give lenders confidence in providing finance to SMEs.
The government will not charge businesses or banks for this guarantee, and the Scheme will support loans of up to £5 million in value. Businesses can access the first 12 months of that finance interest free.
What can I do to look after my health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic?
While it is important to stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice and guidance, it is equally important to manage your mental health and wellbeing. Here are some useful links with further ideas on looking after your mental health;
If you have any questions not covered above, please let us know and we will do our best to provide an answer.
The CMP Team.