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Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been officially declared a pandemic. Businesses need to take action to prepare for the effects caused.

COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses & Employers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents a significant challenge to businesses around the globe. The UK government and the devolved administrations, including the health and social care systems, have planned extensively over the years for an event like this, and the UK is therefore well prepared to respond in a way that offers substantial protection.

The EM3 Growth Hub team are keeping up to date with developments and are fully prepared to advise businesses in the area, in whatever capacity we can. If you feel your business has been affected by coronavirus, or you have questions about how to prepare or operate, please get in touch.


The first step in finding the right support for your business is the GOV.UK Financial Support Tool. This interactive tool will allow you to find eligibility for all types of COVID-19 support for your business.

Find COVID-19 support for your business

GOV.UK provides advice on business continuity management. The link below provides details on developing your own plan. It includes a Business Continuity Management toolkit to help you identify all the issues you need to consider for your business and how to make your own arrangements to manage business interruption. 

Businesses in the UK who have been affected, or feel they are likely to be affected by COVID-19, are urged to seek advice and the government has supplied a series of resources to inform employers on the latest developments and advise on protecting themselves and their employees.


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