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Coronavirus Advice & Support Resource Document

Updated: 7 days ago



The Guardian recently reported that Myths and falsehoods about Coronavirus are spreading quicker than officials can provide updates 


Here you will find a list of weblinks to help business owners and employees find relevant, trusted and timely information about the outbreak. 

Coronavirus Ted talk 


Where did the new coronavirus originate, how did it spread so fast -- and what's next? Sharing insights from the outbreak, global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh traces the spread of COVID-19, discusses why travel restrictions aren't effective and highlights the medical changes needed worldwide to prepare for the next pandemic. 

Alanna Shaikh TED Talk


UK Government Coronavirus Support For Business


The UK Government has announced a raft of measures to support business through the Covid-19 outbreak.

These range from deferring VAT and income tax payments to loans and help with debt.

Some of the detail is yet to be confirmed but this document outlines the key measures.

UK Government Coronavirus Support For Business


UK Government Coronavirus Advice for Employees

The Government has also announced details of how it will support workers through the Covid-19 outbreak including information on sick pay, benefits and a scheme to support workers who may be otherwise made redundant.


UK Government Coronavirus Support for Employees


Devon-based Smarter Accounting Analysis of UK Government Support Measures


Smarter are independent chartered management accountants  based in Teignmouth and Crediton. The team offers a wide variety of accountancy services, tax, bookkeeping and practical business advice.

Devon-based Smarter Accounting Analysis of UK Government Support Measures

Free Coronavirus Home Working Policy Template From Wollens


From its origins in the 19th century advising Devon landowners, farmers and sea traders, Wollens has grown into one of the largest solicitors in the South West, with specialists across private client matters as well as company and commercial law. The team have made available this free template which sets out a suggested home working agreement between employers and employees. It will required editing to suit your busienss.


Free home working policy template 



Exeter Chamber Coronavirus Advice


Exeter Chamber has pooled together resources and information for business to help at this time.

If you have any resources that you would like to share with members, please send them through to the Chamber office enquiries@exeterchamber.co.uk.

This page will be updated regularly as wider information and advice changes from Public Health England. 

Exeter Chamber Coronavirus Advice


Devon & Plymouth Chamber Coronavirus Advice


Devon & plymouth Chamber of Commerce has created a page of information for businesses concerned about Coronavirus including a video message from CEO Stuart Elford

Devon & Plymouth Chamber Coronavirus Advice


Post Office Coronavirus Information


The Post Office is doing all it can to maintain services. This page will be updated regularly.

Post Office Coronavirus Information



Bristol Airport Latest Information 


In line with government guidance, passengers arriving into Bristol Airport are not currently subject to any restrictions or additional screening checks. However, passenger journeys originating in an area affected by the COVID-19 virus may be subject to checks at the origin airport. 


Bristol Airport Latest Information 


Coronavirus – Latest Advice From The Health & Safety Executive


The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) are leading the UK government response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Coronavirus – Latest Advice From The Health & Safety Executive

Coronavirus - Latest information from Public Health England



The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available through participating lenders


CBILS is available through the British Business Bank’s 40+ accredited lenders, which are listed on the British Business Bank website.


In the first instance, businesses should approach their own provider – ideally via the lender’s website. They may also consider approaching other lenders if they are unable to access the finance they need.

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Please send us any links you think we should add to this list.


Thank you


The Astley Media Team