COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus (the family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to SARS).
It originated in the Wuhan area of China in late 2019. While the majority of cases are still in China, the virus has now been identified in many countries around the world. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Many individuals experience mild to moderate symptoms although more severe symptoms such as pneumonia or even death can occur. The elderly and immunocompromised are more at risk of experiencing severe symptoms. Given the fast spread of the virus, the Government have issued official guidelines and policies aimed at containment.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been officially classified as a notifiable disease which will aid businesses in making applicable insurance claims for business disruption arising from its spread.
Below you will find a range of advice and guidance from GBCC members on managing and adapting to a number of aspects related to the COVID-19 crisis, with a particular focus on legal and financial considerations.
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1. The Chamber hosted its first Coronavirus Business Survival Guide digital event with Diana Frangou, partner at leading audit,
4. Chris Else of Else Solicitors and the Burton & District Chamber of Commerce delivers a webinar on lockdown tips for dispute resolution and debt recovery.
10. This webinar investigates what the future skills need of the region looks like and what steps can Birmingham take to support young people and unemployed people into work.
11.Chamber webinar featuring Loki Wine founder Phil Innes and Dr Scott Taylor, reader and associate professor at the University of Birmingham’s Business School.
12. In this webinar, the chosen charities for Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield and Tamworth Chamber of Commerce, as two vitally important organisations with strong connections across the districts in which they are based, discuss business challenges, fundraising successes and how they have adapted to our changing times.
13. In this webinar hosted by Solihull Chamber of Commerce, Morgan Davies, director of Prime Accountants, recaps the financial support available to businesses, provides tips on budgeting and financial planning and advises businesses on how to plan for the new normal.
14. In this webinar, Ben and Kulvinder of St Joseph will be discussing:
• The importance of a robust supply chain and the relationships which make a successful partnership
• How developers and the supply chain can work efficiently together to support one another during this unstable time
For advice from the World Health Organisation on getting your workplace ready for COVID-19Click Here
For advice from the World Health Organisation on the mental health considerations during COVID-19 outbreak:Click Here
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