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Coronavirus Support & Guidance


Introduction

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 and has now has spread to 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.


Advice For Businesses

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.

For the latest advice and guidance on making your workplace COVID-19 secure and working safely through Coronavirus COVID-19 Click Here.


Resources

Register

For more detailed advice on employer responsibilities and best practice provided by Acas:

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Sponsor GTP

Find out what Government support your business could be entitled to:

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Member Resources & Guides

1. The Chamber hosted its first Coronavirus Business Survival Guide digital event with Diana Frangou, partner at leading audit,  

2. Tactical tips for maximising short term cash flow
with Crowe. 

3. View the above webinar about the 'need to know'
legal advice on Covid-19
lead by Clare Francis, Partner at Pinsent Masons.

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.

5. Lichfield and Tamworth Chamber President and Owner of Cocoonfxmedia Ltd, James Blackman, discusses the #payin30days campaign and what he's hearing from local businesses.

6. In this webinar, chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Martin Temple, around coronavirus (COVID-19)
discusses how the organisation is
supporting business.

7. Moneycorp brings an insightful market review followed
by a Q&A session amid the Covid-19 pandemic,
hosted by senior account manager, Andy Medler.

8. In this webinar, hosted by Lichfield and Tamworth Chamber of Commerce, Natalie Mellors, Rutherfords LLP and Paul Roberts, Keelys Solicitors, discuss queries about paying rent and forfeiture.

9. In this video Rob Ball and Harry Dunlevy from Work Horizons shares the best practice advice for employers on rebooting, renewal and workforce change following COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Video

10. James Lloyd-Smith discusses with Russell Welch, Head of Search at Clear Design about how to make the most of your marketing when everything’s changing – whatever the future holds.

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Video

11. 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.

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Video

12.Chamber webinar featuring Loki Wine founder Phil Innes and Dr Scott Taylor, reader and associate professor at the University of Birmingham’s Business School.

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Video

13. 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.

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14. 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.

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Video

15. 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

View Here

Blog Post

How to choose the right shipping and logistics partner during Covid-19

Read Here

 

Blog Post

Help for businesses - redundancy fact sheet and guidelines

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Blog Post

Help for businesses - redundancy fact sheet and guidelines

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Blog Post

Covid-19 and the future of regional supply chains across the West Midlands

Read Here

 


World Health Organisation

For advice from the World Health Organisation on getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

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For advice from the World Health Organisation on the mental health considerations during COVID-19 outbreak:

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Get In Touch

Has your business been impacted by Coronavirus? Contact your relationship manager or submit a message below:

Coronavirus Support