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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice

Useful information, advice and resources in respect of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

This page serves as a guide to where to find information from different sources including the UK Government, the NHS, Public Health England and the BBC.

Complete the COVID-19 BID Feedback form to let us know what you need, what you're doing and what messages you want us to share.

COVID-19 Feedback Form

UK Government response

*Government Business Support Hub

What are the symptoms? (BBC Content)

*Guidance for employers and business

*Government support for businesses

*Crawley Borough Council Business Rates Q&As

Crawley businesses receiving Small Business Rate Relief
Complete this from to register for a £10,000 business grant
Use the same form if you are a Retail, Leisure or Hospitality business in a property with a Rateable Value below £51,000 to apply for a grant of up to £25,000

Coast-to-Capital LEP Grants Scheme (up to £25,000 for qualifying local businesses)

Advice for employers and employees (ACAS)

Government support for those affected (Budget 2020)

Stay at home guidance

Travel advice

Manor Royal BID Latest Info Sheet
Manor Royal BID Coronavirus: advice, help and mutual support (27/03/20)

Kreston Reeves - information and advisory hub
Useful advice for businesses, charities & individuals

Advice from Natwest Mentor advisory service *
Answers to common questions asked by employers

* The MentorLIVE advice service is freely available to Manor Royal companies via the BID. Find out more HERE

Useful information from the BBC
Should people work from home? (Explainer)
How to prevent the spread?

Looking after your mental health during the outbreak
Tips from the Mental Health Foundation
Wellbeing advice from Mind
Looking after your mental health (MIND)
Mental health and wellbeing support (Pathfinder Sussex)
Tips from the BBC

Money, debt and tax advice
Getting financial advice (Citizen's Advice)
Government tax helpline for businesses (0800 0159 559)

Business crime
Tips from the National Business Crime Centre
Tips from Met Police: protecting commerical premises

Commercial Property advice: tenants & landlords
Government response to prevent evictions
Tenants advice (Keystone Law)
Landlords advice (Pinsent Masons)

Local travel advice (Please follow Government advice)
Buses (Metrobus)
Trains (National Rail)

Business planning (blog)
Aimed at night time economy businesses but useful for all click here

Useful downloads and posters from the Public Health Agency
Click here

Local office / workspace options
For companies looking for alternative office and workspace options in the event of main office closures, the need to relocate core teams or to minimise commuting for staff.

Basepoint Business Centre, Metcalf Way 
T: 01293 817717
Contact Sarah Goulder

Freedom Works, Crawley Business Quarter
E: /
T: 01293 368100
Contact Karen Rapley

Regus, Churchill Court
T: 07867988236
Contact Lloyd Osland


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