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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.


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UK Government response

Government online support finder

*Government Business Support Hub

*Guidance for employers and business

*Government support for businesses

*Crawley Borough Council Business Rates Q&As



Small Business Grant / Retail, Leisure, Hospitality Grant

If you get Small Buisness Rate Relief (in a property with a Rateable Value up to £15,000) or you are a Retail, Leisure or Hospitality business in a property with a Rateable Value up to £51,000, you may be eligible for a Grant. Email economic.development@crawley.gov.uk to check 

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)
Manor Royal BID COVID19 Economy Update (Business examples omitted) (10/04/20)
Manor Royal BID Coronavirus: Job Rentention Scheme update (15/04/2020)
Manor Royal BID COVID19 Economy Update #2 (18/04/20)



Kreston Reeves - information and advisory hub

Useful advice for businesses, charities & individuals



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

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


Useful information from the BBC
What are the symptoms?
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 (Join Business Watch for free)
Tips from the National Business Crime Centre
Tips from Met Police: protecting commerical premises
Tips on homeworking cyber-security (National Cyber Secuity Centre)
Protecting your business and premises (Counter Terrorism Policing)
Fraud advice (Fraud Watch)



Commercial Property advice: tenants & landlords
Government response to prevent evictions
Tenants advice (Keystone Law)
Lease advice for tenants (Vail Williams)
Landlords advice (Pinsent Masons)
Lease advice for landlords (Vail Williams)
Mothballing your property (Auditel)



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 
E: enquiries@basepoint.co.uk
T: 01293 817717
Contact Sarah Goulder

Freedom Works, Crawley Business Quarter
E: info@freedomworks.space / karen@freedomworks.space
T: 01293 368100
Contact Karen Rapley

Regus, Churchill Court
E: lloyd.osland@iwgplc.com
T: 07867988236
Contact Lloyd Osland

 

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