CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS ADVICE (COVID-19)

Businesses across the UK in lockdown will see a different way to do business. We are here to support you, and service you through this tough time.

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    CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS ADVICE (COVID-19)

    Businesses across the UK in lockdown will see a different way to do business. We are here to support you and service you through this tough time.

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      Advice for Business Supermarket customers

      With lockdown being enforced across the UK, Business Supermarket will have staff working remotely and from our offices. We will continue to support our customers through this testing time.
      All our staff will be practising the safety skills needed. We hope you are doing the same and staying safe.
      wash hands
      WASH HANDS
      Use Soap
      USE SOAP
      Don't Shake
      DONT SHAKE
      Disinfect
      DISINFECT
      Avoid Contact
      AVOID CONTACT
      KEEP DISTANCE
      2M DISTANCE
      KEEPING OUR STAFF SAFE

      HELP FOR YOUR BUSINESS

      GOV.UK

      Government schemes that are in place

      Financial support

      The government has outlined numerous ways it will help businesses through this Covid-19 time. These come in grants and relief, some measures are to help you get by from keeping money in the business. Others are totally free grants you do not need to pay back.

      Here is a list of them with their links:

      1. Paying your employees
      2. Paying sick pay
      3. Paying tax
      4. Business rates relief
      5. Business support grant funds
      6. Support for the self-employed
      7. Support for small and medium-sized businesses
      8. Support for large businesses
      9. Support for restaurants

      Most businesses will able to get some form of help, so do look through these closely.

      Government Loans

      In addition, the government has announced a series of support measures. SMEs with an annual turnover of less than £45m can apply for the government’s Business Interruption Loan Scheme which offers an interest-free loan of up to £5m. Businesses will be able to borrow for up to six years however, you will need to prove you are a viable business that only needs the extra support because of these short-term difficulties. Forty lenders have signed up to the scheme and you should apply directly to your own bank in the first instance. Full details can be found here.

      Larger companies with a turnover of more than £45m can apply to the Bank of England’s COVID Corporate Financing Facility, essentially a government promise to buy short term IOUs. Again, your business must have a high credit rating and be in a strong financial position.

      Control Virus

      5 steps to working safely

      GOV.UK

      Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps.

      Make sure you read all the guides relevant to your workplace. Each guide has specific actions for businesses to take based on these steps. Further guidance will be published as more businesses are able to reopen.

      1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment

      Before restarting work you should ensure the safety of the workplace by:

      • carrying out a risk assessment in line with the HSE guidance
      • consulting with your workers or trade unions
      • sharing the results of the risk assessment with your workforce and on your website

      2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures

      You should increase the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning by:

      • encouraging people to follow the guidance on hand washing and hygiene
      • providing hand sanitiser around the workplace, in addition to washrooms
      • frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly
      • enhancing cleaning for busy areas
      • setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets
      • providing hand drying facilities – either paper towels or electrical dryers

      3. Help people to work from home

      You should take all reasonable steps to help people work from home by:

      • discussing home working arrangements
      • ensuring they have the right equipment, for example remote access to work systems
      • including them in all necessary communications
      • looking after their physical and mental wellbeing

      4. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible

      Where possible, you should maintain 2m between people by:

      • putting up signs to remind workers and visitors of social distancing guidance
      • avoiding sharing workstations
      • using floor tape or paint to mark areas to help people keep to a 2m distance
      • arranging one-way traffic through the workplace if possible
      • switching to seeing visitors by appointment only if possible

      5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk

      Where it’s not possible for people to be 2m apart, you should do everything practical to manage the transmission risk by:

      • considering whether an activity needs to continue for the business to operate
      • keeping the activity time involved as short as possible
      • using screens or barriers to separate people from each other
      • using back-to-back or side-to-side working whenever possible
      • staggering arrival and departure times
      • reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’
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      Joe Kalair

      Just contacted with the team at Business Supermarket and have to say found very efficient responses and service. Would highly recommend this company.

      Pete Hurst
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      Sabiha Amin

      Good company, looked after my Gas and Electric. They give good prices and service.

      Joe Kalair

      Just contacted with the team at Business Supermarket and have to say found very efficient responses and service. Would highly recommend this company.

      Pete Hurst

      STAY SAFE

      Covid-19 Safety