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🔗https://twitter.com/janethughes/status/1240701207728930818

🔗https://www.selectsoftwarereviews.com/blog/vide-interviewing-tips

🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

🔗https://johnstoncarmichael.com/coronavirus/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

https://www.forbes.com/sites/mindsharepartners/2020/03/19/how-to-lead-with-mental-health-in-mind-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/#160266c2f356

🌏🔗 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wM8N-JfHOSIDrXQ3NCKKvjhIFeWlSk7XEIHfi-wa2zg/edit#gid=0 - a list of organisations supporting mental health, most resources are workplace relevant [email protected]

For how to manage a remote team, see: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/remote

General Trends and Outlooks

The Impact on Business

🌏🔗 https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/mckinsey/business%20functions/risk/our%20insights/covid%2019%20implications%20for%20business/covid%2019%20march%2016/covid-19-facts-and-insights-march-16-v3.ashx
Report by McKinsey

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/insights/economy/covid-19/economic-impact-covid-19.html
Global economic impact of COVID-19.

🇨🇳🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/cn/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/deloitte-research-issue-54.html
Economic impact of COVID-19 on China.

🇬🇧🔗https://cl.s50.exct.net/?qs=f9b6d5d9df6f3f41fd3575fa61ea4ec7f8b409da7c530ba27b62976bd6391d97ccf712b09130e5bebdd7fbdaf23fcea0f7fd99325e83703e
PwC UK’s Webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses

🇬🇧🔗https://www.cbi.org.uk/articles/what-is-the-impact-of-the-covid-19-outbreak-on-uk-economic-activity-so-far/
Impact on the British Business as of 3rd of March 2020

🔗https://www.gartner.com/app/covid-19-resource-center
Gartner public-facing resources for businesses regarding COVID-19

🔗https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/commentary/pandemic-survival-strategies-a-leadership-guide-for-organizations-wanting-to-weather-the-covid-19-storm/
Pandemic Survival Strategies: A leadership guide for organizations wanting to weather the COVID-19 storm

Industry Specific Implications

Financial Sector
🇺🇸🔗https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-12/digital-banks-payments-startups-face-first-major-test-in-virus
Digital Banks, Payments Startups Face First Major Test in Virus

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/insights/economy/covid-19/banking-and-capital-markets-impact-covid-19.html
COVID-19 potential implications for the banking and capital markets sector

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/insights/economy/covid-19/investment-management-impact-of-covid-19.html
COVID-19 potential implications for Investment Management

Hospitality
🇺🇸🔗https://www.hospitalitynet.org/hottopic/coronavirus
COVID-19 potential implications for the hospitality industry

Pharma
🇨🇳🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/life-sciences-and-healthcare/articles/gx-pharma-industry-survey-results-2019-ncov.html
The impact of COVID-19 on China's pharmaceuticals industry

Semiconductors
🇺🇸🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/a-black-swan-event-for-the-semiconductor-industry-covid-19.html
The impact of COVID-19 on US’s semiconductor industry

Ventures and Startups
🌏🔗The impact of Covid-19 on Ventures - Techventures
At least one update per day to measure the global impact on ventures.

Calls to Action

🇬🇧🔗https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSch3LNAk7IvTgLqyHGZmp6cVDvfdLCUp5-vnVufPJC63dZ0ew/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2SnqioSzPX19VoCFgAwppbRqiApSMBc4gtItb0fz5zZI9ru1QwW6aWyHc
Survey for people in the entertainment and events industry to compile a report for the UK government on the effects of COVID19 on the sector.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-tell-us-you-can-produce-testing-kits-and-services
Coronavirus (COVID-19): tell us you can produce testing kits and services

Workplace Advice for COVID-19

Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

🇺🇳🔗https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=359a81e7_6
WHO’s advice on:

  1. Simple ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace
  2. How to manage COVID-19 risks when organizing meetings & eventfs
  3. Things to consider when you and your employees travel lol
  4. Getting your workplace ready in case COVID-19 arrives in your community 


🇬🇧🔗https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=79bfc10f-0529-41f7-9ac1-eca5ab27a912
Preparing for the worse by McCarthy Tétrault LLP.

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/risk/articles/practical-steps-for-pandemic-preparedness.html
Preparing for the new coronavirus outbreak

Setting up a Response


🇬🇧👆https://www.ey.com/en_uk/covid-19

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/practical-workforce-strategies-that-put-your-people-first.html
Practical workplace strategies that put your people first by Deloitte.

🌏🔗https://askalmanac.com/articles/10783/covid-19-company-playbook
Open Sourced Company playbook for COVID-19.

🇦🇺🔗https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-employers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for employers- Australia

🇨🇳🔗https://www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/a-brief-guide-in-responding-to-the-2019-novel-coronavirus-covid19-china
Guidance for companies in China

🇬🇧🔗https://cloud.email.pwc.com/covid-19-response-considerations?Medium=UK&Channel=Web&Format=Landingpage&Campaign=Feature
Register to download PwC’s guide on setting up a full response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.cbi.org.uk/articles/coronavirus-faqs/
Best practices by CBI. Including Government and financial advice,  Emergency legislation and regulation, Employment, Communication, Meetings, travel and events , Cleaning and health in the workplace and Supply chain.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources-page/advice-to-small-businesses-and-fsb-members-about-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19.html
Advice and guidance on reducing the risks of disruption from the COVID-19 to you and your business. By National Federation of Self-employed and Small Businesses (FBA).

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about COVID-19.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.shponline.co.uk/asia/coronavirus-advice-for-employers/
Advice for employers by Safety & Health Practiciator.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers. Plan, Prepare and Respond to COVID-19

HR Advice and Guidelines 

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-apprenticeship-programme-response
Government advice on apprenticeships

🇬🇧🔗Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for UK Employers | Factsheet
Recommendation from CIPD, the UK’s professional body for HR and people development.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/guides/coronavirus-advice-uk-hr
HR advice for dealing with the outbreak.

🇺🇸🔗https://hrexecutive.com/coronavirus-hrs-role/
High level guide by Human Resource Executive.

🇺🇸https://www.hrzone.com/lead/strategy/coronavirus-six-steps-to-prepare-your-organisation-for-a-pandemic
Six steps to prepare your organisation for coronavirus. Pandemic.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.uk.coop/hrpackage/coronavirus
HR advice being distributed to cooperative shops in response to Coronavirus

🇨🇳🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/global/Documents/Risk/gx-hr-policies-research-report-under-the-new-coronavirus-outbreak-in-china-en-200129.pdf
HR Policies Report amid COVID-19 Outbreak in China. Survey of Chinese Companies by Deloitte Consulting.

🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/12tT0_5zGELxs7M-iCwf9enUJ0-Ibe0K8tkBSbbWhYFM/edit
Coronavirus HR and Comms Guide

🌏🔗 https://docs.google.com/document/d/12tT0_5zGELxs7M-iCwf9enUJ0-Ibe0K8tkBSbbWhYFM/edit
Crowdsourced Collection of HR Specific tools and comms developed by Open HR and Lars Schmidt.

🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/12tT0_5zGELxs7M-iCwf9enUJ0-Ibe0K8tkBSbbWhYFM/edit
Coronavirus HR and Comms Guide

Governance Advice and Guidelines 

🇬🇧🔗https://www.uk.coop/coronavirus-governance-advice-members
Governance advice for cooperatives in response to Coronavirus

Business Travel Policy

🇬🇧🔗https://www.willistowerswatson.com/en-GB/Insights/2020/01/coronavirus-what-employers-and-employees-should-know
Advice for employers, covering business travel considerations. By Willis Towers Watson.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/coronavirus-business-travel/
Advice on business travel.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/coronavirus-how-to-manage-employee-travel
How to manage employee travels

Legal Implications

Glocal Advice and Best Practice

🌏🔗https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/coronavirus-employers-need-know/
Advice from Osborne Clarke for employers.

🌏🔗https://www.supplychaindigital.com/supply-chain-management/coronavirus-top-10-tips-managing-legal-risks
Managing legal risks due to the outbreak

🌏🔗https://www.dlapiper.com/en/newzealand/insights/publications/2020/02/key-employment-legal-issues-for-multinational-employers/
Coronavirus: Key employment legal issues for multinational employers (Europe, AsiaPac)

Asia

🇨🇳🔗https://www.chinalawblog.com/2020/03/china-employment-law-in-the-time-of-coronavirus.html
China’s employment law during the COVID-19 outbreak

Europe

🇪🇺🔗https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/Employment-and-HR/898540/Coronavirus-The-Impact-On-Employers-Throughout-Europe
Legal implications for employers in the European Union.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.shponline.co.uk/legislation-and-guidance/responding-to-covid-19-what-does-your-organisation-need-to-do-to-stay-on-the-right-side-of-the-criminal-law/
What does your organisation need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law?

🇬🇧🔗https://www.simpsonmillar.co.uk/media/coronavirus-legal-advice-for-employers-and-employees/
Advice for employers and employees. Covering employment law.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus
Advice for employers covers sick pay, holiday and pay

🇬🇧🔗https://businessnewswales.com/coronavirus-is-your-business-immune/
Julie Hunter, a commercial solicitor at Stephensons Solicitors LLP, discusses why it’s important for businesses to understand their legal rights and obligations in light of this global pandemic.

Oceana

🇦🇺https://hrlegal.com.au/employer-obligations-in-response-to-the-coronavirus/
Employers obligation during COVID-19 outbreak

North America

🇨🇦🔗https://www.mondaq.com/canada/Employment-and-HR/896626/Canadian-Employers-And-The-Coronavirus
Canada’s employment law and its implication for employers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.reuters.com/article/us-employment-coronavirus/qa-government-coronavirus-directives-shield-employers-from-bias-safety-claims-mofo-partners-idUSKBN2133UL
Advice for employers by Morrison & Foerster partners.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/careersandeducation/attorney-gives-advice-to-employees-employers-affected-by-covid-19/ar-BB11nlGP
Attorney gives advice to employees, employers affected by COVID-19

🇺🇸🔗https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/perspectives/publications/2020/03/pandemic-coronavirus-practical-and-legal
Advice by Arnold & Porter.

🇺🇸🔗https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-legal-questions-answered-182835541.html?guccounter=1
The Coronavirus at Work: Your Legal Questions Answered- H. Dennis Beaver, Esq., Attorney at Law, Author of “You and the Law".

🇺🇸🔗https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/Pages/coronavirus-information-and-FAQs.aspx
Notes on employment law

Protecting your Supply Chain

🇬🇧🔗https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/crisis-solutions/covid-19/protecting-your-supply-chain.html
Protecting your supply chain.

🇬🇧🔗https://home.kpmg/uk/en/home/insights/2020/03/businesses-need-to-respond-to-covid-19-supply-chain-disruption.html
Managing supply chain impact of COVID-19

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/risk/articles/covid-19-managing-supply-chain-risk-and-disruption.html
COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption

🇩🇪🔗https://innovationfornow.de/
B2B-platform for companies who need help from others

Building Resilience

🇬🇧🔗https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&referrer=&eventid=2221373&sessionid=1&key=D7F2ACEEE1B98C2BECB384F92500E11A&regTag=&sourcepage=register
Building resilience through disruption: Responding to COVID-19 Webinar.
Wednesday 18 March 12:30 - 13:30.

🇬🇧🔗https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/03/the-business-implications-of-coronavirus.html
A global view of the business implications of COVID-19 outbreak and how to embed resilience.

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/insights/economy/covid-19/heart-of-resilient-leadership-responding-to-covid-19.html
The heart of resilient leadership: Responding to COVID-19

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/managing-cash-flow-during-period-of-crisis.html
COVID-19: Managing cash flow during a period of crisis

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/evaluate-working-capital-and-liquidity-requirements.html
Evaluate working capital and liquidity requirements
 
🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/people--technology--and-the-path-to-organizational-resilience.html
People, technology, and the path to organizational resilience

🇬🇧🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/covid-19-navigating-volatility-and-distress.html
This piece from Deloitte in the UK provides guidance for companies experiencing significant operational disruption due to public policy measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Industry Specific Advice

Art, Crafts and Collectable

🇺🇸🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_GK3wHf5Mt6Lf07j_2ZA0NuAAEd30-fPDXCts_MYEzY/edit
List of resources for arts organizers  - please add resources, ideas, thinking and information surrounding best practices during pandemics and other emergencies.

Automobile

🌏🔗https://www2.deloitte.com/cn/en/pages/risk/articles/resist-risk-in-automotive-industry-while-facing-219-ncov.html
Best practices from how the Automotive Industry is acting to mitigate risk during the epidemic

Farming

🇬🇧🔗https://www.nfuonline.com/news/coronavirus-updates-and-advice/coronavirus-news/coronavirus-advice-for-employers-from-the-nfus-specialist-advice-team/
Coronavirus: Advice for employers from the NFU's Specialist Advice Team (voice of British Farming)

Food Retail and Service

🇺🇸🔗https://restaurant.org/Covid19
Advice and resources for restaurants on handling the coronavirus

Library Services

🇬🇧🔗https://www.cilip.org.uk/news/493378/CILIP-Coronavirus-Information-Service.htm
The Library and Information Association coronavirus advice for libraries that remain open.

Retail

🇬🇧🔗https://www.acs.org.uk/advice/covid-19-coronavirus
Advice for local shops during the coronavirus outbreak

🇺🇸🔗https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/heb-prepared-coronavirus-pandemic/
Retail, preparedness - how Texas grocer HEB managed to be prepared for the coronavirus;
they started talking with Chinese retailers in January to learn, and began wargaming pandemic simulations on Feb 2.

Services

Local Service Providers
🇬🇧🔗https://www.hji.co.uk/business/hair-salons-coronavirus-advice/
Advice for hairdressers and barbershops managing coronavirus

Events and Weddings
🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

Travel and Hospitality

🇬🇧🔗https://view.publitas.com/ukh/coronavirus-advice-for-hotels-and-the-hospitality-industry-25-02-2020/page/1
Advice for the Hospitality industry by UK Hospitality Association.

🇺🇸🔗https://hospitalitylawyer.com/how-employers-can-respond-to-the-2019-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/
How Employers Can Respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

🇺🇸🔗https://lodgingmagazine.com/preparing-hotels-to-weather-infectious-disease-outbreaks
Preparing Hotels to Weather Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Airlines
🇺🇸🔗 https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/managing-sick-travelers/ncov-airlines.html
This document provides interim recommendations for the commercial airline industry about the COVID-19.

Veterinary services

🇬🇧🔗https://www.bva.co.uk/news-and-blog/news-article/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-updates-for-the-veterinary-profession/
Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) – updates for the veterinary profession By the British Veterinary Association.

Business Tools and Resources

🇬🇧🔗https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-spectator-offers-free-job-adverts-during-covid-19-crisis
Free job adverts in the Spectator

🌏🔗https://standuply.com/coronavirus-standup?ref=producthunt
Standup check on stack during COVID-19

🇬🇧🔗https://www.notion.so/Coronavirus-UK-business-support-e056c1e47d7d4a129c24b4e5d0278209
Coronavirus: UK business support wiki. Including, assessments, HMRC implications, business continuity planning and people. By Flinder.

🌏🔗https://airtable.com/shr6tqNLv7AjJt8VC/tblhOKnmGfJyR8r9f/viwdhSSoSuVdCjASz?blocks=hide
Risk Assessment Template. By Flinder.

🇬🇧🔗https://flinder.co/an-important-message-to-our-clients/
Rapid action plan for businesses. By Flinder.

🌏🔗https://m.marketing.kpmg.uk/webApp/COVID-19_Business_Readiness_Assessment
Business Readiness Assessment by KPMG

🌏🔗https://assets.kpmg/content/dam/kpmg/uk/pdf/2020/03/understanding-the-impact-of-covid-19.pdf
Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on your business, checklist. By KMPG.

🌏🔗https://bookwithcarry.com/shouldyoufly?utm_source=producthunt&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=shouldyoufly&ref=producthunt
Updated travel policies to decide if business travel is safe.

🌏🔗https://www.coronaviruschecklist.co
Cronavirus company checklist

Technology Tools and Resources

See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/teleconferencing
https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/events
https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/remote


🔗https://www.cleanai.co/solutions
Clean AI offers efficient and cost effective AI- powered solutions for cleaning and safety needs. While we may need to start monitoring hygiene standards, this startup could help institutions ensure hygiene standards across transport, hotels, restaurants and places of worship. 

https://peoplelogic.ai - Peoplelogic gives you a complete view of what's happening across all the tools 🔗your team uses. You’ll get an integrated activity stream that showcases accomplishments, reduces the need for unnecessary stand-ups, and prevents you from becoming a remote micromanager. They are offering a credit for companies negatively affected by COVID19: https://peoplelogic.ai/remote-work-2020

🇩🇪🔗https://innovationfornow.de/
B2B-platform for companies who need help from others

Available Support from Governments

See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/government

Asia

🇮🇩Indonesia

🇮🇩🔗https://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/indonesia-planning-second-stimulus-package-as-coronavirus-threat-grows
It pledged to buy more bonds - adding to the US$6 billion (S$8.3 billion) spent last month to stem the market rout - and announced a cut to banks' reserve requirements to pump more liquidity into the financial system.

🇲🇾Malaysia

🇲🇾🔗https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/malaysia-announces-stimulus-package-to-blunt-coronavirus-hit
$6.6b to support businesses affected by the virus, particularly in the tourism industry. 

🇪🇺Europe

🇪🇺🔗https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/03/12/ecb-stops-short-rate-cut-coronavirus-stimulus-package/
The European Central Bank will buy up €120bn (£106bn) more in bonds.

🇮🇪Ireland

🇮🇪🔗https://extra.ie/2020/03/10/business/irish/irish-government-coronavirus-stimulus-package
The €3.1bn coronavirus stimulus package agreed by the government. The social protections measures are estimated to cost as much as €2.4bn. The government also agreed to €200m in liquidity funding for businesses, and an extra €435m for the HSE.

🇮🇪🔗https://www.irishtimes.com/business/personal-finance/people-remote-working-can-claim-tax-relief-for-lighting-heat-and-broadband-1.4207169
Tens of thousands of people working from home during the coronavirus crisis can claim tax relief against the cost of lighting, heat and even broadband.

🇮🇹 Italy

🇮🇹🔗https://www.ft.com/content/a6f59348-5bae-11ea-b0ab-339c2307bcd4
€3.6bn to tackle coronavirus

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Scotland

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🔗https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice/
Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has confirmed that Scottish businesses will get £2.2 billion of support

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🔗https://www.mygov.scot/non-domestic-rates-coronavirus/
The Scottish Government has introduced extra rates reliefs (discounts). It has also introduced a one-off grant for some businesses.

🇬🇧The United Kingdom

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses
The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

  1. a statutory sick pay relief package for SMEs
  2. a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England
  3. small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
  4. grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  5. the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme offering loans of up to £5 million for SMEs through the British Business Bank
  6. a new lending facility from the Bank of England to help support liquidity among larger firms, helping them bridge coronavirus disruption to their cash flows through loans
  7. the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme


🇬🇧🗣0300 456 3565
HMRC Coronavirus helpline: Specifically for the self employed and businesses who will be struggling now due to the virus. They will give you advice on your tax and any benefits you can claim for.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.hambroperks.com/news/covid-19-uk-government-support-for-smes-18-march-2020/
How to check eligibility and apply for support being made available by the UK Government. By Hambro Perks.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.bitc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bitc-berg-factsheet-COVID-19-advicetosmallbusiness-march2020.pdf
Information/ a factsheet for small businesses explaining relief funds etc 

🇬🇧🔗https://www.cbi.org.uk/articles/how-businesses-can-prepare-for-the-coronavirus-outbreak/
The Chief Scientific Adviser briefs businesses on the UK government’s coronavirus pandemic strategy.
 
🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51961624
Competition law relaxed to allow retailers to share stock levels and staff

The Middle East

🇸🇦Saudi Arabia

🇸🇦🔗https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-emirates-stimulus/uae-saudi-central-banks-roll-out-40-billion-stimulus-for-virus-hit-economies-idUKKBN2110TW
The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority said it had prepared a 50 billion riyal (10.9 billion pounds) package to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cope with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

🇦🇪UAE

🇦🇪🔗https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-emirates-stimulus/uae-saudi-central-banks-roll-out-40-billion-stimulus-for-virus-hit-economies-idUKKBN2110TW
The UAE regulator plans to support banks and businesses in the country, where the outbreak is affecting major economic sectors such as tourism and transport, with a 100 billion dirham ($27 billion) economic plan

North America

🇨🇦Canada

🇨🇦🔗https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

🇺🇸The United States of America

🇺🇸🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51932403
US pushes direct payment plan as part of $1tn stimulus

Oceana

🇦🇺Australia

🇦🇺🔗https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/coronavirus-coalition-unveils-87bn-for-businesses-in-major-stimulus-package
Australian businesses will receive an assistance package worth at least $8.7bn in response to the coronavirus outbreak, as the government seeks to urgently stimulate the economy and stave off a looming recession. 

🇦🇺🔗https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/blog/coronavirus-stimulus-package-small-business
The main areas of support relevant to small businesses are:

  1. Cash flow payment of up to $25,000 for employers
  2. 50 per cent wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees 
  3. Increase in the instant asset write-off threshold to $150,000
  4. 50 per cent accelerated depreciation for investments

Responses by Businesses to COVID-19

Communication with Staff

🇺🇸🔗https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/keeping-our-employees-and-partners-safe-during-coronavirus.html
Twitter’s staff memo

🇺🇸🔗https://business.linkedin.com/marketing-solutions/blog/linkedin-news/2020/guiding-principles-melissa-selcher-linkedin?trk=eml_mktg_gco_cust_covid19_20200316&mcid=6643225906670379008&src=e-eml
Linkedin sharing their lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Communication with Customers

🇬🇧🔗https://www.uber.com/gb/en/coronavirus/#drivers
Advice from uber for customers and drivers. For Uber Eats it is concerning that only the customer can request a “contactless delivery” not a driver. Possibility to organiser a consumer campaigning asking people to take care of drivers?

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🔗https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/advice/coronavirus/visitscotland-response
Visit Scotland response to COVID-19

Company-wide Policy

🇬🇧🔗FutureGov - Preparedness Policy for Covid-19_v1.1 
Sample from Future Gov-  This policy sets out guidance for all FutureGov staff in relation to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and the potential impact it could have on the business.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.pwc.co.uk/who-we-are/business-continuity-at-pwc-uk.html
PwC UK’s response to the outbreak.

Disputes

See: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/private-sector