DAILY BUSINESS BRIEFING FROM GOVERNMENT'S COVID-19 PRESS CONFERENCE
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Coronavirus tests are now available to essential workers, the government has announced at today’s COVID-19 press conference.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who led today’s Downing Street briefing, said the tests, which can be accessed by both employers and employees, were ‘all part of getting Britain back on her feet’. The government has increased testing capacity to 51,000 tests a day and said a ‘rigorous programme’ of ‘test, track and trace’ would be used to measure the rate of new infections, which need to be lowered before lockdown measures can be eased. People living in the households of essential workers will also be able to get a test if required.
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS DURING COVID-19 DISRUPTION
We’ve put together this list of additional resources to help businesses, employees and the self-employed affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can go here to find out all the latest information about what funding and support is available for your business, managing your business during coronavirus and business closures. There is also a
new ‘support finder’ tool
to help businesses easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic through a quick and simple online questionnaire. You can find out more about the tool
set up to help businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus.
The best way to get help from HMRC on any topic is to
contact them online.
Alternatively, you can call them on 0800 0159 559.
Government departments are hosting a series of webinars to help businesses understand the support available:
If your business needs more workers as a result of COVID-19, such as those in food logistics, preparation and retail,
post vacancies on Find a Job