There is a great deal of information and advice floating around, we therefore thought it would be useful to list some of the more official sources in one place in order to assist businesses to prepare for the possible spread of Covid-19. The message at the moment is that the UK and Wales is still very much open for business. In the meantime here are some useful reference sources:
UK Government - The UK Government has issued guidance to businesses in providing advice to staff on Covid-19. Link:
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) is a Crown non-departmental public body of the Government and they have also issued guidance for employers and employees - https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus?
The UK Government has also launched a public awareness campaign and announced that statutory sick pay will be available for people self-isolating from the first day of their self-isolation. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-information-campaign-focuses-on-handwashing
Public Health Wales is working closely with the Welsh Government and the other UK public health agencies to carefully monitor the situation in China and implement a planned response, with measures in place to protect the health of the public. https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/. Visit Wales have assured the WTA that they awill share advice for tourism businesses as soon as it is available.
VisitBritain's website -https://www.visitbritain.org/covid-19-new-coronavirus-latest-information-and-advice-businesses contains advice for businesses and has key updates and information. Similarly VisitScotland has also placed dedicated information on its site https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/advice/coronavirus
The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers has also released guidance for event planners and venues https://www.conference-news.co.uk/index.php/coronavirus-updates-news/coronavirus-abpco-provides-advice-pcos
General Information and Statistics about Covid-19 - For up to date general information about the spread and characteristics of Coronavirus across the globe check worldometers site - https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ It collates all the cases of Coronavirus from around the world into a series of charts that are updated in near real time so you can easily see what is happening both globally and on a country by country basis.