The next phase of lockdown began on 4th July. The latest Government guidance is here - Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) - to accompany announcements on what the situation will look like. The Government has put together an FAQ on what you can and cannot do in England here. Advice for Northern Ireland is here, advice for Scotland is here, and advice for Wales is here.
The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that coronavirus COVID-19 infection rates have decreased significantly over the last few weeks. This guidance remains advisory.
We advise everyone that it would be sensible to prepare and consider adjustments to your business plans with regard to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Consider the changes required to adjust to the current and future situation.
If you have public-facing premises then you may have to consider closing for a period of time, cancel planned events (such as outside broadcasts), or take action if staff are taken ill. We have an example community radio station action plan here.
There is a useful eligibility checklist for Government-funded business support for coronavirus here (PDF, 44.9 KB).
The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
This includes a package of measures to support businesses including:
Check the business support website for answers to frequently asked questions.
Community media projects can consider contacting their local authority which will have an emergency team in place and will have a coordinating contact. Community radio stations and other community media organisations might consider liaising with their local council offices to see if they can assist with any local information and press releases.
We will endeavour to keep these pages updated as and when guidance and information changes.