• 18/03/2020

We know that we are all watching the development of the coronavirus pandemic with feelings of concern and uncertainty. We are all in uncharted territory, and it is important that we remain calm, show solidarity and stand by each other in this difficult time.

We realise that if we have to go into lockdown, working from home comes with some issues, from dealing with potential restricted access to some of the tools you rely on, to enforced isolation from your work teams.

We hope that through our weekly e-newsletter, when we are working from home, in self-isolation or even in lock down,  we can stay in touch and offer each other the necessary support and that we remain the same close knit professional community whether we are in the  office or at home.

Our members and partners are at the centre of our considerations and we will be doing everything we can to help you through these times, in whatever way possible.  We want to show you that we are here to stand by you when times are tough and that we are doing everything in our power to support you during this time.

Let’s continue to show our usual dedication in our day to day work, which will be quite different from normal, and to help one another, look out for one another and keep in touch!

Please see below a list of links that may be of interest or assistance to you and your staff.

UK Government – Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

UK Government – COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses

UK Government – Support for Businesses

UK Government – Guidance for Employees

UK Government – Business Continuity Planning

UK Government – The Health Protection Regulations (Coronavirus) 2020

UK Government – Guidance on Social Distancing and Vulnerable People

UK Government – Guidance for households with possible Corona Virus infection

UK Government – Foreign travel advice

UK Government – Courts and Tribunals Planning and Preparation

World Health Organisation – Travel Advice

National Health Service – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find your local Health Protection Team in England

World Health Organisation – Advice for the public and your clients

Acas – Coronavirus advice for employers and employees

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak rolling updates

World Health Organization – Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19


Ministry of Justice

Legal Aid Agency – Planning & Preparation

Business Growth Hub

If you have any queries or wish to discuss this matter further please don’t hesitate to contact our Chief Executive, Fran Eccles-Bech on 0161 241 7470 or at [email protected]