Please find below useful links and guidance in relation to COVID-19. This will be updated as we receive further updates or advice.
For the latest City of York Council updates on Coronavirus click here
For all the latest updates please visit gov.uk/coronavirus
The Department of Health and Social Care Twitter page is updated daily at 2pm.
The latest travel advice
The Government has published its coronavirus action plan, which sets out what the health and social care
system across the UK has done to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, and what it plans to do next. The document sets out:
The document can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan
We are currently in the “delay” phase, which means business as usual for the vast majority of people.
The risk to individuals living and working in York is low and the city remains very much open for business.
We are confident that all the specialist services in the city and county are prepared and robust infection control measures are in place.
The government has updated its guidance to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on:
Public Health England have produced a Blog and frequently asked questions about coronavirus.
The Chancellor has set out a £12 billion package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, individuals and businesses through the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. The budget made it clear that funding will be available for businesses in relation to coronavirus. The following advice is available on the City of York Council website in relation to business rates relief.
There is also ACAS advice for employers and employees which may be helpful.
Keep us updated
We are gathering as much information as we can about the impact of COVID-19 on businesses so please send us your case studies/feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share this intelligence with our partners on a local, regional and national level.
Tourism Businesses specifically:
The latest updates via VisitBritain will be posted on the Visit York site here
Keep us updated
There are anecdotal reports of cancellations across the UK and there is an awareness that other markets may begin to become more wary of travelling if the situation escalates. With this in mind, both we and VisitEngland/VisitBritain would be grateful if you keep us updated on the impact on your business.
If you are receiving cancellations related to the coronavirus or feeling the impact upon your business please do feed this back to us via email email@example.com. We will then pass this intelligence onto the local, regional and national level. Importantly, this means that we can inform VisitBritain and DCMS so they can continue to feed in tourism concerns to Government.