Coronavirus: guidance for employers


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1. Background and scope of guidance

This guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on:

Information about coronavirus - COVID-19

Information about coronavirus - COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a ‘type’ of virus. The coronavirus we are all hearing about is called COVID-19, but you may also hear it called - coronavirus.

How serious is COVID-19?

Coronavirus Update

Multiple cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Britain. As of the 28th February 2020, there are 17 confirmed cases of coronavirus in England and the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the UK risk level from low to moderate.