Advice and Guidance

Here you will find links to the latest COVID-19 advice and guidance from the UK, Ireland and devolved governments, HSE and the NHS. Here you will find advice on what to do if you or someone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, as well as the latest guidance on social distancing.

The latest guidance for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) sectors in relation to coronavirus. The (UK) National Archives has confirmed with DCMS that this guidance applies to archives: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/guidance-for-dcms-sectors-in-relation-to-coronavirus-covid-19

New guidance from the UK Government about collecting and maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support the NHS Test and Trace programme. This guidance applies to premises that will open from Saturday 4th July onwards.  

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/maintaining-records-of-staff-customers-and-visitors-to-support-nhs-test-and-trace

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a statement and a short data protection checklist on customer logs in order to protect customer and visitor details for contact tracing.

Details of the UK Government’s COVID-19 Roadmap Taskforces

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-roadmap-taskforces/covid-19-roadmap-taskforces

The UK Government’s Roadmap suggests that the lifting of restrictions for archives and record-keeping services will fall under ‘Step 3’ of the Roadmap, with re-opening currently scheduled for no earlier than 4th July

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy#our-roadmap-to-lift-restrictions-step-by-step

Guidance for UK employers and businesses

www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19

Latest COVID-19 advice and guidance from Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE)

https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

Latest COVID-19 advice from the Department for Communities Northern Ireland

https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk

Latest COVID-19 advice from the Northern Ireland Executive

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

Latest COVID-19 advice from the Department of Health Northern Ireland

https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/

Latest COVID-19 advice and guidance from the Government of Ireland 

https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/

Latest COVID-19 advice from the Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Latest COVID-19 advice from the Welsh Government

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Latest advice from Public Health Wales

https://phw.nhs.wales/

Advice to households with possible COVID-19

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Latest UK government advice on social distancing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing

The UK Prime Minister’s latest address to the nation on coronavirus: 10 May 2020:

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-10-may-2020

Financial support for UK businesses during COVID-19 

www.gov.uk/government/collections/financial-support-for-businesses-during-coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/financial-support-for-businesses-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Financial support for the UK’s self-employed during COVID-19

www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

COVID-19 guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-apprenticeship-programme-response/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-apprentices-employers-training-providers-end-point-assessment-organisations-and-external-quality-assurance-pro

COVID-19 work related guidance from the Citizens Advice Bureau: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/

COVID-19 Q&A from NatWest Bank: https://www.natwestmentor.co.uk/News/Coronavirus-Outbreak-Q-A/

COVID-19 Q&A from the Royal Bank of Scotland: https://www.rbsmentor.co.uk/News/Coronavirus-Outbreak-Q-A/

An overview of the Job Retention Scheme from the UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

ACAS: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees
 

The UK Government’s Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

The UK Government’s latest guidance for working safely during COVID-19

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19