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Coronavirus Update: Legal issues and the impact on business

13 March 2020

The spread of Covid-19, a strain of coronavirus, continues to pick up momentum globally and is increasingly becoming a key priority for organisations.

The World Health Organisation has declared that coronavirus is a public health emergency of international concern and has labelled the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.

The UK has now moved to the "delay" phase in the fight against Covid-19 with the objective of slowing down the spread of coronavirus and reducing numbers infected at the peak.

The Government has warned that up to one-fifth of the UK workforce could be absent at the peak of the outbreak, presenting a significant challenge for organisations in relation to ensuring the safety of their workers and maintaining business operations.

BTO has prepared a communication aimed at businesses which addresses the following:

  • Current Status
  • Implications for Employers
  • Health & Safety Perspective
  • Impact on Business Contracts
  • Notifiable Disease – Insurance Implications

Please click here to read the full article.


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