Coronavirus resources for businesses, workers and providers

Last updated: 16 April 2020. This page will be updated regularly. 

This page is dedicated to information, advice, guidance and resources for businesses, workers and providers in the construction industry regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As the coronavirus continues to progress daily and impact the day-to-day operations for businesses and providers across the construction industry, the MCA team continues to work with industry to provide the latest updates and resources available for employees, employers and businesses.

Supporting Londoners, and London’s businesses

We understand that Londoners are concerned as we face the worst public health crisis for a generation. We must all make unprecedented changes in how we live, travel and work.  It is vital for us all to follow the latest advice from the experts, including staying at home and not leaving the house unless it is to buy essential supplies, for health reasons, to exercise or for essential work. That way we can keep the most vulnerable people in our city safe and, ultimately, help save lives.   
  
You can find the latest information and guidance on the NHS website.

Resources for businesses and SMEs

Please see below resources available to businesses, employers and SMEs. Businesses should continue to follow the most up to date government guidance.

London Growth Hub (support for businesses)

To support London-based businesses, the London Growth Hub has brought together essential resources to help your business manage and mitigate its exposure to the impact of coronavirus. This page will be kept up to date with the latest developments and support, so your business has access to all the information it needs. 

A range of resources available from the Growth Hub website include:

For a full list of advice and resources available, visit the Growth Hub website daily

Build UK

Build UK have produced a wide range of resources to help businesses respond to issues emerging in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include:

For a full list of advice and resources available, visit the Build UK website daily.

Construction Leadership Council (CLC) 

The CLC's objective is to drive industry improvement. It draws together business leaders from across the sector to identify how to promote solutions.

Resources and information available from the CLC include:

CITB

CITB is working across its funding streams to provide support to construction firms of all sizes.

Resources available from CITB include:

For a full list of advice and resources available, visit the CITB website daily.

Further information, advice and guidance for businesses and SMEs

Government guidance:

Further links

Resources for workers and the self-employed

Information, advice and guidance for workers and the self-employed:

Resources for providers

Jules Pipe, the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, wrote to grant and procured Adult Education Budget (AEB) and European Social Fund providers on 31 March to provide reassurances and an update on the latest guidance. Letters to providers and FAQs can be found here.

The Department for Education (DfE) has also published guidance for maintaining further education provision and the apprenticeship programme. Gillian Keegan MP, the Apprenticeships and Skills Minister has also written to colleges, independent training providers and non-college stakeholders in England.

See below several resources available to Further Education Higher Education and Independent Training Providers:

Health and wellbeing resources

The following resources provide advice and information to help businesses, the self-employed and employees look after their health and wellbeing.

  • The GLA have a dedicated COVID-19 mental health hub with tips on how to keep mentally well, and link to apps and resources to support you if you feel anxious, sleep deprived, stressed or sad.
  • The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is 100% dedicated to the welfare and wellbeing of the construction workforce and their families. They can be contacted on their 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, 0345 605 1956 or download the Construction Industry Helpline App available from both Android and Apple Play stores.
  • The CIOB have a Benevolent Fund, available to members. For students this is applicable from their second year of membership onwards.
  • The RIBA have launched a COVID-19 Hub for RIBA Chartered Practices and members.
  • Mind has published information to help businesses, the self-employed and workers take care of their mental health and wellbeing.
  • NHS England has published guidance to help people look after their mental wellbeing while staying at home.

Offer support

Support the fight against coronavirus  

UK Government has asked industry to offer support to those fighting coronavirus. If your business can offer support, such as resources, expert advice and more, please do offer your help.

More advice and guidance for Londoners, businesses and employers found on the coronavirus guidance hub.

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