During this time of unprecedented disruption as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, HM Government has issued guidance to assist employers, businesses and their staff in staying open safely. The government is not asking all businesses to shut. Only some non-essential shops and public venues have been asked to close.
The government understands that employers and businesses may have concerns about how they can remain open for business safely, and so play their part in preventing the spread of the virus. All employees should be encouraged to work from home unless it is impossible for them to do so.
This link provides very helpful and useful guidance for businesses.
This guidance may be updated in line with the changing situation.
Please keep safe.