Coronavirus: Everything You Need to Know

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The coronavirus pandemic has reached the UK shores and it will be having major after-effects to all businesses up and down the country. Most patients who contract the virus make a full recovery and can return to work. But regardless of whether they can go back it works, it will still have an effect on your company. 

But at the moment, there are positions within the public sector that have become essential to keep everything in order during this hard time. Here at Carrington Bake Recruitment, we can help anyone who is looking to help during this uncertain time by applying to our roles in councils and in social care.

What is Coronavirus?

First reported in Wuhan, China on 31st December 2019, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The virus transmits between animals and humans, causing the following symptoms: 

  • A cough 
  • A high temperature
  • Shortness of breath

As it is a new disease, experts still don’t know how the virus spreads. However, similar illnesses transmit via cough droplets. According to advice from the NHS, it’s very unlikely that it can spread through items such as packages and food. 

However, the disease does appear to be spreading quickly across the globe. Latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO), released on 5th April 2020 indicate that there are over 1,133,758 confirmed cases of the virus worldwide; though it’s important to note that only around 62,784 have been fatal. 

Government Guidance

Following the government’s decision to put the trains coming in and out of London on reduced service, the government has suggested the people who don’t work within key positions to be in complete lockdown. This means people shouldn’t leave their house unless it is for these reasons;

  • Shopping for basic necessities as infrequently as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day — for example, a run, walk, or cycle — alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need to provide care for or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.

Government support

Several businesses across the country are already struggling financially, with many having to make the tough decision to make staff redundant. While this will be unavoidable for many employers, the government has recently announced a number of schemes to help businesses retain their staff and keep operating.

This includes:  

  • Coronavirus Retention Scheme, which will enable the government to pay 80% of staff wages up to £2,500 per month, for three months
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, which offers loans of up to £5 million for SMEs through the British Business Bank. These should be available to access now. 
  • Grant funding of up to £10,000 for small businesses or up to £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses
  • Deferring VAT and income tax payments 

For more information about these schemes, be sure to visit gov.uk.

What Can I Do With Carrington Blake Recruitment?

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Here at Carrington Blake Recruitment, we receive daily new positions within the public sector that are becoming essential to make sure things run smoothly. From social care workers to administrators within local councils. Without these workers, local areas wouldn’t be able to function and people that need the care and support won’t receive it due to the current crisis.

If you would like to offer support to your community or would like to find a job you can give back to those in need, submit your CV to us now and one of our representatives will be in touch to see what roles are available for you to apply.

Contact us on 0207 537 6607 or email us your CV today on recruitment@carringtonblake.com.

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