Current Status and Resources

Return to Plan A – 19 January 2022

England is returning to Plan A coronavirus restrictions:

Working from home guidance ends on 19 January and from 20 January, pupils will no longer have to wear face masks in classrooms. Guidance on the rest of schools is due from the government’s education department.

From 27 January there will be:

  • an end of mandatory face masks
  • the end of mandatory Covid passes in England
  • easing of care home restrictions.

And while there will still be a legal requirement to self-isolate, the prime minister says he does not expect to renew the regulations beyond 24 March when they currently expire.

Visit the GOV.UK website for the latest guidance

 


Advice and guidelines

Working safely during Covid-19, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Coronavirus infromation for businesses and residents, Westminster City Council

Central hub with advice and guidance for employers, CIPD

FAQ for employers, CIPD

NHS Test and Trace in the workplace, UK Government

Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own, UK Government

Introducing the NHS COVID-19 App, NHS Test & Trace

Code of Practice for Commercial Property, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Business and continuity planning, London Growth Hub


Business Support

Find coronavirus financial support for your business, UK Government

Coronavirus: a helping hand for Westminster businesses, Westminster City Council

Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus, UK Government

Apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment, UK Government

How to get statutory sick pay if you’re self-isolating, UK Government

Support if you cannot pay your tax bill on time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)


Transport & Travel

Travel abroad from England during coronavirus, UK Government

Travel to England from another country during coronavirus, UK Government

Using your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad and at venues and settings in England, UK Government

Find a coronavirus (COVID-19) travel test provider if you’re arriving in the UK, UK Government

Fill in your passenger locator form, UK Government

Active Travel Toolkit, TfL

Keeping you safe on London’s transport network, TfL

Guidance on how to support your team by encouraging them to travel at quieter times, TfL

Cleaning regime and ventilation on public transport, TfL

Guidance on cycle parking for businesses, TfL

Find a Santander docking station, TfL

Cycle parking near Marble Arch and Edgware Road, Bike Data

Walking times between stations on the same line, TfL

Central London journeys that could be quicker to walk, TfL

Cycle to work Scheme – Guidance for employers, TfL

Free cycle training for people who live or work in Westminster, City of Westminster

Local car parks, Marble Arch London BID

Recovery

Book your COVID-19 booster dose, NHS

COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021, UK Government

Recovery Plan, Marble Arch London BID

What Does COVID-19 look like in your area?, UK Health Security Agency

Restoring retail confidence checklist, Cushman & Wakefield

Returning to work – Fire safety matters, London Fire Brigade


Security

How to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment, Health and Safety Executive

Communicating with a face covering – Things to consider for security personnel, CPNI

Look Up, Look Out Briefing Sheet for Staff, Metropolitan Police

Look Up, Look Out A5 Leaflet, Metropolitan Police

Crime prevention tips, Met Police Business Crime Hub

Six top tips for securing your shop, Safer Business Network

Security and staff safety advice for Pharmacies, The Metropolitan Police

Video conferencing – Using services securely, National Cyber Security Centre

Guidance on good personnel security, CPNI

How to protect yourself against Coronavirus scams, National Trading Standards – Scams Team

Advisory: COVID-19 exploited by malicious cyber actors, National Cyber Security Centre

Covid-19 related Fraud Risk, Fraud Advisory Panel

Mandate fraud guidance, Government Counter Fraud Function


Hospitality

Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace, UK Government

Using your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad and at venues and settings in England, UK Government

VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions, UK Government

Covid-19 secure advice and risk assessments for hospitality businesses, UK Hospitality

TfL briefing for leisure and hospitality businesses, TfL

Dealong with a COVID-19 outbreak in a hospitality venue, Night Time Economy Solutions