Covid-19 Updates and Resources

Statement From Business Central

Page updated – 26/03/2020

As the Coronavirus outbreak develops, we want to reassure you that the wellbeing of our employees, tenants and clients is our top priority. As much as the way we are working is changing, it’s ‘business as usual’ at the Business Central as much as possible, and we have implemented a number of measures to keep our staff and members safe.

We have the technology in place to be able to work flexibly and remotely and our team on-site are being supported by staff working from home. Please see below how you can get in touch with our dedicated teams. This page will be regularly updated with key information from across the BIC. We have also included links to useful websites and will continue to share advice to help you and your business. You can also follow us on Twitter @darlingtonspace.

We know the weeks and months ahead will be challenging but we are committed to supporting our community here at the Business Central. We’re all in this together.

Information for Business and Employers is being regularly updated on the Darlington Council website in line with latest Government guidance.

For more information, please visit – https://www.darlington.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/coronavirus/

Updates from Business Central

After much deliberation and planning we have now changed our reception working hours to the following from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice due to the current COVID 19 situation:

Reception will be open every Monday – 9am-5pm only.

You are still able to contact us on the main numbers 01325 526006 or 01325 734871.

Or You can always contact us by e-mail on enquiries@businesscentraldarlington.co.uk.

So if there are any enquiries or queries that we might be able to help with in the meantime please let us know.

We hope everyone stays well and takes care.

The Business Central Team

Useful Links

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

1. Support for businesses who are paying sick pay to employees
2. Support for businesses that pay business rates
3. Support for businesses that pay little or no business rates
4. Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
5. Support for businesses paying tax
6. Support for the self-employed
6. Insurance

Full link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

It’s natural to feel anxious during times of uncertainty. See the 10 simple things you can do to maintain your mental wellbeing and deal with anxiety about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.

This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

https://realbusiness.co.uk/returning-to-work 

There are a number of tools you can use to collaborate and communicate with your team as you work remotely from home.

Microsoft Teams – Chat, video calls, voice calls, file sharing, and project management.

Slack – Chat and file sharing.

Zoom – Chat, video calls, voice calls, file sharing, and conferencing.

Getting Started Guides

Microsoft Teams – Getting started and user guide.

Slack – Getting started and user guide.

Zoom – Getting started and user guide.