In an earlier briefing we highlighted the challenges for charities and other organisations organising their Annual General Meeting, or other members meetings, while complying with guidance on social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A bold statement of intent has been issued by trade bodies representing organisations across the entire UK life sciences industry. The statement expresses the industry's strong commitment to fighting coronavirus (COVID-19) and supporting NHS patients.
Government guidance remains that where possible, staff should continue to work from home. There may be roles within organisations that are required to work on site. Employers will now be looking at how these workers can return safely.
The Business Secretary has announced that the Government is doubling the investment available to businesses and tech start-ups developing innovative ideas and solutions to help tackle the disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.