Last updated: 26.03.2020, 11:04

Guidance for Organisations

COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance
Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

COVID-19: guidance for educational settings
Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Special note: Charities working with animals 
For those of you running charities that support and look after animals. We are told that the personnel working in such charities are deemed key workers and are allowed to tend to animals. More information on this tomorrow. Email [email protected] – if you want to be kept up to date 

Working with Beneficiaries 

COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people.

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person
Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

Charity Commission Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector The Charity Commission has produced some very accessible and helpful guidance on key issues affecting the sector. It covers issues such as 

– Can we hold our meetings using teleconferencing?  
– Should we postpone our AGM? 
– Am I allowed to use my reserves and unrestricted funds? 
– What constitutes a serious incident? 

Keep up to date with the latest information from the Charity Commission here. If there is something that is not covered and you would like help then please ring 0300 416 8012 or email [email protected]

COVID Scams 

SCC is aware of a number of individuals and organisations who are posing and offering what appears to be free support to charities, and then asking them to enter into legally binding contracts, or saying they will not make a final payment or handover website passwords . Please make sure you maintain written records (even it is an email chain) confirming that the services being provided to you are completely free and that includes delivery of websites, and materials.