This page is dedicated to the changes in COVID-19 throughout the United Kingdom. The NFRN are here to help and will provide regular updates and information for members on this page, including measures and government packages to support businesses.
The News Media Association, the trade body which represents national and regional newspaper publishers, has issued a statement.
New measures have been announced by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes to limit the impact pf COVID-19 on Scottish businesses.
Due to the continued spread of the Corona virus NFRN districts and branches have decided to cancel any meetings currently due to take place during March. All meetings will be rescheduled in due course.
The other day during the chancellors budget speech he announced that a package of measures will be set in place to provide support for public services, individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19.
The Chancellor announced a £30bn fiscal stimulus for 2020 to support the economy through coronavirus.
The Department of Business have updated their guidance for employers and businesses regarding the coronavirus and what to do if someone suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19 has been in the workplace.
While the full medical impact of coronavirus is still uncertain and may turn out to be little or no worse than some other forms of flu, the commercial toll has already been huge.