Has the Coronavirus affected you or your business?
In recent weeks, cases of coronavirus have been seen in an increasing number of countries across the world and we expect to continue to see more cases in the UK over the coming days and weeks. If you are worried about your business during this time we can help you with that!
What is coronavirus?
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus that was discovered in 2019. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in animals. But seven, including the new virus, has made the jump to humans.
The virus believed to have come from a market in Wuhan which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds. These kinds of markets pose a higher risk of viruses due to hygiene standards being difficult to maintain as live animals are densely packed in small spaces and being killed on site.
What are the UK doing about the virus right now?
The UK government's aim is to delay the spread of the disease and reduce the epidemic's peak. Some measures are already in place, but the government - taking advice from its chief medical and scientific advisers - is thinking about what comes next.
· Currently all people with flu-like symptoms, a fever above 37.8C or a persistent cough, should self-isolate for seven days
· Schools should not take trips abroad
· Older people and those with pre-existing health conditions should avoid cruises
· Many schools closed
There are currently 175,817 confirmed cases and 6,717 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak.
RMS Disaster Recovery Sites
At RMS we have disaster recovery sites that will help you push through these tough times. We provide a caring family environment that has shown to improve or move businesses in the right direction. Disaster recovery sites allow you to enjoy the luxury of your own home or office while working at the same time. This also stops unwanted people and customers turning up at your home as your registered address for your company would be our address. We deal with your customers in a professional and friendly way to ensure required services are met.
How RMS Offices can help you?
The disaster recovery sites are able to provide a safe environment for your business to risk any harm that is affecting other businesses. We are able to prevent your business from harm and keep you running in a safe environment.
We do this by providing virtual offices where we solve your problems virtually; we receive your post and keep it secure until you can collect it, take your calls and take care of Google my business.
You are able to specify our address as the registered address for your company whilst keeping your home address private from customers, suppliers and other third parties. It can benefit you and your business as you are not having to come into contact with others giving you a higher chance of safety.
How can you prevent the virus spreading?
Coronaviruses can be spread when people with the virus have close, sustained contact with people who are not infected. The more you come into contact from the droplets of the coughs and sneezes of an infected person, the more likely you are to catch the infection. But how are we able to prevent the virus from spreading quickly? The simplest things we can do are…
• Wash your hands often (avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands)
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Cover any coughs or sneezes
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
How can the coronavirus affect a business?
Office environments are one of the places where the virus could mainly affect you due to the close contact which is a reason why many businesses may be affected.
• Many businesses may have to work from home
• Customers buying less
• Clients being affected from the virus
• Staff taking time off