Information on Coronavirus

BASE will be postponing all regional forums and training events until further notice in the light of the coronavirus restrictions. Office functions will continue as normal and certificate learners can continue to receive support by contacting their assessor by email or phone.

We have been asked for advice regarding the provision of workplace support but there are no easy answers. Clearly, the welfare of service staff and clients has to be a priority and services should support those customers through risk assessment where they are vulnerable because of their health. The Business Disability Forum has produced a useful legal update about the position for disabled workers.

A number of organisations have produced guidance on the impact of coronavirus and you can find information and advice through the links below. 


General sources of advice

Latest information on Coronavirus

DWP statement

ACAS advice

Advice from the Business Disability Forum

Advice from NCVO

Advice from Social Enterprise UK


Advice for workers and vulnerable groups

Government advice for vulnerable groups

Government advice for further education

Government advice for apprenticeship providers

Government advice for community-based health and social care

Government advice for health professionals and others

Government guidance for furloughed workers

Benefit changes and advice about loss of income (from Social Welfare Training)


Easy read resources

Easy Read Information on coronavirus from Mencap

Easy Read Posters from Photosymbols:   

An accessible free download from Books Beyond Words


Advice for businesses

Information about Govermnment support for businesses

Government advice for employers and businesses

Advice on claiming wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furloughed workers)


Resources for working remotely

Free webinar resources for people new to working remotely