Please be advised that the information below is correct at the time of writing, however the situation is ever changing and we will be doing our best to keep things as up to date as possible. 

Coronavirus Covid-19

Get the latest news on Covid-19 below 

Over the last week Mark Bates Ltd have been working hard to keep it’s customer’s informed with the most up to date information on Covid-19. Below you will find information from the government and leading experts that we have found useful . In addition to this we have produced some handy guides and templates for customer’s and supporting organisations.  

Vaccine Hub

Click the link below to find information we have collated regard the Covid 19 vaccines. 

Guides/FAQs

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What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.

What are the symptoms?

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common such as cold and flu.

Guides/FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ sheet serves as an addendum to the guides below and answers some of the many questions we are receiving. If you have any further questions you would like answering please email us on enquiries@markbatesltd.com and we will add them to this document.

Version 22/04/2020

Furlough FAQ

Information on Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme.

Version 11/05/2020

PPE

An update on PPE and where you may be able to get hold of it.

Version 11/05/2020

Individual Employers

Managing Coronavirus issues at work guide for Individual Employers

Version 06/04/2020

Self Employed

Guide for Self Employed Service Providers in Home Care.

Version 03/04/2020

Furlough Leave

A handy Guide to Furlough Leave Job Retention Scheme.

Version 03/04/2020

Template Letters

Below are some template letters that may help in the scenarios where key workers may need them. We would suggest that an employee ought to carry a copy of their employment contract along with the letter and some form of ID. 

The following is a template agreement for employers that are furloughing staff. Before doing so make sure you have read our guide, spoken with your funding body and payroll organisation.

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