Published on: 05 March 2020 in Industry

Coronavirus: Advice for Directors UK members

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COVID-19, a type of Coronavirus, has affected several countries including the UK. As well as potentially affecting your physical health, it could disrupt everyday working practices — particularly for those working in a freelance capacity.

Below we have compiled expert resources and advice on dealing with the virus, from both health and employment standpoints. Rest assured, we are monitoring the situation and will update members as and when we have any further advice specific to directors and freelancers.

As a preventative measure, Directors UK has made the decision to close our offices and suspend all scheduled events until further notice. All our staff will be working from home and can be contacted via email as normal. We ask that during this busy period you please contact Directors UK via email wherever possible, so we can ensure that your query is dealt with promptly.

If you have any questions that aren’t addressed by the below, please email us at


  • We have compiled our answers to any frequently asked questions that relate to Directors UK, employment rules specific to directors and freelancers, and travel. Read our FAQ page here.

Coronavirus and work

Coronavirus and wellbeing

Urgent Financial Assistance

Have Your Say

Russell England

There appears to be provision for freelancers and self-employed in yesterday's legislation. What's Directors UK take on this?

Directors UK

Hi Russell - Thank you for your query. This is something we support, but it’s a proposed amendment so not yet in the law. We are watching all the developments very closely and will keep members informed of anything definite.

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