Advice for Employees


Coronavirus: 10 tips for homeworkers, from The Caterer.

Free personal development courses from Virtual Training:

  • Free Courses & Resources
  • Free Learning Management System for 3 months

While businesses are closed, consider the following 21 ways in order to help your situation: This advice comes the NZT Resturant Group

Hospitality Action has created two new resources to help people worried about their housing and mental health, go online or call 0808 802 0282 to speak to them.

Headspace are offering some meditations you can listen to anytime, part of their collection called Weathering the storm.

Here is some advice specifically about digital health resources

Other organisations offering support:

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Job Opportunities

Paid work


  • has a great selection of volunteering opportunities.
  • Furlonteer is specifically designed to connect furloughed workers with volunteering opportunities
  • Volunteer for FareShare – their volunteers are often elderly or at risk and they worry about not having enough volunteer cover. Find your closest centre here
  • Volunteer for Chefs in Schools – message here – they are preparing food for vulnerable people in the community too
  • OLIO launches the #cook4kids campaign, to help feed 1.3million vulnerable children missing out on school meals. Celebrity chefs including James Martin and Thomasina Miers back the campaign, sharing easy-to-follow recipes. Simply cook/prepare a free meal, upload a photo and organise a no-contact pick-up to help a local family. Use the #cook4kids hashtag.
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Community support

  • Spread positivity with Riverford’s Wicked Leeks suggestions
  • ASDA are calling for people to avoid shopping at times they are allocating for vulnerable people: “If you are part of a vulnerable group and need to get your shopping – or are caring for someone in a vulnerable group, we’ll do everything we can to support you in stores on Friday morning before 9am. You can find out the opening time of your local store by clicking here.” Other steps they are taking, here.
  • Covid Mutual Aid is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK.
  • Brasserie Blanc have set up a Facebook group, since closing their branches.
  • Riverford offer advice on how to spread kindness not coronavirus
  • OLIO are launching #Cook4Kids to help feed 1.3million vulnerable children missing out on school meals. See the jobs section on this page for more information.
  • Support Food Cycle’s Coronavirus emergency response. Foodcycle feed the most vulnerable in our communities – they need our support now more than ever.
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