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BCCG is monitoring the rapid developments of the virus and its effects on bilateral business and trade.
On this page you will find current information from relevant sources about potential remedies, possible support for business and people as well as ideas for policies.
Any other relevant information by our members available to us can be included here.

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23 Oct 2020
GOV UK COVID-19 travel guidance: GERMANY
If you’re travelling to Germany from the UK or an EU/EEA country, you no longer need to demonstrate a valid reason to enter Germany. Standard German entry and immigration rules in place before the COVID-19 outbreak apply.

Read detailed information here.
10 Oct 2020
Travel corridor exemption rules
Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days when you arrive in the UK.

This applies to UK residents and visitors to the UK.
You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, if you are travelling from one of the countries, territories, regions or territories on the travel corridor list. That is because these are either:
- covered by the travel corridor exemption
- within the common travel area - Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man
- British overseas territories

You will need to self-isolate if you visited or made a transit stop in a country or territory that is not on the travel corridor list in the 14 days before you arrive in England.
This applies to all travel to England, by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.

Find more informations here.
07 Sept 2020
WirtschaftsWoche: Unternehmen fürchten langfristige Folgen der Krise – und hoffen auf politische Hilfe
Jedes vierte europäische Unternehmen mit starkem Deutschlandbezug erwartet auch nach 2021 noch negative Auswirkungen der Coronakrise. Das zeigt eine heute veröffentlichte Umfrage der British Chamber of Commerce gemeinsam mit KPMG. Umso dringender wollen die Firmen Transformationsprozesse angehen – und fordern dabei Unterstützung von der Politik.

Lesen Sie den vollständigen Artikel hier.
04 Sept 2020
Deutsche Welle: UK survey shows Germany's business image improving
A survey by the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany says the German government is doing well in tiding businesses over the coronavirus crisis. But the pandemic also revealed shortcomings in digital infrastructure.

Read the full article here.
07 July 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: No self-isolation for passengers arriving in England
Passengers will not be required to self-isolate when they arrive in England from a number of exempt countries and territories.

Please read for detailed information
23 June 2020
by BSI Group Deutschland GmbH (Frankfurt)
BSI Webinar - Business Continuity Management
26. Juni 2020, 16.00 h
Der Experte Dr. Christian Zänker erklärt, wie Unternehmen ihren Betrieb in Krisenzeiten aufrechterhalten und zukünftig Krisen entgegenwirken können.

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19 June 2020
HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during Coronavirus as more firms reopen
Her Majesty The Queen has offered support to businesses as they reopen, and praised the contribution Chambers of Commerce across the UK and around the world are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities, in a letter released today.

The letter from Her Majesty, Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, comes as businesses across the UK are reopening and adjusting to a new normal.

The letter reads:

“At a time of great difficulty for many, it is heart-warming to see the civic response and generosity of so many businesses, small and large, to the challenges posed, whether supporting the health sector or vulnerable communities.”

Her Majesty also recognised the contribution Chambers of Commerce and their members have made during the pandemic:

“As Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, it gives me great pride to see the contribution you and your members are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities.”

Welcoming the letter, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith said:

“The Queen’s personal message of support will be a huge morale boost to our business communities at this complex and sensitive time.

“We are grateful that Her Majesty has recognised the crucial role Chambers of Commerce play supporting businesses and communities through the pandemic, and as we restart, rebuild and renew the economy.”

A full copy of Her Majesty’s letter
22 May 2020
Home Secretary's opening statement to the government’s daily briefing on coronavirus
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, explains the measures to be taken at the border to avoid a second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission at the 22 May 2020 daily press briefing.

Read the full statement here
22 May 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from UK border rules
Some travellers will be exempt from new UK border rules introduced to due to coronavirus. This means they may not need to provide their journey or contact details or self-isolate for 14 days after they arrive in the UK.

Read the full list of exemptions here
15 May 2020
by BSI Group Deutschland GmbH (Frankfurt)
BSI Webinar - Arbeitsschutz im Kontext von Covid-19
25. Mai 2020, 17.00 - 17:30 h
Paul Cation, Experte für Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz präsentiert die wichtigsten Aspekte des SARS-CoV2-Arbeitsschutzstandards des Bundesarbeitsministeriums. Was ist beim Hochfahren des Betriebs zu beachten? Wie sieht die „neue Normalität“ im Arbeitsleben aus?

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12 May 2020
Das Zwei-Milliarden-Euro-Maßnahmenpaket für Start-ups steht.
Bundeswirtschaftsministerium und Bundesfinanzministerium haben in den vergangenen Wochen gemeinsam mit der Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) die Details ausgearbeitet.

Detaillierte Informationen dazu finden Sie hier.
11 May 2020
PM address to the nation on coronavirus: 10 May 2020
Boris Johnson addressed the nation from Downing Street on Sunday evening, 10 May 2020, setting out the next steps in England's coronavirus response.

Transcript of the speech
11 May 2020
by BSI Group Deutschland GmbH (Frankfurt)
BSI webinars on risk management and business continuity

In times of Corona, BSI has put together a series of helpful webinars with leading experts to help companies strengthen their continuity, manage the associated risks and overall build their organizational resilience. The webinars are of free access and can be watched immediately:

COVID-19 and Organizational Resilience
COVID-19 and Risk Management
COVID-19 and Continuity
COVID-19: Community Resilience and Volunteers

Webinar overview
05 May 2020
OMFIF Commentary: Crisis of disconnection
Pandemic response relies on digital and financial inclusion (Kat Usita)

The disruption forced by Covid-19 provides a rich opportunity for digital banking platforms, but also demonstrates how unequal access can deepen socio-economic and demographic divides. Effective and immediate crisis response relies on financial and digital inclusion.(...)

Read more
22 Apr 2020
Großbritannien beginnt Impfstoff-Tests
n-tv: ...An der Universität Oxford und an weiteren Standorten in Großbritannien wird ab Donnerstag erstmals ein potenzieller Coronavirus-Impfstoff an Menschen getestet. Der Impfstoff wurde am Jenner Institute in Oxford entwickelt. Das teilte der britische Gesundheitsminister Matt Hancock mit...
15 Apr 2020
Covid19 Beschränkungen bis Anfang Mai
Deutschland: Bund und Länder einig über Maßnahmen, Zusammenfassung in der FAZ
15 Apr 2020
Beschlüsse in Deutschland
Presse & Informationsamt der Bundesregierung zu Corona Beschlüssen im Detail
13 Apr 2020
COVID-19 Stellungnahme der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
In ihrer 3. Ad-hoc-Stellungnahme zur COVID-19-Pandemie beschreibt die Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina mögliche Strategien zu einer schrittweisen Rückkehr in eine gesellschaftliche Normalität. ... PDF
10 Apr 2020
Post Covid19 and Brexit
Covid-19: What Comes Next?
Interesting reading. What will happen to Brexit? Where do we go from here?
"The best way to predict the future is to create it”
Excellent article and questions by Adam Gold
10 Apr 2020
Boris Johnson
BBC: ...Boris Johnson "must rest up" after he was moved from intensive care with coronavirus, his father has said.
Stanley Johnson told the BBC's Today: "He took one for the team and we've got to make sure we play properly now."...

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