Preparing for and responding to Coronavirus | Last update April 3rd, 12.00pm

Up to date guidance and advice from the British Chambers of Commerce and local businesses

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

We would like to reassure our members that we are working closely with the Department for Enterprise and Treasury in terms of offering support and guidance to the business community.

Any questions or requests can be directed to or 

Latest Chamber Updates


18/03/20 update on activity within Chamber today and key pieces of information to take away:

Business Continuity

Listed below are various services available locally in terms of business continuity

Video Conferencing Solutions, e-signature, cyber security, postal services, hardware and cloud-based services for remote working

Office Space 

For businesses that are considering split working to manage contamination risk, short term option if your premises is being deep cleaned or a longer-term contingency site there are various options available inc:

Useful guidance and advice

Below you will find links from Chamber members offering guidance and advice: 

PwC are hosting a webinar on Thursday (19 March) - COVID-19: impacts and update

Register to watch the PwC live webcast taking place on 19 March 2020 at 1pm. Hear the latest update on COVID-19, the impacts on organisations and how they have responded to the outbreak. We will be joined by experts to discuss the key issues we are all working through and the longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on business continuity. Register here:

Coronavirus - Consideration for employers - Smart HR

What steps should employers be taking - Cains

Making the difficult decisions as an Isle of Man Employer - Dot Performance

Combating COVID-19 with resilience - Deloitte 

Working through COVID-19- TISE

Be Proactive, Be Prepared, Act Local, Think Global- Dr. Marlon Cruz, MC Consulting Services

KPMG are holding weekly webinars now which offer free advice and insight, tailored to the IOM market. 


Chamber is now working alongside both industry and Government in terms of preparing and making contingency for job loses that might occur due to the unprecedented uncertainty surrounding the current Covid 19 Pandemic. Collectively we are now looking at a central platform to collate current interim redeployment options available, this is currently a work in progress and further updates will given in due course . We currently know of the following redeployment option:-

Isle of Man Post Office are currently looking for additional casual staff. In this unprecedented time they would like to reach out to any local businesses who are seeing a downturn in income and are looking to redeploy staff on a temporary basis that may be suitable/willing to come and work with the post office in the short term until their employment is available again? The Post Office have some basic/relatively unskilled work available which will free up their experienced drivers to do the deliveries.

Please get in touch with Helen Bedford – Tel: 698506 or Mob: 481248


IOM Coronavirus Community Support Website

A website has been set up to work alongside the ‘IOM Coronavirus Community Support’ Facebook page.

This site will aim to offer details on how local businesses can help those in isolation - looking after mental health, food delivery, magazine delivery, DIY deliveries (for those who want to decorate whilst in isolation etc).

This will give businesses who might suffer over the forthcoming months an opportunity to sell and serve the community etc.



Disclaimer: The material and information contained on this site is for information only.  Any advice is to be treated as and is to be treated as guidance only.  Any views expressed by our members are their own and are not the views of the IoM Chamber of Commerce