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FCA reminder: follow all coronavirus restrictions advice including recent changes

FCA reminder: follow all coronavirus restrictions advice including recent changes 

Background

  • The FCA published this short update – quoted in full below in the Impacts section – to confirm that all firms must continue to follow UK Government advice on working from home until notified otherwise; published by the FCA on 24 September 2020

Impacts

The FCA notes the recent statement made by UK Government and devolved administrations on coronavirus (Covid-19) on Tuesday 22 September.

Firms should continue to follow Government advice on working from home until notified otherwise.

The financial services industry has continued to operate during the coronavirus pandemic with homeworking and some workers operating in locations such as branches and call centres.

The FCA has previously published advice on the steps financial services firms should take, for example identifying key workers and the responsibilities of senior managers – these statements have been updated today to reflect recent developments

Timeline with relevant dates to be logged on regulatory calendar

  • Update reminder published on 24 September 2020

Next steps

All organisations must continue to refer to the FCA’s guidance on many topics surrounding coronavirus as published on the FCA website.

Firms should seek specific advice from the FCA and reliable independent sources when needed.