Coronavirus Update: Important Resources for Contractors and Recruiters

coronavirus update

17th March 2020

As Covid-19 continues to severely impact the global economy and disrupt the normal lives of people around the world – it is understandable that contractors and recruiters will be concerned about what is likely to be a very tough few months.

Here at 6CATS, we are doing our utmost to ensure agencies and workers are in the best position to get through this crisis.  With so much uncertainty at the moment, it’s crucial to ensure the information and guidelines you are following are relevant, recent and accurate; ideally facts not opinions.

In this social media age, there is an awful lot of rubbish out there and, whilst the various conspiracy theories may provide some grim/light relief, they go no way towards helping us through this. With this in mind we’ve highlighted some of the top global resources that contractors and recruiters alike can access for daily updates.


This link provides a wealth of up-to-date information on the outbreak, including country-by-country daily updates and sources provided for all local information.

This is the UK government’s official site, where contractors and agencies can find out all of Number 10’s latest guidance, medical advice, and links to the foreign office’s current travel advice for each country.

This site provides a detailed explanation of the EU’s response to the outbreak and useful statistics and news.

This is the US government’s official site regarding Covid-19, which details travel restrictions, how to prepare for and prevent the coronavirus, and what the U.S. government is doing in response to the virus.

This is the World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform which is attempted to provide information that can galvanize the global business community for collective action, Protect people’s livelihoods and facilitate business continuity.

This is the WHO’s official site, providing rolling updates on the coronavirus.

We hope that these links can provide contractors and recruitment agencies with some of the necessary resources they need to operate during the current pandemic. All links are in English and provide facts, not hyperbole. While the current situation is challenging, the best course of action is to stay abreast of any changes, keep calm, and take the most appropriate steps for your individual circumstances.

6CATS is operating at full capacity supporting all our agencies and contractors across the world.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

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