Covid-19 – Latest Guidance – 6.00pm 15th July 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • As reported yesterday it will be mandatory to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets from 24th July.  The full press release from Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, was published late yesterday.

Latest Guidance (employment and business)
No new guidance today.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: July 2020
This statistical release provides estimates of the number and value of claims made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to HMRC by 30 June 2020.
First published. 9:30am, 15 July 2020

CJRS guidance can be found here:-
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme guidance is here:-
Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Latest Guidance (health)
No new guidance today.

Providing free school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Updated guidance and application form for the temporary extension of free school meals eligibility to NRPF groups. This includes the increase in the income threshold from £16,190 per annum to £28,200 for areas outside of London.  9:49am, 15 July 2020

Reducing school workload
Support and practical resources for schools to help reduce workload, including the school workload reduction toolkit.  Added ‘Reducing teacher workload: Education Development Trust report’.  9:26am, 15 July 2020

The collections are:-
Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19) – What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Early years and childcare: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Further and higher education: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Early years and childcare: coronavirus (COVID-19)

General Guidance
The general coronavirus guidance starts here:-

James Williams – Solicitor

James Williams

I am a qualified Employment Law and HR Solicitor. I specialise in acting for schools and advise on all aspects of employment law and HR including attending employee meetings, advising senior leaders, conducting redundancy consultations, drafting contracts of employment, advising on policies and procedures and negotiating settlement agreements.