Covid-19 – Latest Guidance – 6.00pm 6th July 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • No briefing today.
  • In an emergency budget this coming Wednesday, the Chancellor is expected to announce that firms are to be paid £1,000 bonuses to hire young people as part of economic recovery.
  • 44,236 total deaths with 16 deaths yesterday, the lowest since March.  The 7 day rolling average is down to 98.
  • Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all reported no new daily coronavirus deaths for the first time since lockdown began in March.

Latest Guidance (employment and business)
A useful business specific guide is available on the Gov website.  Simply answer a few questions and the guidance is tailored to your business.

Reopen your business safely during coronavirus (COVID‑19)

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)
COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Updated guidance with changes that apply from 6 July 2020.  1:18pm, 6 July 2020

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do after 4 July
Updated 24 June 2020

Teaching mathematics in primary schools
Guidance for teaching mathematics at key stages 1 and 2 to help pupils progress through the national curriculum.  First published.  3:30pm, 6 July 2020

Majority of children no longer need to shield
The majority of children currently considered extremely clinical vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) will be able to be removed from the shielded patient list (from Saturday 1 August).  First published.  2:46pm, 6 July 2020

Schools and colleges to reopen in full in September

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.