Covid-19 – Latest Guidance – 6.00pm 9th July 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Outdoor pools can reopen to the public from 11 July.
  • Indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres can reopen on 25 July.
  • Measures in the Gov Guidance to allow this are as follows:-
    • Limiting the number of people using the facility at any one time, for example by using a timed booking system;
    • Reducing class sizes and allowing sufficient time between each class to avoid groups waiting outside during changeover;
    • Ensuring an appropriate number of people are in a swimming pool at any one time;
    • Spacing out equipment or taking some out of service to maintain social distancing;
    • Enhanced cleaning and providing hand sanitizer throughout venues;
    • Considering how the way people walk through their venue could be adjusted to reduce contact, with queue management or one-way systems;
    • Ensuring adequate ventilation;
    • Encouraging the use of outdoor spaces for individual, team or group activities, making sure to comply with the latest restrictions on public gatherings;
    • Exercise or dance studios should have temporary floor markings where possible to help people stay distanced during classes;
    • Customers and staff should be encouraged to shower and change at home wherever possible, although changing rooms will be available.
  • Outdoor performances with social distancing can resume from July 11.

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

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.

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

Behaviour and discipline in schools
How school leaders and staff can develop a school behaviour policy, including checklists to support full school opening following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Added ‘Checklist for school leaders to support full opening: behaviour and attendance’.  4:26pm, 9 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care
Updated overview and the early years, supply teachers in state-funded schools, independent schools, further education and apprenticeships and higher education sections.  3:46pm, 9 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.