Covid-19 – Latest Guidance – 8.00pm 25th June 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • The press conference from the Government on 23rd June was the last of the daily press conferences.
  • We will continue to send out a daily update for at least the next couple of weeks as the number of emails shows no sign of decreasing.
  • Apologies for the error in the 23rd June update that nail bars were re-opening on 4th July.  Wishful thinking on my part!
  • The R number range for the UK is 0.7-0.9 and the growth rate range is -4% to -2% as of 25 June 2020.
  • Driving lessons and theory tests will restart on Saturday 4 July 2020 in England, and car driving tests will restart from Wednesday 22 July 2020.
  • 1,118 confirmed new cases as of 25 June 2020. 43,230 deaths with 149 deaths yesterday.

Latest Guidance (employment and business)
Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information about employees who have transferred under the TUPE regulations has been added.  11:09am, 25 June 2020

CJRS guidance can now 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)
Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
New guidance added.   1:38am, 24 June 2020

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
Addition of HTML attachment: ‘Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do after 4 July’
12:39am, 24 June 2020

School funding: exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance on funding available to schools to support them with costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).   Updated with added information on the impact of schools’ financial reserves on eligibility for this funding and details of what support schools can access for the loss of self-generated income, as it is not covered by this fund. We have also amended the content to confirm that schools should proceed with the phased wider opening and any measures associated with it within existing resources, as any costs incurred as part of that process cannot be claimed through this fund.  3:03pm, 24 June 2020

Providing free school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Added further information on the Covid Summer Food Fund, free meals in further education, the final ordering timescales for the national voucher scheme, ordering vouchers in multiples of £5, and an update on school food contracts to include further guidance from the Cabinet Office on Procurement Policy Note 04/20.   11:59am, 25 June 2020

The new 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.