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Latest Guidance (employment and business)
The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme guidance is here:-
Treasury Direction made by the Chancellor under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020
Latest Guidance (health)
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do after 4 July
Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
Points to note
System of controls
Numbers 1 to 4 must be in place in all schools, all the time.
Number 5 must be properly considered and schools must put in place measures that suit their particular circumstances.
Number 6 applies in specific circumstances.
Response to any infection
Numbers 7 to 9 must be followed in every case where they are relevant.
How to group children
Managing confirmed cases
Staff who are clinically vulnerable or extremely clinically vulnerable
Advice for those who are clinically-vulnerable, including pregnant women, is available.
Individuals who were considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable and received a letter advising them to shield are now advised that they can return to work from 1 August as long as they maintain social distancing. Advice for those who are extremely clinically vulnerable can be found in the guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
School leaders should be flexible in how those members of staff are deployed to enable them to work remotely where possible or in roles in school where it is possible to maintain social distancing.
People who live with those who are clinically extremely vulnerable or clinically vulnerable can attend the workplace.
Staff who are pregnant
All employers have a duty of care to their employees, and this extends to their mental health. Schools already have mechanisms to support staff wellbeing and these will be particularly important, as some staff may be particularly anxious about returning to school.
The Department for Education is providing additional support for both pupil and staff wellbeing in the current situation. Information about the extra mental health support for pupils and teachers is available.
The Education Support Partnership provides a free helpline for school staff and targeted support for mental health and wellbeing.
Gavin Williamson also sent out a press release today, confirming the wider re-opening:-
The collections are:-