Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 11th June 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, led the briefing today.
  • He confirmed that figures from the first week of test and trace (28th May to 3rd June) showed as follows:-
    • 8,117 people who tested positive were referred to test and trace.
    • Of those 5,407 (67%) were contacted and provided details of people they had been in contact with.
    • From those details 31,794 people were identified and 26,985 were contacted and agreed to self-isolate.
  • He said the data shows ‘the virus in in retreat.’
  • 291,409 positive tests as of yesterday, an increase of 1,266.  41,279 deaths, an increase of 151 from yesterday.

Latest Guidance (employment and business)
New guidance expected on 12th June.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: June 2020 First published.  9:30am, 11 June 2020

  • The total number of employers that made at least one CJRS claim to 31 May 2020 is 1.07 million.
  • 8.7 million employments have been supported through the scheme under claims made until 31 May, with these claims totalling £17.5 billion.
  • 6,300 large employers (those with 250 or more employees) have furloughed around 2.5 million employments.

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)
No new guidance today or over the weekend.

Schools across England will not remain open during the summer holidays for the children of key workers, Downing Street confirmed today.  No further details about the summer ‘catch-up’ programme mentioned by the PM yesterday.

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak
Updated information about which children do not need to wear face coverings when travelling to school.  4:51pm, 11 June 2020

The general school guidance starts here:-
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

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.