Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 13th May 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Housing and Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, led the briefing.
  • From today anyone in England can move house, subject to new guidance published by the Government.
  • Estate Agents’ offices can open; viewings – both virtual and in person – are permitted.
  • 229.705 positive tests, an increase of 3,242 from yesterday.  33,186 deaths, an increase of 494 from yesterday.
Latest Guidance (employment and business)
No new guidance today.

General guidance on the CJRS is here:-

Work out 80% of your employees’ wages to claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Check if you can claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Latest Guidance (health)
The latest health guidance is as follows:-

Stay alert
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly

Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings – Footnote and links added to explain priority groups and amends made to PPE section.  7:30pm, 12 May 2020

Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020 – Added an initial planning framework for schools in England.  6:15pm, 12 May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings – Added both Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak and Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19 under Finance and administration.  1:06pm, 13 May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources – Updated to include further information on how the high quality resources list will be kept up to date.  12:00am, 13 May 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.