Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 16th June 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • The PM led the briefing today.
  • He announced that the government has immediately authorised the NHS to use the world’s first coronavirus treatment proven to reduce the risk of death.  The new steroid treatment reduces deaths by one third for patients on a ventilator and one fifth for patients on oxygen.
  • He also announced that children currently receiving free school meals will continue to do so during the summer holidays, following a campaign by Marcus Rashford.
  • 298,136 positive cases, an increase of 1,279 from yesterday.  41,969 deaths, an increase of 233 from yesterday.

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

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.

Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020
Added information on how primary schools can use flexibility to welcome back additional pupils this term, where they have capacity.  10:21am, 16 June 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus outbreak
Added latest data and ‘11 June 2020 summary: attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’.  12:05pm, 16 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.