Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 17th June 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • The Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, led the briefing today.
  • No announcements other than the return of Premier League football tonight, with all remaining fixtures being shown live on TV, one third of which will be free to air.
  • 299,251 positive cases, an increase of 1,115 from yesterday.  42,153 deaths, an increase of 184 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.

Some consolidation of the collections of guidance.  Four new collections that simply refer to existing guidance.  Presumably, this is to make guidance easier to find (there has not been an explanation).  Rather confusing as the previous collection (with many of the same links) is still here – Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

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.