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

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, led the briefing today.
  • He announced that the Government has created a £1 billion covid catch up fund to help children catch up with learning.  Schools will be able to decide how to use this at a local level.  £650 million universal catch up premium and £350 million tutoring programme.
  • He confirmed that PM’s statement today, that all children will return to school full time in September.
  • Further information will be published in the coming weeks to allow schools to plan for the return in September.
  • 7 day rolling average daily deaths at 140, down from a peak of 943 as at 14th April.  42,461 deaths, an increase of 173 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.

No new guidance today.

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.