Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 1st June 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, led the briefing.
  • He said that the Test and Trace service is running successfully with a high degree of compliance, but he was unable to provide any figures to support this.
  • In the last 24 hours 1,570 new cases and 111 deaths both announced as the lowest since 23rd March.  Possible weekend lag.

Latest Guidance (employment and business)
No updates 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)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance  Updated general guidance.  5:17pm, 1 June 2020

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
Updated to reflect latest guidance.  7:47pm, 31 May 2020

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak
Updated guidance about the wider opening of education and childcare settings, including details about opening secondary schools to years 10 and 12 from 15 June and links to guidance on safer travel.  5:07pm, 1 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings
Updated to reflect the announcement by the Prime Minister that the government’s 5 tests have been met and confirmation of wider opening of education and childcare settings from 1 June, and updated information on testing for coronavirus.  10:55am, 1 June 2020

Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020
Updated to reflect the announcement by the Prime Minister that the government’s 5 tests have been met and the decision, based on all the evidence, to move forward with wider opening of education and childcare settings.  10:47am, 1 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.