Main points from today
- Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, led the briefing.
- Announced that contracts signed to manufacture 2 billion items of PPE in the UK.
- The drug Remdesivir is being used to treat coronavirus, shortening recovery by 4 days. Matt Hancock said it was ‘the biggest step forward in the treatment of the virus’.
- 265,227 positive tests, an increase of 2,004 from yesterday. 37,048 deaths, an increase of 134 from yesterday (lowest number of deaths for 6 weeks).
Latest Guidance (employment and business)
Treasury Direction made under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020
Further Treasury Direction made under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to update the formal rules of the CJRS. 11:57am, 22 May 2020. This removed reference to the employer and employee formally agreeing that the employee would do no work while furloughed.
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.
We have drafted a letter to staff that may be useful for schools. Contact us if you need any help with it. FAQ Letter to staff May 2020
Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1 June – Added ‘Guidance for secondary school provision from 15 June 2020’. 3:16pm, 25 May 2020
The general school guidance starts here:-
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings
The general coronavirus guidance starts here:-