Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 27th April 2020

James Williams

Main points from today
  • Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, led the briefing.
  • £60,000 life assurance scheme announced for NHS and social care workers.
  • On track to reach 100,000 tests by end of April.
  • Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that small businesses will be entitled to new loans of up to £50,000 backed by a 100% government guarantee.
  • 157,149 positive tests an increase of 4,301 from yesterday. 21,092 deaths up 360 from yesterday.
 Latest Guidance (employment and business)
General CJRS guidance starts here:-

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers

Work out 80% of your employees’ wages to claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Updated information about the calculator for employees who are paid variable amounts. 8:15am, 27 April 2020

Check if you can claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Latest Guidance (health)
No new guidance today.

No new guidance today.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested is the portal that can be used.

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.