Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 3rd April 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, lead the briefing again today.
  • 4,244 new cases down slightly from 4,324 yesterday. 3,605 total deaths with 684 new deaths.
  • 26 million pieces of PPE delivered yesterday.
  • Nightingale hospital in London completed in 9 days, 4,000 beds.
  • 2,000 critical care beds available (not including the new nightingale hospital).

Latest Guidance (employment and business)
Claim for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme

No further guidance today.

Latest Guidance (health)
Nothing new today online.

A question came up today.  An employee with symptoms self-isolates for 7 days and their family self-isolate for 14 days.  The employee returns to work after 7 days and their partner goes to work after 14 days.  Partner is then sent home after developing symptoms.  Does the entire household need to self- isolate again for 14 days?  We have spoken to a GP and the answer is no, the household do not need to self-isolate for a further 14 days, only the person with symptoms needs to isolate for 7 days.  This did not appear to be covered in the guidance online.  If in doubt call NHS 111.

Educational settings self-reporting online form: frequently asked questions (FAQ) – Updated attendance recording frequently asked questions with further guidance 9:47am, 3 April 2020.

GCSEs, AS and A level awarding: summer 2020 – Information for schools, students and parents on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020. New guidance published 11:00am, 3 April 2020

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.