Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 5th May 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, led the briefing.
  • US and UK publish joint guidance regarding cyber crime during the pandemic.
  • The contact tracing app will focus on UK rather than global.
  • 194,990 positive tests, an increase of 4,406 from yesterday.  29,427 deaths in all settings an increase of 689.

Latest Guidance (employment and business)

Work out 80% of your employees’ wages to claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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

Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

The formal rules for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme have been published.
Treasury Direction made by the Chancellor under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020
First published. 4:00pm, 1 May 2020

Latest Guidance (health)
No new guidance today.

Awarding qualifications in summer 2020 – Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.  Change made – Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers document updated to reflect the policy update on year 10 and private candidates. 11:48am, 5 May 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.