Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 8th June 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, led the briefing today.
  • He stated that the latest guidance from SAGE was that the R rate was ‘below 1 in all regions.’
  • No deaths in hospitals in London or Scotland.
  • He said ‘we are winning the battle but there is further to go.’
  • 287,399 positive tests as of yesterday, an increase of 1,205 (lowest since end of March).  40,597 deaths, an increase of 55 from yesterday.

Latest Guidance (employment and business)
No new guidance today or over the weekend.

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 or over the weekend.

Teaching about mental wellbeing
Practical materials for primary and secondary schools to use to train staff about teaching mental wellbeing.  First published.  4:01pm, 8 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.