Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.00pm 9th June 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, led the briefing today.
  • He stated that retail outlets that had previously been required to close, can open from Monday 15th June 2020, provided they comply with guidelines.
  • Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, told MP’s the Government was prepared to shut ‘clusters’ of schools if Covid-19 cases emerge but that current public health advice recommends that “all schools can open.”
  • Plans for all primary school children to be back in class for four weeks before the summer holidays have been dropped, but ministers hope that some schools will try.  Gavin Williamson said, “We’d like to see schools who have the capacity to bring back more children, in those smaller class sizes, to do so if they are able,” and, “We will be working to bring back all children back to school in September.”
  • 289,140 positive tests as of yesterday, an increase of 1,387.  40,883 deaths, an increase of 286 from yesterday.

Latest Guidance (employment and business)
No new guidance today.  New guidance expected on 12th June.

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.

Awarding qualifications in summer 2020
Updated Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers: Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths.  10:00am, 9 June 2020

Study launched to monitor prevalence of COVID-19 in schools
The new voluntary coronavirus (COVID-19) study will assess and monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among pre-school, primary and secondary school pupils and teachers.
First published.  9:55am, 9 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.