Covid-19 – Latest Guidance from the Government – 6.30pm 22nd May 2020

James Williams

Main points from today

  • Home Secretary, Priti Patel, led the briefing.
  • Announced that international arrivals to the UK will be required to self-isolate for 14 days from 8th June with a £1,000 fine for non- compliance.
  • Government scientific advisers confirm that the R rate of Covid-19 remains between 0.7 to 1.0.
  • 140,497 tests yesterday.
  • 254,195 positive tests, an increase of 3,287 from yesterday.  36,393 deaths, an increase of 351 from yesterday.

Latest Guidance (employment and business)
Treasury Direction made under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020
Further Treasury Direction made under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to update the formal rules of the CJRS.  11:57am, 22 May 2020

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.

We have drafted a letter to staff that may be useful for schools.  Contact us if you need any help with it.
FAQ Letter to staff May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response
Updated the list of evidence provided to SAGE with a batch of reports on children and schools.  2:08pm, 22 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.