Covid-19 – New Guidance – 6.00pm 9th September 2020

James Williams

Main points from the PM’s briefing

  • The PM led a special briefing today and announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down.  The full press release is here – Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 9 September
  • New rule of six – from Monday 14th September no more than six people can meet up indoors or outdoors, including private homes, parks, pubs and restaurants.
  • COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups.
  • Education and work settings are unaffected.
  • Organised team sports will still be able to proceed, as will weddings and funerals up to 30.
  • From Monday, this limit will be enforceable in law.
  • Businesses will have a clear duty to support NHS Test and Trace. From 18 September, it will be mandatory for certain businesses to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data, and keep this for 21 days.
  • The government will restrict the opening hours of premises, initially in local lockdown areas, with the option of national action in the future. This has been introduced in Bolton, following a steep rise in cases, and will seek to restrict activities that may lead to a spread in the virus.
  • Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty said that the public should expect these new restrictions to be in place for months rather than weeks.

Latest Guidance (health)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 9 September

  • HANDS – Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
  • FACE – Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • SPACE – Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.

Infection rates have increased with 2,659 positive cases yesterday.

Slides on coronavirus: 9 September 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.