NHS Test and Trace for employers

NHS Test and Trace for employers

NHS Test and Trace system is launched today. How does it work and what is the impact on employers? Anyone with symptoms will be tested and close contacts traced. Those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive must isolate for 14 days, even...
Recover COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay

Recover COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay

Recover the costs of paying COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay using the online service opened yesterday by HMRC. The service allows employers with less than 250 staff to apply to recover the costs of paying coronavirus -related Statutory Sick Pay for two weeks. The rebate...
Plans to reopen retail from 15 June

Plans to reopen retail from 15 June

Yesterday the PM set out plans to reopen non-essential retail on 15 June, provided that the 5 key tests are met and that retailers follow the “Covid-19 Secure” guidelines. Retailers now have three weeks to prepare. They must complete their risk assessment, in...
The safe restart of the housing market

The safe restart of the housing market

The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick announced plans yesterday to restart and reopen the housing market. People may now move home, estate agents’ offices can reopen, viewings can take place, show-homes can open and removal companies and other essential parts of the...
COVID-19 secure workplaces

COVID-19 secure workplaces

Yesterday evening the government published guidance for employers to help them get their businesses back up and running safely. The guidance was developed in consultation with 250 businesses, unions and industry leaders. Businesses that can comply with it, can display...