I’m sure you are all keeping up to date with the news but we thought we’d share a few Coronavirus advice and resources sites with you that may be helpful.

This site is really clear about who should isolate from work and when and for how long – importantly it also says who DOESN’T need to isolate so may help with some employee queries

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19

This page pulls together all the Govt resources so far 

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

This page sets out current position on SSP (no change since last week but useful to bookmark as things get updated)

https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay

This page sets out the rules on temporary layoffs and short time working – these are pieces of employment legislation that you may find helpful and if things get tough you may want to rely upon – many of you will have these written into your employment contracts too if we have drafted those for you

https://www.gov.uk/lay-offs-short-timeworking

If you have zero hours employees or casual workers and are unsure what you can do regarding their working hours give us a call.

ACAS guidance is good too

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

Finally our friends at 2020 Business Law have put together some guidance that is helpful – including looking at force majeure clauses in your commercial contracts and a link to useful advice on the Govt financial support measures

And on our own blog we have some Coronavirus advice and resources on managing mental well-being during this time

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