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Friday Summary of Government updates on 31 July

As we see local lockdown restrictions starting to be implemented in the North West and travel restrictions re implemented for Spain, local spikes in Covid-19 cases in the UK and Europe, it’s a reminder that we are all living and working in extraordinary times and we must maintain our efforts to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 both at work and in our everyday lives.  

The pace of Government guidance updates and new announcements will not subside, in fact in the last two weeks it’s increased.  

In order to provide you with the most relevant guidance our team continues to review and update our best practice advice, to assist your understanding of that advice and support it’s important to appreciate the context of frame work we use to inform and develop that advice, below is the most recent Government updates relevant to Business owners, leaders and managers.

If you are in any doubt of what you need to do or how to respond to the guidance issued or as a result of your own unique business circumstances please contact or team at Park City.

For Businesses located in the North East and Local lockdown updates:

North of England: local restrictions 

Page summary

Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in areas of the north of England.

Change made

Name of guide changed to more accurately describe the area of England it applies to. Also changed to reflect that from 1 August 2020 some premises in Bradford that were previously permitted to be open must now be closed by law.

Time updated

2:55pm, 31 July 2020

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Local restrictions: areas with an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
A list of areas with additional local restrictions. Includes information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak.

Change made
Added North West of England: local restrictions

Time updated
12:22am, 31 July 2020

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Further Help for all Businesses:

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

Change made
A webinar has been added about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Universal Credit and Child Benefit, providing advice about making claims.

Time updated
12:00pm, 31 July 2020

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Health Care and Care Home Sector:

Visiting care homes during coronavirus

Page summary
Guidance for making arrangements for limited visits for care homes with the support of their director of public health.

Change made
Updated to say that no one should be allowed to enter a care home if they are currently experiencing or first experienced coronavirus symptoms in the last 10 days. Also updated to say visitors should be encouraged to walk or cycle to the care home if they can.

Time updated
12:04pm, 31 July 2020

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Health and care workers to self-isolate on return to England from high-risk countries

Page summary
Registered health and care professionals travelling to the England from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, the government has confirmed.

Change made
The headline and summary have been changed to show that the rules apply to health and care workers returning to England, not the UK.

Time updated
11:14am, 31 July 2020

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COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

Page summary
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19.

Change made
Updated flowcharts to reflect the extension of the self-isolation period from 7 to 10 days.

Time updated
10:46am, 31 July 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes

Page summary
How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Changed to reflect that self-isolation period for people with symptoms of coronavirus has changed from 7 days to 10 days, and added link to recent updated guidance on visiting care homes during coronavirus.

Time updated
1:37pm, 31 July 2020

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Job Retention Scheme updates:

Further details of the Job Retention Bonus announced

Page summary
Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus were unveiled by HMRC today.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:00am, 31 July 2020

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Job Retention Bonus

Page summary
Find out more information about the eligibility requirements and what employers need to do now to claim the bonus. Full guidance will be published by the end of September.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:45am, 31 July 2020

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If you've claimed too much or not enough from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out what you need to do if you’ve claimed too much or not enough from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
‘If you have not claimed enough’ section amended to clarify that before 31 July, you must make sure to include all eligible employees on claims that you still need to make for periods up to 30 June.

Time updated
2:48pm, 29 July 2020

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Beneficial to issue to all staff:

Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

Page summary
Guidance for contacts of a person with a positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19) who do not live with that person.

Change made
Updated to reflect the extension of self-isolation from 7 to 10 days.

Time updated
9:52am, 31 July 2020

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PPE. Updates to guidance:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE) hub

Page summary
Guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (PPE).

Change made
Added Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) illustrated guide for community and social care settings guidance.

Time updated
9:48am, 31 July 2020

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