Coronavirus in the workplace – The useful links

14th April 2020

Coronavirus in the workplace – The useful links:

From the Government

  • For businesses

HMRC Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme and furlough:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Webinar

 

A step by step guide for employers claiming wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

 

 

General business support available:

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

 

Claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19):

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-back-statutory-sick-pay-paid-to-employees-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Data protections and coronavirus: what you need to know from the ICO:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-and-coronavirus/

 

  • For employees

BEIS guidance for employees:

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

 

Check if you could be covered by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

 

From the Government of government-affiliated resources

  • For businesses and employees

General practical guidance from Acas (an independent body funded by the Government):

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

 

Sector-specific social distancing in the workplace guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/social-distancing-in-the-workplace-during-coronavirus-covid-19-sector-guidance

 

Online isolation notes:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/online-isolation-notes-launched-providing-proof-of-coronavirus-absence-from-work

 

  • Coronavirus self-employment support

Self-employment income support scheme:

https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/self-employment-income-support-scheme/

 

FAQs link:

https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/self-employment-income-support-scheme-faqs/

 

  • Health

Health-related guidance from the National Health Service is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Mind website – Resources and tips, including how to plan and prepare for working from home or self-isolation:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

Public Health Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

 

Public Health Wales:

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Health Protection Scotland:

https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/

 

Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland:

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus

 

  • Courts and Employment Tribunals

Employment Tribunals FAQs arising from the Covid-19 pandemic: https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/employment-rules-and-legislation-practice-directions/

HMCTS: Information for users of Courts and Tribunals:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-courts-and-tribunals-planning-and-preparation

 

Guidance on how HMCTS will use telephone and video technology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hmcts-telephone-and-video-hearings-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

  • General information from the Government:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

If you would like a free initial chat about any workplace issues arising from the coronavirus outbreak please contact Melanie Rowe on 07854 029922 or by email at melanie.rowe@murrellassociates.co.uk