#COVID19 – advice for employers and employees – #coronavirus

Keep up to date on the developing policy, legislation and advice.

Primary resources for employers and employees are available from ACAS who are reviewing their advice daily. “We’re monitoring government updates and when legal changes happen, we will update” the ACAS webpage.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

Currently, there is no vacine and no specific treatment for infection with the virus.

GOV.UK also share updates and information which is regularly updated.

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

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

As part of the governments #Budget2020 – “To support people affected, the Chancellor announced the government would be extending Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for all those who are advised to self-isolate and their carers – even if they haven’t yet presented with symptoms. Statutory Sick Pay costs for businesses with fewer than 250 employees will be met by the government in full for up to 14 days”.

Rishi Sunak also set out plans to support the self-employed, those earning below the Lower Earnings Limit of £118 per week (£120 from 6th April) and a new £500 million Hardship Fund to directly support vulnerable people. The government will also increase the Business Rates retail discount to 100% for one year and expand it to the leisure and hospitality sectors.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/871900/Covid-19_Budget_fact_sheet_FINAL.pdf

PAYadvice.com 13/3/2020

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