Updated COVID-19 Advice 8/4/2020

1. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Due to the issue of revised government advice and ACAS advice on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in recent days, we are now able to offer some tentative advice in certain areas, including:

  • Holidays during furlough leave; and
  • Particular categories of employee and whether they can be placed on furlough leave

Click the links below for this tentative advice –

Furlough Leave – special categories

Holiday and Furlough leave advice


2. UK Government Guidance on Work Practices

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have issued more detailed guidance on work practices. There is no change to the UK policy of who can work vs not, but rather some more information on the practical steps employers can take.

General principles and guidance for employers and businesses are here

Sector specific guidance on social distancing in the workplace is here, including a useful guidance for manufacturing