Coronavirus update – 12 May 2020

Well last night’s webinar felt like a marathon!  We will try and come back to you with any unanswered questions as soon as we can.

If you missed it, you can watch it here, and it will be on the website as usual.

As of this morning the webinar had: 9.6K views, 17K reach, 30220 mins view time 382 peak viewers on Facebook and an additional 100 on zoom.  Thank you to everyone who has written in with appreciative comments, and thanks to Gareth Marchant who wrote this on our Facebook page –

Just watched the ADINJC webinar from last night, and wanted to thank you for some reasoned, measured and useful advice and opinion on where we are. Stating the likelihood that a return to work is probably at stage 3 of the government’s strategy makes complete sense, as does aligning that with the provisional date of July 4th. Well done for being prepared to state this.

It is a pity the NASP release wasn’t quite so succinct and basically said “it’s up to you”. I agree they can’t tell ADIs what to do, but they surely could suggest what they believe to be the most appropriate action to take now – just as the ADINJC has?

 

If you haven’t seen it already, you can read the Government’s document ‘Our Plan to Rebuild’ here.

Another document released today is entitled Working Safely during Covic 19 – VehiclesWe have already started studying this so that we can use it to help with the advice we give you for when you are preparing to return to work.

 

Also out today are some new FAQs – you can read them here.  However, these apply to England and there is different advice in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

 

The UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus will be extended to October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

Mr Sunak confirmed that employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500.
But he said the government will ask companies to “start sharing” the cost of the scheme from August.
A quarter of the workforce, some 7.5 million people, are now covered by the scheme, which has cost £14bn a month.
The chancellor said that from August, the scheme would continue for all sectors and regions of the country but with greater flexibility to support the transition back to work.
Employers currently using the scheme will then be able to bring furloughed employees back part-time.
Mr Sunak will attempt slowly to reduce the cost to the taxpayer of the subsidy scheme, but full details are still to be worked out.

I’m sure we will all wait to hear that he will also extend the SEISS.

 

 

 

 

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The NJC continues to be dedicated to help you in these challenging times and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.  Please feel free to contact us for help and support.

 

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