H&S Updates, HR Updates

Latest Government updates to Guidance relevant to Business owners, Leaders and Managers

With the News dominated by Education, A levels U-turns and upcoming GCSEs, it would be easy to miss the updates for COVID -19  related issues in the UK.

You may have read in the media the latest track and trace outbreaks in businesses in the UK, where in some cases upwards of 200 needed to be tested due to a cluster of positive cases within the workforce, this will be a continuing feature of business risk for the foreseeable future and only underlines the need for following the guidelines for safe working and where appropriate rotating your staff to minimise whole staff contact, call us if you are in any doubt. Visit our website to obtain a Guide for creating a covid-19 secure workplace.

In addition, job losses announced in the retail sector is on the increase and it is a barometer that indicates what is happening across the UK within many SMEs. As the job retention scheme runs down, many business owners will be faced with making decisions based on short-term requirements to balance sales, cash flow and costs, with some or many needing to reduce staff costs.

Park City’s HR teams are managing projects for clients across many sectors, so you are not alone if you need to reduce staff costs,  call us if you need assistance in either managing a full programme of redundancies or just advising on the steps and legal requirements for you to follow. Make sure to download our Fair Redundancy Process Checklist

Here are the most relevant and latest government updates:

Find examples to help you calculate your employees’ wages

Summary
Check examples to help you calculate your employee’s wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you’re claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
Examples have been added for September and October for working out how much to claim for a flexibly furloughed employee.

Time updated
9:13am, 18 August 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK

Summary
Sets out how to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK. You will not be allowed to leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK.

Change made
Added link to guidance ‘Self-isolating after returning to the UK: your employment rights’.

Time updated
3:39 pm, 17 August 2020

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Self-isolating after returning to the UK: your employment rights

Summary
Guidance for employees and employers on self-isolating after returning to the UK.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:46 pm, 14 August 2020

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PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment

Summary
Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency.

Change made
Added dentists, orthodontists and optometrists to the categories of providers that are invited to order from the portal.

Time updated
9:00am, 17 August 2020

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COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community Facilities

Summary
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.

Change made
Revised to reflect changes to restrictions on permitted activities under section 3 and to clarify face-covering advice under section 2C.

Time updated
5:10 pm, 14 August 2020

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Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own

Summary
This page explains when to wear a face covering and how to make one.

Change made
Updated enforcement action to reflect announced fine amounts.

Time updated
9:38am, 14 August 2020

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Summary
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

Change made
Close contact services – Updated to reflect that all services, including those in the highest risk zone, can restart from 15 August 2020. Practitioners must now wear a visor and mask. Customers must now wear face coverings.

Time updated
11:46 pm, 13 August 2020

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Closing certain businesses and venues in England

THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL BUSINESSES TO READ AND KEEP UP TO DATE WITH!

Summary
Guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures, and on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in July and August 2020.

Change made
Updated PDF

Time updated
11:41 pm, 13 August 2020

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Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

Summary
The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.

Change made
Document updated in line with the most recent government guidance.

Time updated
10:30 pm, 13 August 2020

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Please remember to contact Park City’s team if you are in any doubt about how to interpret or apply the guidance in your business environment, our team have built up extensive knowledge and experience since March 23rd for COVID-19-related issues for HR and Health and Safety, and we are here to help you. Call us on  01206 752100 or ask for a consultation.

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