What you need to know about Extended Furlough and the Second Lockdown

Park City’s team have, over the weekend and today provided a summary of the “Need to know” elements of the latest Furlough extension and the Lockdown rules for Businesses. This will save you time navigating the raft of government guidance issues since the announcement of the second lockdown.

However, if you want to read the detail below are the links to the relevant guidance should you want them, there is more technical detail to come before November 5th, but you can be confident that your needs as a business leader or manager to be kept up to date and informed will be satisfied by our team. In addition, our team are on hand to take calls and emails from you as well as proactively contact you to discuss your specific business needs and individual scenarios.

Please Note: We also need to inform you all that a number of clients have received Covid- secure workplace spot checks from the HSE or Environmental Health Officer. We have continued to provide both remote audits, where we are unable to visit a workplace and physical Covid Secure audits to ensure that those clients who benefit from our H&S service are following the guidance for Covid-safe workplaces. Park City, as your nominated competent advisor, are prioritising these COVID-19 Secure audit visits as “essential travel” and as such we will continue to support this audit requirement. Please engage with our lead H&S consultant to review your Covid arrangements and by agreement allow us to visit your workplace to check and assist in your Covid secure arrangements. One important lesson so far is the requirement to log and record both the decisions you make in relation to making your workplace Covid secure and monitoring and recording any cleaning regime you have in place to provide a dated record of the cleaning is performed. You will be called by our consultant team again to arrange visits if we have yet to agree on a date for this Covid audit.

New National Restrictions from 5 November

Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Change made
Minor update to guidance

Time updated
7:22 pm, 1 November 2020

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Job Retention Scheme Extension

Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave (‘furlough’) because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended until December 2020.

Time updated
6:48pm, 1 November 2020

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Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended until December 2020.

Time updated
6:43 pm, 1 November 2020

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Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claim for some of your employee’s wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended until December 2020.

Time updated
6:36 pm, 1 November 2020

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Please Note: We have not included the guidance and the links on how to calculate the Furlough and the steps to follow as this would add significant data to an already complex and detailed raft issued over the weekend to today. The good news is that our HR team has this data available and is ready to assist you in your specific needs. Just call, you are never alone with Park City as your partner.

Covid secure workplaces. A reminder.

Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

This applies to: England (see guidance for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland)

These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory or fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. Priority actions are outlined at the top of each guide.

There is different guidance for:

  • schools, further education and childcare providers
  • weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions and celebrations
  • public transport operators

National restrictions begin in England on 5 November. Find out about the new restrictions and what you can and cannot do. Until 5 November, follow the local restrictions for your area.

These guides apply to COVID Alert Level 1 (Medium). If you’re in an area in COVID Alert Level 2 (High) or 3 (Very High), check local restrictions.

Follow this link for the guidance page and the sector-specific guidance for a Covid secure workplace.

Park City’s team will continue to review and monitor developments over the coming days and we will of course issue you with updates.

For those clients who don’t benefit from the combined service of HR and H&S, please contact us anyway we would rather you ask for advice from a trusted partner for HR and H&S as in many cases now at this time the solutions are joined up and compliment your ability to manage and navigate these challenging times. We will always discuss cost-effective best valuable ways of obtaining the support and advice you need for elements outside our service agreement, you are never alone with Park City as your partner we are so much stronger together.

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