The UK Government together with the NHS have produced guidance, for businesses in England, to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. They are presenting a series of free webinars, hosted by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to help you to make your workplace COVID-secure.
The Government published an amended Treasury Direction under the Coronavirus Act 2020 on Friday 22nd May. This replaces the original Treasury Direction, which sets out the technical details of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The amended Treasury Direction reflects the extension to the Scheme to 30th June but does not address the further extension announced by the Chancellor on 12th May.
The Government announced in Parliament today (12 May) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) will be extended for four months until the end of October for all sectors.
Make UK has recently launched plans for the future: ‘Manufacturing Our Road to Recovery’ which sets out how to boost economic confidence, ensure a safe return to work and build resilience.
Guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed and the UK Government’s plan to rebuild in their COVID-19 recovery strategy
The Office of Product Safety and Standards provides updated guidance to New High-Volume Manufacturers of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Co-ordination of the Group of Notified Bodies for the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU
Further to the email sent out regarding the TIC Council Presentation on the IMPACT OF COVID -19, here is a recording of the meeting, should you not have been able to attend. We have also made available a copy of the presentation which you can access here, should you wish to study the information in more detail.
BSI has made available 11 standards and will deliver best practice webinars to help guide businesses during the global health issue caused by COVID-19.
The UK Government is appealing to businesses to support the response to Covid -19. They have flagged a need for testing services across a wide range of areas where this is needed. If your business is able to offer support please register you details by following this link.
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