The UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that face coverings will be compulsory on public transport in England as of Monday 15 June 2020 in order to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Under new reporting guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), employers must make a judgement based on the information available as to whether a confirmed case of Covid-19 in an employee is likely to have been caused by occupational exposure.
All people coming into the UK, bar a short list of exemptions, will be required to complete an online locator form to supply contact details, travel details and the address of where they will self-isolate for 14 days with effect from 8 June 2020.
New Government guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from Covid-19 has been issued, advising that they can now leave their home if they wish, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing.
The Government has announced that from the start of June all GP practices, small residential care homes and small domiciliary care providers will be able to register on an eBay personal protective equipment (PPE) portal.
While the Government is currently paying 80% of workers' salaries up to £2500 a month for some 8.4 million workers under its furlough scheme, it has made clear that it cannot continue to provide this unprecedented level of support for an indefinite period.