Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 21 Aug 2020  

Please see the most recent COVID-19 bulletin below.


Austria, Croatia and Trinidad and Tobago to be removed from the travel corridor list. Portugal is reinstated
Austria, Croatia and Trinidad and Tobago will be removed from the travel corridor list from 4am Saturday 22 August.  People returning will need to self-isolate for two weeks.  Portugal is to be added to the travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 22 August.  Find out more here.

Integrated Review: call for evidence
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (the Integrated Review) will define the Government’s vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. Its goal is to set the long-term strategic aims of our international policy and national security, rooted in our national interests, so that our activity overseas delivers for the British people. The Review will cover all aspects of international and national security policy, such as defence, diplomacy, development and national resilience. In doing so, it will re-examine the UK’s priorities and objectives in light of the UK’s departure from the European Union and at a time when the global landscape is changing rapidly, including as a result of Covid-19. It will set the direction for a strong recovery at home and abroad, recognising that the two are closely linked. Please find further details along with the “call for evidence” questions, a response template and email address to return the evidence to Government - here.

New Updates and Guidance

Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.
The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme YouTube videos for claiming the second grant and for Universal Credit and Child Benefit has been updated, find it here.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Find out what you need to do if you've claimed too much or not enough from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  This has been updated to include a phone number - please see details here.

Leicester lockdown: businesses reopening from 19 August
The following businesses and venues can re-open in Leicester City from 19 August: outdoor pools, outdoor theatres, opera and music venues, recreational cricket, nail bars and salons, tanning booths and salons, spas and beauty salons, massage parlours, tattoo parlours, and body and skin piercing services. Indoor swimming pools, casinos, bowling, indoor play centres, indoor fitness/sports and dance studios must remain closed.  Current rules for gatherings in private homes and gardens will remain in place.  Find the full update here.

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