WEEKLY UPDATE 5 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月5日

WEEKLY UPDATE 5 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月5日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: ‘The roadmap out of lockdown’ (Applies to England only) Step 1 (Part 1) of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect on Monday; Part 2 of Step 1 is scheduled to start three weeks later.  Each step will only be implemented if 4 tests are satisfied:  Test 1 The vaccination programme is on schedule Test 2 Hospitalisations and deaths are reduced Test 3 The NHS is not overwhelmed by a surge of new cases Test 4 New variants of concern can be adequately managed The Government will give 7 days’ notice whether or not the tests are met and we will move to the next stage. If these tests are not met, we will not move to the next stage.  Therefore, it is advisable to wait before you…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 13 NOVEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年11月13日

WEEKLY UPDATE 13 NOVEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年11月13日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
This week we focus on the main schemes available to help employees, workers, the self-employed and small businesses through the pandemic. Help for workers & employees  Extended Job Retention Scheme (‘furlough’) – for workers unable to work due to partial or full closure of their workplace The Government will cover 80% of wages for hours not worked, up to £2,500 per month. Employers must pay National Insurance and pension contributions. Employees can work part-time - employers must pay normal pay for all hours worked.  The employee must have been on the payroll before 30.10.2020.    The Job Retention Scheme will last until 31.3.2021. Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) – for employees unable to work due to sickness, self-isolation or shielding SSP is payable if you are an employee with average earnings…
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