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Great Britain COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 15, 2020

Important update: From 1st December 2020, Libryo stopped updating this blog and it is no longer live. Check out Libryo’s solution which helps you keep track of the latest updates specific to your operations, from COVID-19 regulation to EHS law. Learn more here.

Libryo was using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates provided highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


 

Live updates of COVID-19 regulations for

Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland)

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Click here to see COVID-19 updates for other countries.

 

Last Updated: Friday 20 November 2020
Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published regulations to set out how a week’s pay is to be calculated in the case of an employee who has been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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downloadPublished in Terms of Employment Rights Act 1996

Gazette Number: 2020 No. 1296

Notice Number: 1296

Publication Date: 17 November 2020

Effective Date: 18 November 2020

Source: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1296/pdfs/uksi_20201296_en.pdf

Copyright: Construction Leadership Council, © 2020, All rights reserved


Last Updated: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (High) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Social Care has amended the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (High) (England) Regulations 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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downloadGazette Number: 2020 No. 1189

Notice Number: 1189

Publication Date: 30 October 2020

Effective Date: 31 October 2020

Source: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1189/pdfs/uksi_20201189_en.pdf

Copyright: Construction Leadership Council, © 2020, All rights reserved


Last Updated: Thursday 22 October 2020
Construction Sector - Site Operating Procedures (Version 6)

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The Construction Leadership Council has issued site operating procedures, based on government guidance, that introduce consistent measures on construction sites to protect the workforce and minimise the spread of COVID-19. 

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downloadPublication Date: 20 October 2020

Source: https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Site-Operating-Procedures-Version-6.pdf

Copyright: Construction Leadership Council, © 2020, All rights reserved


Last Updated: Thursday 27 August 2020
Collecting customer and visitor details for contact tracing

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The Information Commissioner's Office in the United Kingdom has published updated guidance for businesses collecting customer and visitor details for contact tracing.

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downloadPublication Date: 20 August 2020

Source: https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub/coronavirus-recovery-data-protection-advice-for-organisations/collecting-customer-and-visitor-details-for-contact-tracing/

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


 
Mortgages and Coronavirus: Additional Guidance for Firms

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The Financial Conduct Authority has published draft guidance for mortgage firms in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that aims to ensure that firms provide support to mortgage borrowers who have benefitted from payment deferrals but continue to face financial difficulty and those whose financial situation may be newly affected by COVID-19.

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downloadPublication Date: 26 August 2020

Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/guidance-consultation/mortgages-and-coronavirus-additional-guidance-for-firms.pdf

Copyright © 2020 FCA. All rights reserved.


 
The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has published regulations that amend Schedule 1 of the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982 to entitle workers to statutory sick pay.

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downloadGazette Number: 2020 No. 892

Publication Date: 25 August 2020

Effective Date: 26 August 2020

Source: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/892/pdfs/uksi_20200892_en.pdf

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Last Updated: Thursday 20 August 2020
The Use of Face Coverings in Construction during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Construction Leadership Council has published guidance on the use of face coverings in the construction industry.

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downloadPublication Date: 14 August 2020

Source: http://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/The-Use-of-Face-Coverings-in-Construction-during-Coronavirus.pdf

Copyright: Construction Leadership Council, © 2020, All rights reserved


Last Updated: Wednesday 12 August 2020
Coronavirus and customers in temporary financial difficulty: updated guidance for insurance and premium finance firms

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The Financial Conduct Authority has published guidance for insurance and premium finance firms that aims to reduce the impact of temporary financial distress and ensure that customers continue to have insurance that meets their demands and needs.

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downloadPublication Date: 11 August 2020

Source: fca.org.uk/publication/finalised-guidance/coronavirus-customers-temporary-financial-difficulty-updated-guidance-insurance-premium-finance-firms.pdf

Copyright © 2020 FCA. All rights reserved.


Last Updated: Friday 7 August 2020
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has published new regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that amend the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982.

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downloadGazette Number: 2020 No. 829

Publication Date: 4 August 2020

Effective Date: 5 August 2020

Source: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/829/made

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


Last Updated: Friday 31 July 2020
The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020

Highlight:

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued new regulations that explain how to calculate a week's pay for employees who have been furloughed as part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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downloadPublished in Terms of Employment Rights Act 1996

Gazette Number: 2020 No. 814

Publication Date: 30 July 2020

Effective Date: 31 July 2020

Source: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/814/made

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


Last Updated: Tuesday 28 July 2020
Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own

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The Cabinet Office has published guidance relating to the use of face coverings in public spaces where social distancing is not always possible.

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downloadPublication Date: 23 July 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): countries and territories exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its global advisory against 'all but essential’ travel to exempt the destinations in this notice as no longer posing an unacceptably high risk for British travellers.

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downloadPublication Date: 27 July 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-countries-and-territories-exempt-from-advice-against-all-but-essential-international-travel?utm_source=119bf9b7-66ea-4d42-8f20-c95df44850a7&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily

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Last Updated: Friday 17 July 2020
High-cost short-term credit and coronavirus: updated temporary guidance for firms

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The Financial Conduct Authority has published guidance to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with effect from 17 July 2020 for firms providing high-cost, short-term credit.

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downloadPublication Date: 15 July 2020

Effective Date: 17 July 2020

Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/finalised-guidance/hcstc-agreements-coronavirus-updated-temporary-guidance-firms.pdf

Copyright © 2020 FCA. All rights reserved.


 
Information Commissioner's Office: detailed guidance for businesses collecting customer and visitor details for contact tracing

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The Information Commissioner's Office in the United Kingdom has published guidance for businesses collecting customer and visitor details for the purposes of the COVID-19 contact tracing scheme. 

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downloadPublication Date: 14 July 2020

Effective Date: 14 July 2020

Source: https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub/coronavirus-recovery-data-protection-advice-for-organisations/collecting-customer-and-visitor-details-for-contact-tracing/

Copyright © 2020 ICO. All rights reserved.


Last Updated: Sunday 12 July 2020
FCA temporary finalised guidance for payment and e-money firms on safeguarding customer funds

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The Financial Conduct Authority ( the “FCA”) has published additional temporary guidance to the payment and e-money industry to strengthen firms’ prudential risk management and arrangements for safeguarding customers’ funds in this period of economic stress (in light of the impacts of Covid-19) from 9 July 2020.

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downloadPublication Date: 9 July 2020

Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/finalised-guidance/coronavirus-safeguarding-customers-funds-additional-guidance-payment-e-money-firms.pdf

Copyright © 2020 FCA. All rights reserved.


Last Updated: Wednesday 8 July 2020
The Health Protection (Notification) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of the UK has published regulations that amend the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010.

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downloadGazette Number: 2020 No. 674

Publication Date: 6 July 2020

Effective Date: 1 October 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/674/introduction/made

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Last Updated: Monday 6 July 2020
Contact tracing - protecting customer and visitor details

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The Information Commissioner's Office has published guidance for organisations that are now required to collect customers and visitors personal information to re-open safely to the public.

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downloadPublication Date: 2 July 2020

Source: https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub/contact-tracing-protecting-customer-and-visitor-details/

Copyright © 2020 ICO. All rights reserved.


 
The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the United Kingdom has published regulations to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that amend, among others, the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982.

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Gazette Number: 2020 No. 681

Publication Date: 2 July 2020

Effective Date: 6 July 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/681/pdfs/uksi_20200681_en.pdf

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


Last Updated: Thursday 25 June 2020
Working safely during COVID-19 in or from a vehicle: Updated Guidance

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has updated its guidance on working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for those working in or from a vehicle.

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Publication Date: 24 June 2020

Source: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb96cd6d3bf7f5d3a907e58/working-safely-during-covid-19-vehicles-240620.pdf

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


 
Working safely during COVID-19 in shops and branches: Updated Guidance

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has updated its guidance on working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for workers and customers during COVID-19 in shops and branches.

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Publication Date: 24 June 2020

Source: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb9703de90e07082fa57ce0/working-safely-during-covid-19-shops-240620.pdf

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


 
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) in factories, plants and warehouses: Updated Guidance

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has updated its guidance on working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for employers, employees and the self-employed in factories, plants, and warehouses.

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Publication Date: 24 June 2020

Source: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb965d5d3bf7f5d3c74a2dd/working-safely-during-covid-19-factories-plants-warehouses-240620.pdf

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


 
Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work: Updated Guidance

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has updated its guidance on working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for those performing construction and outdoor work.

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Publication Date: 24 June 2020

Source: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb961bfe90e070834b6675f/working-safely-during-covid-19-construction-outdoors-240620.pdf

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


 
Joint HM Treasury and Bank of England Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) – Consolidated Market Notice 22 June 2020

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Her Majesty's Treasury and Bank of England have published a Notice which provides further clarity on the COVID Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF).

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Publication Date: 22 June 2020

Source: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/markets/market-notices/2020/joint-hmt-and-boe-ccff-consolidated-market-notice-may-2020

Copyright: ©2020 Bank of England 


Last Updated: Thursday 18 June 2020
Mortgages and coronavirus: updated guidance for firms

Highlight:

The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has updated the guidance it issued to mortgage firms in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to clarify the position with regard to providing personalised information to customers when offering a payment deferral.

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Publication Date: 16 June 2020

Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/finalised-guidance/mortgages-and-coronavirus-updated-guidance-firms

Copyright © 2020 FCA. All rights reserved.


Last Updated: Thursday 28 May 2020
The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020

Highlight:

The Secretary of State has published a regulation that amends the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982.

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Gazette Number: 2020 No. 539

Publication Date: 26 May 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/539/contents/made

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


Last Updated: Wednesday 27 May 2020
Mortgages and coronavirus: updated draft guidance for firms

Highlight:

The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed guidance that sets out the standards of skill and care expected of lenders in the mortgages market in the current exceptional circumstances of coronavirus.

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Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/guidance-consultations/mortgages-coronavirus-updated-draft-guidance-firms

Copyright © 2020 FCA. All rights reserved.


 
Coronavirus and safeguarding customers’ funds: proposed guidance for payment firms

Highlight:

The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed additional temporary guidance to strengthen payment firms’ prudential risk management and arrangements for safeguarding customers’ funds in light of the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

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Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/guidance-consultations/coronavirus-safeguarding-customers-funds-proposed-guidance-payment-firms

Copyright © 2020 FCA. All rights reserved.


Last Updated: Thursday 21 May 2020
Guidance for companies on Corporate Governance and Reporting (Including Interim Reports)

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has updated its guidance for companies on corporate governance and reporting (including interim reports) during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Publication Date: 20 May 2020

Source: https://www.frc.org.uk/about-the-frc/covid-19/company-guidance-updated-20may-2020-(covid-19)?viewmode=0

Copyright: The Financial Reporting Council Limited, © 2020, All rights reserved


 
Site Operating Procedures - Version 4

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The Construction Leadership Council has updated the Site Operating Procedures during COVID-19 to incorporate a number of technical changes as a result of the government's guidance for construction and other outdoor working environments.

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Publication Date: 18 May 2020

Source: https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Site-Operating-Procedures-Version-4.pdf

Copyright: Construction Leadership Council, © 2020, All rights reserved


Last Updated: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Larger businesses to benefit from loans of up to £200 million

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The Government of the UK has published a notice amending the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS). 

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Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/larger-businesses-to-benefit-from-loans-of-up-to-200-million?utm_source=aec64b59-f566-43e4-aebe-04c79895d083&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

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Joint HM Treasury and Bank of England Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) – Consolidated Market Notice 19 May 2020

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Her Majesty's Treasury and the Bank of England have published a notice which makes revisions to the COVID Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF), launched on 17 March 2020 to provide funding to large corporate businesses by purchasing commercial paper of up to one year.

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Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/markets/market-notices/2020/joint-hmt-and-boe-ccff-consolidated-market-notice-may-2020

Copyright: © 2020 Bank of England


 
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2020

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The Minister for the Cabinet Office has published Regulations which bring certain provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 into force. 

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Gazette Number: 2020 No. 518 (C. 22)

Publication Date: 18 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/518/contents/made

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Last Updated: Tuesday 19 May 2020
CITB Site Operating Forms and Checklists

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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has published a series of forms and checklists to assist parties operating construction sites during the COVID-19 pandemic and which align with the Construction Leadership Council's (CLC) Site Operating Procedures.

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Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Source: https://www.citb.co.uk/urgent-messages/

Copyright: © The Construction Industry Training Board 2020, known as CITB.


Last Updated: Friday 15 May 2020
Talking with your workers about preventing coronavirus

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The Health and Safety Executive has published a guide that explains how employers can talk to workers about preventing coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace.

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Publication Date: 13 May 2020

Source: https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/assets/docs/talking-with-your-workers.pdf

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Last Updated: Thursday 14 May 2020
Working safely during COVID-19 in shops and branches

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published guidance on working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.

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Publication Date: 11 May 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches

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Working safely during COVID-19 in or from a vehicle

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published guidance on working safely in or from a vehicle during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Publication Date: 11 May 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/vehicles

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Working safely during COVID-19 in restaurants offering takeaway or delivery

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published guidance on working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for restaurants offering takeaway or delivery services.

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Publication Date: 11 May 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) in factories, plants and warehouses

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published guidance on working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in factories, plants and warehouses.

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Publication Date: 11 May 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/factories-plants-and-warehouses

Copyright: This information has been licensed from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and contains Crown copyright information, which is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland and is subject to the copyright and licence at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/licence


 
Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published guidance on working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for those performing construction and outdoor work.

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Publication Date: 11 May 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/construction-and-other-outdoor-work

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Company Guidance (Updated May 2020) (COVID-19)

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published updated guidance for companies, which is to be used during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Publication Date: 12 May 2020

Source: https://www.frc.org.uk/about-the-frc/covid-19/company-guidance-updated-may-2020-(covid-19)

Copyright: The Financial Reporting Council Limited, © 2020, All rights reserved


Last Updated: Tuesday 12 May 2020
CLC COVID-19 Contractual Best Practice Guidance

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The Construction Leadership Council has published best practice guidance which provides assistance in avoiding and dealing with disputes that are likely to arise within the construction and maintenance supply chain as a result of the effects of COVID-19.

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Publication Date: 7 May 2020

Source: https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/news/government-backs-industry-guidance-to-avoid-disputes-2/

Copyright: Construction Leadership Council, © 2020, All rights reserved


 
Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

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The Government of the United Kingdom has published guidance stating their plan to rebuild the UK economy.

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Publication Date: 11 May 2020

Effective Date: 13 May 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy#our-roadmap-to-lift-restrictions-step-by-step

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Last Updated: Friday 8 May 2020
Statement by the Bank of England and Prudential Regulation Authority on resolution measures and Covid-19

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The Bank of England (BoE) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have published a joint statement on resolution measures aimed at alleviating operational burdens on PRA-regulated firms in response to the coronavirus.

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Publication Date: 7 May 2020

Source: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/news/2020/may/statement-by-the-bank-of-england-and-pra-on-resolution-measures-and-covid-19

Copyright: ©2020 Bank of England 


 
Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19 emergency

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The Cabinet Office has published guidance on how parties to contracts can act responsibly and fairly to support the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The guidance aims to protect jobs and the economy, and sets out recommendations for parties to contracts in both the public and private sectors.

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Publication Date: 7 May 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-responsible-contractual-behaviour-in-the-performance-and-enforcement-of-contracts-impacted-by-the-covid-19-emergency

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Last Updated: Thursday 7 May 2020
Financial crime systems and controls during coronavirus situation

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The Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") has published guidance which sets out how firms must apply their systems and controls to combat and prevent financial crime during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Publication Date: 6 May 2020

Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-crime/financial-crime-systems-controls-during-coronavirus-situation

Copyright © 2020 FCA. All rights reserved.


 
Carrying out thorough examination and testing of lifting and pressure equipment during the coronavirus outbreak

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The Health and Safety Executive has published guidance that helps dutyholders to ensure that their work plant and equipment remain safe to use and guide decision making to see if thorough examination and testing ("TE&T") requirements can still be met.

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Publication Date: 7 May 2020

Source: https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/work-equipment-coronavirus.htm

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Last Updated: Monday 4 May 2020
Statement on mortgage prisoners

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The Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") has published a statement which aims to make it easier for mortgage prisoners to switch to new lenders.

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Publication Date: 1 May 2020

Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/news/statements/statement-mortgage-prisoners

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The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Order 2020

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The Treasury has published an Order which amends the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001.

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Publication Date: 1 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/480/contents/made

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Last Updated: Wednesday 29 April 2020
COMAH notification requirements for businesses supporting the coronavirus (COVID-19) response

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The Health and Security Executive has published guidance stating the requirements for businesses not normally subject to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) and that at short notice increase their dangerous substance inventories or store new substances that take them above the threshold where COMAH applies in order to support the coronavirus response.

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Publication Date: 24 April 2020

Source: https://www.hse.gov.uk/comah/comah-notification-requirements-during-coronavirus.htm?

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COMAH safety reports during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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The Health and Safety Executive has published guidance which provides for flexibility in the reporting requirements under the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Publication Date: 24 April 2020

Source: https://www.hse.gov.uk/comah/comah-safety-reports-during-coronavirus.htm?

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Staffing and fatigue at onshore major hazard establishments during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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The Health and Security Executive has published guidance on managing sites under the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) where staffing levels are reduced or there is increased staff fatigue, thereby increasing risk.

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Publication Date: 24 April 2020

Source: https://www.hse.gov.uk/comah/assets/documents/managing-staff-levels-fatigue-during-the-coronavirus-comah.pdf

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Last Updated: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Accumulating radioactive waste that you cannot transfer because of COVID-19: RPS C13

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The Environment Agency has published a regulatory position statement ("RPS") which allows radioactive waste accumulators to temporarily exceed the limits in their environmental permits if they cannot transfer this waste within the UK and overseas as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) business disruption.

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Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/accumulating-radioactive-waste-that-you-cannot-transfer-because-of-covid-19-rps-c13/accumulating-radioactive-waste-that-you-cannot-transfer-because-of-covid-19-rps-c13

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Last Updated: Thursday 23 April 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State has published Regulations which amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, which are currently being added to your legal register, by:

-clarifying that restrictions on movement apply both to leaving the place where a person is living without reasonable excuse, and also to staying outside that place without reasonable excuse
-clarifying that a relevant person who is exercising the power to remove a person in a gathering to a place where they are living may use reasonable force to do so
-setting out that if a child who is accompanied by a person who is responsible for them is part of a prohibited gathering, the relevant person may direct the responsible person to take the child to the place where the child lives and ensure that the child complies with any direction
-setting out that if a relevant person believes that a child is repeatedly failing to comply with the restriction on gatherings, they may direct a person responsible for the child to ensure that the child complies
-allowing payment of fixed penalties to be made to an officer designated by the Secretary of State or by a local authority (including a county council)
-adding several types of businesses, including banks and credit unions, to the list of businesses subject to restrictions and to closure.

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Published in terms of Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

Gazette Number: 2020 No. 447

Publication Date: 21 April 2020

Effective Date: 22 April 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/447/contents/made

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Reporting for installations, radioactive substances and waste permits

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The Environment Agency has published a regulatory position statement ("RPS") which allows for reasonable adjustments to the reporting requirements in permits for installation, waste operation or radioactive substances activity under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The RPS sets out:

-that permit holders may delay sending the Environment Agency certain data, reports and other records that are required by their permits
-that it only applies if permit holders cannot comply with the reporting deadlines specified in their permits due to COVID-19 restrictions
-that it only covers certain types of reporting including routine monitoring of releases to air and water reports, routine environmental monitoring reports and reports of routine reviews, audits, tests and assessments
-that permit holders must take reasonable steps to comply with their permits and examples of reasonable steps
-conditions that permit holders must comply with.

This RPS will be withdrawn on 30 June 2020 unless extended. After this date permit holders must comply with their permits.

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Published in terms of Environmental Protection Act 1990

Publication Date: 21 April 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reporting-for-installations-radioactive-substances-and-waste-permits-rps-c10/reporting-for-installations-radioactive-substances-and-waste-permits-rps-c10

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Storing treated sewage sludge you cannot move because of COVID-19 restrictions

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The Environment Agency has published a regulatory position statement ("RPS") which allows sludge producers to store dewatered treated sludge without an environmental permit because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The RPS sets out:

-that it only applies to sludge producers who store their dewatered treated sludge at a place other than where it will be used
-that it applies when producers are unable to move treated sludge to agricultural land for use and if they can demonstrate that they have taken all reasonable steps as defined
-conditions that sludge producers must comply with, including that they can only store dewatered treated sludge which meets stipulated descriptions and has been treated in the prescribed way, they must meet the relevant environmental protection requirements and they must comply with all the other requirements of their environmental permit or exemption.

This RPS will be withdrawn on 30 June 2020 unless extended. After this date, permit holders must comply with their permits.

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Published in terms of Environmental Protection Act 1990

Publication Date: 22 April 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/storing-treated-sewage-sludge-you-cannot-move-because-of-covid-19-restrictions-rps-c6/storing-treated-sewage-sludge-you-cannot-move-because-of-covid-19-restrictions-rps-c6

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Incinerating specified healthcare wastes at a municipal waste incinerator

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The Environment Agency has published a regulatory position statement ("RPS") which allows operators of permitted municipal waste incinerators to accept and incinerate COVID-19 infectious waste at municipal waste incinerators, without varying their environmental permits, on condition that they:

-limit the healthcare waste to the prescribed European Waste Catalogue (EWC) classifications
-can demonstrate that the waste producer has used all other permitted options available for the waste’s treatment or incineration
-have a written management system and follow its procedures for handling and managing the healthcare waste
-can identify all the healthcare waste they accept at their site
-comply with the requirements for waste pre-acceptance, waste acceptance, handling and storage
-ensure that burning the additional waste types at the plant will not have an adverse impact on plant emissions or the residue it produces
-test their incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and compare it with tests from before they incinerated the healthcare waste to confirm there is no change to the IBA composition
-do not load any waste if the activated carbon abatement system stops, is disturbed or fails
-do not store healthcare waste at the facility for longer than 24 hours before incineration, except in exceptional circumstances
-submit quarterly hazardous waste consignee returns to the Environment Agency, if they accept hazardous waste under this RPS
-submit a monthly report to their local Environment Agency office, detailing the amounts and types of waste burned under this RPS
-ensure their activities do not endanger human health or the environment.

This RPS will be withdrawn on 30 June 2020. After this date, operators must have a permit authorising the activity or must stop accepting the listed wastes at their facilities.

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Published in terms of Environmental Protection Act 1990

Publication Date: 15 April 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/incinerating-specified-healthcare-wastes-at-a-municipal-waste-incinerator-rps-c4/incinerating-specified-healthcare-wastes-at-a-municipal-waste-incinerator-rps-c4

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Last Updated: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Guidance - Apply for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

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The Government of the UK has published guidance setting out the details of how to apply for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme of up to £25 million, including:

-that businesses based in the UK, with an annual turnover of over £45 million that have been adversely impacted by coronavirus and have not received a facility under the Bank of England’s COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) are eligible
-that businesses must have a borrowing proposal which the lender would consider viable, if not for the coronavirus pandemic and which will enable the business to trade out of any short-term to medium-term difficulty
-the types of businesses that are not eligible to apply including credit institutions, insurers and reinsurers, building societies, public-sector bodies and schools.

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Published in terms of Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

Publication Date: 18 April 2020

Effective Date: 20 April 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-coronavirus-large-business-interruption-loan-scheme

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Last Updated: Friday 17 April 2020
RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

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The Health and Safety Executive has published guidance setting out that COVID-19 related reports under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 must be made when:

-an unintended incident at work leads to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus and this must be reported as a dangerous occurrence
-a worker is diagnosed with COVID-19 and there is reasonable evidence that it was caused by exposure at work and this must be reported as a case of disease
-a worker dies because of occupational exposure to coronavirus.

The Guidance also sets out what to report, including dangerous occurrences, exposure to biological agents and work related fatalities as well as how to make a report online.

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Publication Date: 9 April 2020

Effective Date: 9 April 2020

Source: https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/riddor-reporting-coronavirus.htm

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The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State has published Regulations which amend the Schedule to the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982 by:

-adding people who are extremely vulnerable and at risk of severe illness due to underlying health conditions and those who have been advised to follow rigorously shielding measures in accordance with public health guidance to the list of people deemed incapable of work because of the coronavirus
-defining public heath guidance as guidance issued by Public Health England, the Scottish Ministers or Public Health Wales National Health Service Trust.

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Published in terms of Employment Rights Act 1996

Gazette Number: 2020 No. 427

Publication Date: 14 April 2020

Effective Date: 16 April 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/427/made

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Guidance on exceeding waste storage limits at permitted sites because of COVID-19: RPS C2

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The Environment Agency has published a regulatory position statement (the "RPS") which allows waste generators to temporarily exceed the waste storage limits in their environmental permits because of COVID-19 restrictions by setting out:

-that this RPS only applies to wastes that are authorised under the permit and to firms that demonstrate that they need to store more waste than their permit allows
-the conditions that firms permitted to store more waste onsite must must comply with (including complying with all the other requirements on their permit, not accepting waste if it poses a risk to human health or the environment, and keeping all storage areas secure and within the site boundary to prevent unauthorised access)
-the prohibited acts (including storing waste that is not on the permit and storing waste for more than 3 months)
the Places of Special Interest.

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Published in terms of Environmental Protection Act 1990

Publication Date: 6 April 2020

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exceeding-waste-storage-limits-at-permitted-sites-because-of-covid-19-rps-c2/exceeding-waste-storage-limits-at-permitted-sites-because-of-covid-19-rps-c2

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Last Updated: Thursday 9 April 2020
Joint statement between HSE, CBI and TUC on safe working

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) have published a statement that:

-states that if companies remain open they must take practical steps to minimise the threat of workers being exposed to the coronavirus wherever possible, including by facilitating social distancing
-warns that if employers do not comply with the latest Public Health England guidance they may receive enforcement notices and may be forced to close
-encourages workers to raise any concerns about working conditions first with their employer or trade union
-notes that if the concerns of the employees cannot be resolved locally, they can approach the Health and Safety Executive or their local authority for help.

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Published in terms of Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Publication Date: 3 April 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk

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The Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State has published a Regulation that amends the Working Time Regulations 1998 by:

-stating that a worker who has outstanding leave at the end of the year can carry those days forward, if they were unable to take leave because of the effects of coronavirus (including on the worker, the employer or the wider economy or society)
-providing that workers who are entitled to carry leave days forward can receive a payment for leave that remains untaken on the date of termination.

The above leave days may only be carried forward and taken 2 leave years after they were initially due to be taken.

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Published in terms of European Communities Act 1972

Gazette Number: 2020 No. 365

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk

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Last Updated: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Advice on temporary suspension of sites

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The Construction Leadership Council has published Advice on temporary suspension of sites (the "Advice").

The Advice helps construction companies and clients ensure a controlled shutdown of sites and facilities where work is suspended due to the current coronavirus threat by, among other things, stipulating that:

-site operators must carry out their own risk assessment that considers all local factors
-site owners have a duty of care to any visitors to sites, even trespassers and must minimise safety risks by preventing access to the suspended site and mitigating any potential hazards
-site owners must have a structured plan to carry out the shutdown
-site pathways must be kept free from obstructions, waste and loose material must be removed from site, or secured if this is not practical
-site owners must provide clearly visible emergency contacts on site hoardings in the event of any incident during the shutdown
-all scaffolding and temporary works must be made secure and checked prior to the shutdown
-an assessment must be made of any part-built structures, and appropriate temporary support has been provided where needed and any temporary work may have to be inspected regularly by a competent person in case of deterioration
-measures must be taken to ensure the security of the site including a perimeter check, securing plant equipment and materials, site access, third party access, insurance and giving suppliers notice
-special consideration must be made for environmental issues including river, coast and reservoir issues, waste management related risks and ecology related risks.

The Advice also provides guidance on hired plant and equipment and contains a checklist to ensure all the steps relating to the closure have been taken.

This notification has been included for information purposes. The Advice may not impose legal obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of Building Act 1984

Publication Date 31 March 2020

Source: http://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/ 

Construction Leadership Council, © 2020, All rights reserved


 

Last Updated: Monday 30 March 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2020

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The Secretary of State has published the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2020 (the "Regulations").

The Regulations bring into effect the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 relating to:

-the registration of deaths and still-births
-confirmatory medical certificate not required for cremations in England and Wales
-modifications of requirements regarding medical certificates for cremations in Northern Ireland.

This notification has been included for information purposes only. The Regulations may not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

Gazette Number: 2020 No. 361 (C. 18)

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk

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Last Updated: Thursday 26 March 2020

Coronavirus Act 2020

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The Parliament of the United Kingdom has published the Coronavirus Act 2020 (the "Act").

The Act contains temporary measures designed to either amend existing legislative provisions or introduce new statutory powers designed to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act sets out, among other things:

-obligations on qualifying employers to pay statutory sick pay to employees incapable of working because of coronavirus; this is to be funded by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
-penalties for employers who make fraudulent claims or who fail to keep the records required to support a claim above
-provisions that protect business tenants from forfeiture of premises by landlords if they are unable to pay rent during the specified period (up to 30 June 2020).

The Act will expire 2 years from the day it is passed.

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Published in terms of Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Gazette Number: 2020 c. 7

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk

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Last Updated: Wednesday 25 March 2020

Site Operating Procedures during COVID-19

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The Construction Leadership Council has published the Site Operating Procedures (the "Procedures).

The Procedures provide a uniform standard for the construction industry to comply with the Government’s social distancing recommendation by setting out guidelines on:

-social distancing on site

-the criteria for when workers must go into self-isolation

-what to do if someone falls ill

-how employees must travel to and from work

-who should be allowed past site access points

-the provision of adequate hand washing facilities

-restriction on the use of toilet facilities and the cleaning and maintenance of these facilities

-seating arrangements in work canteens in light of the closure of restaurants and cafes

-how and when changing facilities, showers and drying rooms are to be used by employees

-enhanced cleaning procedures that must be in place across the site, particularly in communal areas and at touch points.

In addition, if a site does not consistently implement the measures in the Procedures, it may be required to shut down.

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Published in terms of Building Act 1984

Publication Date 23 March 2020

Source: http://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/ 

Construction Leadership Council, © 2020, All rights reserved


 

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have published the Extra protection for businesses with ban on eviction for commercial tenants who miss rent payment.

The document states that:

-commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will not be evicted, for a period of 3 months

-government measures will support ongoing conversations between landlords and tenants regarding voluntary arrangements.

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Published in terms of Building Act 1984

Publication Date 23 March 2020

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk

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Coronavirus Bill: Third Reading

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The House of Commons has read the Coronavirus Bill (the "Bill") for the third time.   

You received notice of the introduction of the Bill on 20 March 2020.

The following amendments to the first draft, among others, have been proposed:

-expiring the legislation 6 months from when it comes into force

-abolishing the lower earnings limit below which a worker is not entitled to statutory sick pay

-inserting provision for a "day of incapacity" for workers to include a day of self-isolation or a day for a worker to care for a person needing such care because they are suffering from severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or other communicable disease, are self-isolating or are unable to care for themselves or qualifies for time off in terms of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (time off for dependants)

-provisions relating to the staffing of A&E departments in hospitals.

This notification has been included for information purposes only. The Bill has not yet been signed into law and may not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Publication Date 23 March 2020

Source: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-03-23/debates/1BF3C655-EAD2-45DF-BAE2-30052908F7E6/CoronavirusBill

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