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Coronavirus news and updates roundup

Coronavirus & Your Job - Know Your Rights (GMB Union)

Coronavirus poses an exceptional threat to all of us. We don’t set the public health guidelines and we don’t know what the future holds - but we do know there is growing uncertainty.

Your contract of employment may have provisions for any layoff; if not the government guidelines are:

You are entitled to Guarantee Pay during lay off or short term working. The maximum entitlement is £29.00 per day for 5 days - so a maximum of £145.00.

In order to qualify for Statutory Lay-off Pay you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have been employed continuously for 1 month (includes part time workers)
  • Reasonably make sure you are available for work
  • Not refuse any reasonable alternative work (including work not in your contract)
  • Not have been laid off because of industrial action.

Please see the below link for full details on the government website. will open in a new window)

Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses (GOV.UK)

A range of extra support and measures will be in place to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by coronavirus.

Visit the website for the full list of updates.(this will open in a new window)

Lay-offs and short-time working (GOV.UK)

Information on: Rate and length of statutory lay-off pay; Eligibility for statutory lay-off pay; Statutory lay-off pay and your employment contract.

Visit the website for up-to-date information.(this will open in a new window)

COVID-19 Third Sector Information Hub (SCVO)

Following the confirmation of cases of COVID-19 in Scotland, we have pulled together some information & resources to help you, your organisations and your communities stay safe and healthy.

This information is intended to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have included links to valuable resources on Coronavirus and Covid-19 from a range of organisations.

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