Coronavirus Updates

Furlough scheme comes to close

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which began in spring 2020, came to a close yesterday. The government initially paid 80% of the wages of people who couldn’t work or whose employers could no longer afford to pay them – up to £2,500 a month. This dropped to 70% with …

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England enters Step 4 of roadmap out of lockdown

England entered Step 4 of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown this morning. This means that nearly all legal restrictions surrounding social distancing have been removed. The changes are as follows: Face masks are now voluntary, however the government is still advising people to wear them in crowded …

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Government’s furlough scheme changes tomorrow

From tomorrow, employers will be required to contribute towards the cost of their furloughed employees’ wages. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was introduced at the start of the pandemic to protect and pay people who were unable to work due to lockdown. Currently, employers can claim up to 80% of …

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Lockdown extended to July 19

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last night that Step 4 of England’s roadmap out of lockdown has been pushed back to Monday, July 19. The government had hoped to remove all legal restrictions on social contact from Monday, June 21. A review will take place in two weeks. However, a …

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Lockdown across the UK continues to ease

England has entered Step 3 of PM Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, which means further relaxation of the lockdown rules. From today, here are the rule changes: People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors. Six people or two households can meet indoors with overnight stays allowed. …

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England enters Step 2 of PM’s roadmap out of lockdown

Garment decorators across England can open their doors to the public once again, as the country enters Step 2 of Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown. Non-essential retail, hairdressers and nail salons, and public buildings such as libraries opened up this morning. Gyms and indoor swimming pools also reopened, as …

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Alexandra donates clothing to online furlough community

Alexandra has donated over 100 T shirts to an online community supporting furloughed employees during the Covid-19 pandemic. FurLearn will be using the shirts as reward for their #Giveitago campaign, which encourages people who’ve been furloughed or made redundant to set themselves a personal goal to achieve as part of …

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