Latest Updates on Government Guidance – 8th June 2020

Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport 
From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England.  

Public advised to cover faces in enclosed spaces 
The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Six people can meet outside under new measures to ease lockdown 
Groups of up to six people will be able to meet outdoors in England from Monday 1 June, provided strict social distancing guidelines are followed.

New guidance on spending time outdoors 
Details on a range of outdoor activities which will be allowed in England from 13 May 2020 subject to social distancing rules.

Coronavirus: update on bathing season 2020 
An update on this year’s bathing season which runs from 15 May to 30 September 2020.

Everyone in the United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests 
Everyone in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms can now get a test.

New guidance published to ensure transport network is safe for those who need to use it 
Guidance for safer travel and safer transport operations during the next phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Dedicated app for social care workers launched
A new dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Esp for Direct Payments employers who were providing PAs with sick pay in March or April/May – Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch
Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May.
New guidance on moving home
The government has published new guidance on moving home.

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