Tuesday 07 April 2020

COVID-19 - Workforce Information

Please see below the Workforce update regarding the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme (furloughing) issued 6.4.2020

Workforce Update COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme 6.4.2020

Please see below the NJC Circular on Social Distancing and PPE - issued 3.4.2020

NJC Circ Coronavirus and Social Distancing and PPE 03Apr20

Please see below the additional LGA Schools Guidance issued 6.4.2020

Additional LGA schools guidance 3 April 2020  

Revised DfE guidance issued 31.3.2020

Revised DfE guidance issued 31.3.2020 providing further details on workforce, staff deployment, supply teachers and contingent workers and holidays - here.

Joint Employer and Union Statement - Covid-19 guidance on notice periods for Teachers & School Leaders  30th March

Final Joint statement - Covid-19 guidance - notice periods for teachers and school leaders 30 March 2020

LGA's weekly workforce issues as at 27.3.2020

Please see the link below to the LGA's weekly workforce issues as at 27.3.2020

NJC Circular - Coronavirus General Update 27th March 2020
NJC Circ Coronavirus General Update 27Mar20


EMC HR Covid-19 Webinar

On Wednesday 25 March 2020, EMC held a webinar for HR colleagues in the region with Public Health in the East Midlands and the LGA.  This webinar provided those in attendance with an opportunity to hear the latest information from Public Health in the East Midlands, along with a question and answer session with the LGA workforce team.  

Over 50 colleagues from across the East Midlands were able to take part and ask questions of;

  • Phil Bundy and Harry Honnor -  lead national advisers from the LGA, and
  • Dr Fu-Meng Khaw, Director,  and Ann Crawford, Deputy Director Health (Wellbeing and Workforce Development) from Public Health England - East Midlands.


HR Covid-19 Webinar


 PHE Guidance on potential workforce issues 25.3.2020


LGA Workforce Latest FAQs - This week the LGA has produced a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQ) document on workforce issues, this is available here.

We hope that this information is useful to you, as it includes confirmed responses to a number of queries that have been received by us at EMC, including on accessing the Government funding of 80% salaries within the Job Retention Scheme.

Guidance on Workforce Implications has been issued to schools and councils on the workforce implications issues of school closures for teachers and school support staff and is available here.

NJC Circular - Coronavirus COVID-19, Critical Workers - 23 March 2020 - Please see below an NJC Circular providing further advice, which this time relates to critical workers.

NJC Circ Coronavirus and Critical Workers 23Mar20

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19Working at home - 17 March 2020 - The NJC has issued further advice about the developing situation. Please see attached here

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 -6 March 2020 - The NJC has issued further advice about the developing situation. Please see attached circular. 

The latest official information, guidance and resources from the LGA and key partners can be found at: https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/coronavirus-information-councils