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School closures due to Covid- 19

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School Closures due to Covid- 19

On Wednesday 18th March 2020, the Government announces that schools across the UK would close on Friday 20th March 2020 for most children.

This decision was made to attempt to flatten the peak of the Covid- 19 disease and to take the pressure off the NHS.

Whilst this news was greeted with positivity by many people, there are some concerns for employers and employers across the UK.

Below, we have set out the main points of information and provide some practical advice and sources to support you and your business’ through this uncertain time.

If employees need time off for childcare or to make new arrangements, they can use:

Employers and employees can consider these steps:

If any agreement is made, it should be followed up in writing.

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