September 2020 - Covid-19 Updates

Groups

From Monday 14 September 2020 the rules on gatherings indoors and outdoors change again. It will be against the law to meet people you do not live with in a group larger than 6 unless meeting as a “household” or “support bubble”.

Two households/support bubbles will no longer be able to meet up, unless they number 6 or less in total. Whilst this seems to mean that performances both outdoors and, in a limited way, indoors, will be possible care will have to be taken to ensure that these rules are not breached.

Do contact us at ITC if you want to talk over individual cases. Fines will apply for breach: £100 for a first offence, doubling for further breaches up to a maximum of £3,200.

Further information can be found here.


CoronaVirus Job Retention Scheme

A reminder that the scheme is being tapered down and ends on 31 October 2020.
• September: the government will pay 70% and employers 10% of employees’ wages for time they are furloughed. Employers will also pay NI and pension contributions.
• October: the government will pay 60% and employers 20% of employees’ wages for the time they are furloughed. Employers will also pay NI and pension contributions.