Coronavirus Updates – 17th November 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The eligibility criteria have been clarified for furloughing employees who:

  • were made redundant on or after 23 September 2020 and re-employed
  • have a fixed term contract that expired after 23 September 2020.

Support Grants

Four Government support grants are now available for businesses that have been severely impacted by coronavirus restrictions.

Government Indemnity Scheme: courier arrangements

The GIS rules on coverage for transporting objects by courier during the pandemic have been updated.

Guidance for Museums

The Guidance for Department for Culture, Media, and Sport Sectors is reviewed regularly and we recommend that you check the website to keep up to date.

The National Museum Director’s Council’s Good Practice Guidelines for Reopening Museums have also been recently updated.

The Government has recently published guidance on Enabling Safe and Effective Volunteering During Coronavirus.