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Friday June 5

Face coverings

The Government has announced that from June 15 face coverings will become mandatory on all public transport in England.

Thursday June 4

Car Parking

The £2 all-day winter parking offer has ended and the summer tariff is now in place. More information can be found on our car parking pages

Tuesday June 2

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme changes

Those eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be able to claim a second and final grant in August worth 70% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total.

From 1 July 2020 businesses will be given the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part time under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

From August 2020, the level of government grant provided through the job retention scheme will be tapered to reflect that people will be returning to work. For June and July, the government will continue to pay 80% of people’s salaries. In the following months, businesses will be asked to contribute a modest share, but individuals will continue to receive that 80% of salary covering the time they are unable to work.

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Monday June 1

Groups of up to six from different households can exercise outside

People will be able to exercise outside with up to five others from different households from Monday, provided that strict social distancing guidelines are followed. Full guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from Coronavirus

The government has updated its guidance for people who are shielding taking into account that COVID-19 disease levels are substantially lower now than when shielding was first introduced.

People who are shielding remain vulnerable and should continue to take precautions but can now leave their home if they wish, as long as they are able to maintain strict social distancing.