COVID-19: Safe Exit for business & Changes to Family Friendly Employment Law

26/06/2020

Safe Exit for Business Level 2 – Having moved to Level 2 of the safe exit framework on Friday 12th June 2020 the Government of Jersey has now announced the relaxing of the self distancing rule from 2m to 1m from today, 26th June.

The Government of Jersey has published updated guidelines for businesses operating at level 2 taking into account these changes. Details can be found in the Safe Exit for Business section on our website.  Here you will find updated guidance for businesses including updates on food and drink services, hotel, B&Bs & self catering businesses, campsites and construction.

For businesses having to collect personal data from their customers for Track & Trace purposes the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner has produced a helpful checklist for collecting personal information.  You can download it here.

Changes to the Family Friendly Employment Law – On Sunday 28th June 2020 family friendly amendments to the Employment Law come into effect giving all new parents an entitlement to take up to 52 weeks of parental leave including 6 weeks of fully paid parental leave for both parents.

An Interim Parental Payment Scheme (IPPS) has been introduced to support businesses with a one-off lump sum payment to cover the equivalent of 6 weeks of proposed parental benefit for a second parent. You will find more information about the scheme and how to apply on the Changes to Family Friendly Law page on our website.

Keep looking at our website www.jerseybusiness.je/coronavirus which is being constantly updated with information and guides.

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