Articles from Irwin Mitchell LLP

Self isolation legal advice for schools and colleges dealing with outbreaks

@JoMoseley1 from @irwinmitchell shares some legal advice for schools and colleges to help deal with Covid outbreaks or handling staff and pupils showing coronavirus symptoms. The autumn term has only just started and, already, schools and colleges are sending pupils and staff home because they have a cough or other coronavirus symptoms. 

Face masks in schools and colleges - the new rules

Yesterday, the government changed its advice about wearing face masks in schools and colleges in England. Different rules apply in Scotland, and at the time of writing, the position in Wales hasn't been announced.

Holidays and Quarantine: Top 7 School and College Questions Answered

On Saturday night, the government announced it was removing Spain from the list of countries on its travel corridor scheme. This means that anyone returning from Spain, including the Balearics and Canaries, must self-isolate on their return to the UK for 14 days.

Supreme Court will determine how much holiday term-time workers must receive

@JoMoseley1 @irwinmitchell advises how the Supreme Court will determine how much holiday term-time workers must receive Recently we heard that the Supreme Court has given permission for the employers to appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision in Brazel v Harpur Trust. 

Help is urgently needed from the Government if student accommodation providers are to survive Covid-19

University and FE providers generally need to be aware that the coronavirus pandemic has placed student accommodation providers in a dire situation. Not only are accommodation providers looking at empty rooms this academic year, but 20/21 numbers are anticipated to see a drop of up to 30%.

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