BALI provides the latest COVID-19 updates applicable to the landscape industry.
Find below the latest updates issued by BALI, including relevant guidance and advice, from the team at BALI Landscape House.
25/06/2020 - BALI's Business Restart Toolkit
The toolkit aims to understand Government guidance on safely bringing your workforce back to work and supporting them going forward available to BALI members-only. Click here to download the latest version or click here to read more about the document itself.
4/06/2020 - BALI's Restart & Rebuild Strategy launched
After receiving updated guidance, BALI has now updated it's COVID-19 Landscape Site Operating Procedures – Protecting your Workforce guidance.
Landscaping businesses who send employees to site during the COVID-19 pandemic must ensure they are protecting their workforce, clients and the public by minimising the risk of spreading the infection. BALI has updated its COVID-19 Landscape Site Operating Procedures – Protecting your Workforce guidance in line with the recent changes to lockdown measures and to meet the needs of the landscape industry.
Scottish Government has provided two important updates pertaining to COVID-19 today. Firstly, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's transcript of her speech, made today at St Andrew's House in Edinburgh, can be found here. Secondly, an update has been made to Scotland's 'Framework for Decision Making' document which can now be accessed here.
Coronavirus testing has now been rolled out nationwide across the UK but the eligibility for this testing varies slightly between nations. BALI's Technical Officer has clarified those working within the landscape industry are now likely to meet the criteria in some form in all nations. Click here to read more.
Following the launch of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) yesterday, Monday 20 April 2020, the portal can now be accessed here. To coincide with the launch of the CJRS, the Government has released a step by step guide for employers which can be accessed here.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) has been extended from 31 May 2020 to the end of June. For full details on government support packages, click here.
BALI reaffirms its position on COVID-19 (coronavirus) following recent Government updates to guidelines for businesses in England. These updates include changes which affect the way site-based businesses are permitted to work.
BALI has now completed its review of the documents, which apply for employers and businesses in England only.
The team has extracted the salient information and outlined the relevant points through this link.
- HR Service information sheet
- Furlough leave letter template
- Job Retention Scheme Q&A – in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce
- VAT Deferral document
For BALI Training Providers, there is currently no direct Government support, however, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is challenging this with the apprenticeships and skills minister. As it stands, these types of business would have to go down the same route as other businesses via Government guidance published here.