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This briefing note provides our clients with a practical guide to some of the immediate key issues facing employers across Europe in the context of the current health crisis and details of the financial and support measures available. Our teams are monitoring the legal developments and will be updating this briefing as necessary. We are on hand to assist you with a rapid and practical response to the issues you are facing. This briefing does not cover issues in relation to collective redundancies – please see our separate European briefing in that regard.

Individual confinement and self-isolation rules: how employees are currently impacted

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Working from home

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Government financial assistance for temporary work stoppage / partial activity

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The position for working parents and quarantined employees

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Data protection issues and information duties

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Sources for further government guidance

France l Informations Coronavirus


Bundesministerium für Gesundheit l Tagesaktuelle Informationen zum Coronavirus


Ministero della Salute

Governo Italiano Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri


Ministerio de Trabajo y Economía Social l Guía para la actuación en el ámbito laboral en relación al nuevo coronavirus

Ministerio de Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social l Enfermedad por nuevo coronavirus, COVID-19

The Netherlands

Government of the Netherlands l Coronavirus COVID-19

Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport l Current information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

United Kingdom

GOV.UK l Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service l Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees

Advisory, Conciliation, and Arbitration Service l Homeworking, a guide for employers and employees

Health and Safety Executive l Homeworkers: guidance for employers on health and safety

Information Commissioner's Office l Data protection and coronavirus: what you need to know GOV.UK l The Chancellor Rishi Sunak provides an updated statement on coronavirus