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Caravan Talk is registered to receive updates from the UK Government so we will add links in this thread to information as it comes in.

Note that from 22nd May 202 the government altered the way updates were sent out so there may be a difference in the number and format of the information we receive.

Early advice may be superseded so please scroll to the bottom of this thread and refer to the latest published dates for each subject.

 

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MHRA guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added new link to Guidance for Manufacturers Specials licence holders on ‘packing down’ medicines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Time updated
11:15am, 25 March 2020

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How to place a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test kit on the market

Page summary
What manufacturers need to do

Change made
We have provided a new form and updated instructions as to where it should be sent.

Time updated
11:30am, 25 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on business support grant funding

Page summary
This guidance sets out details of eligibility and delivery of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

Change made
Paragraph 17 updated to: Hereditaments that were not eligible for percentage SBRR relief (including those eligible for the Small Business Rate Multiplier) are excluded.

Time updated
11:39am, 25 March 2020

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Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

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The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:07pm, 25 March 2020

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COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

Page summary
Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronavirus?

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:36pm, 25 March 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for educational settings

Page summary
Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Change made
Added guidance poster.

Time updated
4:05pm, 25 March 2020

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Business rates: expanded retail discount – guidance

Page summary
Guidance on the operation of expanded retail discount 2020 to 2021 coronavirus response, announced at Budget 2020.

Change made
Guidance updated so that certain properties previously excluded from the relief, but that have been forced to close as a result of coronavirus restrictions, will now be eligible for the relief.

Time updated
4:32pm, 25 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for educational settings

Page summary
Advice for educational settings, and their students and staff, who are travelling or planning to travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated information for overseas trips currently taking place for under 18s, students and staff considering travelling overseas, students and staff already overseas, and Erasmus+ students.

Time updated
5:11pm, 25 March 2020

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COVID-19: hotel accommodation to support key workers and vulnerable people

Page summary
Letter regarding the exemption for hotels, hostels and B&Bs to open so they can offer accommodation to key workers and support rough sleepers to keep them off the streets and in suitable accommodation.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:23pm, 25 March 2020

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PM statement on coronavirus: 25 March 2020

Page summary
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on coronavirus.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:36pm, 25 March 2020

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International cooperation only way to get travellers home and beat coronavirus, says the Foreign Secretary

Page summary
Foreign Secretary statement, after the US-chaired session in which G7 Foreign Ministers committed to use their powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:18pm, 25 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

Page summary
Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

Change made
Added guidance for food businesses.

Time updated
6:55pm, 25 March 2020

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Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff

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The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is giving immediate financial backing for all NHS trusts to provide free car parking to NHS staff for the duration of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:11pm, 25 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

Page summary
Questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people.

Change made
Updated guidance to include additional information on children with education health and care (EHC) plans and children in alternative provision (AP) settings.

Time updated
8:00pm, 25 March 2020

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Coronavirus Bill: what it will do

Page summary
Measures contained in the fast-tracked coronavirus legislation and why they are needed to effectively manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK.

Change made
Added link to the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Time updated
9:56am, 26 March 2020

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Fraud control in emergency management: COVID-19 UK Government guide

Page summary
Guidance for leaders and fraud experts in government bodies and local authorities that are administering emergency programmes on behalf of the UK Government.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:15am, 26 March 2020

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Further businesses and premises to close

Page summary
This document provides guidance on the closure of all retailers that sell non-essential goods and other non-essential premises, as part of further social distancing measures.

Change made
Updated guidance.

Time updated
10:20am, 26 March 2020

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COVID-19 IMPACT: UK Visa Application Centre in Accra Closure

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Due to the international effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus, the UK Visa Application Centre in Accra will be closed to the public effective immediately.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:22pm, 26 March 20200

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Specification for ventilators to be used in UK hospitals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This guidance sets out the clinical requirements based on the consensus of what is ‘minimally acceptable’ performance in the opinion of the anaesthesia and intensive care medicine professionals and medical device regulators.

Change made
Published an updated version of the specification document, and added links to other relevant guidance and standards.

Time updated
2:45pm, 26 March 2020

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MHRA guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added a link to new guidance on Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19)

Time updated
2:46pm, 26 March 2020

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Packaging and transport requirements for patient samples – UN3373

Page summary
Guidance on the transport of patient specimens suspected of containing Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:05pm, 26 March 2020

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Coronavirus: How to help safely

Page summary
Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:57pm, 26 March 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for educational settings

Page summary
Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Change made
Added poster.

Time updated
5:09pm, 26 March 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

Page summary
Guidance on COVID-19, including general precautions for staff and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK.

Change made
Added poster.

Time updated
5:10pm, 26 March 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Page summary
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added poster.

Time updated
5:11pm, 26 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for UK businesses

Page summary
Guidance for UK businesses trading internationally

Change made
Addition of link to Chancellor’s statement on support for the self-employed.

Time updated
6:12pm, 26 March 2020

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Government to suspend competition law to support Isle of Wight ferry routes

Page summary
Competition law to be temporarily suspended to allow ferry operators to maintain a crucial lifeline between the island and the mainland.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:26am, 27 March 2020

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MHRA services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Page summary
How to get in touch with the MHRA during this period.

Change made
Updated information on contacting us by post, as our London building will be closing at 5pm on Friday 27 March, and will not re-open until at least week commencing Monday 13 April.

Time updated
10:55am, 27 March 2020

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PM video message on coronavirus: 27 March 2020

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson recorded a video message on testing positive for coronavirus.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:09pm, 27 March 2020

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Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19

Page summary
Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:40pm, 27 March 2020

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Foreign Secretary statement on international cooperation and the coronavirus

Page summary
Dominic Raab gave a statement after the US-chaired session where G7 Foreign Ministers committed to use their collective powers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00am, 25 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for UK businesses

Page summary
Guidance for UK businesses trading internationally.

Change made
Addition of link to Self-employment Income Support Scheme.

Time updated
1:28pm, 27 March 2020

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Repatriation flights from Peru

Page summary
Foreign Office charters more repatriation flights from Peru to help British nationals return home.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:08pm, 27 March 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

Page summary
Guidance on COVID-19, including general precautions for staff and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK.

Change made
Added guidance on toilet and shower facilities.

Time updated
4:12pm, 27 March 2020

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Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles

Page summary
Notice allowing tank vehicles, with extended roadworthiness test certificates, to remain in service and on our roads without a valid ADR 1(C) certificate.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:19pm, 27 March 2020

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French personal travel waiver certificate

Page summary
A translation of the updated French personal travel exemption relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) decree.

Change made
Updated with the new certificate issued by the French government on 23 March 2020

Time updated
4:43pm, 27 March 2020

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Updated French professional travel waiver certificate

Page summary
Translation of the Updated French professional travel exemption relating to the COVID-19 decree.

Change made
Updated with the new certificate issued by the French government on 25 March 2020

Time updated
4:43pm, 27 March 2020

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Closing certain businesses and venues

Page summary
This document provides guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures.

Change made
Updated compliance section

Time updated
4:53pm, 27 March 2020

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Government launches new drive on coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff

Page summary
NHS staff will be first in line for a new coronavirus (COVID-19) testing programme being developed in collaboration with government and industry.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:33pm, 27 March 2020

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PM call with President Trump: 27 March 2020

Page summary
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with President Donald Trump.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:39pm, 27 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and high blood pressure medication

Page summary
There is no evidence from clinical or epidemiological studies that treatment with ACE-I or ARBs might worsen COVID-19 infection.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:09pm, 27 March 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to news story on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and high blood pressure medication

Time updated
9:18pm, 27 March 2020

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COVID-19: safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

Page summary
Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:41pm, 27 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Page summary
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

Change made
Added guidance on ‘COVID-19: safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers’ to the collection.

Time updated
9:56pm, 27 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

Page summary
Questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people.

Change made
Updated the following sections of the guidance: 13, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27 and 30.

Time updated
10:19pm, 27 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures

Page summary
What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated questions on ‘How are vulnerable children defined’, ‘Is it compulsory for parents of vulnerable children to accept their place offer’, ‘Will critical workers or parents of vulnerable children be penalised if they do not send their child to school’, ‘What should schools do if vulnerable children do not attend school’ and what public health advice should schools follow’.

Time updated
10:19pm, 27 March 2020

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COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities

Page summary
Non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:00am, 28 March 2020

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Response to the Financial Times article on ventilators

Page summary
Response to 28/03/20 edition of FT Weekend’s claims on ventilators.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:04pm, 28 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter from the Secretary of State to the social care workforce

Page summary
The letter thanks the social care workforce for their help on coronavirus (COVID-19) so far.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:14pm, 28 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

Page summary
Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

Change made
Added guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing, and guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Time updated
12:15am, 29 March 2020

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First food parcels delivered to clinically vulnerable people

Page summary
The first free food boxes containing essential supplies have been delivered to those at highest risk from coronavirus.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 29 March 2020

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New advice to support mental health during coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
People struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered additional online support and practical guidance to help them cope.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:39pm, 29 March 2020

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Staying at home and away from others (social distancing)

Page summary
The single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Change made
Updated with a link to the coronavirus outbreak FAQs page

Time updated
2:00pm, 29 March 2020

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COVID-19: FAQs for British Nationals in Bangladesh

Page summary
The British High Commission in Dhaka has created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for British nationals.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:52pm, 29 March 2020

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Specification for Rapidly Manufactured CPAP System to be used during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This is a specification of the minimally clinically acceptable Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) system to be used in UK hospitals.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:02pm, 29 March 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added a link in the Medical Devices section to new content on Specification for Rapidly Manufactured CPAP System to be used during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Time updated
5:04pm, 29 March 2020

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Government cracks down on spread of false coronavirus information online

Page summary
Specialist units are operating to combat misinformation about coronavirus and five to ten incidents are being identified and tackled each day.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 30 March 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added a link in the Inspections section to new guidance for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) facilities in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Time updated
10:56am, 30 March 2020

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COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Page summary
Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added easy-read guide.

Time updated
12:18pm, 30 March 2020

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COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable peoplePage summary
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people.

Change made
Added new easy-read guidance on ‘Staying at home’ and ‘Keeping away from other people’.

Time updated
2:26pm, 30 March 2020

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COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Page summary
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

Change made
Added translated guidance.

Time updated
3:12pm, 30 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): an update on the Grenfell Tower site

Page summary
An update for the Grenfell Community.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:28pm, 30 March 2020

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Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators

Page summary
We are looking for businesses to support in the production and supply of ventilators and ventilator components.

Change made
Added link to online form for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components.

Time updated
5:05pm, 30 March 2020

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New Government partnership with airlines to fly back more tourists stranded abroad

Page summary
The Foreign Office has announced a new Government partnership with airlines to fly back more tourists stranded abroad due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:28pm, 30 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) government-assisted return by air: letter to the airline industry

Page summary
The Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for Transport wrote about the new government-industry partnership to help stranded British travellers to return.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:44pm, 30 March 2020

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Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 30 March 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides used by Sir Patrick Vallance.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:52pm, 30 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): ministerial direction on spend

Page summary
Letters authorising spend on urgent coronavirus (COVID-19) issues by the Department of Health and Social Care and its ALBs.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:04pm, 30 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on business support grant funding

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

Change made
Version 3 published with updates on State Aid, monitoring and reporting requirements, new annexes on state aid, Spotlight, and post payment checks, clarification of eligibility of charities.

Time updated
6:11pm, 30 March 2020

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Temporary approval of home use for both stages of early medical abortion

Page summary
Temporary approval of women’s homes and the homes of registered medical practitioners as classes of place for early medical abortion up to 10 weeks.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:56pm, 30 March 2020

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Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 March 2020

Page summary
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 30 March 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
8:12pm, 30 March 2020

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Voucher scheme launches for schools providing free school meals

Page summary
Weekly shopping vouchers worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 31 March 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Page summary
Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added easy-read guide to looking after your feelings and your body.

Time updated
11:56am, 31 March 2020

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Status of Phase 1 clinical trials in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We have written to all Phase I accredited units conducting early phase clinical trials to seek confirmation that all trials have undergone a risk assessment in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the current government advice.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:02pm, 31 March 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to content on Status of Phase 1 clinical trials in response to coronavirus, in the ‘Clinical trials’ section.

Time updated
12:06pm, 31 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): recreational general aviation

Page summary
Guidance on recreational general aviation (GA) flying during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:10pm, 31 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the construction sector

Page summary
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the UK’s construction sector.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:47pm, 31 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

Page summary
Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

Change made
Added guidance for care of the deceased.

Time updated
4:08pm, 31 March 2020

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MHRA approves new life-saving breathing aid to help keep coronavirus (COVID-19) patients out of intensive care

Page summary
Adapted breathing aid developed by UCL, UCLH and Mercedes Formula One provides vital technology to NHS.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:37pm, 31 March 2020

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Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
A joint statement from the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, the Minister for Care, and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:49pm, 31 March 2020

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Secretary of State participates in Joint Ministerial COVID-19 conference call

Page summary
A Joint statement following a COVID-19 call chaired by Secretary of State and Tanaiste.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:52pm, 31 March 2020

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Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Page summary
Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added section on parental support for keeping children safe online.

Time updated
4:57pm, 31 March 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:16pm, 31 March 2020

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Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster opens the coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020

Page summary
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove opens the daily coronavirus press conference.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:49pm, 31 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to the Care Act 2014

Page summary
Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:09pm, 31 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures

Page summary
What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added information about the workforce, hubs and links to other guidance.

Time updated
8:41pm, 31 March 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on business support grant funding

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

Change made
Updated information on state aid, monitoring and reporting requirements, post payment checks, eligibility of charities.

Time updated
10:49am, 1 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding – guidance for businesses

Page summary
Guidance for businesses setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:05am, 1 April 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to new guidance on ‘MHRA regulatory flexibilities resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19)’

Time updated
11:08am, 1 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to the Care Act 2014

Page summary
Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added email address at the end of section 6.

Time updated
2:36pm, 1 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 1 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:11pm, 1 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): induction for newly qualified teachers

Page summary
Guidance about changes to newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:17pm, 1 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Page summary
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

Change made
Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): induction for newly qualified teachers’.

Time updated
5:18pm, 1 April 2020

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Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 1 April 2020

Page summary
Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 1 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Time updated
6:06pm, 1 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): notification of data controllers to share information

Page summary
Notification of data controllers in healthcare organisations, GPs, local authorities and arm’s length bodies that they should share information to support efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19).

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First published.

Time updated
6:17pm, 1 April 2020

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FCO privacy notice: coronavirus (COVID-19) repatriation flights

Page summary
This notice explains how the Foreign & Commonwealth Office processes personal data relating to special charter flights during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:30pm, 1 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

Page summary
Questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people.

Change made
Updated guidance on educational provision over the Easter holidays.

Time updated
6:46pm, 1 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities, early years settings and childminders about childcare provision following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Updated to clarify the income support available and the requirements for providing safe, quality care for vulnerable and critical workers’ children.

Time updated
9:44pm, 1 April 2020

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COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

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Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronavirus?

Change made
Removed line suggesting 1 April end date for this Innovation Focus Area as it has rolled into the new cycle of Open Call.

Time updated
9:14am, 2 April 2020

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Business rates: expanded retail discount – guidance

Page summary
Guidance on the operation of expanded retail discount 2020 to 2021 coronavirus response, announced at Budget 2020.

Change made
Guidance updated to confirm that the government’s assessment that the expanded retail discount is not a state aid, and that local authorities should therefore award relief to all eligible properties.

Time updated
3:21pm, 2 April 2020

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Personal protective equipment (PPE): export control process

Page summary
Information for economic operators who will temporarily need a licence to export PPE outside the EU, EFTA member states and certain other territories.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:47pm, 2 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding – guidance for local authorities

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

Change made
We’ve added the grant funding allocations by local authority.

Time updated
5:17pm, 2 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes

Page summary
How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:19pm, 2 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 2 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Matt Hancock.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:48pm, 2 April 2020

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NHS to benefit from £13.4 billion debt write-off

Page summary
Health Secretary announces over £13 billion of debt will be written off as part of a major financial reset for NHS providers.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:37pm, 2 April 2020

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Health Secretary sets out plan to carry out 100,000 coronavirus tests a day

Page summary
New 5-pillar plan outlines national effort to increase testing to 100,000 a day across the UK this month.

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First published.

Time updated
6:45pm, 2 April 2020

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Declaration by NATO Foreign Ministers on the coronavirus pandemic

Page summary
Statement by NATO Foreign Ministers: 2 April 2020

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:48pm, 2 April 2020

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£300 million announced for community pharmacies to support them during coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
£300 million in funding will ensure community pharmacies can continue to carry out essential services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:51pm, 2 April 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Published new page on Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) tests and testing kits

Time updated
7:57pm, 2 April 2020

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Almost £400 million to keep England’s buses running

Page summary
Greater funding to keep bus routes running during the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 3 April 2020

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GCSEs, AS and A level awarding: summer 2020

Page summary
Information for schools, students and parents on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.

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Time updated
11:00am, 3 April 2020

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How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020

Page summary
Ofqual sets out details for schools, colleges, students, parents & carers on how GCSEs and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year’s exams.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:00am, 3 April 2020

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Direction issued to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual

Page summary
A direction from Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, to Sally Collier, Chief Regulator of Ofqual, about calculating summer 2020 grades in lieu of exam results.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:05am, 3 April 2020

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Cash support for food redistribution during coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
The government has announced a £3 million fund for organisations redistributing safe surplus food to those who need it during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:11am, 3 April 2020

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Councils given new powers to hold public meetings remotely

Page summary
Local authorities in England handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:32am, 3 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): tell us you can produce testing kits and services

Page summary
Forms for organisations that can manufacture and supply testing consumables, equipment and laboratory PPE as part of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 3 April 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to new information for hospital blood banks during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Inspections and good practice section.

Time updated
12:30pm, 3 April 2020

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Data sharing during this public health emergency

Page summary
Health and care information will be vital in our response to coronavirus. We must continue to use it well and inform the public to maintain and build trust.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:45pm, 3 April 2020

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£20 million for ambitious technologies to build UK resilience following coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
Businesses to help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of coronavirus and similar future situations as a result of £20 million government funding.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:06pm, 3 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): maintaining further education provision

Page summary
Operational guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training provision.

Change made
Updated with latest guidance.

Time updated
3:43pm, 3 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures

Page summary
What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added information about safeguarding. Updated information about workforce and critical workers.

Time updated
4:55pm, 3 April 2020

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COVID-19: Contingent liability for ventilators

Page summary
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has written to the Chairs of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) on contingent liabilities for ventilators.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:04pm, 3 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 3 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Matt Hancock.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:13pm, 3 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

Page summary
This guidance aims to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020.

Change made
Updated ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020’ to reflect new guidance from Ofqual.

Time updated
5:41pm, 3 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding – guidance for local authorities

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

Change made
Information about State Aid added.

Time updated
5:46pm, 3 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding – guidance for businesses

Page summary
Guidance for businesses setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

Change made
Updated with information about State Aid.

Time updated
5:48pm, 3 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Page summary
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added details about the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

Time updated
6:04pm, 3 April 2020

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World's largest trial of potential coronavirus treatments rolled out across the UK

Page summary
The largest randomised clinical trial of potential coronavirus (COVID-19) treatments is underway as part of the race to find a treatment.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:34pm, 3 April 2020

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COVID-19 health, care and volunteer workers parking pass and concessions

Page summary
Guidance and terms of use for the parking pass and concessions for COVID-19 health, care and volunteer workers.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:25pm, 3 April 2020

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Transport Secretary: continue to follow government guidelines on travel despite warm weather

Page summary
With warm weather this weekend people may feel tempted to head out more, but please stick to government guidance. You are saving lives by staying at home.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
8:33pm, 3 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children's social care services

Page summary
Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:33pm, 3 April 2020

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UK medicines and medical devices regulator investigating 14 cases of fake or unlicensed COVID-19 medical products

Page summary
An increasing number of bogus medical products being sold through unauthorised websites claiming to treat or prevent COVID-19 are being investigated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 4 April 2020

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NHS asks people to share their coronavirus symptoms to help others

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A new Coronavirus Status Checker will help the NHS coordinate its response and build up additional data on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Change made
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Time updated
10:58am, 4 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): scaling up testing programmes

Page summary
How the government intends to scale up testing programmes to provide a test to anyone who needs one.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:50pm, 4 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for health professionals

Page summary
Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.

Change made
Added ‘management of exposed healthcare workers and patients in hospital settings’.

Time updated
5:03pm, 4 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 4 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Stephen Powis.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:14pm, 4 April 2020

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Foreign Office steps up plans to bring home Britons stranded overseas

Page summary
Foreign Office is to step up plans to bring home Britons stranded overseas

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:30pm, 4 April 2020

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Business Secretary appeals to everyone to stay calm and carry on the good work

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Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, writes for The Sun on Sunday thanking workers and businesses for their support during the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:33am, 5 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 5 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Dr Jenny Harries.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:10pm, 5 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Page summary
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added guidance on use of face masks in the community.

Time updated
8:39am, 6 April 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to news story on MHRA investigating 14 cases of fake or unlicensed COVID-19 medical products

Time updated
9:05am, 6 April 2020

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Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles

Page summary
Notice allowing tank vehicles, with extended roadworthiness test certificates, to remain in service and on our roads without a valid ADR 1(C) certificate.

Change made
Authorisation now includes class VII ADR vehicles.

Time updated
9:30am, 6 April 2020

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Personal protective equipment (PPE): export control process

Page summary
Information for economic operators who will temporarily need a licence to export PPE outside the EU, EFTA member states and certain other territories.

Change made
Added link to a question and answer document by the EU.

Time updated
9:58am, 6 April 2020

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French personal travel waiver certificate

Page summary
A translation of the updated French personal travel exemption relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) decree.

Change made
New electronic version of the form/”attestation”

Time updated
10:05am, 6 April 2020

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Procurement Policy Note 03/20: Use of procurement cards – coronavirus

Page summary
This Procurement Policy Note sets out guidance on the use of procurement cards to support cash flow for suppliers.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:42pm, 6 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for residential care, supported living and home care

Page summary
Residential care, supported living and home care in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to guidance on admission and care of people in care homes, and marked guidance on residential care provision as withdrawn, as guidance on admission and care of people in care homes has replaced it.

Time updated
3:08pm, 6 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): scaling up testing programmes

Page summary
How the government intends to scale up testing programmes to provide a test to anyone who needs one.

Change made
Added web version (HTML) of the ‘Scaling up our testing programmes’ document.

Time updated
4:06pm, 6 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to councils about local authority meetings and postponement of elections

Page summary
Letter from MHCLG to local authority chief executives on emergency legislation to support local authorities.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:29pm, 6 April 2020

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Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19

Page summary
This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak.

Change made
Addition of further guidance, FAQs and model terms for construction.

Time updated
4:35pm, 6 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to pharmacists from Jo Churchill

Page summary
The health minister’s letter thanks pharmacy teams for their response to coronavirus so far.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:59pm, 6 April 2020

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Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 6 April 2020

Page summary
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 6 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:17pm, 6 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 6 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Angela McLean, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:26pm, 6 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): apprenticeship programme response

Page summary
This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Updated with new information on continuing training and end point assessment for furloughed apprentices, and pausing new funding audits.

Time updated
8:32pm, 6 April 2020

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£20 million for ambitious technologies to build UK resilience following coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
Businesses to help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of coronavirus and similar future situations as a result of £20 million government funding.

Change made
Updated link to the Innovation Funding Service.

Time updated
8:21am, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school meals guidance

Page summary
Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added guidance about free school meal support over the Easter holidays.

Time updated
9:30am, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for schools

Page summary
Guidance on funding available to schools to support them with costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 7 April 2020

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Extra support for schools and parents to help cope with coronavirus

Page summary
The Government has announced a package of support, including additional funding and high-quality resources, to help schools deal with the challenges posed by coronavirus.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:39am, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Page summary
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

Change made
Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for schools’ and ‘Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources’.

Time updated
10:08am, 7 April 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to Guidance for manufacturers and Good Practice (GxP) laboratories on exceptional flexibilities for maintenance and calibration during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the Inspections and Good Practice section

Time updated
11:21am, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice to local authorities on prioritising waste collections

Page summary
A guide to help local authorities and other waste collectors prioritise their waste collection services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:31am, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information leaflet

 

Page summary
Leaflet on what to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus, including information on symptoms and government support.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:26pm, 7 April 2020

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Increase to Working Tax Credits – what this means

Page summary
The government has announced that Working Tax Credits payments will be increased from 6 April 2020 – find out what’s happening and who this affects.

Change made
Updated after changes took effect on 6 April 2020.

Time updated
12:40pm, 7 April 2020

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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules: all sectors carriage of goods by road

Page summary
Temporary relaxation of the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules for drivers carrying goods by road.

Change made
This is an update, following a specific review, confirming the continuation of the current temporary relaxation until 21 April 2020 and including a further minor relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules.

Time updated
12:51pm, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): transport and travel guidance

Page summary
Information for people using transport or working in the transport sector during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:51pm, 7 April 2020

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Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19

Page summary
This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak.

Change made
Procurement Policy Note 02/20 on the payment of public sector suppliers during the COVID-19 outbreak is relevant until end June 2020, please be aware that the FAQs for this PPN are being regularly updated to reflect feedback received.

Time updated
2:27pm, 7 April 2020

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Media Freedom Coalition Executive Group statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
The Media Freedom Coalition Executive Group called all members to continue protecting access to free media and the free exchange of information.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:17pm, 7 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 7 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:22pm, 7 April 2020

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Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 7 April 2020

Page summary
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 7 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:04pm, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures

Page summary
What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated sections on funding, holidays and practicalities.

Time updated
6:07pm, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Page summary
Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added information about the Easter holidays. Updated information about exams, and resources and support.

Time updated
6:40pm, 7 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for educational settings

Page summary
Guidance for schools and other educational settings about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Change made
Updated guidance to reflect the announcement on school closures.

Time updated
6:42pm, 7 April 2020

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Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out what financial support you can get for your business.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:00pm, 3 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Page summary
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Updated guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Time updated
8:27pm, 7 April 2020

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Welsh Secretary praises UK's Armed Forces' support in Wales' fight against coronavirus

Page summary
Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart recognises contribution of UK’s Armed Forces to COVID-19 response

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
9:25am, 8 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Page summary
Information on healthcare advice for employers and support for businesses.

Change made
Added links to the business grant funding guidance, and the expanded retail discount guidance for local authorities.

Time updated
11:41am, 8 April 2020

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UK airlines to save millions as navigation charges deferred

Page summary
Charges for air navigation services in European airspace deferred for up to 14 months.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:58am, 8 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care

Page summary
Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:35pm, 8 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the manufacturing sector

Page summary
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to those working in manufacturing.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:45pm, 8 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings

Page summary
Guidance to support management of children and young people in residential educational settings, including boarding schools, residential special schools and specialist colleges and children’s homes.

Change made
Updated guidance.

Time updated
3:38pm, 8 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the retail sector

Page summary
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to those working in retail.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:40pm, 8 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 8 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Angela McLean, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:10pm, 8 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Page summary
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

Change made
Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures’.

Time updated
5:11pm, 8 April 2020

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Industry responds to call to arms to build British diagnostics industry at scale

Page summary
Pharmaceutical giants and diagnostic companies join forces on plans to roll out millions of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:13pm, 8 April 2020

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NHS works with tech firms to help care home residents and patients connect with loved ones

Page summary
Thousands of isolated residents and patients will be able to connect with their family and friends with video call devices, the government has announced.

Change made
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Time updated
9:07am, 9 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): hospital discharge service requirements

Page summary
Sets out how health and care systems and providers should change their discharging arrangements and the provision of community support during the coronavirus situation.

Change made
Added translated versions of patient discharge leaflets.

Time updated
9:09am, 9 April 2020

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We need a national effort to build testing capacity on a massive scale

Page summary
A message to businesses and industry from Lord Bethell, the health minister leading the government’s testing strategy, first published in The Times Red Box.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00am, 9 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

Page summary
Guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity.

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Time updated
12:50pm, 9 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

Page summary
Advice on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for stepdown in hospital or discharge to home or residential settings.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:15pm, 9 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for health professionals

Page summary
Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.

Change made
Added Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings.

Time updated
1:16pm, 9 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

Page summary
Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

Change made
Added COVID-19: Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

Time updated
1:16pm, 9 April 2020

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Closing certain businesses and venues

Page summary
This document provides guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures.

Change made
Updated designation letter including additional details on which authorities are designated under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.

Time updated
1:55pm, 9 April 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to new guidance on Approval of GxP documents when working from home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in the ‘Inspections and good practice’ section.

Time updated
3:15pm, 9 April 2020

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Notice to exporters 2020/09: Export Control Joint Unit updates guidance on compliance checks for open licences

Page summary
Details of changes and further clarification on compliance checks for open licences (guidance in second document on this page).

Change made
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Time updated
3:26pm, 9 April 2020

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Notice to exporters 2020/10: processing licence applications during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
The Department for International Trade has revised arrangements for processing licence applications during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:30pm, 9 April 2020

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Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer

Page summary
Calculated results for qualifications used for progression to higher and further education. Arrangements for other qualifications to be issued after Easter.

Change made
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Time updated
3:41pm, 9 April 2020

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Awarding qualifications in summer 2020

Page summary
Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:00am, 3 April 2020

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Direction issued to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual

Page summary
Directions from Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, to Sally Collier, Chief Regulator of Ofqual, about awarding results for qualifications being assessed summer 2020.

Change made
Added ‘Direction to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual about vocational and technical qualifications, and other general qualifications’.

Time updated
3:47pm, 9 April 2020

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Covid-19: Temporary changes to the Statutory Residence Test

Page summary
Letter from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to the chair of the Treasury Select Committee.

Change made
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Time updated
4:00pm, 9 April 2020

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Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles

Page summary
Notice allowing tank vehicles, with extended roadworthiness test certificates, to remain in service and on our roads without a valid ADR 1(C) certificate.

Change made
Consequential amendments arising from Authorisation 947 Rev.1 and Authorisation 476 Rev.4 to make it clear that the declarations referred to therein are accepted as an alternative to a valid ADR 1(C) inspection certificate.

Time updated
4:01pm, 9 April 2020

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7/2020: coronavirus response: monitoring

Page summary
Business rates information letters are issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government at regular intervals throughout the year.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:13pm, 9 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 9 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:16pm, 9 April 2020

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NHS to benefit from £13.4 billion debt write-off

Page summary
Health Secretary announces over £13 billion of debt will be written off as part of a major financial reset for NHS providers.

Change made
Added link to regional breakdown of debt to be written off.

Time updated
5:28pm, 9 April 2020

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Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 9 April 2020

Page summary
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 9 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:19pm, 9 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): how organisations can support the testing programme

Page summary
The government wants help from organisations with laboratory capability to increase the testing programme in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:54pm, 9 April 2020

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Health Secretary launches biggest diagnostic lab network in British history to test for coronavirus

Page summary
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today officially opened the biggest diagnostic lab network in British history at the launch of a new a site in Milton Keynes.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:17pm, 9 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures

Page summary
What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated information on mental health issues, educational staff from overseas, primary school place offers for April 2020, exclusion and the governing board’s duty to reinstate excluded pupils.

Time updated
7:43pm, 9 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Page summary
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

Change made
Guidance updated.

Time updated
7:44pm, 9 April 2020

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Covid-19 adoption support fund scheme to help vulnerable families

Page summary
Up to £8 million in funding for adoptive families to meet needs arising from coronavirus outbreak

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 10 April 2020

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India charter flights to return thousands more stranded Brits

Page summary
Over 3,000 British travellers currently stranded in India will get home on an additional 12 charter flights which have opened for bookings today.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:17am, 10 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 10 April 2020

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Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Jonathan Van-Tam.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:19pm, 10 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE) plan

Page summary
Cross-government UK-wide plan to ensure that critical personal protective equipment (PPE) is delivered to those on the frontline responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:08pm, 10 April 2020

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Government sets out plan for national effort on PPE

Page summary
UK-wide plan announced to ensure personal protective equipment (PPE) gets to where it is needed most.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:06pm, 10 April 2020

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Home Secretary outlines support for domestic abuse victims

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Home Secretary Priti Patel announces support for domestic abuse victims at daily Government press conference.

Change made
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Time updated
6:10pm, 11 April 2020

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UK leads global fight to prevent second wave of coronavirus

Page summary
Today’s announcement of support to UK charities and international organisations will make the UK one of the biggest donors to the global response

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 12 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE) hub

Page summary
Guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (PPE).

Change made
Added a statement to clarify that the UK is currently experiencing sustained community transmission.

Time updated
3:05pm, 12 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 12 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Dr Yvonne Doyle.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:14pm, 12 April 2020

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Chancellor provides over £14 billion for our NHS and vital public services

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More than £14 billion from the Coronavirus emergency response fund will go towards public services, including the NHS and local authorities involved in the fight against Coronavirus, HM Treasury confirms today (Monday 13 April 2020).

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Time updated
12:37pm, 13 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): ventilator supply specification

Page summary
Specification of rapidly manufactured ventilator systems needed as part of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Notification of specification under review

Time updated
4:53pm, 13 April 2020

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Scottish Secretary welcomes addtional £600m for Scotland

Page summary
Scottish Secretary welcomes additional money to help Scotland tackle Coronavirus

Change made
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Time updated
5:03pm, 13 April 2020

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Former Olympics director leads work to protect clinically vulnerable people

Page summary
Chris Townsend OBE appointed to lead the cross government shielding programme in England.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00am, 14 April 2020

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Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 13 April 2020

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 13 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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First published.

Time updated
11:54am, 14 April 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added a section on Medical Device Alerts (MDAs) related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Time updated
11:57am, 14 April 2020

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Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles

Page summary
Notice allowing tank vehicles, with extended roadworthiness test certificates, to remain in service and on our roads without a valid ADR 1(C) certificate.

Change made
Revision to include clarification from revision 2.

Time updated
1:48pm, 14 April 2020

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Chancellor to provide extra £350m to tackle Coronavirus in Wales

Page summary
Chancellor confirms further £350m to support the devolved administration in Wales tackle coronavirus

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
1:57pm, 14 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

Page summary
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

Change made
Added a link to ‘Admission appeals for school places’ which contains guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on school admission appeals.

Time updated
3:17pm, 14 April 2020

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Commission on Human Medicines advice on ibuprofen and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Expert Working Group concludes there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of ibuprofen and susceptibility to contracting COVID-19 or the worsening of its symptoms.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:16pm, 14 April 2020

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Specification for ventilators to be used in UK hospitals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This guidance sets out the clinical requirements based on the consensus of what is ‘minimally acceptable’ performance in the opinion of the anaesthesia and intensive care medicine professionals and medical device regulators.

Change made
Published an updated version of the specification.

Time updated
6:05pm, 14 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information leaflet

Page summary
Leaflet on what to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus, including information on symptoms and government support.

Change made
Added easy read versions of the leaflet in English and Welsh.

Time updated
9:43am, 15 April 2020

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Government to offer testing for “everyone who needs one” in social care settings

Page summary
All care home residents and social care staff with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms will be tested as capacity is built up, the government is announcing today.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:48am, 15 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE) plan

Page summary
Cross-government UK-wide plan to ensure that critical personal protective equipment (PPE) is delivered to those on the frontline responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added web version (HTML) of the ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE) plan’.

Time updated
9:58am, 15 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

Page summary
Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

Change made
Added Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes.

Time updated
12:49pm, 15 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Page summary
COVID-19 guidance for commissioners and service providers for those dependent on drugs or alcohol

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:28pm, 15 April 2020

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Treasury Direction made under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020

Page summary
The Chancellor has made a Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:46pm, 15 April 2020

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Secretary of State hosts virtual roundtable with NI business leaders

Page summary
The Secretary of State underlines the Government’s commitment to support local businesses through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:30pm, 15 April 2020

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Response to 31 March direction from Secretary of State for Education

Page summary
Response from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, Ofqual, to the Direction from the Secretary of State for Education, about awarding results for GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:44pm, 15 April 2020

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Ofqual seeks views on GCSE and A level grading proposals for 2020

Page summary
Consultation published on exceptional arrangements for awarding GCSEs, AS, A levels, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:46pm, 15 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) transport data: methodology note

Page summary
Data sources and methodology information for transport data that is part of the government’s daily media briefings on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:00pm, 15 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care action plan

Page summary
How the government will support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:09pm, 15 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 15 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Angela McLean, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:14pm, 15 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care guidance

Page summary
Information for the social care sector on responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:27pm, 15 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities, early years settings and childminders about childcare provision following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Updated introductory sections and sections on Who this guidance is for, Prioritising children, Funding, Staying open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children, Early Years Foundation Stage and Holidays.

Time updated
6:25pm, 15 April 2020

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NATS eligible for funding of up to £92 million to maintain services

Page summary
£1.1 billion support package for air navigation service providers across Europe affected by COVID-19 events.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:29am, 16 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the retail sector

Page summary
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to those working in retail.

Change made
Added links to guidance for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Time updated
12:32pm, 16 April 2020

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Councils given greater financial relief against cash flow pressures

Page summary
Councils will be allowed to defer £2.6 billion in business rates payments to central government, and £850 million in social care grants will be paid up front this month.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:52pm, 16 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the construction sector

Page summary
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the UK’s construction sector.

Change made
Added links to guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Time updated
2:28pm, 16 April 2020

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Joint pledge to continue vital building safety work during pandemic

Page summary
Essential safety work to replace unsafe cladding on high-rise buildings will continue during the Covid-19 emergency.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:44pm, 16 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care action plan

Page summary
How the government will support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Added web version (HTML) of ‘COVID-19: our action plan for adult social care’.

Time updated
3:34pm, 16 April 2020

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Edinburgh Airport COVID-19 testing centre opens to Key Workers

Page summary
Key workers can now use the newly opened testing centre at Edinburgh Airport to confirm if they have the coronavirus.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:37pm, 16 April 2020

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Awarding qualifications in summer 2020

Page summary
Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.

Change made
Added a BSL signed version of the letter to students.

Time updated
3:41pm, 16 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Page summary
Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Updated Resources and support and added a new section for Admissions.

Time updated
3:54pm, 16 April 2020

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3/2020: Council Tax information letter – 16 April 2020

Page summary
This letter provides a brief Q&A note on the technical implementation of the £500 million hardship fund.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:30pm, 16 April 2020

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Privacy notice for Covid-19 response activity

Page summary
How the Cabinet Office uses your personal data, and what your rights are.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:49pm, 16 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 16 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:16pm, 16 April 2020

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Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 16 April 2020

Page summary
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 16 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:02pm, 16 April 2020

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Readout of G7 leaders' call: 16 April 2020

Page summary
First Secretary of State Dominic Raab represented the UK in a virtual summit of G7 leaders.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:12pm, 16 April 2020

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Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses

Page summary
A government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor announced today.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:30pm, 16 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Page summary
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

Change made
Updated ‘Shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19’.

Time updated
9:15am, 17 April 2020

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Guidance for consumers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and food

Page summary
Advice for consumers in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:55am, 17 April 2020

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Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19

Page summary
This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak.

Change made
FAQs document updated.

Time updated
10:55am, 17 April 2020

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17 more charter flights from India to return thousands of stranded Brits

Page summary
Seventeen more charter flights from India, with a total capacity of around 4000 passengers, will bring back more people in India who have been waiting for flights.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:53am, 17 April 2020

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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules: all sectors carriage of goods by road

Page summary
Temporary relaxation of the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules for drivers carrying goods by road.

Change made
Extension of the current relaxations, apart for break derogation in EU rules, until 31 May 2020.

Time updated
12:00pm, 17 April 2020

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Attestation forms for travel to and within France

Page summary
Information for UK nationals about which attestation form (certificate) to use when travelling to and within France during the coronavirus (COVID-19) decree.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:03pm, 17 April 2020

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Government takes further action to support bus and lorry drivers who are keeping the country moving

Page summary
Temporary change applies to drivers whose licences are due to expire or have expired since 1 January 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:04pm, 17 April 2020

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Government to extend testing for coronavirus to more frontline workers

Page summary
Access to testing for those with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be extended across England to include additional frontline workers and symptomatic members of their household.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:14pm, 17 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information

Page summary
Privacy notice on COVID-19 virus testing for critical workers and their household members who are self-isolating because they’re showing symptoms.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:15pm, 17 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 17 April 2020

Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:35pm, 17 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

Page summary
This guidance aims to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020.

Change made
Updated ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020’ including details of Ofqual’s consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment.

Time updated
5:35pm, 17 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care

Page summary
Funding and financial support available for education, childcare and children’s social care organisations.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:54pm, 17 April 2020

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Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 17 April 2020

Page summary
Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 17 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:09pm, 17 April 2020

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers

Page summary
This guide explains the information that employers need to provide to claim for their employees’ wages.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:06pm, 17 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): local death management

Page summary
Statutory guidance for local authorities in England on Schedule 28 to the Coronavirus Act, which provides powers to support local and national death management.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
8:03pm, 17 April 2020

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Letter to local authorities to work with faith groups and funeral directors to develop safe, sensitive and innovative ways for funerals to take place

Page summary
Letter to all local authorities in England to work with faith groups and funeral directors to develop safe, sensitive and innovative ways for funerals to take place.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
8:03pm, 17 April 2020

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Government sets out plans to ensure bereaved families can attend funerals during pandemic

Page summary
Local Government Minister writes to all councils in England to ensure that family members can attend the funerals of their loved ones and that the wishes of the deceased are respected during this pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
8:04pm, 17 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care guidance

Page summary
Information for the social care sector on responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
Added ‘COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes’ guidance.

Time updated
10:40pm, 17 April 2020

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National testing coordinator warns against unapproved antibody tests

Page summary
Statement from Professor John Newton, national coordinator of the UK coronavirus (COVID-19) testing programme, warning against the purchase of unapproved antibody testing kits.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 18 April 2020

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Bangladesh charter flights to return stranded Brits

Page summary
UK announces four charter flights from Bangladesh to take home British travellers.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:36am, 18 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE) hub

Page summary
Guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (PPE).

Change made
Added ‘How to work safely in care homes’.

Time updated
12:50pm, 18 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for health professionals

Page summary
Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.

Change made
Added ‘How to work safely in care homes’

Time updated
12:51pm, 18 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

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Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

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Added ‘How to work safely in care homes’.

Time updated
12:56pm, 18 April 2020

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Government pledges extra £1.6 billion for councils

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Councils across England will receive another £1.6 billion in additional funding as they continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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First published.

Time updated
4:00pm, 18 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter from the Secretary of State to the local government workforce

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The letter thanks the local government workforce for their help during the coronavirus pandemic.

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First published.

Time updated
4:00pm, 18 April 2020

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UKG provies extra £50M to tackle Coronavirus in Northern Ireland

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Additional funding for Northern Ireland announced to tackle Coronavirus pandemic

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First published.

Time updated
4:01pm, 18 April 2020

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Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick on COVID-19 response: 18 April 2020

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The Communities Secretary on the government’s response to COVID-19 and additional funding for local government.

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First published.

Time updated
4:39pm, 18 April 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

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Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

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Reorganised information by category.

Time updated
4:45pm, 18 April 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 18 April 2020

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Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Stephen Powis

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First published.

Time updated
4:57pm, 18 April 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

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Advice on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for stepdown in hospital or discharge to home or residential settings.

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Clarified text and reordered sections.

Time updated
5:17pm, 18 April 2020

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Olympics chief brought in to boost PPE production

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Lord Deighton will lead the national effort to produce essential personal protective equipment for frontline health and social care staff.

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First published.

Time updated
1:00am, 19 April 2020

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