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Medical devices given exceptional use authorisations during the COVID-19 pandemic

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List of manufacturers and their medical devices which have been granted an exemption by the MHRA. The list also includes manufacturers whose exemption expired or was cancelled. This information will be listed for 2 months after expiry or cancellation.

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Updated lists of devices that have received exceptional use authorisations and those that are no longer covered

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9:29am, 11 November 2020

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Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: October 2020

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Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on disabled people in Great Britain.

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Time updated
9:30am, 11 November 2020

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Slides to accompany coronavirus data briefing: 11 November

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Slides on coronavirus presented by Professor Jonathan Van-Tam.

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First published.

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10:01am, 11 November 2020

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Boost for restaurants, pubs and cafes as Jenrick extends takeaway services

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Restaurants, pubs and cafes will get automatic freedoms to provide takeaway services for another year.

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First published.

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10:01am, 11 November 2020

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COVID-19 regulatory position statements

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Environment Agency regulatory response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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We have added the COVID-19 regulatory position statement ‘Spreading slurry or milk on land, or storing slurry: RPS C22’.

Time updated
10:24am, 11 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information

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Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.

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Updates to the documents ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information’ and ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information – quick read’ to reflect changes to the contact process of research organisations and to mirror updates to the wider testing programme.

Time updated
12:42pm, 11 November 2020

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HMRC issue briefing: how HMRC will continue to support customers and the economy

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This briefing sets out how HMRC will continue to support customers and the economy over the coming months.

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The issue briefing has been updated to reflect HMRC’s latest position on supporting taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Time updated
12:53pm, 11 November 2020

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Vulnerable children and young people survey

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Summary of local authority survey in England to help understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on children’s social care.

Change made
Added ‘Vulnerable children and young people survey: waves 1 to 12’.

Time updated
1:00pm, 11 November 2020

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Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode.

Change made
Latest data table update added.

Time updated
2:00pm, 11 November 2020

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

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

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Added updated easy-read guidance.

Time updated
2:24pm, 11 November 2020

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Chile-UK Joint Webinar: Access to Vaccines – Finance, Delivery and Distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Chile and the UK host virtual seminar on Covid-19 vaccines access, finance and distribution as part of efforts to strengthen international and regional co-operation.

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Added translation

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2:56pm, 11 November 2020

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Tell Ofsted if you have a COVID-19 incident at your childcare business

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You must tell Ofsted if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your nursery, childminder business or other day care. You should also tell us if you have to close your setting as a result.

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First published.

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3:00pm, 11 November 2020

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Oxford University and PHE confirm high-sensitivity of lateral flow tests

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Extensive clinical evaluation shows lateral flow tests are accurate and sensitive enough to be used in the community, including for asymptomatic people.

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First published.

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4:05pm, 11 November 2020

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COVID-19: background information

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Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features.

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Updated global case numbers.

Time updated
4:48pm, 11 November 2020

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

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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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Updated 2 attachments to reflect the latest guidance and advice for professional visits during the national lockdown, which began on 5 November 2020. The attachment ‘The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’ has been updated in the section ‘Supervisory bodies (local authorities in England, and local health boards and local authorities in Wales’ and a summary of these changes is reflected at the end of the ‘Summary of key points’.The attachment ‘The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance’ has been updated in the section ‘Continuing to carry out your role as a DoLS independent mental capacity advocate (IMCA) or relevant person’s representative (RPR)’.

Time updated
4:50pm, 11 November 2020

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Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases by registered early years and childcare settings

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This data is published fortnightly. It gives the number of registered early years and childcare providers reporting one or more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) by week.

Change made
Updated the figures for the weeks commencing 5/10/2020 and 12/10/2020 to correct an error in the number of reported cases.

Time updated
5:07pm, 11 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK

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When you arrive in the UK, you must travel directly to the place you are staying and not leave until 14 days have passed since you were last in a non-exempt country or territory.

Change made
Changes refer to the new national restrictions and how they affect the requirements on international arrivals when returning from exempt and non-exempt destinations.

Time updated
5:18pm, 11 November 2020

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HM Courts and Tribunals Service engagement groups

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Professional and public user groups working with HMCTS on aspects of the reform programme, including collaboration on new development proposals.

Change made
COVID-19 engagement groups updated.

Time updated
5:28pm, 11 November 2020

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NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information

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Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app.

Change made
Updated ‘privacy notice for young people, Welsh language’ to reflect the changes in the app and work to support digital contact tracing apps across England, Gibraltar, Jersey, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Time updated
5:34pm, 11 November 2020

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PM hails ‘herculean effort’ of life science companies to defeat coronavirus

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted a discussion with heads of leading life science and pharmaceutical companies on coronavirus and the prevention of future pandemics.

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Time updated
7:31pm, 11 November 2020

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More than 19,000 jobs created by Kickstart Scheme so far

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Over 19,000 job placements for unemployed young people have so far been created under the government’s £2 billion Kickstart Scheme – with tens of thousands more expected in the months ahead.

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Time updated
6:00am, 12 November 2020

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COVID-19: deaths of people with learning disabilities

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Review of available data on the deaths of people identified as having learning disabilities in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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First published.

Time updated
7:00am, 12 November 2020

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Coronavirus and the impact on output in the UK economy: September 2020

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An analysis of monthly growth for the production and services industries between August 2020 and September 2020, highlighting the impact from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Time updated
7:00am, 12 November 2020

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Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 12 November 2020

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Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society. These faster indicators are created using rapid response surveys, novel data sources and experimental methods.

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First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 12 November 2020

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HMCTS weekly management information during coronavirus outbreak

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The management information used by HMCTS for understanding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on workload volumes and activity at a national level on a weekly basis.

Change made
HMCTS weekly management information during coronavirus – March to October 2020 added.

Time updated
9:30am, 12 November 2020

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HMCTS weekly management information during coronavirus – March to October 2020

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The weekly management information used by HMCTS for understanding workload volumes and timeliness at a national level during coronavirus (COVID-19), March 2020 to October 2020.

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First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 12 November 2020

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: October 2020

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Time series and statistics as at 31 August on the CJRS, with analysis by scheme size, sector, geography, gender and flexible furlough.

Change made
In Table 11, the total number of employments for the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall has been amended from 84,900 to 21,800, and the total number of eligible employments has been amended from 923,400 to 226,900. The subtotal for the South West and the total for England have also been adjusted in line with this.

Time updated
9:57am, 12 November 2020

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Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Eligibility criteria has been made clearer for employees who are made redundant on or after 23 September 2020 and you have re-employed and employees that have a fixed term contract that expired after 23 September. The dates relating to TUPE eligibility have also been corrected.

Time updated
10:31am, 12 November 2020

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Check if your business is eligible for a coronavirus grant due to national restrictions (for closed businesses)

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The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed) Addendum supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions between 5 November and 2 December 2020.

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First published.

Time updated
10:35am, 12 November 2020

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Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses)

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The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Open)) supports businesses that have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions.

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First published.

Time updated
10:35am, 12 November 2020

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Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses)

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The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed)) supports businesses that have been required to close due to temporary local restrictions.

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First published.

Time updated
10:36am, 12 November 2020

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Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant

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The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed.

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First published.

Time updated
10:36am, 12 November 2020

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Check if your nightclub, dance hall or adult entertainment business is eligible for a coronavirus grant due to national restrictions

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The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LSRG (Sector)) supports businesses that have been closed due to the national restrictions.

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First published.

Time updated
10:36am, 12 November 2020

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Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Change made
Added support for businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions.

Time updated
10:36am, 12 November 2020

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NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

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How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports.

Change made
Updated with additional detail for how testing capacity is calculated.

Time updated
11:00am, 12 November 2020

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NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 29 October to 4 November

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Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 23 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK).

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First published.

Time updated
11:00am, 12 November 2020

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COVID-19: HMCTS publishes Civil, Family & Tribunals Recovery Plan

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Detailed plan outlines how the civil and family courts, and our tribunals are increasing capacity to hear cases and maintain operations during COVID-19.

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Added translation

Time updated
11:08am, 12 November 2020

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What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term.

Change made
We have updated this guidance to include information on the national restrictions by adding a ‘national restrictions’ section and updating the relevant information about face coverings, clinically extremely vulnerable children and extra curricular activities.

Time updated
11:21am, 12 November 2020

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More than 2 million people reached by NHS Test and Trace

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NHS Test and Trace has completed a record number of cases during this reporting week, with 85% of people who have tested positive successfully contacted.

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First published.

Time updated
12:20pm, 12 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

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This page provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated when new advice is available.

Change made
Updated HMCTS organisational risk assessment published.

Time updated
12:29pm, 12 November 2020

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Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

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Sets out what further education (FE) providers need to know for the autumn term so that students of all ages can benefit from their education and training in full.

Change made
Updated guidance to reflect the most recent information, including the New National Restrictions which came into force on Thursday 5 November.

Time updated
1:20pm, 12 November 2020

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Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

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National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health.

Change made
Updated with new data release.

Time updated
2:00pm, 12 November 2020

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National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports

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National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made
Added week 46 report, graphs and data table.

Time updated
2:00pm, 12 November 2020

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COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report

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This is a routinely updated report about population mental health and wellbeing in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
All relevant chapters updated. Academic studies included up to 4 September 2020; weekly data may be more recent.

Time updated
2:02pm, 12 November 2020

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COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance: Spotlights

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Spotlight reports are part of the COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report. They describe variation among the population.

Change made
New spotlights on ethnicity and gender added.

Time updated
2:02pm, 12 November 2020

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Weekly national flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports published

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National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made
Added latest update.

Time updated
2:26pm, 12 November 2020

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Latest findings from COVID-19 study published

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Findings from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI show infections continue to rapidly increase with over 1 in 80 people infected.

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First published.

Time updated
3:19pm, 12 November 2020

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REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: October 2020 final results

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Results of real-time assessment of community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) during October 2020.

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First published.

Time updated
3:28pm, 12 November 2020

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People with learning disabilities had higher death rate from COVID-19

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England death rate up to 6 times higher from coronavirus during the first wave of the pandemic than the general population, Public Health England study finds.

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First published.

Time updated
3:33pm, 12 November 2020

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Coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses

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Local authorities have received and distributed funding to support small and medium businesses in England during coronavirus.

Change made
Final figures for 3 schemes published.

Time updated
4:40pm, 12 November 2020

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Speech to NHS Clinical Commissioners conference

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The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock spoke about how we can use the lessons learnt during the pandemic to build a better health service for everyone.

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First published.

Time updated
4:47pm, 12 November 2020

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New National Restrictions from 5 November

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Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Change made
Updated in line with latest government guidance.

Time updated
4:56pm, 12 November 2020

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Slide to accompany coronavirus press conference: 12 November 2020

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Slide on coronavirus presented by Professor Steve Powis, Medical Director, NHS England.

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First published.

Time updated
5:01pm, 12 November 2020

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Slides, datasets and transcripts to accompany coronavirus press conferences

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Slides, datasets and transcripts from press conferences at 10 Downing Street in response to coronavirus.

Change made
Added slide for 12 November press conference.

Time updated
5:04pm, 12 November 2020

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COVID-19: mitigating impacts on Gypsy and Traveller communities

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Lord Greenhalgh, Communities Minister, has written to local authority chief executives to highlight the support needed by some members of Gypsy and Traveller communities.

Change made
Added November 2020 letter.

Time updated
5:07pm, 12 November 2020

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Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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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 information about the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the national restrictions guidance, the package of support available for those who have been made redundant on or after 15 October, and functional skills.

Time updated
5:15pm, 12 November 2020

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Testing for coronavirus at home

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How to use your coronavirus (COVID-19) home test kit.

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First published.

Time updated
5:26pm, 12 November 2020

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Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 12 November 2020

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Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference.

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First published.

Time updated
5:32pm, 12 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons

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Guidance for families and friends of people in prison in England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
Updated with information about new rules in Wales

Time updated
5:44pm, 12 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

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List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.

Change made
Bahrain, Cambodia, Chile, Iceland, Laos, Qatar, UAE and Turks and Caicos Islands will be added to the list 4am 14 November. Greece, except the islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos will be removed from the list 4am 14 November.

Time updated
5:49pm, 12 November 2020

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Greece removed from travel corridor list of exempt countries, apart from Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos

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UAE, Qatar, Turks and Caicos Islands, Laos, Iceland, Cambodia, Chile, and Bahrain added to list of travel corridors for the UK.

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First published.

Time updated
5:52pm, 12 November 2020

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Visit someone in prison during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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Information and guidance about visiting prisons in England and Wales.

Change made
Updates to include information about new rules in Wales.

Time updated
5:59pm, 12 November 2020

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Coronavirus cases by local authority: epidemiological data, 12 November 2020

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Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority in England.

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First published.

Time updated
6:36pm, 12 November 2020

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Coronavirus Community Support Fund awarded to 8,250 charities

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Small and medium charities across England get share of £200m emergency funding.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 13 November 2020

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Reallocating road space in response to COVID-19: statutory guidance for local authorities

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Guidance for local authorities on managing their road networks in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Strengthened advice on consultation and engagement.

Time updated
12:15am, 13 November 2020

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Active travel fund: local transport authority allocations

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Funding allocations for active travel schemes for local authorities in England.

Change made
Updated with the final allocations for the second tranche of the active travel fund.

Time updated
12:15am, 13 November 2020

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Public attitudes towards traffic and road use

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Research exploring people’s attitudes towards traffic and road use in England.

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First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 13 November 2020

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£175 million more for cycling and walking as research shows public support

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Survey reveals 8 out of 10 people support measures to reduce road traffic and two-thirds support reallocating road space for active travel.

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First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 13 November 2020

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Daily Visitors to DCMS Sponsored Museums and Galleries

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These experimental statistics show the number of daily visits to DCMS sponsored museums and galleries. For final visitor figures, refer to the monthly report.

Change made
New data added covering 2-4 November.

Time updated
9:30am, 13 November 2020

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Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Week ending 6th November 2020

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Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Week ending 6th November 2020

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First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 13 November 2020

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Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases by registered early years and childcare settings

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This data is published fortnightly. It gives the number of registered early years and childcare providers reporting one or more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) by week.

Change made
Added data to cover 19 October to 1 November 2020.

Time updated
9:30am, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 13 November 2020

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Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 4 to 8 November 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 13 November 2020

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HM Prison and Probation Service COVID-19 statistics monthly

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Monthly statistics providing data of COVID-19 in HM Prison and Probation Service in England and Wales.

Change made
This collection page has been updated to include the October 2020 data.

Time updated
9:45am, 13 November 2020

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Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care

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Preventing and controlling infection, including the use of PPE, in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Updated ‘What specific steps should be taken to care for children with complex medical needs, such as tracheostomies?’ to include guidance on aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) in education and children’s social care settings.

Time updated
9:57am, 13 November 2020

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Guidance on minimising disruptions to the conduct and integrity of clinical trials of medicines during COVID-19

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Actions that trial sponsors should consider to build resilience into clinical trial design

Change made
Minor edits made to text and new tags added

Time updated
10:36am, 13 November 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

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We are producing guidance and information for industry, healthcare professionals and patients covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to ‘Guidance on minimising disruptions to the conduct and integrity of clinical trials’ in the ‘Clinical trials’ section.

Time updated
10:41am, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers

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

Change made
Step by step for employers guide (English and Welsh language versions) updated after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was extended on 5 November 2020.

Time updated
10:51am, 13 November 2020

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COVID-19: letters to clinically extremely vulnerable people

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Reference-only versions of letters from the government to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, including accessible formats.

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First published.

Time updated
10:52am, 13 November 2020

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Penalties for not telling HMRC about coronavirus (COVID-19) support scheme overpayments – CC/FS11a

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If you’ve received a grant but were not eligible or you’ve been overpaid, find out about penalties you may have to pay if you do not tell HRMC.

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First published.

Time updated
11:34am, 13 November 2020

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

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

Change made
Removed reference letters and included link to COVID-19: letters to clinically extremely vulnerable people.

Time updated
11:43am, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 13 November 2020

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Estimates for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Public Health England and Wellcome Trust.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey – Northern Ireland, 13 November 2020

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This report presents the latest findings for Northern Ireland from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey.

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First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Apply for the Zoo Animals Fund

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Apply for an animal welfare grant of up to £730,000 for your zoo or aquarium affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Date changed under ‘How to apply’.

Time updated
12:50pm, 13 November 2020

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SAGE meetings, October 2020

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Minutes and papers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings held in October 2020.

Change made
Minutes for SAGE meetings 62 and 63 published. Added 5 papers under SAGE meeting 64.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: Consensus statement on COVID-19, 4 November 2020

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Consensus statement from the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group (SPI-M-O) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

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First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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SAGE 63 minutes: Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, 22 October 2020

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Record of the discussion that took place at SAGE’s sixty-third meeting.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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Scientific evidence supporting the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Evidence considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
We have published minutes for SAGE meetings 62, 63 and 65 and added 8 new papers under October and November.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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The R number and growth rate in the UK

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The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.

Change made
The R number range for the UK is 1.0-1.2 and the growth rate range is +1% to +3% per day as of 13 November 2020.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (all cases), 28 October 2020

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Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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SPI-B/DfE: COVID-19: Benefits of remaining in education – evidence and considerations, 4 November 2020

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Paper prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B) and the Department for Education (DfE).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (recent cases), 28 October 2020

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Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

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Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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TFC: Children and transmission, 4 November 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the Children’s Task and Finish Group (TFC) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

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Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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SAGE 62 minutes: Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, 15 October 2020

Page summary
Record of the discussion that took place at SAGE’s sixty-second meeting.

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First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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SAGE meetings, November 2020

Page summary
Minutes and papers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings held in November 2020.

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First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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CO-CIN: Delayed adoption of corticosteroids as standard of care for hypoxic patients with COVID-19 in the UK, 29 October 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the COVID-19 Clinical Information Network (CO-CIN).

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First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: COVID-19: Possible scenarios for the coming months, 28 October 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group (SPI-M-O).

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First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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SAGE 65 minutes: Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, 4 November 2020

Page summary
Record of the discussion that took place at SAGE’s sixty-fifth meeting.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 13 November 2020

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Businesses in England to receive £2.2 billion to see them through national restrictions

Page summary
Significant grant funding for businesses to be delivered via local authorities across England

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:37pm, 13 November 2020

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Potential trajectories for COVID-19 in the next 6 months, 29 October 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by academics and considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:37pm, 13 November 2020

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Steps to take before calculating your claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out what steps you need to take before you calculate how much you can claim for furloughed and flexibly furloughed employees.

Change made
Information relating to claim period deadlines and timings has been clarified.

Time updated
2:55pm, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)

Page summary
Information for providers about managing initial teacher training courses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Updated ‘Sufficient time in school to demonstrate the teachers’ standards’ section and added a new section for ‘Remote observations and moderation’.

Time updated
3:28pm, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Local authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities on how to use your allocation of the Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies

Change made
Change to Contact us section for Local authorities and members of the public.

Time updated
3:43pm, 13 November 2020

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Roll out of lateral flow tests to local authorities

Page summary
A list of local authorities across England issued with rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:44pm, 13 November 2020

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Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave (‘furlough’) because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Changed language to make it clear that for claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020, you cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the furloughed employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period. Also, minor corrections have been made to the section on maternity allowance.

Time updated
4:04pm, 13 November 2020

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Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
Changed language to make it clear that for claim periods starting on or after 1 December 2020 you cannot claim for any days on or after 1 December 2020 during which the furloughed employee was serving a contractual or statutory notice period. Also, minor corrections to section on maternity allowance have been made.

Time updated
4:04pm, 13 November 2020

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Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added information relating to employer information that HMRC will make public.

Time updated
4:04pm, 13 November 2020

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Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Claim for some of your employee’s wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Information relating to claim period deadlines and timings has been clarified.

Time updated
4:05pm, 13 November 2020

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HMCTS telephone and video hearings during coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
Information about how HMCTS will use telephone and video technology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Content revised. All content relating to how to join a remote hearing moved to new guide.

Time updated
4:07pm, 13 November 2020

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COVID Support Force: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response

Page summary
Military personnel are supporting public services across the UK to assist with the response to COVID-19. This page has the latest information on the MOD’s activities.

Change made
Updated: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response page as of 13 November 2020.

Time updated
4:31pm, 13 November 2020

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

Page summary
Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Job Retention Bonus.

Change made
Updated with Treasury Direction made under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 in relation to the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Time updated
4:37pm, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus: driving tests

Page summary
Find out how driving tests are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and what changes to expect when you take your driving test.

Change made
Updated to clarify that national restrictions in England apply up to and including Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Time updated
4:52pm, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus: driving theory tests

Page summary
Find out how theory tests are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and what changes to expect when you take your theory test.

Change made
Updated to clarify that national restrictions in England apply up to and including Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Time updated
4:52pm, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus: driver and rider trainer guidance

Page summary
Guidance for driving instuctors and motorcycle trainers about the restart of driver and rider training and tests, including working safely.

Change made
Updated to clarify that national restrictions in England apply up to and including Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Time updated
4:52pm, 13 November 2020

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Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
This guidance aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:53pm, 13 November 2020

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HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.

Change made
Update for week commencing Monday 16 November 2020 published.

Time updated
5:00pm, 13 November 2020

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Designated settings scheme: letters to directors of adult social services

Page summary
The letters set out arrangements for the designated settings scheme for people discharged to a care home with a positive COVID-19 test.

Change made
Added the letter ‘Designated settings requirements: FAQs’.

Time updated
5:04pm, 13 November 2020

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COVID-19: background information

Page summary
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features.

Change made
Updated global case numbers.

Time updated
5:13pm, 13 November 2020

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Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses

Page summary
How higher education (HE) providers can minimise risk, and information about NHS test and trace channels.

Change made
Updated the ‘International students’ section of the Higher education: new national restrictions guidance.

Time updated
5:40pm, 13 November 2020

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Stopping movement of staff between care settings

Page summary
We want your views on plans to minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections by making residential and nursing care home providers restrict the movement of care staff.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:51pm, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the construction sector, November 2020

Page summary
Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to those working in the construction sector and its supply chain.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:53pm, 13 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the manufacturing sector, November 2020

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

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:53pm, 13 November 2020

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Pilot for family members to get regular testing for safer care home visits

Page summary
Named family and friends may soon be able to regularly visit loved ones in care homes as a new testing pilot is launched.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 14 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

Page summary
List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.

Change made
Bahrain, Cambodia, Chile, Iceland, Laos, Qatar, UAE and Turks and Caicos Islands added to the list 4am 14 November. Greece, except the islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos removed from the list 4am 14 November.

Time updated
4:00am, 14 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social distancing

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Information on social distancing

Change made
Added translated versions of guidance in Welsh, Urdu, Turkish, Somali, Romanian, Punjabi, Polish, Gujarati, Chinese, Bengali and Arabic, as well as large format and easy read versions.

Time updated
5:15pm, 14 November 2020

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New National Restrictions from 5 November

Page summary
Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Change made
Added translated versions of guidance in Welsh, Urdu, Turkish, Somali, Romanian, Punjabi, Polish, Gujarati, Chinese, Bengali and Arabic, as well as large format and easy read versions.

Time updated
5:16pm, 14 November 2020

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Janssen to begin Covid-19 vaccine trials in the UK

Page summary
Pharmaceutical company to begin trials of UK vaccine from 16 November

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First published.

Time updated
8:05am, 16 November 2020

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Two new megalabs to open in 2021 to transform the UK’s diagnostic facilities

Page summary
The labs in Leamington Spa and Scotland will add 600,000 to the UK’s daily testing capacity when operating at full capacity, meaning faster turnaround times for test results.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
8:47am, 16 November 2020

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Cohort pool testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Information on pooled testing for universities taking part in the pooled testing pilot.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:29am, 16 November 2020

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£12.2 million boost for genomic surveillance to help stop transmission of COVID-19

Page summary
The COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium will use the funding to expand whole genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:17am, 16 November 2020

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Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This guidance applies to people moving into homes in England, whether as owner-occupiers, private or social renters.

Change made
Guidance updated to reflect new national restrictions in England from 5 November.

Time updated
11:16am, 16 November 2020

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UK government’s response to Moderna’s publication of efficacy data for its COVID-19 vaccine

Page summary
Biotech company Moderna has published positive efficacy results from its Phase 3 studies of its potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:56pm, 16 November 2020

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Education and childcare settings: national restrictions from 5 November 2020

Page summary
How national restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) impact education, childcare and children’s social care settings.

Change made
We have updated the guidance on out-of-school activities and wraparound childcare, clinically extremely vulnerable children and staff, and extra-curricular activities in schools, and added clarification on when face coverings should be worn.

Time updated
1:05pm, 16 November 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
Indicated which sections of the guidance are affected by the new national restrictions (5 November to 2 December 2020).

Time updated
1:07pm, 16 November 2020

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Coronavirus: Environment Agency update

Page summary
The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
Our waterways section updated in line with current guidance.

Time updated
2:11pm, 16 November 2020

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UK Government Covid testing site opens in Perth

Page summary
The UK Government has opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at Thimblerow Car Park in Perth

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First published.

Time updated
2:31pm, 16 November 2020

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Veteran community response to COVID-19 support

Page summary
This page contains examples of how the UK’s veteran population mobilised to support their community as well as frontline services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:56pm, 16 November 2020

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Union connectivity review: call for evidence

Page summary
Invites responses to an independent review, led by Sir Peter Hendy, on how transport can support economic growth and quality of life across the UK.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:15pm, 16 November 2020

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Union connectivity review: terms of reference

Page summary
Sets out the terms of reference for an independent review into how connectivity across the UK can support economic growth and quality of life post-COVID-19.

Change made
Added details of the review team and link to union connectivity review: call for evidence.

Time updated
3:15pm, 16 November 2020

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Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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

Change made
We have added information on support for clinically extremely vulnerable pupils eligible for benefits-related free school meals, the Covid Winter Grant Scheme and the expansion of the Holiday Activities and Food programme. We have also updated the content on school food contracts.

Time updated
3:31pm, 16 November 2020

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Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for care providers

Page summary
A list of local contacts for care providers who are not on the PPE portal. Providers can get PPE through their local authority or local resilience forum.

Change made
Updated PPE contacts for Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Cumbria County, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Havering, Hertfordshire, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kent Council, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Norfolk County, Redbridge, Redcar and Cleveland, Richmond upon Thames, Shropshire, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Westminster, and Windsor and Maidenhead.

Time updated
3:42pm, 16 November 2020

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PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

Page summary
Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
Updated order limits for domiciliary care providers and children’s residential special schools.

Time updated
4:44pm, 16 November 2020

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COVID-19: geographical allocation of positive cases

Page summary
Statement on the geographical allocation of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:38pm, 16 November 2020

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Royal Mail to collect COVID-19 test kits 7 days a week

Page summary
Royal Mail is introducing a weekend extension for some priority postboxes from 21 November.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:26pm, 16 November 2020

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Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 16 November 2020

Page summary
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:31pm, 16 November 2020

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COVID-19: comparison of geographic allocation of cases in England by lower tier local authority

Page summary
Side-by-side comparison of COVID-19 cases by lower tier local authority and specimen date, based on previous and updated geographic allocation methodologies.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:33pm, 16 November 2020

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Government secures 5 million doses of Moderna vaccine

Page summary
Vaccine could be delivered to the UK from Spring 2021.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:52pm, 16 November 2020

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Across borders: the UK’s multilateral response to a global health crisis

Page summary
17 November 2020: OpEd by British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:20am, 17 November 2020

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Data on COVID-19 visits: schools

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Data about Ofsted’s visits to schools during the interim phase of our return to inspection.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 17 November 2020

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Letter from Glenys Stacey to Gavin Williamson, 13 November 2020

Page summary
Ofqual’s Chief Regulator writes to the Secretary of State about the flexibility of approaches for assessing vocational & technical qualificatons.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 17 November 2020

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COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Page summary
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.

Change made
Guidance updated to reflect new national restrictions in England from 5 November.

Time updated
10:40am, 17 November 2020

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PPE deliveries (England): 9 November to 15 November 2020

Page summary
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:00am, 17 November 2020

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Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 12 November 2020

Page summary
A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 17 November 2020

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Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.

Change made
Added ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 12 November 2020’.

Time updated
12:00pm, 17 November 2020

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Roll out of lateral flow tests to local authorities

Page summary
A list of local authorities across England issued with rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Change made
Added the following local authorities to the list: Barnsley, Cheshire East, Cheshire West, Croydon, Derbyshire, Ealing, Havering, Hounslow, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Medway, Northamptonshire, Rotherham, Sheffield and Thurrock.

Time updated
12:09pm, 17 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Office of the Public Guardian response

Page summary
This page provides guidance on how OPG is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. It will be updated when new information is available.

Change made
changes to welsh language version

Time updated
12:18pm, 17 November 2020

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Being a deputy or attorney during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
Find out how you can continue to act in the best interests of the client or donor, during the outbreak.

Change made
changes to welsh language version

Time updated
12:50pm, 17 November 2020

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How to register an EPA during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
If you need to register an EPA now, you can do so as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, and national restrictions.

Change made
changes to welsh language version

Time updated
12:56pm, 17 November 2020

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Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
If you want to make an LPA now, you can as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, and observe national restrictions.

Change made
changes to welsh language version

Time updated
1:07pm, 17 November 2020

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Coming to England for seasonal poultry work on farms and processing sites

Page summary
Advice for seasonal poultry workers coming to England to process poultry on farms and their employers.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:13pm, 17 November 2020

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Medical devices given exceptional use authorisations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Page summary
List of manufacturers and their medical devices which have been granted an exemption by the MHRA. The list also includes manufacturers whose exemption expired or was cancelled. This information will be listed for 2 months after expiry or cancellation.

Change made
Updated lists of devices covered by exceptional use derogations as well as those no longer covered.

Time updated
1:54pm, 17 November 2020

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Ad hoc statistical analysis: 2020/21 Quarter 3

Page summary
A list of additional ad-hoc analyses not included in any of our standard publications.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:09pm, 17 November 2020

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Response to media coverage of the UK government’s procurement of the Moderna vaccine

Page summary
The government, through the work of the Vaccine Taskforce, has put the UK in an extremely strong position if and when a vaccine meets robust standards of safety and effectiveness

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:10pm, 17 November 2020

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COVID Support Force: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response

Page summary
Military personnel are supporting public services across the UK to assist with the response to COVID-19. This page has the latest information on the MOD’s activities.

Change made
Updated: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response page as of 17 November 2020.

Time updated
4:05pm, 17 November 2020

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Incinerating specified healthcare wastes at a municipal waste incinerator: RPS C23

Page summary
When you can incinerate coronavirus (COVID-19) infectious waste at a municipal waste incinerator without varying your permit.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:05pm, 17 November 2020

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COVID-19 regulatory position statements

Page summary
Environment Agency regulatory response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
We have added COVID-19 regulatory position statement ‘Incinerating specified healthcare wastes at a municipal waste incinerator: RPS C23’.

Time updated
4:06pm, 17 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

Page summary
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation or passenger locator form requirements.

Change made
Exemption for seasonal poultry workers added.

Time updated
5:00pm, 17 November 2020

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COVID-19: comparison of geographic allocation of cases in England by lower tier local authority

Page summary
Side-by-side comparison of COVID-19 cases by lower tier local authority and specimen date, based on previous and updated geographic allocation methodologies.

Change made
Added Comparison of lower tier local authority COVID-19 cases and rates by week.

Time updated
5:26pm, 17 November 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
Guidance updated to reflect new legislation to prevent enforcement of evictions in England during the period of national restrictions and over the Christmas period.

Time updated
6:08pm, 17 November 2020

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Understanding the possession action process: guidance for landlords and tenants

Page summary
Guidance for landlords and tenants in the private and social rented sectors to explain the possession action process in the county courts in England and Wales.

Change made
Guidance updated to reflect new legislation to prevent enforcement of evictions in England during the period of national restrictions and over the Christmas.

Time updated
6:09pm, 17 November 2020

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COVID-19: investigation and management of travellers returning from Denmark and their household contacts

Page summary
Guidance for the investigation and management of coronavirus (COVID-19) in travellers returning from Denmark and their household contacts.

Change made
Updated information on specimen handling.

Time updated
6:28pm, 17 November 2020

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New film shows importance of ventilation to reduce spread of COVID-19

Page summary
New short film released by the government shows how coronavirus lingers in enclosed spaces, and how to keep your home ventilated.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 18 November 2020

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Effect of reweighting the consumer prices basket during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: April to September 2020

Page summary
Data and analysis of an alternative consumer prices basket, reweighted to account for changes in consumption patterns, for the period April to September 2020 in the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:00am, 18 November 2020

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A review of the COVID-19 temporary measures

Page summary
A study by the Social Security Advisory Committee: Occasional Paper No. 24

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:03am, 18 November 2020

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Deaths Registered, Classified by Cause, Gender and Age Group, Northern Ireland, (Jul-Sept 2020)

Page summary
Table 4a of the routine release ‘Registrar General Quarterly Report, Q3 (Jul-Sept 2020)’ is being released in advance of the full suite of tables.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 18 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments

Page summary
Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support.

Change made
Updated the attachment ‘Using direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak: full guidance for people receiving direct payments and personal assistants’ and easy read, and the attachment ‘Using direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak: the most important things to know’. The updates reflect current national policy and add sections on mental health support, accessing the winter flu vaccination and testing.

Time updated
9:30am, 18 November 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 updated translations in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

Time updated
10:36am, 18 November 2020

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Union connectivity review: call for evidence

Page summary
Invites responses to an independent review, led by Sir Peter Hendy, on how transport can support economic growth and quality of life across the UK.

Change made
Added Welsh and Irish Gaelic versions of the consultation document.

Time updated
10:41am, 18 November 2020

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Slides to accompany coronavirus data briefing: 18 November 2020

Page summary
Slides on coronavirus presented by Professor Dame Angela McLean, Dr Susan Hopkins and Professor Stephen Powis.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:17am, 18 November 2020

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Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Page summary
To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode.

Change made
Latest data table update added and methodology note updated to include information regarding statistics on ship arrivals.

Time updated
2:00pm, 18 November 2020

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Changes to DfT statistics publications due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Department for Transport statistics.

Change made
Information on the statistical publications due to the coronavirus pandemic has been updated – reported road casualties in Great Britain provisional estimates.

Time updated
2:00pm, 18 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): taxis and PHVs

Page summary
Actions that drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs) can take to protect against coronavirus.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:30pm, 18 November 2020

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COVID-19: background information

Page summary
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features.

Change made
Updated global case numbers.

Time updated
3:39pm, 18 November 2020

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Dame Glenys Stacey: speech to AOC's FE Summit, 18 November 2020

Page summary
Dame Glenys Stacey’s speech to the Association of Colleges’ Further Education Summit, 18 November 2020.

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Time updated
3:50pm, 18 November 2020

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Transport measures to protect the UK from variant strains of COVID-19

Page summary
For lorry drivers and maritime and aviation transport crew moving freight between the UK and places with outbreaks of variant strain COVID-19.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:08pm, 18 November 2020

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HM Courts and Tribunals Service engagement groups

Page summary
Professional and public user groups working with HMCTS on aspects of the reform programme, including collaboration on new development proposals.

Change made
Information on Media Working Group updated.

Time updated
4:15pm, 18 November 2020

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Help the government increase coronavirus (COVID-19) testing capacity

Page summary
The government wants help from businesses to increase testing capacity in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.

Change made
In ‘Contact’ section, updated email address and removed phone numbers.

Time updated
4:48pm, 18 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care

Page summary
A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
Updated guidance to include new clinical advice; removed easy read and translated versions pending up-to-date documents being created.

Time updated
4:56pm, 18 November 2020

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Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: overarching documents

Page summary
These documents relate to the Immigration Bill 2020.

Change made
The Bill received Royal Assent and is now an Act. Added the Consequential SI impact assessment.

Time updated
5:00pm, 18 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

Page summary
This page provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated when new advice is available.

Change made
Updated the Assessment Tool document

Time updated
5:23pm, 18 November 2020

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Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: MHRA statement

Page summary
The safety of the public will always come first.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:32pm, 18 November 2020

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Evaluating detection of SARS-CoV-2: AntiBodies at Home study

Page summary
The EDSAB-HOME research study is evaluating the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies using home testing kits.

Change made
Updated the What we have discovered so far section.

Time updated
5:32pm, 18 November 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance and information for industry, healthcare professionals and patients covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added ‘Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: MHRA statement’ to News Stories

Time updated
5:49pm, 18 November 2020

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Expanded study tests immune response of care home staff and residents

Page summary
An expansion of the current Vivaldi study will test thousands more care home staff and residents for their immune response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 19 November 2020

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PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

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Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
Updated information on order limits for children’s care homes and residential special schools, dentists and orthodontists.

Time updated
8:28am, 19 November 2020

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Income Tax and National Insurance contributions exemption for employer-provided coronavirus antigen tests

Page summary
This tax information and impact note is about a temporary exemption from Income Tax benefit in kind charge for employees who get a coronavirus antigen test from their employer.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
8:37am, 19 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

Page summary
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.

Change made
Updated UK VAC concession to 31 March 2021.

Time updated
9:25am, 19 November 2020

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Business insights and impacts on the UK: 19 November 2020

Page summary
New experimental data on the UK economy detailing the impact on businesses from the coronavirus (COVID-19).Data is from the Business Impact of Coronavirus Survey; a 2-weekly survey designed to estimate the impact over the previous 2 weeks and the expectations for the following 2 weeks.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 19 November 2020

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Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 19 November 2020

Page summary
Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society. These faster indicators are created using rapid response surveys, novel data sources and experimental methods.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 19 November 2020

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Number of COVID-19 tests in defence and positive cases in the UK Armed Forces 2020

Page summary
Summary statistics on the number of defence personnel who have had a COVID-19 test; and for the UK Armed Forces, the number of positive cases of COVID-19.

Change made
Addition of: number of COVID-19 tests in defence and positive cases in the UK Armed Forces as of 19 November 2020.

Time updated
9:30am, 19 November 2020

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HM Treasury coronavirus (COVID-19) business loan scheme statistics

Page summary
HMT management information about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Future Fund Scheme.

Change made
Updated with new data.

Time updated
9:30am, 19 November 2020

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Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

Page summary
Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus.

Change made
Added cinemas, concert venues and theatres to the list of venues that must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Added clarification that indoor sports and leisure centres includes gyms.

Time updated
10:00am, 19 November 2020

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Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID-19) response – participants

Page summary
List of participants of SAGE and related sub-groups.

Change made
Changed the name of the Environmental Working Group to the Environmental Modelling Group.

Time updated
10:32am, 19 November 2020

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Statement on government procurement following this week’s NAO report

Page summary
Statement following Wednesday’s report on procurement from the National Audit Office.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:34am, 19 November 2020

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NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Page summary
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports.

Change made
Updated to include information on lateral flow device tests.

Time updated
11:00am, 19 November 2020

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NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 5 November to 11 November

Page summary
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 24 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:00am, 19 November 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance and information for industry, healthcare professionals and patients covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Created a new ‘Vaccines and vaccine safety’ document collection section for existing and future documents regarding COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine candidates

Time updated
11:04am, 19 November 2020

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Kickstart Scheme employer resources

Page summary
If you’ve been offered Kickstart Scheme funding, you can use these resources to show your support for the scheme.

Change made
Added updated version of the ‘Tips for making a successful Kickstart Scheme application’ document.

Time updated
11:17am, 19 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

Page summary
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.

Change made
Updated the ‘graphic summarising testing for care homes’ to reflect latest guidance and clinical advice.

Time updated
12:26pm, 19 November 2020

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NHS Test and Trace processes more tests and contacts more positive cases

Page summary
Figures published today show that NHS Test and Trace is reaching more positive cases and their contacts than ever, as numbers using the service continue to increase week on week.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:27pm, 19 November 2020

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Catch-up premium: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out which schools are eligible, what the funding is for, when payments will be made and how funding can be used to help pupils catch up on missed education.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:33pm, 19 November 2020

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COVID-19: comparison of geographic allocation of cases in England by lower tier local authority

Page summary
Side-by-side comparison of COVID-19 cases by lower tier local authority and specimen date, based on previous and updated geographic allocation methodologies.

Change made
Replaced datasets due to source of postcode clarification.

Time updated
12:47pm, 19 November 2020

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Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

Page summary
National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health.

Change made
Updated with new data release.

Time updated
2:00pm, 19 November 2020

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National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports

Page summary
National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made
Added week 47 report, graphs and data table.

Time updated
2:00pm, 19 November 2020

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Excess mortality in English regions

Page summary
Excess mortality by English region; broken down by age, sex, upper tier local authority, ethnic group, level of deprivation, cause of death and place of death.

Change made
Updated report links to latest versions.

Time updated
2:00pm, 19 November 2020

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Weekly national flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports published

Page summary
National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made
Added latest update.

Time updated
3:25pm, 19 November 2020

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Package of support for students who have to defer their studies

Page summary
Details on a range of opportunities to gain new skills, undertake work placements, additional learning and career development support.

Change made
Added information on the dedicated industry seminar programme and a link to sign up to the first seminar.

Time updated
4:19pm, 19 November 2020

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Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave (‘furlough’) because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
The information about reporting fraud to HMRC has been updated.

Time updated
4:36pm, 19 November 2020

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Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
The sections ‘Who can claim’ and ‘Employer claim information that HMRC will make public’ have been updated.

Time updated
4:37pm, 19 November 2020

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Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
Information about if your employee becomes sick while furloughed has been amended to remove outdated information.

Time updated
4:37pm, 19 November 2020

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Steps to take before calculating your claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out what steps you need to take before you calculate how much you can claim for furloughed and flexibly furloughed employees.

Change made
There has been a minor amendment to clarify how to work out 80% of your employee’s average earnings between the date their employment started and the day before they are furloughed.

Time updated
4:38pm, 19 November 2020

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Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Calculate how much you have to pay your furloughed employees for hours on furlough and how much you can claim back.

Change made
There has been a small amendment to clarify how to work out 80% of your employee’s average earnings between the date their employment started and the day before they are furloughed. The section ‘calculating the number of working and furloughed hours for an employee that is furloughed or flexibly furloughed for part of a claim period’ has been updated.

Time updated
4:38pm, 19 November 2020

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Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Claim for some of your employee’s wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
The information has been updated to include more detail about what HMRC may deem to be a reasonable excuse for missing a claim deadline. The information has also been amended to make clear that if a claim deadline falls on the weekend or a bank holiday then claims should be submitted on the next working day.

Time updated
4:39pm, 19 November 2020

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Find examples to help you calculate your employees' wages

Page summary
Check examples to help you calculate your employee’s wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you’re claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
There have been amendments to examples 2.9 and 3.9 in ‘Examples of how to calculate your employees’ wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions’. Also, a new example has been added to ‘Full examples of how to calculate the amount you should claim for an employee who is flexibly furloughed’.

Time updated
4:40pm, 19 November 2020

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Coronavirus cases by local authority: epidemiological data, 19 November 2020

Page summary
Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority in England.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:49pm, 19 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

Page summary
List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.

Change made
Bonaire / St Eustatius / Saba, Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Northern Mariana Islands, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands will be added to exempt lists for England, Northern Ireland and Wales 4am, Saturday 21 November.

Time updated
5:21pm, 19 November 2020

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New additions to the travel corridor lists for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Page summary
Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands added to list of Travel Corridors for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:22pm, 19 November 2020

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Thousands more health workers to benefit from visa extensions

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More than 6,000 frontline health workers will have their visas extended for a year for free, including doctors, nurses and paramedics.

Change made
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Time updated
9:03am, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 20 November 2020

Page summary
Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 11 to 15 November 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 20 November 2020

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Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers provided during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on managing Department for Education (DfE) devices provided for children, families and young adults most in need.

Change made
Removed section on device eligibility during the summer term. Added section encouraging reallocation of any 4G wireless routers sent during the summer term that are not being used.

Time updated
10:15am, 20 November 2020

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Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on devices and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care.

Change made
Updated to emphasise the current offers and to encourage reallocation of any 4G wireless routers sent during the summer term that are not being used.

Time updated
10:15am, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus: driver and rider trainer guidance

Page summary
Guidance for driving instuctors and motorcycle trainers about the restart of driver and rider training and tests, including working safely.

Change made
Added information about driving tests and lessons in Scotland being suspended in local COVID protection level 4 areas.

Time updated
10:47am, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus: driving tests

Page summary
Find out how driving tests are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and what changes to expect when you take your driving test.

Change made
Added content about driving tests in Scotland being suspended in local COVID protection level 4 areas.

Time updated
10:47am, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus: driving theory tests

Page summary
Find out how theory tests are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and what changes to expect when you take your theory test.

Change made
Added content about driving tests in Scotland being suspended in local COVID protection level 4 areas.

Time updated
10:47am, 20 November 2020

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Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

Page summary
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term to support the return of children and young people with special education needs and disability (SEND).

Change made
Updated guidance on SEND legislation (to reflect that temporary changes have now ceased), the system of controls, residential settings, attendance, workforce, safeguarding, wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity, curriculum expectations, behaviour expectations and contingency planning for remote education.

Time updated
11:09am, 20 November 2020

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Pay VAT deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out how to pay VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020. You can pay now or get ready to opt in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme.

Change made
New payment scheme will be available in 2021.Guide updated with information on how to opt in to the scheme.

Time updated
11:46am, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey – Northern Ireland, 20 November 2020

Page summary
This report presents the latest findings for Northern Ireland from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) weekly insights: latest health indicators in England

Page summary
This article brings together data about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in England. Exploring how these measures interact with each other can improve understanding of the severity and spread of the pandemic. Prepared by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in collaboration with our research partners at the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) and Public Health England (PHE).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 20 November 2020

Page summary
Estimates for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Public Health England and Wellcome Trust.

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First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers

Page summary
Sets out how homecare agencies in England can order regular tests for their homecare staff.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care guidance

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

Change made
Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers’ to ‘Providing and receiving care’ section.

Time updated
12:24pm, 20 November 2020

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Homecare workers to be tested weekly for COVID-19

Page summary
Care workers looking after people in their own homes will be offered weekly coronavirus tests from Monday, the government has announced.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:13pm, 20 November 2020

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SAGE meetings, November 2020

Page summary
Minutes and papers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings held in November 2020.

Change made
Added 3 new papers under SAGE meeting 66.

Time updated
1:30pm, 20 November 2020

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Scientific evidence supporting the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Evidence considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
We have added 3 new papers under November.

Time updated
1:30pm, 20 November 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (recent cases), 5 November 2020

Page summary
Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 20 November 2020

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EMG: Potential application of air cleaning devices and personal decontamination to manage transmission of COVID-19, 4 November 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the Environmental and Modelling Group (EMG).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 20 November 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (all cases), 5 November 2020

Page summary
Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 20 November 2020

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COVID-19: mitigation of risks in occupational settings with a focus on ethnic minority groups

Page summary
Consensus statement from Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

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First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 20 November 2020

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Consensus statement emphasises importance of COVID-19-secure workplaces

Page summary
A consensus statement on the best approach to reduce risk for workers, including those of ethnic minority groups, has been issued by PHE, HSE and FOM.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 20 November 2020

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The R number and growth rate in the UK

Page summary
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.

Change made
The R number range for the UK is 1.0-1.1 and the growth rate range is 0% to +2% per day as of 20 November 2020.

Time updated
1:30pm, 20 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

Page summary
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
3:22pm, 20 November 2020

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COVID-19: suggested principles of safer singing

Page summary
Outlining the available evidence on virus transmission associated with singing and suggested actions to reduce the risk of transmission while singing.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:35pm, 20 November 2020

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COVID Support Force: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response

Page summary
Military personnel are supporting public services across the UK to assist with the response to COVID-19. This page has the latest information on the MOD’s activities.

Change made
Updated: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response page as of 20 November 2020.

Time updated
4:32pm, 20 November 2020

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Adult social care: coronavirus (COVID-19) winter plan 2020 to 2021

Page summary
The government’s ambitions for the sector and the challenges facing adult social care this winter.

Change made
Added easy read version of the plan.

Time updated
4:39pm, 20 November 2020

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COVID-19: background information

Page summary
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features.

Change made
Updated global case numbers.

Time updated
4:42pm, 20 November 2020

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New National Restrictions from 5 November

Page summary
Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Change made
Update to guidance

Time updated
4:59pm, 20 November 2020

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HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.

Change made
Update for week commencing 23 November 2020 published.

Time updated
5:00pm, 20 November 2020

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Slide to accompany coronavirus press conference: 20 November 2020

Page summary
Slide on coronavirus presented by Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:01pm, 20 November 2020

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Slides, datasets and transcripts to accompany coronavirus press conferences

Page summary
Slides, datasets and transcripts from press conferences at 10 Downing Street in response to coronavirus.

Change made
Added 20 November slide.

Time updated
5:03pm, 20 November 2020

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How tests and testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19) work

Page summary
The different types of tests and testing kits for COVID-19, and the specifications for manufacturers.

Change made
Added information about lateral flow tests

Time updated
5:22pm, 20 November 2020

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NHS Test and Trace: how we test your samples

Page summary
An overview of the largest diagnostic network in British history, including what happens after you submit your sample and how laboratories process your test.

Change made
Updated to reflect the latest information on the NHS Test and Trace programme, including additional detail on the operational structure of the lab network, and to reflect growth in the number of tests processed weekly.

Time updated
6:18pm, 20 November 2020

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Stopping movement of staff between care settings

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We want your views on plans to minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections by making residential and nursing care home providers restrict the movement of care staff.

Change made
Added easy-read version of consultation.

Time updated
6:46pm, 20 November 2020

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The Philippines and the United Kingdom: old friends, new horizons

Page summary
21 November 2020: OpEd by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Minister for Asia Nigel Adams

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First published.

Time updated
2:56am, 21 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

Page summary
List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.

Change made
Bonaire / St Eustatius / Saba, Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Northern Mariana Islands, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands added to exempt list.

Time updated
4:00am, 21 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

Page summary
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation or passenger locator form requirements.

Change made
Specialist technical workers – subsea telecommunications infrastructure added to list.

Time updated
4:00am, 21 November 2020

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New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Glasgow

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The UK Government has opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at St Francis Community Centre in Glasgow

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Time updated
10:14am, 21 November 2020

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UK Government-supported mass Covid-19 testing begins in Merthyr

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UK Military provides logistical support for county-wide programme of testing.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
3:02pm, 21 November 2020

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UK Government and Devolved Administrations Meeting: 21 November 2020

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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster held a discussion with devolved administrations on 21 November 2020 on shared arrangements for the festive period.

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3:30pm, 22 November 2020

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Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: MHRA statement

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The safety of the public will always come first.

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Updated statement from MHRA Chief Executive Dr June Raine

Time updated
9:52am, 23 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

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This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.

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Updated to include visa extension for healthcare workers whose visa expires between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021.

Time updated
10:33am, 23 November 2020

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COVID Winter Grant Scheme

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Information on COVID Winter Grant Scheme funding to support vulnerable households.

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First published.

Time updated
10:33am, 23 November 2020

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Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: MHRA statement confirming data received

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Safety is our watch word.

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First published.

Time updated
10:33am, 23 November 2020

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Government welcomes the MHRA review into Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine

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UK’s independent regulator to evaluate latest data from Pfizer and BioNTech to ensure the quality, safety and effectiveness of the vaccine meets the standards required.

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First published.

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12:16pm, 23 November 2020

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Incinerating specified healthcare wastes at a municipal waste incinerator: RPS C23

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When you can incinerate coronavirus (COVID-19) infectious waste at a municipal waste incinerator without varying your permit.

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We have amended this RPS by removing the word ‘infectious’ where appropriate, removing the reference to ‘yellow bagged’, and setting out the waste types correctly.

Time updated
12:20pm, 23 November 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

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We are producing guidance and information for industry, healthcare professionals and patients covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Added ‘Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: MHRA statement confirming data received’

Time updated
1:39pm, 23 November 2020

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HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.

Change made
Updates added for Queen’s Bench Masters Listing and Action Department Information for Court Users and Section 28 press release.

Time updated
2:20pm, 23 November 2020

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Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19)

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What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Added ‘Help with accessing and buying resources for remote education’ to the remote education section.

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2:56pm, 23 November 2020

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Help with accessing and buying resources for remote education

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Information for schools and school buying professionals on sourcing educational resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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2:56pm, 23 November 2020

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SAGE meetings, November 2020

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Minutes and papers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings held in November 2020.

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Minutes for SAGE meeting 67 published. Added 2 SPI-M-O papers under SAGE 67.

Time updated
3:30pm, 23 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: Consensus statement on COVID-19, 11 November 2020

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Consensus statement from the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group (SPI-M-O) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

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First published.

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3:30pm, 23 November 2020

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SAGE 67 minutes: Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, 12 November 2020

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Record of the discussion that took place at SAGE’s sixty-seventh meeting.

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First published.

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3:30pm, 23 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: Statement on tiers in England and other measures in the devolved nations, 11 November 2020

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Paper prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group (SPI-M-O).

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First published.

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3:30pm, 23 November 2020

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Scientific evidence supporting the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Evidence considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
We have published minutes for SAGE meeting 67 and added 2 new papers under November.

Time updated
3:30pm, 23 November 2020

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COVID-19 Winter Plan

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The government’s plan for managing COVID-19 through the end of 2020 and into the start of 2021.

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First published.

Time updated
3:45pm, 23 November 2020

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Tier posters: Medium, High and Very High

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A series of posters displaying information about the various tiers of restrictions in England from 2 December 2020.

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First published.

Time updated
3:59pm, 23 November 2020

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Local restriction tiers: what you need to know

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Sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier.

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First published.

Time updated
4:00pm, 23 November 2020

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COVID-19: PHE laboratory assessments of inactivation methods

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PHE has undertaken assessments of inactivation methods against SARS-CoV-2 with further evaluations ongoing.

Change made
Added reports 34 to 55.

Time updated
4:02pm, 23 November 2020

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PM statement on COVID-19 Winter Plan: 23 November 2020

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PM Boris Johnson made a statement on the COVID-19 Winter Plan.

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First published.

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4:21pm, 23 November 2020

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Advice for developers of COVID-19 vaccines

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MHRA scientific and regulatory advice for COVID-19 vaccine developers

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First published.

Time updated
4:25pm, 23 November 2020

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Prime Minister publishes COVID Winter Plan

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson today published the government’s COVID Winter Plan.

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First published.

Time updated
5:23pm, 23 November 2020

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National Child Measurement Programme: childhood obesity

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Research by University College London shares learning from local authorities that have a downward trend in childhood obesity, including practice examples.

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First published.

Time updated
5:41pm, 23 November 2020

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Staying mentally well: winter plan 2020 to 2021

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The government’s plans to support people’s wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic this winter.

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First published.

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6:43pm, 23 November 2020

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Slides from presentation given by Kate Bingham on securing COVID-19 vaccines

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The slides were presented to attendees of the ‘PERSPECTIVES’ event on 21 October 2020.

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First published.

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7:45pm, 23 November 2020

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Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 23 November 2020

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference.

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First published.

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7:56pm, 23 November 2020

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Test to Release: England introduces testing strategy for international arrivals

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Tests will be at the cost of the traveller to protect the capacity of NHS Test and Trace.

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First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 24 November 2020

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Cohort pool testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Information on pooled testing for universities taking part in the pooled testing pilot.

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Updated with information on travelling when taking part in the testing pilot, and indicated that the guidance now also applies in Scotland.

Time updated
8:34am, 24 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey: characteristics of people testing positive for COVID-19 in England, November 2020

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Data about the characteristics of people testing positive for COVID-19 from the COVID-19 Infection Survey. This survey is being delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester and Public Health England.

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First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 24 November 2020

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COVID-19: background information

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Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features.

Change made
Updated global case numbers.

Time updated
9:31am, 24 November 2020

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PPE deliveries (England): 16 November to 22 November 2020

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Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.

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First published.

Time updated
11:00am, 24 November 2020

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Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.

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Added ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 19 November 2020’.

Time updated
12:00pm, 24 November 2020

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Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 19 November 2020

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A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020.

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First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 24 November 2020

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Roll out of lateral flow tests to local authorities

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A list of local authorities across England issued with rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Change made
Added the following local authorities to the list: Bromley, City of Westminster, Harrow, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Telford, Walsall and Worcestershire.

Time updated
12:11pm, 24 November 2020

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COVID-19 risk assessment methodology for inbound international travel

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Methodology for risk assessments that inform decisions on international travel corridors.

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First published.

Time updated
12:18pm, 24 November 2020

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Recommendations from the Global Travel Taskforce

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Written statement summarising the recommendations made by the Global Travel Taskforce in their recent report.

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First published.

Time updated
12:35pm, 24 November 2020

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COVID-19: impact on vaccination programmes

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Reports assessing the impact of COVID-19-related physical distancing measures on delivery of childhood vaccination programmes in England.

Change made
Added Impact of COVID-19 on childhood vaccination counts up to week 45, 2020.

Time updated
1:00pm, 24 November 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

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Guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Change made
Added translated versions.

Time updated
1:10pm, 24 November 2020

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The Vaccine Taskforce: objectives and membership of steering group

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The Vaccine Taskforce (VTF) was set up to drive forward the development and production of a coronavirus vaccine.

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First published.

Time updated
1:43pm, 24 November 2020

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Tier posters: Medium, High and Very High

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A series of posters displaying information about the various tiers of restrictions in England from 2 December 2020.

Change made
Adding print versions.

Time updated
1:45pm, 24 November 2020

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COVID Winter Grant Scheme

Page summary
Information on COVID Winter Grant Scheme funding to support vulnerable households.

Change made
Added COVID Winter Grant Scheme guidance, determination and indicative funding levels.

Time updated
1:54pm, 24 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information

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Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.

Change made
Updated ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information – quick read’ and ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information’ to clarify how data may be used to participate in health research if you live in England and Wales.

Time updated
2:17pm, 24 November 2020

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Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for care providers

Page summary
A list of local contacts for care providers who are not on the PPE portal. Providers can get PPE through their local authority or local resilience forum.

Change made
Updated PPE contact information for Barnsley, Bexley, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Harrow, Islington, Salford, Sandwell, Stockton-on-Tees and Wandsworth.

Time updated
2:27pm, 24 November 2020

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Get help with remote education

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Information, guidance and support for teachers and leaders on educating children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Added link to ‘Help with accessing and buying resources for remote education’.

Time updated
3:21pm, 24 November 2020

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How your trading conditions affect your eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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Find out what we mean by reduced demand or temporary closure and read examples of how this could affect your eligibility.

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First published.

Time updated
3:58pm, 24 November 2020

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Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.

Change made
This page has been updated with the information for the third grant of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.

Time updated
3:58pm, 24 November 2020

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Claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible to claim the grant.

Change made
This page has been updated with the information for the third grant of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.

Time updated
3:58pm, 24 November 2020

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How HMRC works out trading profits and non-trading income for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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Find out how HMRC will work out your trading profits and non-trading income if you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
This page has been updated with the information for the third grant of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.

Time updated
4:11pm, 24 November 2020

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How your circumstances affect eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership find examples of how your circumstances can affect your eligibility for the scheme.

Change made
This page has been updated with the information for the third grant of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.

Time updated
4:11pm, 24 November 2020

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

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The Chancellor has made a further Treasury Direction in relation to Grant 3 under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Change made
Updated with ‘Further Treasury Direction made under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020’.

Time updated
4:52pm, 24 November 2020

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Testing to release for international travel: minimum standards for testing

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Sets out the minimum standards that private sector providers of COVID-19 testing for ‘Testing to Release for International Travel’ must meet.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:55pm, 24 November 2020

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Joint statement on UK-wide Christmas arrangements from the UK Government and Devolved Administrations

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A joint statement on UK-wide Christmas arrangements from the UK Government and Devolved Administrations.

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First published.

Time updated
6:15pm, 24 November 2020

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UK-wide Christmas arrangements agreed by the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations

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The UK Government and the Devolved Administrations have agreed on joint arrangements for an easing of social restrictions that will allow friends and loved ones to reunite over the Christmas period.

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First published.

Time updated
6:21pm, 24 November 2020

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Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

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Meeting friends and family over the Christmas period – forming a Christmas Bubble.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:27pm, 24 November 2020

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Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses

Page summary
How higher education (HE) providers can minimise risk, and information about NHS test and trace channels.

Change made
Added guidance for healthcare and other students on placements returning home and updates on the testing availability to the student movement and plans for the end of term guidance.

Time updated
6:28pm, 24 November 2020

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: November 2020

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Time series and statistics as at 30 September on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with analysis by scheme size, sector, geography, gender and flexible furlough.

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First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 25 November 2020

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Eat Out to Help Out statistics

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Eat Out to Help Out scheme statistics generated from HMRC claims data.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 25 November 2020

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme statistics: November 2020

Page summary
The number of individuals claiming the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant up to 31 October 2020 by age, gender, industry sector and geography.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 25 November 2020

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HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

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HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme.

Change made
Published updated monthly management information data (up to end of Sunday 15 November) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and added links to 3 Official Statistics publications: ‘Self-Employment Income Support Scheme statistics: November 2020’, ‘Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: November 2020’, and ‘Eat Out to Help Out statistics’.

Time updated
9:39am, 25 November 2020

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Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Guidance for providers of supported living settings.

Change made
Added note that this guidance will be updated soon and directed users to guidance updated due to the 2 December tier system.

Time updated
10:41am, 25 November 2020

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Package of support for students who have to defer their studies

Page summary
Details on a range of opportunities to gain new skills, undertake work placements, additional learning and career development support.

Change made
Added information about High Speed 2 virtual work experience opportunities.

Time updated
12:03pm, 25 November 2020

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Remote education webinars

Page summary
How to access school-led webinars on remote education to help share good practice.

Change made
Added information to ‘New webinars for middle leaders’.

Time updated
12:36pm, 25 November 2020

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Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Page summary
To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode.

Change made
Latest data table update added.

Time updated
2:00pm, 25 November 2020

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Self-declare as a private COVID-19 testing provider

Page summary
How to declare that you meet the minimum standards for private-provided testing and be listed as a private sector coronavirus (COVID-19) testing provider.

Change made
Updated to align with information on testing to release for international travel and to provide clarification on some of the minimum standards.

Time updated
5:10pm, 25 November 2020

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HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
5:35pm, 25 November 2020

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Testing to release for international travel: minimum standards for testing

Page summary
Sets out the minimum standards that private sector providers of COVID-19 testing for ‘Testing to Release for International Travel’ must meet.

Change made
Added link to request to be added to the list of providers of ‘Testing to Release for International Travel’.

Time updated
5:47pm, 25 November 2020

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Spending Review to deliver jobs and infrastructure for Wales

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak Spending Review for 2021/22 focuses on investment and recovery.

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
6:36pm, 25 November 2020

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Living in the Philippines

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Advice for British people moving to and living in the Philippines

Change made
Updated the advice for British people moving to and living in the Philippines

Time updated
5:00am, 26 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Planning Inspectorate guidance – updated 26 November 2020

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In response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Planning Inspectorate has published guidance on site visits, hearings, inquiries and events.

Change made
Additional links to updated: procedural guidance, apply for rule 6 status guides and virtual events: guide to participating.

Time updated
9:00am, 26 November 2020

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Immigration and border statistics relating to COVID-19

Page summary
This page brings together documents relating to published statistics on the immigration system and passenger arrivals since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 26 November 2020

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Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 26 November 2020

Page summary
Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society. These faster indicators are created using rapid response surveys, novel data sources and experimental methods.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 26 November 2020

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Statistics at Home Office

Page summary
Producing Home Office statistics that count.

Change made
Added link to ‘Immigration and border statistics relating to COVID-19’ collection page.

Time updated
9:30am, 26 November 2020

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COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Page summary
Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated to include relevant links to guidance on the local restriction tier system that will be in place in England from 2 December.

Time updated
9:30am, 26 November 2020

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COVID-19: providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Page summary
Guidance for people who are providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated to include relevant links to guidance on the local restriction tier system that will be in place in England from 2 December.

Time updated
9:30am, 26 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

Page summary
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.

Change made
Updated link for ‘book your courier collection’.

Time updated
9:33am, 26 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey – Northern Ireland, 26 November 2020

Page summary
This report presents the latest findings for Northern Ireland from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:30am, 26 November 2020

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NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Page summary
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports.

Change made
Updated methodology for how contacts under 18 are reached and add further details on the different types of swab tests.

Time updated
11:00am, 26 November 2020

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NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 12 November to 18 November

Page summary
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 25 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:01am, 26 November 2020

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Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term.

Change made
Updated guidance to reflect the local restriction tiers.

Time updated
11:14am, 26 November 2020

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

Change made
Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services – Added information on the new local restriction tiers and the COVID-19 Winter Plan. See the ‘What’s changed’ section for further information.

Time updated
12:17pm, 26 November 2020

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Full list of local restriction tiers by area

Page summary
This page sets out the full list of local restriction tiers by area from Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:29am, 26 November 2020

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Privacy Notice for COVID-19 Fraud Hotline

Page summary
This notice sets out how we will use your personal data, and your rights. It is made under Article 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:53pm, 26 November 2020

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Renewing regional coronavirus restrictions in England

Page summary
The Health and Social Care Secretary spoke to the House of Commons about the coronavirus situation and returning to strengthened local COVID restriction tiers.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:18pm, 26 November 2020

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Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

Page summary
National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health.

Change made
Updated with new data release and commentary.

Time updated
2:00pm, 26 November 2020

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National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports

Page summary
National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made
Added week 48 report, graphs and data table.

Time updated
2:00pm, 26 November 2020

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Student-level equalities analyses for GCSE and A level

Page summary
Report into the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on awarding of GCSE and A level qualifications in 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:31pm, 26 November 2020

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New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Easterhouse, Glasgow

Page summary
The UK Government has opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at Glasgow Club Easterhouse

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:27pm, 26 November 2020

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NHS Test and Trace continues to improve

Page summary
Test turnaround times are improving, more contacts are being reached than ever before, while 200 local tracing partnerships have been launched with local authorities.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:49pm, 26 November 2020

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Returning to a regional tiered approach

Page summary
A written statement from the Health and Social Care Secretary to the House of Commons on returning to local COVID restriction tiers in England.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:37am, 26 November 2020

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Contain Outbreak Management Fund: payments to local authorities

Page summary
The Contain Outbreak Management Fund provides funding to local authorities in England to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and support local public health.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:44pm, 26 November 2020

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Weekly national flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports published

Page summary
National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made
Added latest update.

Time updated
2:31pm, 26 November 2020

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Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
Sets out what further education (FE) providers need to know for the autumn term so that students of all ages can benefit from their education and training in full.

Change made
Updated guidance on the appropriate use of face coverings outside of the teaching and learning environment, safe behaviour off-site, residential providers and managing national and local restrictions. Removed the supplier relief guidance as that ended on 31 October.

Time updated
2:34pm, 26 November 2020

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Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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
We have added information about managing national and local restrictions. This guidance makes it clear that apprenticeship training and assessment can continue to be delivered under national restrictions and all local restriction tiers.

Time updated
2:35pm, 26 November 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 2 December guidance.

Time updated
2:56pm, 26 November 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
Updated to include relevant links to the guidance on the local restriction tier system that will be in place in England from 2 December.

Time updated
3:47pm, 26 November 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
Updated sections on support for foster families, access to respite care, short break services, restrictions on visitors in residential settings and mental health of looked-after children and care leavers. This is to reflect the new local restriction tiers which will come into force on 2 December 2020.

Time updated
5:01pm, 26 November 2020

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme statistics: October 2020

Page summary
The number of individuals claiming the SEISS grant up to 30 September 2020 by age, gender, industry sector and geography.

Change made
Providing the correct age distribution for the ‘potentially eligible population’ and ‘total number of claims’ in tables 1 and 7.

Time updated
5:04pm, 26 November 2020

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Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)

Page summary
The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.

Change made
Amended ‘Early years foundation stage: coronavirus disapplications’ to remove reference to the original transition period and the PFA certification extensions, both which ended on 25 November 2020.

Time updated
5:22pm, 26 November 2020

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Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Calculate how much you have to pay your furloughed employees for hours on furlough and how much you can claim back.

Change made
The information has been updated to give further detail about if your fixed-rate employee’s first pay period ends after 30 October 2020 and if your variable-rate employee’s first wages are payable after they begin furlough.

Time updated
5:30pm, 26 November 2020

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Steps to take before calculating your claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out what steps you need to take before you calculate how much you can claim for furloughed and flexibly furloughed employees.

Change made
More information about fixed hours employees whose first pay period ends after 30 October 2020 has been added.

Time updated
5:31pm, 26 November 2020

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Find examples to help you calculate your employees' wages

Page summary
Check examples to help you calculate your employee’s wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you’re claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
The guidance has been updated with examples 2.2, 3.6 and 3.11.

Time updated
5:31pm, 26 November 2020

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Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 26 November 2020

Page summary
Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:32pm, 26 November 2020

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Coronavirus cases in England: 26 November 2020

Page summary
Epidemiological data and projection models used by the government to brief MPs on local restriction tiers.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:34pm, 26 November 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 26 November 2020

Page summary
Slides on coronavirus presented by Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:46pm, 26 November 2020

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Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

Page summary
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term to support the return of children and young people with special education needs and disability (SEND).

Change made
Guidance updated to address the lifting of the national restrictions from 2 December 2020. Amendments to key policy areas have been made to reflect the local restriction tiers.

Time updated
6:09pm, 26 November 2020

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BEIS in the Spending Review

Page summary
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will have a key role to play delivering the pledges made in the Spending Review

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:10pm, 26 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

Page summary
List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.

Change made
Aruba, Bhutan, Mongolia, the Pacific Islands and Timor-Leste will be added to exempt lists 4am 28 November. Estonia and Latvia will be removed from the list 4am 28 November.

Time updated
6:17pm, 26 November 2020

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Estonia and Latvia removed from travel corridor list of exempt countries

Page summary
Aruba, Bhutan, Mongolia, the Pacific Islands and Timor-Leste added to list of travel corridors for the UK.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:17pm, 26 November 2020

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Community testing – explainer

Page summary
Community asymptomatic testing helps identify and isolate individuals who have COVID-19 but do not have symptoms.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:27pm, 26 November 2020

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Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated to address changes for the exit from National Restrictions on 2 December. New and updated guidance on managing safety in settings and staffing, 30 hour entitlements and information on business support. A full list of updates is included at the beginning of the guidance document.

Time updated
7:13pm, 26 November 2020

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Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make one

Page summary
This page explains when to wear a face covering, exemptions from wearing one, and how to make your own face covering.

Change made
Updated to reflect the change from national to regional restrictions in England on 2 December. Added guidance about wearing visors. Updated guidance about ‘reasonable excuses’ and exemption badges and cards.

Time updated
8:22pm, 26 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): taxis and PHVs

Page summary
Actions that drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs) can take to protect against coronavirus.

Change made
Local restriction tiers information added.

Time updated
8:43pm, 26 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer transport guidance for operators

Page summary
Safer working principles and risk assessment for transport operators and organisations.

Change made
Local restriction tiers information added.

Time updated
8:43pm, 26 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

Page summary
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Local restriction tiers information added.

Time updated
8:44pm, 26 November 2020

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Test and Trace Support Payment scheme: claiming financial support

Page summary
Who can claim the support and how to apply.

Change made
Added a bullet point to the eligibility criteria: ‘you’ve responded to messages received from NHS Test and Trace (via email, text, letter or phone call) in which you provided your contact details and where you’ve tested positive, and the details of your contacts’. Added 2 links to advice on NHS.UK.

Time updated
8:47pm, 26 November 2020

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Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

Change made
The webinar about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension has been updated.

Time updated
9:26am, 27 November 2020

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Data on COVID-19 visits: further education and skills

Page summary
Data about Ofsted’s visits to further education and skills providers during the interim phase of our return to inspection.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 27 November 2020

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Data on COVID-19 visits: social care providers

Page summary
Data about Ofsted’s assurance visits to social care providers during our phased return to inspection.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 27 November 2020

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Data on COVID-19 inspections: non-association independent schools

Page summary
Data about Ofsted’s inspections of non-association independent schools during the interim phase of our return to routine inspection.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 27 November 2020

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Data on COVID-19 visits: registered early years providers

Page summary
Data about Ofsted’s visits to registered early years providers during the interim phase of our return to inspection.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 27 November 2020

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Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Week ending 20th November 2020

Page summary
Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Week ending 20th November 2020

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 27 November 2020

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HM Prison and Probation Service COVID-19 statistics monthly

Page summary
Monthly statistics providing data of COVID-19 in HM Prison and Probation Service in England and Wales.

Change made
Link to published HM Prison and Probation Service COVID-19 management information added.

Time updated
9:30am, 27 November 2020

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Payments to passenger rail operators under emergency measures agreements (EMAs), March to September 2020

Page summary
Summary of franchise payments made by the Department for Transport (DfT) to train operating companies (TOCs) from March to September under emergency measures agreements (EMAs).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 27 November 2020

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Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: MHRA statement confirming letter received

Page summary
The safety of the public will always come first.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:03am, 27 November 2020

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COVID-19: vaccinator competency assessment tool

Page summary
Knowledge and skills competence assessment tool.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:05am, 27 November 2020

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COVID-19: vaccination programme guidance for healthcare practitioners

Page summary
Guidance for healthcare practitioners about the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:06am, 27 November 2020

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COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a

Page summary
Provisional guidance subject to Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approval of vaccine supply.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:08am, 27 November 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance and information for industry, healthcare professionals and patients covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added ‘Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: MHRA statement confirming letter received’ to the ‘Vaccines and vaccine safety’ collection

Time updated
10:16am, 27 November 2020

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Government asks regulator to approve supply of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Page summary
The government has formally asked the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to evaluate whether supply of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine can be authorised.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:32am, 27 November 2020

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Jobcentre guidance on COVID-19 Local Restriction Tiers

Page summary
Jobcentres will remain open, as they have throughout the pandemic, to provide essential services to those we cannot help remotely.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:01am, 27 November 2020

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COVID Winter Grant Scheme

Page summary
Information on COVID Winter Grant Scheme funding to support vulnerable households.

Change made
Added COVID Winter Grant Scheme management information.

Time updated
11:24am, 27 November 2020

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COVID-19 vaccination programme

Page summary
Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:29am, 27 November 2020

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COVID-19: vaccinator training recommendations

Page summary
Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination training to support healthcare workers involved in delivering the programme.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:44am, 27 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test to Release for international travel

Page summary
Pay for a COVID-19 test to find out if you can reduce your self-isolation period after international travel.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:54am, 27 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation

Page summary
Guidance on General Aviation (GA) flying during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Local restriction tier information added.

Time updated
12:00pm, 27 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 27 November 2020

Page summary
Estimates for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Public Health England and Wellcome Trust.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 27 November 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
Guidance updated to reflect the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December.

Time updated
12:38pm, 27 November 2020

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Understanding the possession action process: guidance for landlords and tenants

Page summary
Guidance for landlords and tenants in the private and social rented sectors to explain the possession action process in the county courts in England and Wales.

Change made
Guidance updated to reflect the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December.

Time updated
12:40pm, 27 November 2020

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PHE publishes COVID-19 vaccine guidance for health and social care workers

Page summary
Public Health England (PHE) has published new guidance to support frontline workers in delivering the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to the most vulnerable.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:41pm, 27 November 2020

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Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated guidance in the following sections: home education; educational visits and trips; providers of music, dance and drama or sports provision; who can attend your out-of-school setting; and equality. Added guidance about social distancing. These updates apply from 2 December.

Time updated
1:28pm, 27 November 2020

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SAGE 69 minutes: Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, 19 November 2020

Page summary
Record of the discussion that took place at SAGE’s sixty-ninth meeting.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (all cases), 12 November 2020

Page summary
Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SAGE 66 minutes: Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, 5 November 2020

Page summary
Record of the discussion that took place at SAGE’s sixty-sixth meeting.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (all cases), 16 November 2020

Page summary
Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (recent cases), 16 November 2020

Page summary
Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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Transmission risk in the hospitality sector

Page summary
There are four types of evidence currently available to understand where transmission is occurring.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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Impact of Interventions TFG: The UK’s 4 nations’ autumn interventions, 19 November 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the Impact of Interventions Task and Finish Group (TFG) of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: Consensus statement on COVID-19, 18 November 2020

Page summary
Consensus statement from the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group (SPI-M-O) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SAGE 64 minutes: Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, 29 October 2020

Page summary
Record of the discussion that took place at SAGE’s sixty-fourth meeting.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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EMG/SPI-B: Mitigating risks of SARS-CoV-2 transmission associated with household social interactions, 26 November 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the Environmental and Modelling Group (EMG) and the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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The R number and growth rate in the UK

Page summary
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.

Change made
The R number range for the UK is 0.9-1.0 and the growth rate range is -2% to 0% per day as of 27 November 2020.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: Consensus statement on COVID-19, 28 October 2020

Page summary
Consensus statement from the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group (SPI-M-O) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SPI-B: Key evidence and advice on celebrations and observances during COVID-19, 5 November 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SPI-B: Insights on celebrations and observances during COVID-19, 29 October 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: COVID-19: Notes on the festive period, 19 November 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group (SPI-M-O).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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Impact of Interventions TFG: The UK’s 4 nations’ autumn interventions (update), 26 November 2020

Page summary
Update paper prepared by the Impact of Interventions Task and Finish Group (TFG) of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (recent cases), 12 November 2020

Page summary
Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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NERVTAG: Risk assessment of SARS-CoV-2 variants that have been selected in mink, 12 November 2020

Page summary
Paper prepared by the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: COVID-19: Preparatory analysis long term scenarios, 31 October 2020

Page summary
Supporting document prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: Consensus statement on COVID-19, 4 November 2020

Page summary
Consensus statement from the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group (SPI-M-O) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
Linked to medium term projections explainer document.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SPI-M-O: COVID-19: Medium-term projections explainer, 31 October 2020

Page summary
Supporting document prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 27 November 2020

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SAGE meetings, October 2020

Page summary
Minutes and papers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings held in October 2020.

Change made
A new collection has been added (Supporting papers on SPI-M modelling)

Time updated
1:31pm, 27 November 2020

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Pay VAT deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out how to pay VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020. You can pay now or get ready to opt in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme.

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
1:42pm, 27 November 2020

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Scientific evidence supporting the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Evidence considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

Change made
We have published minutes for SAGE meetings 64, 66 and 69 and added 15 new papers under October and November.

Time updated
1:44pm, 27 November 2020

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SAGE meetings, November 2020

Page summary
Minutes and papers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings held in November 2020.

Change made
Minutes for SAGE meeting 66 and 69 published. Added 11 new papers (SAGE 66, 67, 68, 69 and 70). Updated ‘SPI-M-O: Consensus statement on COVID-19, 4 November 2020’ (SAGE 66).

Time updated
1:55pm, 27 November 2020

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Coronavirus cases by local authority: epidemiological data, 27 November 2020

Page summary
Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority in England.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:01pm, 27 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) contingency framework for education and childcare settings

Page summary
How settings can prepare for restrictions to help contain community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:02pm, 27 November 2020

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Guidance on searching for archaeological finds in England during COVID-19

Page summary
Guidance for members of the public (including metal-detectorists) searching for archaeological finds in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
Updated ‘Intro’, ‘Getting there’ and ‘Being outside’ to reflect new tier system

Time updated
2:44pm, 27 November 2020

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Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.

Change made
Updated sections on ‘Children with health concerns’ and ‘Live performances of children’s dance, music and drama’. Added section on ‘Parent and child groups’.

Time updated
3:27pm, 27 November 2020

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Transport to school and other places of education: 2020 to 2021 academic year

Page summary
What local authorities will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Change made
Updated guidance about the use of face coverings and about the workforce from 2 December. We have also renamed the guidance to reflect that it remains in use during the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Time updated
3:51pm, 27 November 2020

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

Change made
Heritage locations – Updated guidance covering new local restriction tiers information.

Time updated
4:21pm, 27 November 2020

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What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term.

Change made
Updated to reflect the local restrictions, including changes to the sections on shielding, face coverings, school and college trips and extra-curricular activities. We have also added information about performances in schools.

Time updated
4:27pm, 27 November 2020

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Face coverings in education

Page summary
Guidance on the use of face coverings for schools and other education institutions that teach people in years 7 and above in England.

Change made
Updated to align with the local restriction tier system.

Time updated
4:36pm, 27 November 2020

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COVID Support Force: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response

Page summary
Military personnel are supporting public services across the UK to assist with the response to COVID-19. This page has the latest information on the MOD’s activities.

Change made
Updated: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response page as of 27 November 2020.

Time updated
4:45pm, 27 November 2020

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HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.

Change made
Update for week commencing Monday 30 November published.

Time updated
5:17pm, 27 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK

Page summary
When you arrive in the UK, you must travel directly to the place you are staying and not leave until 14 days have passed since you were last in a non-exempt country or territory.

Change made
Added that from 15 December, you will be able to take a COVID-19 test with a private test provider to see if you can end self-isolation early.

Time updated
5:31pm, 27 November 2020

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Coronavirus cases in England: 26 November 2020

Page summary
Epidemiological data and projection models used by the government to brief MPs on local restriction tiers.

Change made
Added supporting data sets and 2 new links in the ‘Details’ section to data on hospital activity and on the progress of the coronavirus pandemic.

Time updated
5:37pm, 27 November 2020

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Vitamin D supplements: how to take them safely

Page summary
Guidance for at-risk groups offered free vitamin D supplements by the government this winter.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 28 November 2020

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Vitamin D supplementation during winter: PHE and NICE statement

Page summary
Statement from Public Health England (PHE) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on vitamin D supplementation during winter.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 28 November 2020

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Transport measures to protect the UK from variant strains of COVID-19

Page summary
Details of any additional restrictions in place on travel into the UK due to coronavirus.

Change made
Additional transport measures against travel from Denmark ended 4am, 28 November.

Time updated
4:00am, 28 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

Page summary
List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.

Change made
Aruba, Bhutan, Mongolia, the Pacific Islands and Timor-Leste added to exempt list 4am 28 November. Estonia and Latvia removed from the list 4am 28 November.

Time updated
4:00am, 28 November 2020

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New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Cumbernauld

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The UK Government has opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at Fleming House Car Park in Cumbernauld

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:04am, 28 November 2020

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Guidance for the Christmas Period

Page summary
Guidance for the Christmas Period.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 29 November 2020

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UK government secures additional 2 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Page summary
The UK now has access to a total of 357 million doses of vaccines from 7 different developers.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 29 November 2020

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Claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Page summary
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible to claim the grant.

Change made
The online service for the third grant is now available.

Time updated
11:45pm, 29 November 2020

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Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Page summary
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.

Change made
The online service for the third grant is now available.

Time updated
11:45pm, 29 November 2020

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REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: November 2020 interim results

Page summary
Results of real-time assessment of community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) during November 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 30 November 2020

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Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases by registered early years and childcare settings

Page summary
This data is published fortnightly. It gives the number of registered early years and childcare providers reporting one or more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) by week.

Change made
Added data from 2 to 9 November 2020.

Time updated
9:30am, 30 November 2020

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Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This guidance applies to people moving into homes in England, whether as owner-occupiers, private or social renters.

Change made
Updated guidance to reflect the tier system in England from 2 December.

Time updated
10:12am, 30 November 2020

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Apply for a Discretionary Grant (DG2)

Page summary
How to apply for a discretionary grant where the dissolved company can be restored.(Company has been dissolved for less than six years)

Change made
Essential amendments to current guidance and associated forms

Time updated
10:40am, 30 November 2020

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Being a deputy or attorney during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
Find out how you can continue to act in the best interests of the client or donor, during the outbreak.

Change made
amends for local tier restrictions 2/12/20

Time updated
10:46am, 30 November 2020

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How to register an EPA during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
If you need to register an EPA now, you can do so as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, and local restrictions.

Change made
Amends due to tier system 2/12/20

Time updated
10:48am, 30 November 2020

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Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
If you want to make an LPA now, you can as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, and observe local restrictions.

Change made
changes for local tier restrictions from 2/12/20

Time updated
10:56am, 30 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Office of the Public Guardian response

Page summary
This page provides guidance on how OPG is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. It will be updated when new information is available.

Change made
amends for local tier restrictions from 2 Decemeber 20

Time updated
10:58am, 30 November 2020

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Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
This guidance aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic.

Change made
Updated to reflect new tier system

Time updated
11:00am, 30 November 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
Update to reflect new tier system

Time updated
11:01am, 30 November 2020

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Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Updated Welsh translation.

Time updated
11:15am, 30 November 2020

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Other types of employees you can claim for

Page summary
Find out if you can claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for different types of employees.

Change made
Updated Welsh translation.

Time updated
11:31am, 30 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)

Page summary
Information for providers about managing initial teacher training courses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added link to Coronavirus (COVID-19) contingency framework for education and childcare settings guidance in the ‘Sufficient time in school to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards’ section.

Time updated
11:41am, 30 November 2020

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Boost for high street as Jenrick extends opening hours for Christmas shopping

Page summary
Retailers will be able to extend their daily opening hours from Monday to Saturday in the run up to Christmas and through January.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:47am, 30 November 2020

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Apply for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Page summary
The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) provides financial support to larger businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
27 lenders now signed up to scheme.

Time updated
1:07pm, 30 November 2020

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Apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Page summary
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides financial support to smaller businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Number of participating lenders now 117.

Time updated
1:07pm, 30 November 2020

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Apply for a coronavirus Bounce Back Loan

Page summary
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) enables smaller businesses to access finance more quickly during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
29 lenders now participating in scheme.

Time updated
1:09pm, 30 November 2020

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November interim findings from COVID-19 transmission study published

Page summary
Over 105,000 volunteers tested in England in latest significant study into coronavirus (COVID-19) by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:10pm, 30 November 2020

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Covid-19 and the private security industry – FAQs

Page summary
Information about how we are responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
FAQ attachment updated.

Time updated
2:21pm, 30 November 2020

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COVID-19: letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people

Page summary
Reference-only version of letter from the government to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

Change made
Replaced letters to extremely vulnerable people with latest version and removed alternative formats.

Time updated
3:11pm, 30 November 2020

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HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
3:58pm, 30 November 2020

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Local restriction tiers: what you need to know

Page summary
Sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier.

Change made
Added translations: Slovak, Polish, Bangla (Bengali), Welsh, Urdu, Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, Somali, Persian (Farsi) and Punjabi (Gurmukhi).

Time updated
3:58pm, 30 November 2020

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The health, economic and social effects of COVID-19 and the tiered approach

Page summary
Sets out the evidence and analysis in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the health, economic and social effects of the government’s tiered approach.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:05pm, 30 November 2020

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Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

Page summary
Secretary of State for Education issues a eighth notice about changes to state-funded school inspections requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added ‘Education Act 2005: school inspection disapplication notice December 2020’.

Time updated
4:17pm, 30 November 2020

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Modification notice: school registration legislation changes

Page summary
Secretary of State for Education issues an eighth notice to modify pupil registration requirements for temporary pupils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added ‘Education Act 1996: school registration modification notice December 2020’

Time updated
4:17pm, 30 November 2020

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COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Page summary
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.

Change made
Updated guidance to reflect the tier system in England from 2 December.

Time updated
4:21pm, 30 November 2020

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COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of council buildings

Page summary
Guidance for those managing council buildings.

Change made
Updated guidance to reflect the tier system in England from 2 December.

Time updated
4:21pm, 30 November 2020

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COVID-19: background information

Page summary
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features.

Change made
Updated global case numbers.

Time updated
4:27pm, 30 November 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation

Page summary
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation.

Change made
Update to Elite sport Stage Five – return to competition: safe return of spectators, covering new local restriction tiers information.

Time updated
4:37pm, 30 November 2020

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NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information

Page summary
Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app.

Change made
Updated privacy notices to detail the recent changes to the app and digital contact tracing functionality (provided by Apple and Google). Includes updates on the use of local authority and postcode district, the updated digital contact tracing and analytical data set.

Time updated
5:00pm, 30 November 2020

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Tier 1: Medium alert

Page summary
What you can and cannot do in an area in Tier 1 of local restrictions from 2 December.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:14pm, 30 November 2020

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Tier 2: High alert

Page summary
What you can and cannot do in an area in Tier 2 of local restrictions from 2 December.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:15pm, 30 November 2020

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Tier 3: Very High alert

Page summary
What you can and cannot do in an area in Tier 3 of local restrictions from 2 December.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:15pm, 30 November 2020

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Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG): guidance for local authorities

Page summary
This is guidance for local authorities on paying grants to support businesses during the November to December 2020 national lockdown and periods of local restrictions.

Change made
Guidance on ‘Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed): applicable from 2 December 2020 onwards’ added.

Time updated
5:37pm, 30 November 2020

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Community testing

Page summary
Community asymptomatic testing helps identify and isolate individuals who have COVID-19 but do not have symptoms.

Change made
Added the attachment ‘Community testing: a guide for local delivery’.

Time updated
6:55pm, 30 November 2020

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

Change made
Performing arts – Updated guidance covering new local restriction tiers information.

Time updated
7:06pm, 30 November 2020

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Community testing to help lift restrictions in highest tiers

Page summary
Details have been set out by the Government to help local areas detect asymptomatic cases and offer a route out of the toughest restrictions.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
7:48pm, 30 November 2020

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Clinical evaluation confirms accuracy of LAMP test

Page summary
A technical and clinical evaluation has confirmed OptiGene RT-LAMP tests to be accurate and sensitive enough to be used for COVID-19 testing, including for those without symptoms.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 1 December 2020

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Rapid evaluation of OptiGene RT-LAMP assay (direct and RNA formats)

Page summary
Technical report summarising results from a series of evaluation studies on the OptiGene LAMP test.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 1 December 2020

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Lastminute.com commits to refund over £7m for cancelled holidays

Page summary
Following CMA action, lastminute.com has committed to pay out over £7m to customers waiting for money back after lastminute.com cancelled their holidays.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:59am, 1 December 2020

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Abortion statistics during the coronavirus pandemic: January to June 2020

Page summary
Statistics on abortions performed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from January to June 2020.

Change made
Updated ‘Abortion statistics during COVID-19: supplementary analysis, freedom of information requests and other data releases’ to include 1 new file: FOI-1267211: Legal abortions: total number of NHS funded abortions, residents of England, April to June, 2017 to 2020.

Time updated
9:30am, 1 December 2020

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Medical devices given exceptional use authorisations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Page summary
List of manufacturers and their medical devices which have been granted an exemption by the MHRA. The list also includes manufacturers whose exemption expired or was cancelled. This information will be listed for 2 months after expiry or cancellation.

Change made
Updated the list of those devices with an exceptional use authorisation as well as those no longer covered

Time updated
9:56am, 1 December 2020

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Ofsted warns of risk to children ‘out of sight’ during pandemic

Page summary
The Chief Inspector of Education and Children’s Social Care has warned that the invisibility of vulnerable children as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic should be a matter of national concern.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:00am, 1 December 2020

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Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 November 2020

Page summary
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:06am, 1 December 2020

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PPE deliveries (England): 23 November to 29 November 2020

Page summary
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:00am, 1 December 2020

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COVID-19 Winter Plan

Page summary
The government’s plan for managing COVID-19 through the winter.

Change made
Summary translations and large print versions added

Time updated
11:11am, 1 December 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship and special religious services and gatherings during the pandemic

Page summary
Guidance to provide advice on how places of worship can open, for limited permitted activities, in a manner that is safe and in line with national restrictions.

Change made
Guidance amended in line with regulations being laid before Parliament on 1 December to re-introduce Tiered restrictions in England.

Time updated
11:56am, 1 December 2020

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Payment deferral or deregister from money laundering supervision due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
You were able to get a payment deferral or deregister if you were a business with an annual fee due between 1 May and 30 September 2020.

Change made
Guidance has been updated for payment deferral and deregistering.

Time updated
11:57am, 1 December 2020

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Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.

Change made
Added ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 26 November 2020’.

Time updated
12:00pm, 1 December 2020

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Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 26 November 2020

Page summary
A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): requirements to provide public health information to passengers travelling to England

Page summary
Information that transport operators must ensure is provided to passengers and how to provide it.

Change made
Information about the Test to Release scheme added.

Time updated
12:09pm, 1 December 2020

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Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Guidance for providers of supported living settings.

Change made
Added easy read version of the guidance.

Time updated
12:39pm, 1 December 2020

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Local restriction tiers: what you need to know – alternative formats

Page summary
Alternative format versions of the guidance on the local restriction tier system, including what you can and cannot do in each tier.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:57pm, 1 December 2020

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Amanda Spielman launches Ofsted's Annual Report 2019/20

Page summary
The Chief Inspector spoke at the launch of Ofsted’s 2019 to 2020 Annual Report on education, children’s services and skills.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:13pm, 1 December 2020

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'Lockdown was the only way to stop the NHS being broken' – The Times Weekend Essay

Page summary
Comment piece from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, originally published in the Times on Saturday 28 November 2020.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:45pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care

Page summary
A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
Added ‘COVID-19: adult social care risk reduction framework – easy read’ and 10 language formats (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu).

Time updated
2:16pm, 1 December 2020

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Prime Minister's statement to the House of Commons on coronavirus regulations: 1 December 2020

Page summary
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement to the House of Commons.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:26pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

Page summary
List of data collections, services or requests which will be cancelled, paused or will continue.

Change made
Updated the current status of data collections and services.

Time updated
2:30pm, 1 December 2020

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Guidance for the Christmas period

Page summary
Guidance for the Christmas period.

Change made
Update to guidance.

Time updated
3:25pm, 1 December 2020

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Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Page summary
Meeting friends and family over the Christmas period – forming a Christmas Bubble.

Change made
Update to guidance.

Time updated
3:41pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information

Page summary
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.

Change made
Updated ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information – quick read’ and ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information’ to include information on the process of self-reporting.

Time updated
4:02pm, 1 December 2020

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COVID-19: Guidance for managing beaches, the countryside and coastal areas

Page summary
Guidance for the owners and operators of beach, countryside and coastal destinations during COVID-19.

Change made
Updated guidance to reflect the tier system in England from 2 December.

Time updated
4:11pm, 1 December 2020

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Visiting arrangements in care homes

Page summary
Sets out how care homes can support families and visitors to visit residents from 2 December.

Change made
Updated in line with restrictions that will apply from 2 December and added a summary of the guidance.

Time updated
4:31pm, 1 December 2020

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Arrangements for visiting out of the care home

Page summary
Sets out how care homes can support residents of working age on visits outside of the care home.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:31pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus: driving theory tests

Page summary
Find out how theory tests are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and what changes to expect when you take your theory test.

Change made
Updated to confirm theory tests will restart in all areas of England on Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Time updated
4:31pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus: driving tests

Page summary
Find out how driving tests are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and what changes to expect when you take your driving test.

Change made
Updated to confirm driving tests will restart in tier 1 and 2 areas in England on Wednesday 2 December, and in tier 3 areas on Thursday 3 December.

Time updated
4:31pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus: driver and rider trainer guidance

Page summary
Guidance for driving instuctors and motorcycle trainers about the restart of driver and rider training and tests, including working safely.

Change made
Updated to confirm driving lessons can restart in all areas in England from Wednesday 2 December, and driving tests will restart in tier 1 and 2 areas on Wednesday 2 December, and in tier 3 areas on Thursday 3 December.

Time updated
4:32pm, 1 December 2020

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Responsibility for autumn exams

Page summary
Guidance for schools and colleges on who should enter students for autumn exams, the health arrangements for exams and the support DfE is providing.

Change made
Added information about the support available for functional skills qualifications (FSQs).

Time updated
4:48pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus Act report: November 2020

Page summary
The fourth two-monthly report on which powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 are currently active.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:52pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for the public and sport providers

Page summary
This guidance sets out information for the public and sport providers on how to participate in grassroots sport and physical activity during COVID restrictions.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:20pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers

Page summary
Sets out how homecare agencies in England can order regular tests for their homecare (domiciliary care) staff.

Change made
Added Chinese and Polish translations of summary poster.

Time updated
5:22pm, 1 December 2020

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Prime Minister announces £1,000 Christmas grant for 'wet-led pubs'

Page summary
Support for pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than food through festive period.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:25pm, 1 December 2020

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Care home residents to be reunited with families by Christmas

Page summary
New guidance will safely allow indoor visits to care homes across England as the country moves back into tiered restrictions.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:36pm, 1 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for safe provision including team sport, contact combat sport and organised sport events

Page summary
This guidance sets out information on grassroots sport and physical activity during COVID restrictions including the team sport framework, contact combat sport framework, and advice on organised sport participation events

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:36pm, 1 December 2020

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COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Page summary
Guidance for owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms to enable their use while minimising the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Updated to reflect introduction of local tier restrictions.

Time updated
5:45pm, 1 December 2020

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Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave (‘furlough’) because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Guidance has been updated because the 30 November claim deadline has now passed.

Time updated
6:05pm, 1 December 2020

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Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Guidance updated to reflect that 30 November claims deadline has now passed.Section on holiday pay updated with further clarity on when employees can be furloughed.

Time updated
6:05pm, 1 December 2020

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Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
Guidance has been updated because the 30 November claim deadline has now passed.

Time updated
6:05pm, 1 December 2020

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Steps to take before calculating your claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Find out what steps you need to take before you calculate how much you can claim for furloughed and flexibly furloughed employees.

Change made
Guidance updated to reflect that 30 November claims deadline has now passed.

Time updated
6:06pm, 1 December 2020

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Other types of employees you can claim for

Page summary
Find out if you can claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for different types of employees.

Change made
Information about if you are claiming for a period up to 31 October 2020 has been removed.

Time updated
6:07pm, 1 December 2020

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Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Calculate how much you have to pay your furloughed employees for hours on furlough and how much you can claim back.

Change made
Guidance updated to reflect that 30 November claims deadline has now passed. Table with changes to the grant contribution removed.

Time updated
6:07pm, 1 December 2020

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Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Page summary
Claim for some of your employee’s wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
The guidance has been updated to reflect that the 30 November claims deadline has now passed.

Time updated
6:07pm, 1 December 2020

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Find examples to help you calculate your employees' wages

Page summary
Check examples to help you calculate your employee’s wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you’re claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Change made
The examples have been updated because the 30 November claim deadline has now passed.

Time updated
6:07pm, 1 December 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
Step-by-step guide updated to reflect recent changes to the scheme, and a new key dates guide has also been published.

Time updated
7:15pm, 1 December 2020

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HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

Page summary
HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme.

Change made
Updated the Eat Out to Help Out section to state that a geographic breakdown of the Eat Out to Help Out statistics for businesses with 25 or fewer outlets will be published in due course.

Time updated
7:30pm, 1 December 2020

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

Change made
The visitor economy – Updated guidance covering new local restriction tiers information.

Time updated
7:46pm, 1 December 2020

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Containing and managing local coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks

Page summary
Guidance for local authorities and local decision-makers on containing and managing COVID-19 outbreaks at a local level.

Change made
Removed annex 3, please instead refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-contingency-framework-for-education-and-childcare-settings

Time updated
8:01pm, 1 December 2020

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Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, if they are legally permitted to travel internationally.

Change made
Updated to reflect the latest Tier-based COVID-19 rules for England

Time updated
10:00pm, 1 December 2020

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Foreign travel insurance

Page summary
Wherever you’re travelling, it’s important to take out appropriate travel insurance before you go.

Change made
Updated to reflect the latest Tier-based COVID-19 rules for England

Time updated
10:00pm, 1 December 2020

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Interim phase: area SEND

Page summary
An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors and Care Quality Commission inspectors carrying out interim visits to local areas regarding their special educational needs and disabilities arrangements from October 2020.

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December).

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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Interim phase: further education and skills providers

Page summary
An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out interim visits and new provider monitoring visits to further education and skills providers from 28 September 2020.

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December).

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update

Page summary
Ofsted guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills providers.

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December).

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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Social care plans from September 2020

Page summary
Guidance for children’s social care providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection.

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December).

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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Education plans from September 2020

Page summary
Guidance for education providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection.

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December).

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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Making a childcare bubble with another household

Page summary
How you can get informal childcare for children under 14 from friends and family you do not live with.

Change made
Added guidance on how to switch your childcare bubble.

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF) and assurance visits

Page summary
Guidance on assurance visits to children’s social care providers and the social care common inspection framework (SCCIF).

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December).

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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Interim visits: registered early years providers

Page summary
An operational note for Ofsted inspectors carrying out interim visits to registered early years providers from 1 September 2020.

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December).

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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Making a support bubble with another household

Page summary
How you can safely expand the group of people you have close contact with during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Change made
Amended the eligibility criteria for a support bubble and added guidance on how to switch your support bubble.

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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Interim phase: maintained schools and academies

Page summary
An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out interim visits to state-funded schools from 28 September 2020.

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December).

Time updated
12:00am, 2 December 2020

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

Page summary
Guidance for commissioners and service providers for those dependent on drugs or alcohol.

Change made
Updated guidance with information on local restrictions from 2 December.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 2020

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Higher education providers: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
How higher education (HE) providers can minimise risk, and information about NHS test and trace channels.

Change made
Removed ‘Higher education: new national restrictions guidance’.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 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 guidance with information on local restrictions from 2 December. Removed easy-read and translated versions.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer aviation guidance for operators

Page summary
Safer travel and working principles for airports and aviation operators.

Change made
Link added to local tier restrictions for England.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation

Page summary
Guidance on General Aviation (GA) flying during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Local tier restrictions replace national restrictions 2 December.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer air travel for passengers

Page summary
How to travel safely in airports and on aircraft during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Local tier restrictions apply in England.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): taxis and PHVs

Page summary
Actions that drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs) can take to protect against coronavirus.

Change made
Local restriction tiers information updated.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for those leading a nomadic way of life

Page summary
Information on coronavirus (COVID-19) for those leading a nomadic way of life.

Change made
Updated guidance with information on local restrictions from 2 December.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

Page summary
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Local restriction tiers information updated.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 2020

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Festive travel tips for people considering overseas travel

Page summary
People thinking about going abroad over the festive period should read the following advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer transport guidance for operators

Page summary
Safer working principles and risk assessment for transport operators and organisations.

Change made
Local restriction tiers information updated.

Time updated
2:15am, 2 December 2020

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UK authorises Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Page summary
Government authorises first COVID-19 vaccine on independent advice of medicines regulator

Change made
First published.

Time updated
6:58am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice on accessing green spaces safely

Page summary
Advice on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others from coronavirus.

Change made
Updated with guidance from 2 December 2020.

Time updated
8:18am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people in England with animals

Page summary
Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on looking after the welfare of animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This advice applies to England only.

Change made
Updated with guidance from 2 December 2020.

Time updated
8:21am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

Page summary
This page provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated when new advice is available.

Change made
Local tier restrictions replace national lockdown.

Time updated
8:58am, 2 December 2020

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Forestry Commission operational update: coronavirus

Page summary
This update provides details on the Forestry Commission’s working practices during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Updated to reflect new Government guidance on coronavirus from the 2 December

Time updated
9:13am, 2 December 2020

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OPSS coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for business and local authorities

Page summary
Guidance on how OPSS is supporting businesses and local authorities and protecting consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
Guidance for manufacturers and makers of face visors added on complying with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

Time updated
9:34am, 2 December 2020

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Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 2 December 2020

Page summary
Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:00am, 2 December 2020

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NHS Test and Trace in the workplace

Page summary
Guidance on what to do if you or someone you employ is contacted by NHS Test and Trace, including self-isolation and financial support.

Change made
Updated to reflect the end of the national restrictions on 2 December 2020 and the reintroduction of the tiered system.

Time updated
10:11am, 2 December 2020

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UK medicines regulator gives approval for first UK COVID-19 vaccine

Page summary
The first COVID-19 vaccine for the UK, developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, has today been given approval for use following a thorough review carried out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:13am, 2 December 2020

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MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
We are producing guidance and information for industry, healthcare professionals and patients covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added link to news story on approval of first UK COVID-19 vaccine, in the ‘Vaccines and vaccine safety’ section

Time updated
10:13am, 2 December 2020

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Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus data briefing: 2 December 2020

Page summary
Slides on coronavirus presented by Dr June Raine, Prof Sir Munir Pirmohamed and Prof Wei Shen Lim.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:21am, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing guidance for employers

Page summary
Guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers on the regulations and legal obligations of running testing programmes.

Change made
Updated ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers’ and ‘Annex A: employer’s legal obligations’ documents in line with updates to government guidance.

Time updated
10:33am, 2 December 2020

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COVID-19 Winter Plan

Page summary
The government’s plan for managing COVID-19 through the winter.

Change made
easy read version added

Time updated
11:05am, 2 December 2020

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How your circumstances affect eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Page summary
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership find examples of how your circumstances can affect your eligibility for the scheme.

Change made
Update to provide clarity on verifying your eligibility with HMRC after having a new child.

Time updated
11:14am, 2 December 2020

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Remote education webinars

Page summary
How to access school-led webinars on remote education to help share good practice.

Change made
Updated ‘New webinars for middle leaders’ with additional webinar date.

Time updated
12:25pm, 2 December 2020

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School governance update

Page summary
Important news and communications from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England.

Change made
Added ‘School governance update: December 2020’.

Time updated
12:58pm, 2 December 2020

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Pay VAT deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out how to pay VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020. You can pay now or get ready to opt in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme.

Change made
Opt in to the the new payment scheme by the end of March 2021

Time updated
1:13pm, 2 December 2020

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How your trading conditions affect your eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Page summary
Find out what we mean by reduced activity, capacity or demand or temporary closure and read examples of how this could affect your eligibility.

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
1:15pm, 2 December 2020

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Return to your claim for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Page summary
Use the online service to check the status of your payment, update your details or if you think the grant amount is too low.

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
1:18pm, 2 December 2020

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Regulatory approval of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19

Page summary
Information for healthcare professionals and the public about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
1:45pm, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for safe provision including team sport, contact combat sport and organised sport events

Page summary
This guidance sets out information on grassroots sport and physical activity during COVID restrictions including the team sport framework, contact combat sport framework, and advice on organised sport participation events

Change made
Update to include clarification on personal training in Tier 3

Time updated
2:00pm, 2 December 2020

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Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Page summary
To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode.

Change made
Latest data table update added.

Time updated
2:00pm, 2 December 2020

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An update on the coronavirus vaccine, 2 December 2020

Page summary
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock gave a statement to the House of Commons about the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:17pm, 2 December 2020

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Driving test centre waiting rooms during coronavirus

Page summary
Check which driving test centre waiting rooms are open, and find out what the rules are for using them because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:22pm, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons

Page summary
Guidance for families and friends of people in prison in England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic.

Change made
Updated as a result of local restriction tiers.

Time updated
2:27pm, 2 December 2020

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Second Pubs Code Declaration ends today

Page summary
The Declaration put in place to pause and protect Pubs Code rights ceases after 02 December.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
2:27pm, 2 December 2020

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Visit someone in prison during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Page summary
Information and guidance about visiting prisons in England and Wales.

Change made
Updated as a result of local restriction tiers.

Time updated
2:30pm, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for the public and sport providers

Page summary
This guidance sets out information for the public and sport providers on how to participate in grassroots sport and physical activity during COVID restrictions.

Change made
Update to clarify personal training in tier 3 and under-18 age limit exemptions.

Time updated
2:48pm, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus: driving tests

Page summary
Find out how driving tests are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and what changes to expect when you take your driving test.

Change made
Added a link to information about driving test centre waiting rooms in the ‘When you come for your driving test’ section.

Time updated
3:05pm, 2 December 2020

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Local restriction tiers: what you need to know – alternative formats

Page summary
Alternative format versions of the guidance on the local restriction tier system, including what you can and cannot do in each tier.

Change made
Added ‘Local restriction tiers: what you need to know – easy read’ document.

Time updated
3:25pm, 2 December 2020

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Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

Page summary
Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus.

Change made
Updated to reflect the new local tiered system implemented on 2 December 2020. If your venue can open in the tier it is in, you must continue to follow the guidance on this page. If your venue must close in the tier it is in, you must follow this guidance when you are allowed to reopen.

Time updated
3:36pm, 2 December 2020

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Jobcentre guidance on COVID-19 Local Restriction Tiers

Page summary
Jobcentres will remain open, as they have throughout the pandemic, to provide essential services to those we cannot help remotely.

Change made
From 9 November, the Welsh Government announced an easing of restrictions. From then, the jobcentre guidance in place for Tier 2 (high) of the updated Local Restriction Tiers system (above) will apply to jobcentres and customers in Wales.

Time updated
3:52pm, 2 December 2020

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COVID-19 vaccine authorised by medicines regulator

Page summary
The vaccine will be made available across the UK to priority groups from next week.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
4:18pm, 2 December 2020

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Help the government increase coronavirus (COVID-19) testing capacity

Page summary
The government wants help from businesses to increase testing capacity in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.

Change made
Updated section ‘closed opportunities’. The call for direct offers to provide laboratory capacity has now closed.

Time updated
4:35pm, 2 December 2020

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COVID-19: letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people

Page summary
Reference-only version of letter from the government to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

Change made
Added YouTube link to British Sign Language version.

Time updated
4:38pm, 2 December 2020

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Higher education providers: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Information on student movements in December 2020, the return of students from January 2021 and NHS Test and Trace channels.

Change made
Added ‘Students returning to higher education for January 2021’.

Time updated
4:42pm, 2 December 2020

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Roll out of lateral flow tests to local authorities

Page summary
A list of local authorities across England issued with rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Change made
Added: Bradford, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kirklees, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Time updated
5:05pm, 2 December 2020

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COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships

Page summary
Guidance for people planning to get married or form a civil partnership in England.

Change made
Updated COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships, to reflect introduction of local tier restrictions.

Time updated
5:32pm, 2 December 2020

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Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 2 December 2020

Page summary
Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:33pm, 2 December 2020

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Coronavirus cases in England: 26 November 2020

Page summary
Epidemiological data and projection models used by the government to brief MPs on local restriction tiers.

Change made
Added new data set: Weekly case detection rates and tiers.

Time updated
6:32pm, 2 December 2020

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Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses)

Page summary
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Open)) supports businesses that have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions.

Change made
Payment period changed from 28 to 14 days.

Time updated
6:34pm, 2 December 2020

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Ofsted: phased return to inspections

Page summary
Ofsted’s return to inspection in 2021 will happen in phases, with no graded inspections for education or social care providers planned before the summer term.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:00am, 3 December 2020

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Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Page summary
Meeting friends and family over the Christmas period – forming a Christmas Bubble.

Change made
Translations added

Time updated
8:26am, 3 December 2020

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Claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Page summary
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible to claim the grant.

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
8:42am, 3 December 2020

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Quality of mortality data following the coronavirus pandemic, England and Wales

Page summary
During the first wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic period (March 2020 to present) there have been a variety of changes to the processes in which deaths are certified and registered under the Coronavirus Act 2020. We describe what these changes are and how they may have affected the quality of death registration data.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:30am, 3 December 2020

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Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 3 December 2020

Page summary
Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society. These faster indicators are created using rapid response surveys, novel data sources and experimental methods.

Change made
First published.

Time updated9:30am, 3 December 2020

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Number of COVID-19 tests in defence and positive cases in the UK Armed Forces 2020

Page summary
Summary statistics on the number of defence personnel who have had a COVID-19 test; and for the UK Armed Forces, the number of positive cases of COVID-19.

Change made
Addition of: Number of COVID-19 tests in defence and positive cases in the UK Armed Forces as of 3 December 2020.

Time updated

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Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update

Page summary
Ofsted guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills providers.

Change made
Added details of our plans from January 2021.

Time updated
9:37am, 3 December 2020

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VAT on admission charges to attractions

Page summary
Check which attractions are eligible for the temporary reduced rate of VAT from 15 July 2020.

Change made
This notice has been updated to reflect that the VAT reduced rate for tourism and hospitality has been extended to 31 March 2021.

Time updated
10:00am, 3 December 2020

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VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions

Page summary
If you’re a VAT registered business, check if you can temporarily reduce the rate of VAT on supplies relating to hospitality, accommodation, or admission to certain attractions.

Change made
Guidance has been updated to reflect the extension of the VAT reduced rate for tourism and hospitality from 12 January to 31 March 2021.

Time updated
10:00am, 3 December 2020

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COVID-19 vaccination programme

Page summary
Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

Change made
Added ‘Priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 2 December 2020’.

Time updated
10:16am, 3 December 2020

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Social care plans from September 2020

Page summary
Guidance for children’s social care providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection.

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown and added a link to our plans for January 2021.

Time updated
10:23am, 3 December 2020

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Education plans from September 2020

Page summary
Guidance for education providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection.

Change made
Removed information about our work during the national lockdown and added a link to our plans for January 2021.

Time updated
10:24am, 3 December 2020

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

Change made
Shops and branches – Updated guidance covering items that have been returned, donated, or brought in for repair. See the ‘What’s changed’ section for further information.

Time updated
10:26am, 3 December 2020

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Local restriction tiers: what you need to know – alternative formats

Page summary
Alternative format versions of the guidance on the local restriction tier system, including what you can and cannot do in each tier.

Change made
Added large print version.

Time updated
10:56am, 3 December 2020

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NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 19 November to 25 November

Page summary
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 26 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:00am, 3 December 2020

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Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated guidance on Ofsted inspections, parent and child groups, and local restriction tiers and contingency framework, and changed hyperlinks for 30 hours entitlement and tax-free childcare.

Time updated
11:08am, 3 December 2020

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Guidance to support the summer 2021 exams

Page summary
What schools, colleges and students need to know about taking GCSEs, AS and A levels and other qualifications in summer 2021.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:09am, 3 December 2020

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Letter from Gavin Williamson to Glenys Stacey

Page summary
The Secretary of State for Education writes to Ofqual’s Chief Regulator detailing the package of measures for GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in 2021.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:09am, 3 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures

Page summary
Our approach to school and college accountability, performance tables and data during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college accountability for the 2020 to 2021 academic year’.

Time updated
11:09am, 3 December 2020

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Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
Sets out what further education (FE) providers need to know for the autumn term so that students of all ages can benefit from their education and training in full.

Change made
Updated guidance on ensuring access to education on-site for students who need it, the expectations for education provided remotely, examinations and assessments, qualification achievement rates and inspections.

Time updated
11:17am, 3 December 2020

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NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Page summary
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports.

Change made
Updated to include information on the operational change regarding household contacts under 18.

Time updated
11:18am, 3 December 2020

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Letter from Glenys Stacey to Gavin Williamson, 2 December 2020

Page summary
Ofqual’s Chief Regulator responds to The Secretary of State for Education about the package of measures for GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in 2021.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:29am, 3 December 2020

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Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term.

Change made
Updated sections on ‘Assessment and accountability’, ‘Contingency planning for remote education’ (with a link to the contingency framework) and ‘Self-isolation and shielding’.

Time updated
11:48am, 3 December 2020

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New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Arbroath

Page summary
The UK Government has opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at Fleming House Car Park in Arbroath

Change made
First published.

Time updated
11:57am, 3 December 2020

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Pay VAT deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
Find out how to pay VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020. You can pay now or get ready to opt in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme.

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
12:12pm, 3 December 2020

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Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 2 December 2020

Page summary
Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination.

Change made
Updated to clarify the SARS-CoV-2 full length spike protein in the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Time updated
12:41pm, 3 December 2020

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More than one million cases reached by NHS Test and Trace

Page summary
Contact tracers have now successfully reached more than one million people who have tested positive.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:41pm, 3 December 2020

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National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports

Page summary
National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made
Added week 49 report, graphs and data table.

Time updated
2:00pm, 3 December 2020

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Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

Page summary
National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health.

Change made
Updated with new data release.

Time updated
2:00pm, 3 December 2020

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Closing certain businesses and venues in England

Page summary
This guidance sets out restrictions on certain businesses and venues in England under the different local COVID alert levels.

Change made
Updated information about business and venue closures in England, reflecting the introduction of local restriction tiers that came into effect on 2 December 2020.

Time updated
2:11pm, 3 December 2020

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Regulatory approval of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19

Page summary
Information for healthcare professionals and the public about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Change made
A note regarding the ingredients has been added as well as an accessible HTML version of ‘Conditions of Authorisation for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine’. A reference to the Medicines Act 1968 has been corrected.

Time updated
2:27pm, 3 December 2020

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Weekly national flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports published

Page summary
National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made
Added latest update.

Time updated
3:21pm, 3 December 2020

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Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary
What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added ‘Guidance to support the summer 2021 exams’ to the ‘Exams and assessments’ section.

Time updated
4:01pm, 3 December 2020

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Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings

Page summary
List of critical workers (key workers) and vulnerable children and young people who can access full-time education provision in the case of future restrictions on education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Updated to reflect the latest guidance on the contingency framework for education and childcare settings.

Time updated
4:06pm, 3 December 2020

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Get help with remote education

Page summary
Access guidance, resources and support for teachers and school leaders on educating pupils and students during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:11pm, 3 December 2020

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Government to add COVID-19 to Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme

Page summary
The government is taking this precautionary step in advance of a rollout of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine and in line with other immunisation programmes.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:41pm, 3 December 2020

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Travel corridor update, 3 December 2020

Page summary
No changes to travel corridor exempt list.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:43pm, 3 December 2020

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Welsh Secretary visits north Wales football club following lottery support

Page summary
Gresford Athletic FC will receive a share of financial package facilitated by the UK Government

Change made
Added translation

Time updated
7:02pm, 3 December 2020

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Coronavirus cases by local authority: epidemiological data, 3 December 2020

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Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority in England.

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Time updated
7:41pm, 3 December 2020

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PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

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Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Updated order limits for domiciliary care providers.

Time updated
9:07am, 4 December 2020

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Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Week ending 27th November 2020

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Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Week ending 27th November 2020

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9:30am, 4 December 2020

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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 4 December 2020

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Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 25 to 29 November 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.

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Time updated
9:30am, 4 December 2020

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Extraordinary regulatory framework: VTQ, Covid-19 Conditions and Requirements

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These documents set out our regulatory requirements for awarding organisations offering vocational and technical qualifications during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Change made
Notice added to disapply ExtVTQCov1 to ExtVTQCov5 between 4 December 2020 and 31 March 2021 in respect of extended project qualifications

Time updated
10:00am, 4 December 2020

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Test and Trace Support Payment scheme privacy notice

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Information on how and why personal data may be used in the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme.

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Time updated
10:05am, 4 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social distancing

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Information on social distancing

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HTML attachment updated.

Time updated
10:13am, 4 December 2020

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COVID-19: vaccination programme guidance for healthcare practitioners

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Guidance for healthcare practitioners about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

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Update report: details on page 3.

Time updated
11:28am, 4 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 4 December 2020

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Estimates for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Public Health England and Wellcome Trust.

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Time updated
12:00pm, 4 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey – Northern Ireland, 4 December 2020

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This report presents the latest findings for Northern Ireland from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey.

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Time updated
12:00pm, 4 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) weekly insights: latest health indicators in England, 4 December 2020

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This article brings together data about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in England. Exploring how these measures interact with each other can improve understanding of the severity and spread of the pandemic. This weekly summary gives a general overview of the current situation and explores variations for different age groups and regions.

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Time updated
12:00pm, 4 December 2020

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New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Elgin

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The UK Government has opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at Lossie Green Car Park in Elgin

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Time updated
12:54pm, 4 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government

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Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Added links to: Collection: Business support; Guidance: Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG)Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG): guidance for local authoritiesAnnouncement: Boost for high street as Jenrick extends opening hours for Christmas shopping; Guidance: Local restriction tiers: what you need to know; Guidance: Local restriction tiers: what you need to know – alternative formats; Guidance: Full list of local restriction tiers by area; Guidance: Tier 1: Medium alert; Guidance: Tier 2: High alert; Guidance: Tier 3: Very High alert; Tier posters: Medium, High and Very High; Statement: Returning to a regional tiered approach; Statement: Renewing regional coronavirus restrictions in England; Announcement: Tiering decisions to be made through national command structure; Announcement: More rapid COVID-19 tests to be rolled out across England; Roll out of lateral flow tests to local authorities; Policy paper: Community testing; Announcement: Community testing to help lift restrictions in highest tiers; Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing guidance for employers; Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) contingency framework for education and childcare settings; Collection: COVID-19 vaccination programme; Announcement: UK authorises Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine; Announcement: UK medicines regulator gives approval for first UK COVID-19 vaccine; Regulatory approval of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19; Guidance: COVID-19 Winter Plan

Time updated
1:29pm, 4 December 2020

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SAGE meetings, November 2020

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Minutes and papers from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings held in November 2020.

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Added 4 new papers under SAGE meeting 69.

Time updated
1:30pm, 4 December 2020

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The R number and growth rate in the UK

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The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.

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The R number range for the UK is 0.8-1.0 and the growth rate range is -3% to -1% per day as of 4 December 2020.

Time updated
1:30pm, 4 December 2020

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Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID-19) response – participants

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List of participants of SAGE and related sub-groups.

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New members added to the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M).

Time updated
1:30pm, 4 December 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (recent cases), 19 November 2020

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Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

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First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 4 December 2020

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NERVTAG: Certifying COVID-19 immunity, 19 November 2020

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Paper prepared by the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

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Time updated
1:30pm, 4 December 2020

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Dynamic CO-CIN report to SAGE and NERVTAG (all cases), 19 November 2020

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Clinical information provided to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).

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Time updated
1:30pm, 4 December 2020

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Defra/JBC: Wastewater COVID-19 monitoring in the UK: summary, 19 November 2020

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Paper prepared by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC).

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First published.

Time updated
1:30pm, 4 December 2020

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Scientific evidence supporting the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Evidence considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

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We have added 4 new papers under November.

Time updated
1:30pm, 4 December 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

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Jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation or passenger locator form requirements.

Change made
Exemptions added for certain senior executives, journalists, newly signed elite sportspersons, performing arts professionals, television production.

Time updated
1:36pm, 4 December 2020

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Working in England if you are a senior executive bringing significant economic benefit to the UK

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Senior executives can temporarily leave quarantine in England if they are undertaking business activities which are likely to be of significant economic benefit to the UK.

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Time updated
2:07pm, 4 December 2020

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Tell HMRC and pay the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant back

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If you made a claim in error as you were not eligible for a grant, have been overpaid or would like to make a voluntary repayment, tell HMRC and pay some or all of the grant back.

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Added translation

Time updated
3:33pm, 4 December 2020

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Claiming exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Instructions on how to claim exceptional costs related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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We’ve updated this page to include information about how to claim for extra funding during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency for costs incurred between March and the end of the summer term.

Time updated
3:45pm, 4 December 2020

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Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make one

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This page explains when to wear a face covering, exemptions from wearing one, and how to make your own face covering.

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Added translations: Arabic, Bangla (Bengali), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (Shahmuki) and Urdu.

Time updated
3:49pm, 4 December 2020

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COVID Support Force: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response

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Military personnel are supporting public services across the UK to assist with the response to COVID-19. This page has the latest information on the MOD’s activities.

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Updated: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response page as of 4 December 2020.

Time updated
4:38pm, 4 December 2020

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HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.

Change made
Update for week commencing Monday 7 December 2020 published.

Time updated
5:00pm, 4 December 2020

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COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships

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Guidance for people planning to get married or form a civil partnership in England.

Change made
Guidance for receptions and celebrations updated to reflect local restriction tiers. In Tier 1 and 2, up to 15 people may attend receptions and celebrations, with other restrictions applying. In Tier 3, receptions and celebrations are not permitted to take place.

Time updated
5:02pm, 4 December 2020

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

Change made
Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services – Updated guidance on Tier 3 restrictions to clarify that customers can enter the premises to place or collect any type of order between 5am and 11pm. See the ‘What’s changed’ section for further information.

Time updated
5:15pm, 4 December 2020

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Additional COVID-19 local authority enforcement powers

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Additional powers for local authorities to enforce COVID-secure regulations.

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First published.

Time updated
6:27pm, 4 December 2020

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COVID-19 vaccinations and care homes: programme launch

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A letter from the Minister for Care to local authorities, directors of adult social services and managers of care homes for older adults.

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First published.

Time updated
8:25pm, 4 December 2020

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Over half a million people taking part in pioneering COVID-19 research

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637,379 participants from across the UK have now taken part in public health research into the effects of, and treatment for, COVID-19 in just over 8 months.

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Time updated
12:15am, 5 December 2020

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COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for public health professionals.

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Added revised green book chapter 14a.

Time updated
3:01pm, 5 December 2020

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COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding

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Information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

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Time updated
4:10pm, 6 December 2020

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COVID-19 vaccination programme

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Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

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Added ‘COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding’.

Time updated
4:13pm, 6 December 2020

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