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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Page summary
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
Change made
Updated ‘Shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19’.
Time updated
9:15am, 17 April 2020


Guidance for consumers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and food
Page summary
Advice for consumers in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
10:55am, 17 April 2020


Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19
Page summary
This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak.
Change made
FAQs document updated.
Time updated
10:55am, 17 April 2020


17 more charter flights from India to return thousands of stranded Brits
Page summary
Seventeen more charter flights from India, with a total capacity of around 4000 passengers, will bring back more people in India who have been waiting for flights.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
11:53am, 17 April 2020


Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules: all sectors carriage of goods by road
Page summary
Temporary relaxation of the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules for drivers carrying goods by road.
Change made
Extension of the current relaxations, apart for break derogation in EU rules, until 31 May 2020.
Time updated
12:00pm, 17 April 2020


Attestation forms for travel to and within France
Page summary
Information for UK nationals about which attestation form to use when travelling to and within France during the coronavirus (COVID-19) decree.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
4:03pm, 17 April 2020


Government takes further action to support bus and lorry drivers who are keeping the country moving
Page summary
Temporary change applies to drivers whose licences are due to expire or have expired since 1 January 2020.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
4:04pm, 17 April 2020


Government to extend testing for coronavirus to more frontline workers
Page summary
Access to testing for those with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be extended across England to include additional frontline workers and symptomatic members of their household.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:14pm, 17 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information
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Privacy notice on COVID-19 virus testing for critical workers and their household members who are self-isolating because they’re showing symptoms.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:15pm, 17 April 2020


Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 17 April 2020
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Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:35pm, 17 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020
Page summary
This guidance aims to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020.
Change made
Updated ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020’ including details of Ofqual’s consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment.
Time updated
5:35pm, 17 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care
Page summary
Funding and financial support available for education, childcare and children’s social care organisations.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:54pm, 17 April 2020


Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 17 April 2020
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Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 17 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:09pm, 17 April 2020


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
First published.
Time updated
7:06pm, 17 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): local death management
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Statutory guidance for local authorities in England on Schedule 28 to the Coronavirus Act, which provides powers to support local and national death management.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
8:03pm, 17 April 2020


Letter to local authorities to work with faith groups and funeral directors to develop safe, sensitive and innovative ways for funerals to take place
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Letter to all local authorities in England to work with faith groups and funeral directors to develop safe, sensitive and innovative ways for funerals to take place.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
8:03pm, 17 April 2020


Government sets out plans to ensure bereaved families can attend funerals during pandemic
Page summary
Local Government Minister writes to all councils in England to ensure that family members can attend the funerals of their loved ones and that the wishes of the deceased are respected during this pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
8:04pm, 17 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care guidance
Page summary
Information for the social care sector on responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Change made
Added ‘COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes’ guidance.
Time updated
10:40pm, 17 April 2020


National testing coordinator warns against unapproved antibody tests
Page summary
Statement from Professor John Newton, national coordinator of the UK coronavirus (COVID-19) testing programme, warning against the purchase of unapproved antibody testing kits.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:15am, 18 April 2020


 

Posted 18th April 2020


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