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Daily update from GOV.UK.
Posted 21st May 2020


GOV.UK

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Capacity Market: proposal to relax the rules temporarily in response to COVID-19
Page summary
We’re seeking views on ways to relax certain Capacity Market obligations and deadlines, reduce the burden and minimise terminations during COVID-19.
Change made
Government response published.
Time updated
9:00am, 20 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for educational settings
Page summary
Guidance for schools and other educational settings about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made
Added updated poster.
Time updated
11:43am, 20 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers
Page summary
Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Updated to provide guidance on what schools and colleges should be thinking about as they plan for more children to return from week commencing 1 June – especially around updating the child protection policy, designated safeguarding lead arrangements, protecting vulnerable children and mental health.
Time updated
11:47am, 20 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to the Care Act 2014
Page summary
Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
In Section 6, added local MPs to the list of people to whom the decision to exercise Care Act easements should be communicated. Added a paragraph at the end of Section 6 listing who the local authorities’ information will be shared with and how to find out details of which local authorities are operating under easements. Added a link to guidance on direct payments in Annex B.
Time updated
4:09pm, 20 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to all postmasters
Page summary
Letter from the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Paul Scully, to all postmasters, their staff and Post Office employees.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
4:19pm, 20 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response
Page summary
The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and our collective knowledge of the virus is growing by the second.
Change made
We have updated the list of evidence provided to SAGE with reports from the COVID-19 Clinical Information Network (CO-CIN).
Time updated
4:21pm, 20 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): recreational general aviation
Page summary
Guidance on recreational general aviation (GA) flying during the coronavirus outbreak.
Change made
Link added to Northern Ireland guidance document.
Time updated
4:28pm, 20 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): informing DHSC of the death of a worker in social care
Page summary
How local authorities and social care providers can tell DHSC about the death of an employee or volunteer in social care.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
4:28pm, 20 May 2020


Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 20 May 2020
Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP and Professor Stephen Powis.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:14pm, 20 May 2020


COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings
Page summary
Advice on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for stepdown in hospital or discharge to home or residential settings.
Change made
Updated guidance (all sections).
Time updated
6:47pm, 20 May 2020


What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak
Page summary
Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education.
Change made
Added information about the bank holiday and half term. Updated information on 30 hours free childcare, transport and SEND.
Time updated
7:11pm, 20 May 2020


Coronavirus and regional security: UK statement on Foreign Ministers' meeting
Page summary
The Foreign Secretary hosted a meeting with the Turkish, French, and German Foreign Ministers, to discuss coronavirus as well as Middle East security issues.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
7:11pm, 20 May 2020


Oliver Dowden's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 20 May 2020
Page summary
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary gave the 20 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
7:23pm, 20 May 2020


Posted 21st May 2020


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