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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

NHS works with tech firms to help care home residents and patients connect with loved ones
Page summary
Thousands of isolated residents and patients will be able to connect with their family and friends with video call devices, the government has announced.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:07am, 9 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): hospital discharge service requirements
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Sets out how health and care systems and providers should change their discharging arrangements and the provision of community support during the coronavirus situation.
Change made
Added translated versions of patient discharge leaflets.
Time updated
9:09am, 9 April 2020


We need a national effort to build testing capacity on a massive scale
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A message to businesses and industry from Lord Bethell, the health minister leading the government’s testing strategy, first published in The Times Red Box.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:00am, 9 April 2020


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.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:50pm, 9 April 2020


COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings
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Advice on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for stepdown in hospital or discharge to home or residential settings.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:15pm, 9 April 2020


COVID-19: guidance for health professionals
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Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.
Change made
Added Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings.
Time updated
1:16pm, 9 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance
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Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.
Change made
Added COVID-19: Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings
Time updated
1:16pm, 9 April 2020


Closing certain businesses and venues
Page summary
This document provides guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures.
Change made
Updated designation letter including additional details on which authorities are designated under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.
Time updated
1:55pm, 9 April 2020


MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
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We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Added link to new guidance on Approval of GxP documents when working from home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in the ‘Inspections and good practice’ section.
Time updated
3:15pm, 9 April 2020


Notice to exporters 2020/09: Export Control Joint Unit updates guidance on compliance checks for open licences
Page summary
Details of changes and further clarification on compliance checks for open licences (guidance in second document on this page).
Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:26pm, 9 April 2020


Notice to exporters 2020/10: processing licence applications during coronavirus (COVID-19)
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The Department for International Trade has revised arrangements for processing licence applications during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:30pm, 9 April 2020


Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer
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Calculated results for qualifications used for progression to higher and further education. Arrangements for other qualifications to be issued after Easter.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:41pm, 9 April 2020


Awarding qualifications in summer 2020
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Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
11:00am, 3 April 2020


Direction issued to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual
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Directions from Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, to Sally Collier, Chief Regulator of Ofqual, about awarding results for qualifications being assessed summer 2020.
Change made
Added ‘Direction to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual about vocational and technical qualifications, and other general qualifications’.
Time updated
3:47pm, 9 April 2020


Covid-19: Temporary changes to the Statutory Residence Test
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Letter from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to the chair of the Treasury Select Committee.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
4:00pm, 9 April 2020


Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles
Page summary
Notice allowing tank vehicles, with extended roadworthiness test certificates, to remain in service and on our roads without a valid ADR 1(C) certificate.
Change made
Consequential amendments arising from Authorisation 947 Rev.1 and Authorisation 476 Rev.4 to make it clear that the declarations referred to therein are accepted as an alternative to a valid ADR 1(C) inspection certificate.
Time updated
4:01pm, 9 April 2020


7/2020: coronavirus response: monitoring
Page summary
Business rates information letters are issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government at regular intervals throughout the year.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:13pm, 9 April 2020


Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 9 April 2020
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Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:16pm, 9 April 2020


NHS to benefit from £13.4 billion debt write-off
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Health Secretary announces over £13 billion of debt will be written off as part of a major financial reset for NHS providers.
Change made
Added link to regional breakdown of debt to be written off.
Time updated
5:28pm, 9 April 2020


Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 9 April 2020
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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 9 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:19pm, 9 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): how organisations can support the testing programme
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The government wants help from organisations with laboratory capability to increase the testing programme in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:54pm, 9 April 2020


Health Secretary launches biggest diagnostic lab network in British history to test for coronavirus
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today officially opened the biggest diagnostic lab network in British history at the launch of a new a site in Milton Keynes.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
7:17pm, 9 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures
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What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Updated information on mental health issues, educational staff from overseas, primary school place offers for April 2020, exclusion and the governing board’s duty to reinstate excluded pupils.
Time updated
7:43pm, 9 April 2020


COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
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Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Change made
Guidance updated.
Time updated
7:44pm, 9 April 2020


Covid-19 adoption support fund scheme to help vulnerable families
Page summary
Up to £8 million in funding for adoptive families to meet needs arising from coronavirus outbreak
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:15am, 10 April 2020


India charter flights to return thousands more stranded Brits
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Over 3,000 British travellers currently stranded in India will get home on an additional 12 charter flights which have opened for bookings today.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
7:17am, 10 April 2020


 

Posted 10th April 2020


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