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Daily update from GOV.UK

.Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Government begins large-scale virus infection and antibody test study
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20,000 households in England are being contacted to take part in the first wave of a major new government study to track coronavirus (COVID-19) in the general population.
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First published.
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8:59am, 23 April 2020


Support for the bereaved
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Information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
10:39am, 23 April 2020


MHRA approves COVID-19 vaccine trial in 7 working days
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We are prioritising and giving tailored scientific advice for potential treatments for coronavirus (COVID-19).
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First published.
Time updated
2:46pm, 23 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 news story on MHRA approval of COVID-19 vaccine trial in 7 working days, in the ‘Clinical Trials’ section.
Time updated
3:12pm, 23 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings
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Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.
Change made
Added guidance for children’s social care services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Time updated
3:32pm, 23 April 2020


New measures to protect UK high street from aggressive rent collection and closure
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High street shops and other companies under strain will be protected from aggressive rent collection and asked to pay what they can during the coronavirus pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:52pm, 23 April 2020


Coronavirus: How to help safely
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Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation.
Change made
Changed HTML text as part of a series of updates to content about volunteering during coronavirus. Deleted most of the HTML (this content has moved to another page that is about ways to volunteer and how to apply).
Time updated
3:56pm, 23 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 ‘National COVID-19 surveillance reports’.
Time updated
4:06pm, 23 April 2020


What parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak
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Information for parents and carers about educational provision for critical workers, school closures, exams, free school meals and home schooling.
Change made
Updated sections on closures, transport, vulnerable children, critical workers and resources. Removed information about Easter holidays.
Time updated
4:09pm, 23 April 2020


Philippines travel during coronavirus (COVID-19): Department of Tourism contacts
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Department of Tourism (DoT) local contacts for British people in the Philippines during the coronavirus restrictions, who are due to travel to the airport.
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First published.
Time updated
5:21pm, 23 April 2020


Philippines travel during coronavirus (COVID-19): local car rentals
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List of local car and van rental companies to help British nationals in the Philippines to get to the airport during the coronavirus restrictions.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:21pm, 23 April 2020


Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 23 April 2020
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Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor John Newton.
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First published.
Time updated
5:29pm, 23 April 2020


Dame Louise Casey writes to Local Authority homelessness managers and rough sleeping coordinators
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Dame Louise Casey, who is spearheading the government’s response on rough sleeping, thanks those who have worked to support 5400 rough sleepers off the streets in the past month.
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First published.
Time updated
5:34pm, 23 April 2020


Councils given flexibility with free childcare funding
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Councils can move free entitlements funding between settings in exceptional cases to meet demand during Coronavirus outbreak
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First published.
Time updated
5:48pm, 23 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
Added clarifications of testing capacity and strategy and re-ordered the page for improved readability.
Time updated
6:55pm, 23 April 2020


Coronavirus testing extended to all essential workers in England who have symptoms
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All essential workers in England and members of their households who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will now be able to get tested.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
7:08pm, 23 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 guidance for taking swab samples.
Time updated
7:33pm, 23 April 2020


 

Posted 24th April 2020


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