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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding – guidance for local authorities
Page summary
Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).
Change made
Updated with clarification of whether grants are subject to tax.
Time updated
9:20am, 24 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings
Page summary
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.
Change made
Added guidance on managing school premises during the coronavirus outbreak.
Time updated
9:24am, 24 April 2020


Philippines travel during coronavirus (COVID-19): local car rentals
Page summary
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
Updated car rental details for Cebu
Time updated
10:38am, 24 April 2020


£17 million government package to protect freight routes to Northern Ireland
Page summary
Funding to safeguard ferry routes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland during COVID-19 pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
10:53am, 24 April 2020


Emergency fund of up to £10.5 million to support lifeline transport links to the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly
Page summary
Government funds will maintain vital transport links to the mainland.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
10:53am, 24 April 2020


Vital routes for supplies and people kept open through coronavirus support package
Page summary
Action will protect the transport links the country relies on.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
10:53am, 24 April 2020


Ofqual consultation on awarding vocational and technical qualifications in summer 2020
Page summary
We’re seeking views on the exceptional arrangements we have set out for awarding vocational and technical qualifications, and general qualifications (other than GCSEs, AS and A levels).
Change made
First published.
Time updated
11:30am, 24 April 2020


Response to 9 April direction from Secretary of State for Education
Page summary
Response from Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, Ofqual, to the Direction from the Secretary of State for Education, about vocational and technical qualifications, and other general qualifications, in 2020.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
11:30am, 24 April 2020


Multi-million support for vulnerable children during COVID-19
Page summary
Extra support to keep children at risk of neglect or abuse safe during the Coronavirus outbreak
Change made
First published.
Time updated
11:39am, 24 April 2020


More Britons to return from Nigeria on UK charter flights
Page summary
900 more British travellers stranded in Nigeria are set to return home on three flights chartered by the UK Government.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:40pm, 24 April 2020


Awarding qualifications in summer 2020
Page summary
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
Guidance for vocational, technical and other qualifications updated to reflect consultation on grading arrangements for summer 2020.
Time updated
12:48pm, 24 April 2020


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
First published.
Time updated
12:50pm, 24 April 2020


Security of NHS and Public Health Services Digital Systems (Coronavirus) Directions 2020
Page summary
Direction given to the National Health Service and/or public health body.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:57pm, 24 April 2020


Digital innovations tested to support vulnerable people during COVID-19 outbreak
Page summary
New parents, unpaid carers, the homeless, young people and cancer patients could benefit from digital solutions as part of the TechForce19 challenge.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:04pm, 24 April 2020


Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak
Page summary
Guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training, changes to funding arrangements, data collections and assessment.
Change made
Updated to signpost to other recent publications including free school meals guidance and support for young people who are unable to access remote education. Also, updated information on governance arrangements and provision around the European Social Fund (ESF).
Time updated
2:30pm, 24 April 2020


Providing free school meals during the coronavirus outbreak
Page summary
Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Added a link to the 16 to 19 free meals in further education guidance and information about Aldi joining the national voucher scheme.
Time updated
2:30pm, 24 April 2020


Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus outbreak
Page summary
Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations about changes to apprenticeships due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made
Updated information on furloughed apprentices, end-point assessment, functional skills apprentices and qualification certification.
Time updated
2:30pm, 24 April 2020


Using clusters and hubs to maintain educational provision
Page summary
What educational settings need to know when making decisions on cluster or hub models, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 
Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:00pm, 24 April 2020


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
First published.
Time updated
3:32pm, 24 April 2020


UK leads way as nations endorse landmark pledge to make coronavirus vaccines and treatments available to all
Page summary
Countries from around the world today joined the UK in pledging to give everyone equal access to new coronavirus vaccines and treatments around the world.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:45pm, 24 April 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for UK businesses
Page summary
Guidance for UK businesses trading internationally.
Change made
UKEF finance and insurance support for exporters is now on a separate page, which we link to under the relevant heading.
Time updated
4:10pm, 24 April 2020


Furloughed workers to receive full parental leave entitlement
Page summary
Furloughed workers planning to take paid parental or adoption leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings rather than a furloughed pay rate.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
4:28pm, 24 April 2020


Freight transport in the context of COVID-19: joint statement by the United Kingdom, France and Ireland
Page summary
Statement by UK Secretary of State for Transport, French Minister of State for Transport and Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:00pm, 24 April 2020


Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 24 April 2020
Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Dr Jenny Harries.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:13pm, 24 April 2020


Secretary of State for Transport delivers daily coronavirus update (24 April 2020)
Page summary
Announcing measures to ensure transport boosts the national response to COVID-19 and paying tribute to the transport workers who have kept vital freight and passenger services running.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:35pm, 24 April 2020


UK announces 9 more charter flights from Pakistan to return thousands of stranded Brits
Page summary
These will include the first UK charter flight from Karachi, which will depart on 30 April, in addition to further departures from Islamabad and Lahore.   
Change made
First published.
Time updated
7:33pm, 24 April 2020


Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak
Page summary
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Update to reflect changes in Early Years Statutory Framework.
Time updated
9:40pm, 24 April 2020


Communities Secretary welcomes response to his call for parks to open
Page summary
The Communities Secretary has praised councils for ensuring that the vast majority of parks are open ahead of the weekend, so more people can get outside for exercise safely.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:01am, 25 April 2020


Clinical trial approved to help the NHS treat COVID-19 patients using plasma
Page summary
If effective, a national programme will deliver up to 10,000 units of plasma a week to the NHS to help treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:15am, 25 April 2020


 

 

Posted 25th April 2020


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