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Daily update from GOV.UK
Posted 3rd June 2020


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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

UK science and the fight against COVID-19
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Dr Hanbin ZHENG, Senior UK Science & Innovation Officer, on the UK’s science-led international collaborations, especially in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region, in the fight against COVID-19.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:18am, 2 June 2020


Legionnaires' disease: national surveillance scheme
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Guidance on the control and prevention of Legionnaires’ disease in England, including disease surveillance and reporting forms.
Change made
Reporting form updated to include COVID-19.
Time updated
9:30am, 2 June 2020


HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics
Page summary
HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme.
Change made
Published updated data (up to end of Sunday 31 May) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and published new data for the VAT payments deferral scheme.
Time updated
9:50am, 2 June 2020


COVID-19: Home Office extraordinary funding for domestic abuse support services
Page summary
Guidance for the £2 million Home Office fund for domestic abuse charities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Change made
Added the bidder clarifications document.
Time updated
12:02pm, 2 June 2020


COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes
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Review into how different factors have affected COVID-19 risk and outcomes.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:14pm, 2 June 2020


Coronavirus: Environment Agency update
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The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:21pm, 2 June 2020


European Structural and Investment Funds: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
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A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19.
Change made
The ERDF and ESF Q&A have been updated with new questions or amended answers to existing questions. See date of update next to questions for those updated or added.
Time updated
12:46pm, 2 June 2020


Coronavirus support from Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations
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Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations are providing coronavirus related support for specific sectors.
Change made
Added details about British Marine and Certass Trade Association.
Time updated
12:53pm, 2 June 2020


Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak
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What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Guidance updated to include a restructure of the document in line with wider opening, updated content on funding including in relation to the Competition and Markets Authority and insurance, updated content on infection prevention and control, a new section on attendance, new information on the use of community centres and before and after school clubs, a new section of safeguarding and welfare including provisions for children with SEND and a clarification on paediatric first aid certificates.
Time updated
1:17pm, 2 June 2020


Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus outbreak
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A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.
Change made
Added latest data and ‘29 May 2020 summary: attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’.
Time updated
1:50pm, 2 June 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing data methodology
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Information on the data sources and methodology used to provide the daily statistics on coronavirus testing.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
2:16pm, 2 June 2020


Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK
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The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.
Change made
Notes about testing data sources and methodology have been moved to a new page: ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing data methodology’. Figures will be updated later today.
Time updated
2:47pm, 2 June 2020


The British Embassy Ashgabat opens its call for project proposals
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The Embassy will provide funding up to $50,000 per project for project ideas that support activities related to Turkmenistan’s national plan to prevent COVID-19.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:12pm, 2 June 2020


COVID-19: guidance for sampling and for diagnostic laboratories
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Information for clinical diagnostic laboratories regarding safety, sampling and packaging specimens associated with COVID-19.
Change made
Updated link to video on packaging diagnostic samples containing Hazard group 3 (HG3) pathogens.Addition of link to reinstated E28 primary testing form.
Time updated
3:25pm, 2 June 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
Reinstated COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): laboratory testing request form (E28).
Time updated
3:29pm, 2 June 2020


Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.
Change made
The YouTube video about the Statutory Sick Pay rebate scheme has been updated.
Time updated
3:54pm, 2 June 2020


Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Page summary
This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made
Updated with information on which apprentices should be prioritised in the offer of face-to-face training from 15 June, and details of the flexibility that enables apprentices to take end-point assessment ahead of receiving their calculated functional skills qualification results.
Time updated
4:37pm, 2 June 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested
Page summary
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.
Change made
Added documents for care homes: ‘How to use Randox test kits’ and ‘How to use non-Randox test kits’.
Time updated
4:40pm, 2 June 2020


Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 2 June 2020
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Press conference slides and datasets used by The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP and Professor John Newton.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:02pm, 2 June 2020


Statements regarding COVID-19 tests evaluated by PHE
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Public Health England (PHE) has undertaken rapid evaluations of selected commercial diagnostic kits and serological assays.
Change made
Addition of position statement on inactivation of SARS-CoV-2.
Time updated
5:03pm, 2 June 2020


Slides, datasets and transcripts to accompany coronavirus press conferences
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Slides, datasets and transcripts from press conferences at 10 Downing Street in response to coronavirus.
Change made
Addition of slides and datasets for 2 June 2020.
Time updated
5:04pm, 2 June 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses
Page summary
The latest information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read this page for regular updates.
Change made
Latest news updated to extend BPS deadline for land change requests to midnight on 9 June 2020.
Time updated
5:15pm, 2 June 2020


Answers to the most common topics asked about by the public for the coronavirus press conference
Page summary
Read answers to the questions that best capture most common topics people asked about.
Change made
We’ve removed the question about how the alert level is calculated while we update the answer.
Time updated
5:28pm, 2 June 2020


Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 1 June 2020
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Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the 1 June 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:31pm, 2 June 2020


FCO areas of research interest (ARI) 2020: coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Page summary
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) ARI has been updated to set out our research areas of interest relating to the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:58pm, 2 June 2020


COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings
Page summary
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19.
Change made
Updates made to introduction and sections 4.3, addition of section 4.4 and section 5.
Time updated
6:04pm, 2 June 2020


What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak
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Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education.
Change made
Updated information on what parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak. This includes information on the curriculum, afterschool activities, repeating a year for pupils, transport and keeping children safe online. We have also amended information on if its compulsory to send pupils to educational settings and education for children at home. It also includes updated information for parents of children with special education needs.
Time updated
6:51pm, 2 June 2020


COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services
Page summary
This Framework sets out how we will take decisions about easing coronavirus-related restrictions in prisons.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:59pm, 2 June 2020


COVID-19: Probation Roadmap to Recovery
Page summary
A summary of how we plan to continue to deliver probation services whilst COVID-19 remains a factor but government guidance on lockdown is gradually relaxed.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:59pm, 2 June 2020


Coronavirus recovery in prisons and probation
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Prisons and Probation Minister Lucy Frazer has today (2 June 2020) set out how those services will start to recover from the restrictions imposed in response to coronavirus.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
7:00pm, 2 June 2020


Coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses
Page summary
Local authorities have received and distributed funding to support small and medium businesses in England during coronavirus.
Change made
Data updated as of 31 May.
Time updated
7:53pm, 2 June 2020


Public health border measures to come into force next week
Page summary
The rules which cover the new measures at the UK border to protect against coronavirus will be published on 3 June 2020.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
10:30pm, 2 June 2020


 

Posted 3rd June 2020


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