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Daily update from GOV.UK.
Posted 5th June 2020


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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

COVID-19: PHE laboratory assessments of molecular tests
Page summary
PHE has undertaken rapid assessments of commercially provided diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid detection with further evaluations ongoing.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:00am, 4 June 2020


3D printing (additive manufacturing) of medical devices or component parts during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Page summary
The requirements on manufacturing 3D printing will depend on whether the item is classed as a medical device or personal protective equipment (PPE).
Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:30am, 4 June 2020


MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page summary
We are producing guidance and information for industry, healthcare professionals and patients covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Added link to new guidance on 3D printing to the ‘Medical Devices’ section
Time updated
9:38am, 4 June 2020


Coronavirus support from Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations
Page summary
Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations are providing coronavirus related support for specific sectors.
Change made
Details for the Safety Assessment Federation, the Business Services Association and the Association of Meter Operators added.
Time updated
10:09am, 4 June 2020


COVID-19: changes to Veterans UK Services
Page summary
Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, there are changes to Veterans UK services. You can find the latest information here
Change made
Update to change in services and replacement image
Time updated
11:19am, 4 June 2020


School governance update
Page summary
Important news and communications from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England.
Change made
Added ‘School governance: coronavirus (COVID-19) update’.
Time updated
11:24am, 4 June 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Driver CPC card validity for lorry, bus and coach drivers
Page summary
Changes to the validity of Driver CPC cards held by lorry, bus and coach drivers.
Change made
Driver CPC card enforcement relaxation revoked.
Time updated
12:00pm, 4 June 2020


Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers
Page summary
Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for our customers and protect the welfare of our employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
From 1 June 2020, there will be an exception to the suspension of strike off activity. In cases where our law enforcement partners have concluded that companies are no longer in operation following an investigation, the registrar will continue with strike off action for those companies.
Time updated
12:03pm, 4 June 2020


Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1 June
Page summary
Planning guides for school leaders to help them prepare to open their schools for more pupils during the coronavirus outbreak.
Change made
Updated the planning guide for primary schools to reflect the announcement by the Prime Minister about the decision, based on all the evidence, to move forward with wider opening of education and childcare settings. We have also added links in the primary schools guide, to the planning guide for early years settings, and the updated attendance reporting guidance.
Time updated
12:49pm, 4 June 2020


COVID-19: number of outbreaks in care homes – management information
Page summary
Weekly number and percentage of care homes reporting a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 to PHE by local authorities, regions and PHE centres.
Change made
Added latest weekly data.
Time updated
2:00pm, 4 June 2020


National COVID-19 surveillance reports
Page summary
National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems.
Change made
Added week 23 report and infographic.
Time updated
2:00pm, 4 June 2020


Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
Page summary
The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.
Change made
Updated to reflect the change in government policy from 1 June.
Time updated
3:06pm, 4 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
Added new section on NHS test and trace.
Time updated
3:34pm, 4 June 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons
Page summary
This page provides guidance for families and friends of those in prison in England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic.
Change made
Updated information on secure video calling.
Time updated
3:38pm, 4 June 2020


Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
Page summary
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak.
Change made
The FAQs have been updated to reflect the change in government policy from 1 June.
Time updated
3:40pm, 4 June 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): recreational general aviation
Page summary
Guidance on recreational general aviation (GA) flying during the coronavirus outbreak.
Change made
Clarification of social distancing and link to Scottish guidance added.
Time updated
3:52pm, 4 June 2020


Get a payment deferral or deregister from money laundering supervision due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page summary
Check if you can get a payment deferral or deregister if you are a business with an annual fee due between 1 May and 30 September 2020.
Change made
Update to explain that you do not need to contact HMRC if you choose to defer payment.
Time updated
4:03pm, 4 June 2020


Help the government increase coronavirus (COVID-19) testing capacity
Page summary
The government wants help from businesses to increase testing capacity in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.
Change made
Under further information, replaced the link ‘How commercially available coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostics products are being evaluated’ with a link to ‘Assessment and procurement of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests’.
Time updated
4:53pm, 4 June 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 ‘Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses’.
Time updated
5:00pm, 4 June 2020


Next steps for work on COVID-19 disparities announced
Page summary
Following the release of the Public Health England review into disparities in the risks and outcomes of COVID-19, the Government’s Equality Hub is today (4th June 2020) setting out how this work will be taken forward.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:15pm, 4 June 2020


Slides, datasets and transcripts to accompany coronavirus press conferences
Page summary
Slides, datasets and transcripts from press conferences at 10 Downing Street in response to coronavirus.
Change made
Addition of slides and datasets for 4 June 2020.
Time updated
5:21pm, 4 June 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)
Page summary
Information for providers about managing initial teacher training courses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made
Updates to the guidance to help initial teacher training (ITT) providers reduce the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their ITT provision.
Time updated
5:31pm, 4 June 2020


Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice
Page summary
Mandatory guidance on the criteria that organisations must meet to provide initial teacher training (ITT).
Change made
Guidance updated based on current public health advice, to help initial teacher training (ITT) providers reduce the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their ITT provision.
Time updated
5:31pm, 4 June 2020


UK aid-backed drone technology supports Ghana's coronavirus fight
Page summary
A partnership between UK aid and Gavi: the Vaccine Alliance, is supporting the Government of Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect coronavirus test samples.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:33pm, 4 June 2020


Transport Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 4 June 2020
Page summary
Face coverings will now be required on public transport during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:57pm, 4 June 2020


Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK
Page summary
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.
Change made
Updated figures.
Time updated
6:11pm, 4 June 2020


Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport
Page summary
From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
8:51pm, 4 June 2020


India joins UK’s global vaccine mission
Page summary
The UK organised the Global Vaccine Summit 2020 on 4 June, helping secure US$7.4 billion (approximately £6 billion) in funding to support global vaccine supply and immunisation.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:54am, 5 June 2020


 

Posted 5th June 2020


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