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Daily update from GOV.UK
Posted 16th May 2020


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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Government grants Transport for London funding package
Page summary
Government funding and financing package for Transport for London to protect key services.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
8:54am, 15 May 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 Heads of Centre, Heads of Department and teachers on objectivity in grading and ranking document added.
Time updated
11:29am, 15 May 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 ‘Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care’.
Time updated
11:34am, 15 May 2020


COVID-19: guidance for care of the deceased
Page summary
Advice to assist people required to manage bodies of deceased persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made
Added clarification on guidance and legislation.
Time updated
12:00pm, 15 May 2020


COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol
Page summary
COVID-19 guidance for commissioners and service providers for those dependent on drugs or alcohol
Change made
Added clarification on guidance and legislation.
Time updated
12:02pm, 15 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for educational settings
Page summary
Guidance for schools and other educational settings about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Change made
Added clarification on guidance and legislation.
Time updated
12:02pm, 15 May 2020


COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses
Page summary
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made
Added clarification on guidance and legislation.
Time updated
12:04pm, 15 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for the freight transport industry
Page summary
Guidance for the freight transport industry on international travel following government advice for British nationals.
Change made
Added clarification on guidance and legislation.
Time updated
12:05pm, 15 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): recreational general aviation
Page summary
Guidance on recreational general aviation (GA) flying during the coronavirus outbreak.
Change made
Limited relaxation of restrictions on general aviation in England.
Time updated
12:27pm, 15 May 2020


UK aid boost for charities fighting coronavirus
Page summary
International Development Secretary announces which charities and NGOs have received UK aid funding to help fight coronavirus in the developing world.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:00pm, 15 May 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
Updated information about claiming for additional costs, providing meals or food parcels through your food provider and ordering vouchers to cover multiple weeks.
Time updated
1:50pm, 15 May 2020


Overview of scientific information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page summary
The Department for Education’s response to issues raised regarding the science on coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made
First published.
Time updated
2:56pm, 15 May 2020


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Page summary
Check if you can claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and find out how to claim.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
4:07pm, 15 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice to local authorities on prioritising waste collections
Page summary
A guide to help waste collectors prioritise their collection services during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes managing household waste recycling centres.
Change made
Updated the document: Managing Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to reflect changes to the rules on necessary journeys.
Time updated
5:14pm, 15 May 2020


Government publishes latest R number
Page summary
The Government Office for Science has today (Friday 15 May) published the latest R number range for the UK.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:19pm, 15 May 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
Updated guidance including adding a new section clarifying the position on welcoming back all children to early years settings from 1 June, information on when childminders can reopen to more children, and what provision they can currently provide, information on testing for essential workers, and information for parents on temporary changes to the 30 hours free early education entitlements.
Time updated
5:28pm, 15 May 2020


Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 15 May 2020
Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP and the deputy chief medical officer for England, Dr Jenny Harries OBE.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:35pm, 15 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes
Page summary
Sets out the support package to keep care homes safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:46pm, 15 May 2020


Extra £35m for Wales in fight against coronavirus
Page summary
This takes the total amount of funding provided by the UK Government to support the effort to tackle the coronavirus in Wales to over £2.1 billion
Change made
Added translation
Time updated
5:51pm, 15 May 2020


Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
Page summary
What schools need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Updated guidance with the actions that schools will need to take in preparation for the wider reopening of schools on 1 June 2020.
Time updated
5:53pm, 15 May 2020


Care home support package backed by £600 million to help reduce coronavirus infections
Page summary
A new £600 million Infection Control Fund has been introduced to tackle the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in care homes.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:56pm, 15 May 2020


Supporting vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Page summary
Guidance for education settings and local authorities about children supported through social care, with EHC plans or identified as vulnerable by their school or local authority.
Change made
Updated guidance to reflect wider plans for more year groups to return to education settings, stating that vulnerable children and young people remain a priority, and are expected to attend if appropriate. We have not changed the groups included in the definition of vulnerable children, but have provided further examples of what types of children might be considered to be ‘otherwise vulnerable’, at the education provider’s discretion. We have also included updated links to Public Health England advice.
Time updated
7:01pm, 15 May 2020


Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 15 May 2020
Page summary
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the 15 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
7:26pm, 15 May 2020


New taskforce developing plan to reopen places of worship
Page summary
Faith leaders and government agree to develop plan to enable phased and safe reopening of places of worship.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
8:04pm, 15 May 2020


COVID-19 detection dogs trial launches
Page summary
Trials for specially-trained ‘COVID dogs’ that may be able to detect coronavirus (COVID-19) in humans, even before symptoms appear, are set to begin as part of new research.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
12:15am, 16 May 2020


 

Posted 16th May 2020


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