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Posted 25th May 2020


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.Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Courts and tribunals tracker list during coronavirus outbreak
Page summary
This page holds a tracker list of open, staffed and suspended courts during the coronavirus outbreak. It will be regularly updated.
Change made
Tracker updated 21 May 2020
Time updated
9:02am, 22 May 2020


Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Week ending 15 May 2020
Page summary
Deaths Registered in Northern Ireland – Weekly Statistics – Week ending 15 May 2020
Change made
First published.
Time updated
9:30am, 22 May 2020


Call for concept notes for the British Embassy Tel Aviv “COVID-19 Enabling Fund”
Page summary
Funding opportunities for COVID-19 related activities. Deadline 5 June 2020.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
10:10am, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): antibody tests
Page summary
Information about the government’s coronavirus antibody testing programme. Antibody tests are to check whether a person has had the virus.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
10:40am, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re already getting benefits
Page summary
Guidance for people who were receiving benefits before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Added information about how coronavirus (COVID-19) affects tax credits.
Time updated
10:46am, 22 May 2020


COVID-19: investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases
Page summary
Information on case definitions, and the initial assessment and investigation of possible cases of COVID-19 infection.
Change made
Updated flowchart.
Time updated
11:21am, 22 May 2020


Staying safe outside your home
Page summary
The principles you should follow to ensure that time spent outside your home is as safe as possible.
Change made
Updated face coverings section to include statement: ‘You should be prepared to remove your face covering if asked to do so by police officers and staff for the purposes of identification.’
Time updated
11:25am, 22 May 2020


Monitoring emissions from some environmental permitting activities: RPS C7
Page summary
When you can delay and reschedule some emissions to air and water monitoring and other environmental monitoring because of COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions.
Change made
We have added our regulatory position on monitoring emissions for water discharge and groundwater activities permits. We have extended the expiry date to 30 September 2020.
Time updated
11:48am, 22 May 2020


Cleansing and PPE waste at a healthcare waste management facility: RPS C1
Page summary
When you can store or treat coronavirus (COVID-19) cleansing and used PPE waste without having codes 15 02 02* or 15 02 03 in your permit.
Change made
This COVID-19 RPS has been updated to include separately collected personal protective equipment (PPE) waste, coded 15 02 03.
Time updated
11:48am, 22 May 2020


Treasury Direction made under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020
Page summary
The Chancellor has made a further Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Change made
Added: Further Treasury Direction made under Sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Time updated
11:57am, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents
Page summary
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
Change made
Visa extensions for those unable to leave the UK because of coronavirus have been extended to 31 July 2020. The deadline for making an application from the UK to switch to a visa that would normally require you to apply from your home country has been extended to 31 July 2020.
Time updated
12:14pm, 22 May 2020


Find examples to help you work out 80% of your employees' wages
Page summary
Check examples to help you work out 80% of your employee’s wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you’re claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Change made
Welsh translation added.
Time updated
12:41pm, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation
Page summary
This page provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated when new advice is available.
Change made
Updated from jury trials working group 22 May 2020
Time updated
12:51pm, 22 May 2020


Ofqual decisions on awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer
Page summary
We are confirming following consultation the exceptional arrangements we have set out for awarding vocational and technical qualifications, and general qualifications (other than GCSEs, AS and A levels, the Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Awards in maths).
Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:00pm, 22 May 2020


Consultation on an additional GCSE, AS and A level exam series in autumn 2020
Page summary
Proposals for an additional exam series in autumn 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:00pm, 22 May 2020


Exceptional arrangements for assessment and grading in 2020
Page summary
Consultation on the assessment and grading of vocational, technical and other general qualifications.
Change made
Updated to include consultation outcomes and response documents.
Time updated
1:00pm, 22 May 2020


Responsibility for autumn GCSE, AS and A level exam series
Page summary
Expectations for centres on who should be responsible for entering candidates for autumn exams.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:00pm, 22 May 2020


Ofqual GCSE and A level consultation outcomes and autumn exam series proposals
Page summary
Our decisions following consultation on the exceptional arrangements for awarding calculated grades in GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer; and proposals for an autumn exam series.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:00pm, 22 May 2020


Personal information charter
Page summary
We need to handle personal data about you as part of our regulatory activities and so we can provide services for you.
Change made
Added an exceptional privacy notice for grading and assessment during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Time updated
1:00pm, 22 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
Changed to include updated guidance documents for centres and for teachers, students, parents and carers.
Time updated
1:00pm, 22 May 2020


Extraordinary regulatory framework: VTQ, Covid-19 Conditions and Requirements
Page summary
This document sets out our regulatory requirements for awarding organisations offering vocational and technical qualifications during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:00pm, 22 May 2020


Exceptional arrangements for awarding qualifications this summer
Page summary
Our decisions following consultation for awarding results in GCSEs, AS and A levels, other general, vocational and technical qualifications.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
1:00pm, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020
Page summary
This guidance aims to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020.
Change made
This page has been updated to reflect the publication of Ofqual consultation documents.
Time updated
1:01pm, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response
Page summary
The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and our collective knowledge of the virus is growing by the second.
Change made
We have updated the list of evidence provided to SAGE with a batch of reports on children and schools.
Time updated
2:08pm, 22 May 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
2:14pm, 22 May 2020


Plans announced for London’s Covid-19 recovery
Page summary
A new London Transition Board will co-ordinate London’s response as it emerges from the lockdown and begins to reopen its economy while controlling the virus.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
2:55pm, 22 May 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
Bid prospectus and forms published.
Time updated
3:15pm, 22 May 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
Addition of text ‘You should be prepared to remove your face covering if asked to do so by police officers and staff for the purposes of identification.’
Time updated
3:17pm, 22 May 2020


COVID-19: management of exposed staff and patients in health and social care settings
Page summary
Guidance on the management of staff and patients who have been exposed to COVID-19.
Change made
Added sentence in section 2, clarifying that second episodes of symptoms require isolation and repeat testing.
Time updated
3:23pm, 22 May 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
Addition of text ‘You should be prepared to remove your face covering if asked to do so by police officers and staff for the purposes of identification.’
Time updated
3:26pm, 22 May 2020


£300 million additional funding for local authorities to support new test and trace service
Page summary
Local authorities will be central to supporting the new test and trace service in England, with the government providing a new funding package of £300 million.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:51pm, 22 May 2020


Remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page summary
Information, guidance and support for teachers and leaders on educating children during the coronavirus outbreak.
Change made
Added information about Oak National Academy’s school packs, which are now available to be downloaded and used by schools.
Time updated
4:15pm, 22 May 2020


Home Secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals
Page summary
New measures at the UK border to guard against a second wave of coronavirus infections have been announced by the Home Secretary today.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:05pm, 22 May 2020


Government publishes latest R number
Page summary
The Government Office for Science is publishing the latest R number range for the UK.
Change made
The R number range for the UK is 0.7-1.0 as of 22 May 2020.
Time updated
5:12pm, 22 May 2020


Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 22 May 2020
Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:19pm, 22 May 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 22 May.
Time updated
5:21pm, 22 May 2020


Financial support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page summary
The government has pledged £750 million to ensure VCSE can continue their vital work supporting the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including £200 million for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, along with an additional £150 million from dormant bank and building society accounts.
Change made
updated sources of funding 22/05/2020
Time updated
5:34pm, 22 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
Information has been added to the care home support package attachment: a template for local authorities has been added under the heading ‘Publishing your rate uplifts and other extra funding for care providers on your website’.
Time updated
5:43pm, 22 May 2020


The R number in the UK
Page summary
The reproduction number (R) is the average number of secondary infections produced by 1 infected person.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:00pm, 15 May 2020


Home Secretary's opening statement to the government’s daily briefing on coronavirus
Page summary
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, explains the measures to be taken at the border to avoid a second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission at the 22 May 2020 daily press briefing.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:09pm, 22 May 2020


Online education resources for home learning
Page summary
Online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Updated list of online resources with additional resources organised by key stage.
Time updated
6:18pm, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from UK border rules
Page summary
This guidance explains who will be exempt from new UK border rules introduced due to coronavirus. The rules will apply to travellers to the UK from 8 June 2020.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:30pm, 22 May 2020


Financial assistance abroad
Page summary
Guidance on what you can do and who you can contact if you need financial help abroad, including during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Change made
Updated to include new emergency living costs loans available to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic
Time updated
6:31pm, 22 May 2020


Financial support for when you are waiting to return to the UK during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page summary
Guidance on the financial support from the government available for British people who are unable to return home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Change made
Added new emergency living costs loans information
Time updated
6:37pm, 22 May 2020


COVID-19: background information
Page summary
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features.
Change made
Updated global case numbers.
Time updated
6:47pm, 22 May 2020


HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Page summary
This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.
Change made
Update for w/c 25 May 2020 added.
Time updated
6:59pm, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care
Page summary
Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
8:28pm, 22 May 2020


Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page summary
Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Change made
Added information on new rules on entering or returning to the UK that will start on 8 June
Time updated
8:45pm, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) essential international travel guidance
Page summary
This page provides guidance on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel.
Change made
Added link to new guidance on entering the UK from 8 June
Time updated
8:47pm, 22 May 2020


Booking special charter flights during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Page summary
This page explains who is eligible to register for special charter flights, and how the booking process works to return to the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.
Change made
Added link to new guidance on entering the UK from 8 June
Time updated
8:54pm, 22 May 2020


Coronavirus – guidance on accessing green spaces safely
Page summary
Guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others.
Change made
Updated with the latest guidance on ticketed garden venues.
Time updated
12:15am, 23 May 2020


 

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