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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID-19) response – participants
Page summary
List of participants of SAGE and related sub-groups.
Change made
Participants added to the SAGE, SPI-B and SPI-M groups.
Time updated
9:12am, 5 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.
Time updated
9:12am, 5 May 2020


Specification for Rapidly Manufactured CPAP System to be used during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Page summary
This is a specification of the minimally clinically acceptable Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) system to be used in UK hospitals.
Change made
Added a link to new dedicated Yellow Card coronavirus website for reporting any incidents involving medical equipment relating to COVID-19 treatment.
Time updated
9:12am, 5 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
Update on summer 2020 GCSEs, AS and A level grades for students in year 10 and below and for private candidates added.
Time updated
10:00am, 5 May 2020


Ofqual publishes initial decisions on GCSE and A level grading proposals for 2020
Page summary
Consultation decisions on who should receive a calculated grade for GCSEs, AS and A levels.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
10:00am, 5 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for educational settings
Page summary
Advice for educational settings, and their students and staff, who are travelling or planning to travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Guidance updated to advise British nationals against all non-essential international travel for an indefinite period.
Time updated
12:46pm, 5 May 2020


COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Page summary
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
Change made
Added translated guidance.
Time updated
1:22pm, 5 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): attendance in education and early years settings
Page summary
A summary of how many children and teachers attended education and childcare settings since Monday 23 March.
Change made
Updated spreadsheets and added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) attendance in education settings: 30 April 2020 summary’.
Time updated
1:50pm, 5 May 2020


Eligibility for government childcare offers protected
Page summary
Temporary measures ensure critical workers will still be eligible for childcare offers if their income has changed due to coronavirus
Change made
First published.
Time updated
2:14pm, 5 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
Added the document “Managing Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic”.
Time updated
2:23pm, 5 May 2020


Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 4 May 2020
Page summary
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the 4 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
3:55pm, 5 May 2020


Health Secretary welcomes reopening of fertility services
Page summary
New guidance will allow clinics to reopen if they can prove measures to protect staff and patients are in place.
Change made
Removed the following line: ‘NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners are drawing up guidance for CCGs to put in place a framework for resuming services’.
Time updated
4:07pm, 5 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): verification of death in times of emergency
Page summary
Clarifying existing practice for verifying deaths outside of hospitals and providing a framework for safe verification of death during the coronavirus emergency.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
4:21pm, 5 May 2020


Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings
Page summary
List of critical workers (key workers) who can send their children to school or other educational settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Guidance title amended to help users find it. No change to the content.
Time updated
4:52pm, 5 May 2020


Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 5 May 2020
Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Angela McLean, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:26pm, 5 May 2020


Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 5 May 2020
Page summary
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 5 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:48pm, 5 May 2020


UK condemns cyber actors seeking to benefit from global coronavirus pandemic
Page summary
Foreign Secretary warns hostile cyber actors against using global pandemic for their own malicious ends
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:54pm, 5 May 2020


Case studies: remote education practice for schools during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page summary
Examples of practice for remote education from schools and academies across England.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:08pm, 5 May 2020


Personal protective equipment (PPE): export control process
Page summary
Information for economic operators who will temporarily need a licence to export PPE outside the EU, EFTA member states and certain other territories.
Change made
Removed notification form, clarified the date the changes came into force and added a link to the EU’s updated FAQ.
Time updated
6:33pm, 5 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to councils on the re-opening of household waste and recycling centres
Page summary
Letter to councils in England on the re-opening household waste and recycling centres.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:34pm, 5 May 2020


Posted 6th May 2020


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