Coronavirus: latest information

For guidance and advice, please use the government and NHS portals:
 

Government portal: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS Health portal: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

People with potential symptoms are being asked to complete the Coronavirus Status Checker and answer a short series of questions which will tell the NHS about their experience and help them build up additional data on the outbreak.

 

 

For more detailed advice on a range of issues, please use the menu on the left hand side of this page, with some key news and announcements also highlighted in bulletins below:

 

News

Covid-19 Bulletin #19 News from the weekend

Covid Bulletin

 

National

The Prime Minister made a statement in Downing Street this morning, encouraging everyone to maintain the lockdown measures

The Government has announced the scaling up of mobile testing units that will be operated by the armed forces

Covid-19 Bulletin #16 News from the last 24 hours

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National

Health Secretary announced £45 million funding for vaccine trials at both Oxford University and Imperial College. The Oxford team are due to begin human trials tomorrow.

Covid-19 Bulletin #15 News from the last 24 hours

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National

The Chancellor announced a new £1.25 billion coronavirus package to protect innovation in UK. Basingstoke and Guildford/Aldershot are among 16 UK towns identified by TechNation as “Digital Suburbs”

Covid-19 Bulletin #14 News from the weekend

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National

The online portal for the Job Retention Scheme opens today and HMRC has published guidance for employers. The scheme has now been extended until the end of June

A new term begins - at home

This article was written by Damian and publshed in the Herald Group of papers on the 16th April:

"Next week, we will have the strange experience of Back to School, while not actually going back to school.  

Covid-19 Bulletin #13 News from the last 24 hours

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National

The Government announced that the lockdown will continue for at least another 3 weeks, with details of five conditions that must be met before the measures can be eased.