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Covid-19 Bulletin #5

Covid 19 Update



Public Health England has published new guidance to ensure funerals are conducted safely.

Sport England has announced a support package of up to £195 million to help community sport and physical activity.

Covid-19 Bulletin #4 - news from the last 24 hours

Covid-19 Update



Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.

New guidance on recreational general aviation has been published.

Covid-19 Bulletin #3 - news from the last 24 hours

Covid-19 Up-date



The Foreign Office has pledged up to £75 million government funding to bring UK travellers back home

The Government has published a new set of FAQs summarising key guidance in a simple and easy-to-read format.

Covid-19 Bulletin #2 - news from the weekend

Covid-19 Update



New guidance on home moving during the coronavirus outbreak has been published.

New guidance on access to green spaces  has also been published.

Bold announcements in the Budget welcomed

Damian welcomes the extensive measures announced in this week’s Budget, which include a comprehensive response to the immediate impact of Covid-19 together with capital investment which will lay the foundations for the UK’s future growth and prosperity.

Damian said:

Damian talks on human capital investment

Damian spoke in the Budget debate and called for new ways to think about investment in human capital, to seize opportunities and deal with changes in jobs as a result of automation and technology:


Careers Week at Eggar's School

Damian made a return visit to Eggar's School in Alton for a Q&A with Year 7 students, with some great and engaging questions on careers and parliamentary life in general.

Damian on BBC Politics South

Damian was a guest on BBC Politics South today with Peter Henley, Southampton City Cllr Satvir Kaur, and Phiala Mehring of the National Flood Forum. BBC South at 10am

Damian visits Kidney Care in Alton

Damian was Interested to meet with Alton-based Kidney Care UK last week, and to see more detail today on the plans to introduce a new opt-out system for organ donation – providing thousands of people across the UK the opportunity to have the life-changing surgery they need.