COVID-19 Government Update
 
On 1st April 2020, the government issued several updates as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on business support grant funding
Page summary
Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).
Change made
Updated information on state aid, monitoring and reporting requirements, post payment checks, eligibility of charities.
Time updated
10:49am, 1 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding – guidance for businesses
Page summary
Guidance for businesses setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).
Change made
First published.
Time updated
11:05am, 1 April 2020

MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Page summary
We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Added link to new guidance on ‘MHRA regulatory flexibilities resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19)’
Time updated
11:08am, 1 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to the Care Act 2014
Page summary
Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Change made
Added email address at the end of section 6. 
Time updated
2:36pm, 1 April 2020

Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 1 April 2020
Page summary
Press conference slides and datasets used by The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:11pm, 1 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): induction for newly qualified teachers
Page summary
Guidance about changes to newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
5:17pm, 1 April 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 ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): induction for newly qualified teachers’.
Time updated
5:18pm, 1 April 2020

Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 1 April 2020
Page summary
Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 1 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:06pm, 1 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): notification of data controllers to share information
Page summary
Notification of data controllers in healthcare organisations, GPs, local authorities and arm’s length bodies that they should share information to support efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:17pm, 1 April 2020

FCO privacy notice: coronavirus (COVID-19) repatriation flights
Page summary
This notice explains how the Foreign & Commonwealth Office processes personal data relating to special charter flights during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Change made
First published.
Time updated
6:30pm, 1 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people
Page summary
Questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people.
Change made
Updated guidance on educational provision over the Easter holidays.
Time updated
6:46pm, 1 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures
Page summary
Guidance for local authorities, early years settings and childminders about childcare provision following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Change made
Updated to clarify the income support available and the requirements for providing safe, quality care for vulnerable and critical workers’ children.
Time updated
9:44pm, 1 April 2020
 
 
 

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