FURTHER GOVERNMENT UPDATES ON SINGLE ISSUES – COVID-19

Please find below the latest updates on single issues

Reallocating road space in response to COVID-19: statutory guidance for local authorities

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Guidance for local authorities on managing their road networks in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Details of amended legislation to speed up making Traffic Orders.

Transport Secretary announces new measures to “keep passengers safe now and level up for the future”

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Funding to protect and increase transport services, level up infrastructure and regenerate local economies after the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Up to £15 million to support the Citizens Advice service during COVID-19 pandemic

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Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland to receive funding boost of up to £15 million to help them deal with increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding – guidance for local authorities

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Guidance for local authorities setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

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Version 2 of Local Authority Discretionary Fund guidance published – businesses who are eligible for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) are now eligible to apply for the scheme.

Charter flights from Caribbean Islands for British travellers to return to the UK

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The UK has announced a further three charter flights to bring British travellers home from across the Caribbean.

Department for Education explanatory note on SAGE modelling

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An explanatory note for SAGE’s paper assessing the potential impact of more children returning to school on the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

UK Government announces three more charter flights for British travellers

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Further special charter flights from Nigeria will return British travellers to the UK.

£50 million boost to support the recovery of our high streets

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The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund will help councils in England introduce a range of safety measures in a move to get people back to work and customers back to the shops.

Reopening High Streets Safely Fund guidance

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Guidance to help local authorities and partners to deliver activities supported through the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.

6000 new supported homes as part of landmark commitment to end rough sleeping

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Radical plans to provide thousands of long-term, safe homes for vulnerable rough sleepers taken off the streets during the pandemic.

Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1 June

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A planning guide for early years providers, in England, to help prepare them to open their settings for all children from 1 June 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings

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Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

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Added ‘Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1 June’.