LATEST SINGLE ISSUE COVID UPDATES GOV.UK

See latest Single Issue Covid updates from Gov.uk, including MOT Testing as mandatory from August.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus and shielding of clinically extremely vulnerable people in England: 9 June to 18 June 202

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Information about individuals that are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable to coronavirus in England. How has their health condition, healthcare and mental health changed since being advised to shield? Are they, and those they live with, following guidance and what support is helping, or is needed, to help shield?

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Time updated
9:30am, 29 June 2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill receives royal assent

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New measures will help to relieve the burden on businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Other measures came into effect on Saturday 27 June with secondary legislation. We’ll publish more guidance for private companies and other company types in due course.

Time updated
9:32am, 29 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer transport guidance for operators

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Safer working principles and risk assessment for transport operators and organisations.

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Social distancing guidance updated.

Time updated
9:53am, 29 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

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Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Social distancing guidance updated.

Time updated
9:53am, 29 June 2020

PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment

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Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency.

Change made
Updated order limits.

Time updated
10:00am, 29 June 2020

Shielding update: letter to patients, 22 June 2020

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Translations and accessible formats of a letter from the government sent to patients who are shielding.

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First published.

Time updated
10:26am, 29 June 2020

Making traffic regulation orders during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Assistance and clarifying information regarding the traffic orders procedure regulations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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First published.

Time updated
11:13am, 29 June 2020

Get technology support for children and schools during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on how to get digital devices, internet access and support to provide remote education and access to children’s social care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Updated with various clarifications, including emphasising that devices are for education and social care, adding information on protecting children and young people online, and linking to guidance on loaning or gifting devices.

Time updated
11:53am, 29 June 2020

Major changes to insolvency law come into force

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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act has received Royal Assent and came into force on 26 June 2020.

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First published.

Time updated
12:06pm, 29 June 2020

Dstl release research on stability of COVID-19 in the air

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Dstl research on the stability of the COVID-19 virus in the air also supports the scientific advice provided to the Government on COVID-19 control measures

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First published.

Time updated
12:11pm, 29 June 2020

Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020

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Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020.

Change made
Added information that MOT extensions will only be applied for MOTs due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020. Added information on what to do if your MOT is due on or after 1 August 2020.

Time updated
1:48pm, 29 June 2020

Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August

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Move will help ensure that vehicles are kept safe to drive.

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First published.

Time updated
1:52pm, 29 June 2020

Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

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Find out how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages.

Change made
The following sections have been updated 1.2 Government support for self-employed people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) – survey results and 3.5 Tax credits – SMS campaign.

Time updated
2:13pm, 29 June 2020

Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

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Secretary of State for Education issues a third notice about changes to state-funded school inspections requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made
Added a third notice for July 2020.

Time updated
2:54pm, 29 June 2020

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK

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The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK.

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Updated daily figures.

Time updated
2:58pm, 29 June 2020

Easing coronavirus health measures at the UK border

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Exempting passengers from self-isolation requirements in certain circumstances on arrival in the UK.

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First published.

Time updated
4:21pm, 29 June 2020

Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19)

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There are different regulations which apply to devices and equipment including hand gels and PPE (personal protective equipment)

Change made
Added explanations about the regulations around face coverings.

Time updated
4:36pm, 29 June 2020

Medical devices given exceptional use authorisations during the COVID-19 pandemic

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List of manufacturers and their medical devices which have been granted an exemption by the MHRA

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First published.

Time updated
4:55pm, 29 June 2020

More firms can now benefit from the Future Fund

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More start-ups and innovative firms will be able to apply for investment from the government’s Future Fund from today (Tuesday 30 June).

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First published.

Time updated
12:15am, 30 June 2020.