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MHCLG Coronavirus Bulletin Information

Please be aware that guidance is updated frequently. Please ensure you are following the latest guidance.

09 June 2020

 

Where to find the latest information and guidance 

 

04 June 2020

 

Trade Credit Insurance

The government has today (04 June) announced that Trade Credit Insurance, which provides essential cover to hundreds of thousands of business-to-business transactions, will receive up to £10 billion of government guarantees.

The guarantees will support supply chains and help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic to trade with confidence, safe in the knowledge that they will be protected if a customer defaults or delays on payment.

Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/trade-credit-insurance-backed-by-10-billion-guarantee

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Guidance on year 11 transition funding for alternative provision schools and colleges

The Department for Education has published guidance that sets outs the financial support available to alternative provision schools and colleges to support current year 11 students into post-16 education. The funding will help schools and colleges pay for tailored support to help students stay in education or training.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/alternative-provision-year-11-transition-funding

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Health measures at borders

Yesterday (03 June), the Home Secretary delivered an oral statement to the House of Commons on health measures being introduced at the border in response to coronavirus.

Statement: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/home-secretary-oral-statement-on-health-measures-at-the-border

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday published guidance on how to self-isolate when travelling to the UK.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk

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Indoor equestrian centres

As mentioned in previous bulletins, the government published updated guidance on 13 May which sets out that, from that date, outdoor sports courts and other outdoor sporting activities are permitted to reopen if those responsible for them are ready to do so and they can do so safely, following coronavirus secure guidelines.

In regard to indoor equestrian centres, the guidance is clear that indoor sport and physical activity facilities, which includes indoor equestrian centres, should be kept closed, apart from toilets and throughways. Clubhouse bars and restaurants can also offer take-away services.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-phased-return-of-outdoor-sport-and-recreation

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Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations

Over the last few weeks, The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has added additional organisations to the list of Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations providing coronavirus related support.

List: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-support-from-business-representative-organisations-and-trade-associations

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Dairy response fund

The Farming Minister yesterday confirmed that a new dairy response fund will open for applications on 18 June.

Recognising that dairy farmers have fixed costs of production which some may have struggled to meet during the coronavirus outbreak, from 18 June farmers in England who have experienced 25% price losses in April and May will be able to apply for a single payment from the fund.

Qualifying farmers can apply for support to cover up to 70% of their losses due to coronavirus disruption across April and May, up to a total amount of £10,000 each. The funding will be paid out from 6 July.

Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dairy-response-fund-set-to-open-for-applications

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Driver card validity for lorry, bus and coach drivers enforcement

On 31 March 2020 the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) gave notice that, subject to review, it did not intend to carry out enforcement action against drivers from 1 September to 30 September 2020 if their driver qualification card (DQC) expired during this period.

This notice has been rescinded and enforcement action will be carried out from September in relation to DQCs expiring after 31 August, as there are now enough periodic training courses available for drivers whose DQC expires in September 2020 to renew their DQC before then.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-temporary-changes-to-driver-cpc-requirements

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02 June 2020

 

Review of disparities in risks and outcomes

Public Health England (PHE) has today (02 June) published a review into how different factors have affected coronavirus risk and outcomes.

The review looks at different factors including:

  • age and sex
  • where people live
  • deprivation
  • ethnicity
  • people’s occupation
  • care home residence

The review’s findings are based on the latest surveillance data available to PHE and from links to wider health data sets.

The review: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-review-of-disparities-in-risks-and-outcomes

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Information on schools for parents and actions for early years and childcare providers

The information for parents and carers of children at registered childcare providers, primary and secondary schools, and further education colleges has been updated to include details about opening secondary schools to years 10 and 12 from 15 June.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

The guidance on what childcare services, early years settings, childminders and councils need to provide during the coronavirus outbreak has been updated today (02 June). The update includes the additions of new sections on attendance and safeguarding, including provisions for children with special education needs and disability. Updated information on the use of community centres and before and after school clubs has also been added.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures

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Guidance for contacts of a person with a positive test result for coronavirus

The guidance for contacts of people with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection who do not live with the person was updated yesterday (01 June).

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

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Regulation and inspection of early years providers as they return to providing care for all children

Ofsted has updated their guidance on the regulation and inspection of early years providers as they return to providing care for all children. During this period, Ofsted will not be doing routine inspections, which report on the quality of education that children in the EYFS receive while attending an early years or childcare provider. They will, however, continue to take action against providers and intervene when there is evidence that they are not meeting any of the other requirements that continue to apply.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ofsted-coronavirus-covid-19-rolling-update

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European Structural and Investment Funds

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) coronavirus Q&As have both been updated, with one question amended in each.

An additional Q&A has been added to the ERDF document, and confirms that ERDF Financial Instruments can support retail, hospitality or leisure businesses.

Q&As: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/european-structural-and-investment-funds-coronavirus-covid-19-response

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Defra media content

Defra has recently published a range of digital content on a variety of topics. Councils are welcome to use the content in their messaging to the public. Recent digital content covers:

  • Celebrating people who work in the food supply chains

https://twitter.com/DefraGovUK/status/1265637630907019274
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=580857276162920

  • Raising awareness of how to access food.

https://twitter.com/DefraGovUK/status/1265598875479531521

  • Guidance on helping others shop safely, and in support of National Volunteering Week.

https://twitter.com/DefraGovUK/status/1267451835029151744
https://www.facebook.com/DefraGovUK/videos/935473736912781/

  • Latest information and guidance for pet owners.

https://twitter.com/DefraGovUK/status/1265930816040742912
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=363954117899188

  • Coronavirus guidance for dog owners.

https://twitter.com/DefraGovUK/status/1266330949110784008

  • Guidance on spending time outdoors safely and respectfully.

https://twitter.com/DefraGovUK/status/1266658270967627778
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=275326163659519
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAzrN8-nBUf/

 

 

Test and Trace

Suffolk's Director of Public Health talks about Test and Trace - https://youtu.be/QCVZK-afl5s

COVID-19 testing in Suffolk - click here

Suffolk latest guidance - click here

New plan sets out how Suffolk will prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreak - click here