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Special Brief: Working together to defeat coronavirus


The Prime Minister has this morning written to all leaders of opposition parties in Parliament, inviting them to a briefing with himself, the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Adviser next week. All party leaders have a duty to work together at this moment of national emergency, and so the Prime Minister will listen to the views of other opposition leaders and update them on the measures his Government has taken so far, including rapidly expanding testing and providing […]

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Coronavirus Testing & support for NHS Providers


The Government have launched a new plan to dramatically ramp up Coronavirus testing so that by the end of this month, we can carry out 100,000 tests every day in England. But in the meantime, the most important thing to do is for people to stay at home Significant progress to increase testing has already taken place across the country to protect the vulnerable, support our NHS, and ultimately save lives. The have published a new 5-point strategy, bringing together government, […]

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PM letter to nation on coronavirus


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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is writing to every UK household to urge them to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. Find the letter here and below.

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Government cracks down on spread of false coronavirus information online


Specialist units are operating to combat misinformation about coronavirus and five to ten incidents are being identified and tackled each day. More: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-cracks-down-on-spread-of-false-coronavirus-information-online

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Coronavirus. What you need to do: stay at home


As the Prime Minister said this week, the coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades – and this country is not alone.  I know that local people are anxious about the temporary changes to which we are adjusting. We are beset by the bewildering pace of Government communications and the sometimes confusing reporting of it. Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service […]

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Government support for the Self-Employed


The Government has announced a new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme to support those who work for themselves. The government will pay self-employed people, who have been adversely affected by the #coronavirus, a taxable grant worth 80% of their average income over the last three years, up to £2,500 per month, for at least three months. Self-employed people who are eligible can apply directly to HMRC for the grant, using a simple online form; HMRC will then pay the grant straight […]

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Sign up to receive up to date information on Covid-19


For the most up to date information from the Government on Covid-19, sign up for email alerts below: https://www.gov.uk/email-signup?link=/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response Remember: Stay at home Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people Wash your hands as soon as you get home You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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The Coronavirus Bill and cremation


The Coronavirus Bill 2019-21[1] provides for powers which are inimical to life in a free society, trespassing on some issues which people hold most dear, such as the wishes of the deceased. Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch has warned[2] that the Coronavirus Bill contains the “most draconian powers in peace time Britain”. The Coronavirus Bill: Empowers police, immigration officers and public health officials to demand documentation; detain and isolate members of the public potentially indefinitely, including children; and forcibly take biological samples for testing; Permits prohibition of public events and […]

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CORONAVIRUS: BUCKS MPS CALL ON LOCAL PEOPLE TO FOLLOW GUIDELINES, SHOP SENSIBLY AND KEEP CALM


From Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP, Steve Baker MP, Rob Butler MP,                                     Joy Morrissey MP, Greg Smith MP Coronavirus is having a huge impact on everyone.  Our thoughts are first and foremost with the families and loved ones of those who have died or are unwell. Many people’s lives are changing – whether it is working from home, self-isolating, not going to school or finding empty shelves in the supermarket. We know that this is a very worrying time. […]

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Coronavirus: where to get information


Key information For health information and advice, read NHS pages on coronavirus: NHS.uk/coronavirus Learn about the government response to coronavirus: gov.uk/coronavirus Find the UK coronavirus dashboard here: bit.ly/UKCOVID19Dashboard Public Health England’s coronavirus campaign is here: bit.ly/PHECVCampaign The Facebook group High Wycombe Coronavirus Mutual Aid is here: bit.ly/HWCVMA Keep up to date To keep up to date with reliable UK coronavirus advice, please use this Twitter list of authoritative voices: bit.ly/CV19Voices

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