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Coronavirus update – social care


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The Health Secretary has published an action plan for adult social care in England, setting out how we will minimise the spread of coronavirus in care settings and support the care workforce to address the unprecedented challenges they face. We know that people in care are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus, and we are doing everything we can to keep workers, residents and their families safe. Our new action plan for adult social care will mean better access to […]

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Delivering more personal protective equipment for staff


The Government have announced their new plan to ensure the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) throughout the COVID19 pandemic: https://bit.ly/CVPPEPR Find the full PPE Plan here: http://bit.ly/CVPPEPlan Review the technical specifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) here: http://bit.ly/CVPPETechSpec Offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business here: https://bit.ly/CVBizSpt Summary: Delivering more personal protective equipment for staff As we face the Covid-19 pandemic, global demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has never been greater. Several countries have placed export bans on […]

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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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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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