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Covid 19 - HM Government News

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Published on 06 April 2020 11:17 AM

Get your Covid 19 news updates direct from HM Government website by clicking on the links below:

Updated 19 January 2022 Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.

Last updated 17 January 2022 Updated NHS Test and Trace: what to do if you are contacted 
An overview of NHS Test and Trace, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.

Published 12 December 2021 Urgent Omicron appeal: Get boosted now
Prime Minister and NHS turbocharge booster programme against Omicron and launch an urgent national appeal calling for people to get jabbed.

Published 8 December 2021 Prime Minister confirms move to Plan B in England
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a move to Plan B in England.

Updated 19 July 2021   Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do
Find out how how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Updated 17 May 2021  Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do.

Published 5 April 2021 Further easing of Covid restrictions confirmed for 12 April
Outdoor pubs, shops, gyms and hairdressers to reopen.

Updated 22 March 2021  National lockdown: Stay at Home
Coronavirus remains a serious threat across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do and what will change on 29th March.

Published 5 January 2021 England Lockdown: What you can and can't do
Stay at home - the new strain of coronavirus is spreading fast. We all need to play our part to stop the spread.

Updated 22 December 2020 What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination.
People who are most at risk from the complications of COVID-19 are being offered the COVID-19 vaccination first.

Updated 17 December 2020 Review of local restriction tiers
The North East is remaining in Tier 3

Updated 16 December 2020 Guidance for the Christmas period.
There are different rules on meeting friends and family, depending on when you meet them.

Published 7 December 2020 COVID-19 vaccination in care home and healthcare settings
Information and promotional resources to support the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

Published 7 December 2020  COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination 
Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Published 7 December 2020 Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine
People most at risk from the complications of COVID-19 are being offered the vaccine first.

Published 24 November 2020 Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family
Meeting friends and family over the Christmas period – forming a Christmas Bubble.

Published 30 November 2020 Tier 3: Very High alert
What you can and cannot do in an area in Tier 3 of local restrictions from 2 December.

29 November 2020  Guidance for the Christmas Period

Published 26 November 2020 Full list of local restriction tiers by area.
The full list of local restriction tiers by area from Wednesday 2 December 2020. (North Tyneside and Newcastle are in Tier 3). Download the Tier 3 - What you can and can't do poster.

Updated 1 November 2020 New National Restrictions from 5 November
Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Updated 12 October 2020 Local COVID alert level: High
Find out what restrictions are in place if you live in an area where the local COVID alert level is high. Currently North Tyneside is a High Alert area

Updated 14 September 2020 Reducing transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) – what you can do to help
We all have a role to play in reducing the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). The actions below will reduce your chance of catching COVID-19 or passing it on to others.

Updated 9 September 2020 Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: What you can and can't do
On 9 September, the government announced upcoming changes to simplify restrictions and ensure the virus is controlled.These new restrictions will be set out in the law and the police and other enforcement officers will be able to issue penalties for those that don’t comply.

17 August 2020 Public encouraged to register for COVID-19 vaccine trials as 100,000 already sign-up
Over 100,000 people have volunteered to take part in COVID-19 vaccine trials, helping to speed up efforts to discover a safe and effective vaccine.

31 July 2020 Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 31 July 2020

9 July 2020 update Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.

13 June 2020 Meeting people from outside your household 
How you can see people that you do not live with while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus. Updated with the changes to support bubbles that are in effect from today (13 June).

10 June 2020 Guide about direct payments (money to pay for care and support)
Updated  advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support.

3 June 2020 What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic
This guidance shares important information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kins make important decisions during this national emergency. Updated guidance from HM Government

29 May 2020 Staying safe outside your home
The principles you should follow to ensure that time spent outside your home is as safe as possible.

7 May 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments
Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support.

27 April 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19): fraud and cyber crime
Advice and guidance on how to protect yourself and your business from fraud and cyber crime.

25 April 2020 Guidance for consumers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and food 
1. What you need to know about coronavirus and food
2. Food hygiene when shopping
3. Social distancing when shopping
4. Food hygiene at home
5. Food storage and reuse at home
6. Takeaway food

15 April 2020 - Government to offer testing for “everyone who needs one” in social care settings. 
All care home residents and social care staff with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms will be tested as capacity is built up, the government is announcing today.

13th April 2020 Chancellor provides over £14 billion for our NHS and vital public services
More than £14 billion from the Coronavirus emergency response fund will go towards public services, including the NHS and local authorities involved in the fight against Coronavirus, HM Treasury confirms today (Monday 13 April 2020).

9th April 2020 NHS works with tech firms to help care home residents and patients connect with loved ones
Thousands of isolated residents and patients will be able to connect with their family and friends with video call devices, the government has announced.

8th April 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care
Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak.

4th April 2020 NHS asks people to share their coronavirus symptoms to help others
A new Coronavirus Status Checker will help the NHS coordinate its response and build up additional data on the COVID-19 outbreak.

3rd April 2020 COVID-19 health, care and volunteer workers parking pass and concessions
Guidance and terms of use for the parking pass and concessions for COVID-19 health, care and volunteer workers.

3rd April 2020 World's largest trial of potential coronavirus treatments rolled out across the UK
The largest randomised clinical trial of potential coronavirus (COVID-19) treatments is underway as part of the race to find a treatment.

3rd April 2020 Cash support for food redistribution during coronavirus outbreak
The government has announced a £3 million fund for organisations redistributing safe surplus food to those who need it during the coronavirus outbreak.

2nd April 2020 Health Secretary sets out plan to carry out 100,000 coronavirus tests a day
New 5-pillar plan outlines national effort to increase testing to 100,000 a day across the UK this month.

25 March 2020 Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020
Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.

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