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Updated guidance for businesses for Step 4 (England)

Updated guidance for businesses for Step 4 (England)

The Government has updated the Primary Guidance for businesses in various tourism-related sectors in England. They have also added a foreword that applies to all sectors, which states: From Step 4, legal restrictions can be lifted, all businesses can open and the government is no longer instructing people to work from home. To support businesses...

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Government’s five-point plan to manage the virus in the next phase

Government’s five-point plan to manage the virus in the next phase

Government upholds that this five point-plan, set out in the COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021 will help manage the risks of living with the virus on the careful and cautious pathway back to normality. Reinforce the country’s vaccine wall of defence through booster jabs and driving take up. Government will encourage vaccine take up among young...

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VisitEngland and NCSC offer free cyber security seminar

VisitEngland and NCSC offer free cyber security seminar

As part of their Business Recovery webinar programme, VisitEngland is offering a ‘Cyber Security for Beginners’ seminar, in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on Thursday 15 July at 11am. NCSC was set up in October 2016 in support of a national ambition, outlined in the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy, to...

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Review of the product safety system in the UK

Review of the product safety system in the UK

The National Audit Office (NAO) has been undertaking a review of the product safety system in the UK. Further to that, the NAO has published its report into this issue, which includes reference to the work of the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS). The NAO’s report recognises the significant progress made in the...

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Local Authority powers during the roadmap

Local Authority powers during the roadmap

The Government has updated the Guidance on the powers that local authorities have in England to enforce restrictions during the different steps of the roadmap. Local Authorities have three main powers: Coronavirus Improvement Notice (CIN): A Coronavirus Improvement Notice can be issued by a local authority when a business is failing to fulfil a provision...

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Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing from 9 April, the Government has announced, describing this as a “significant step forward, paving the way for businesses and society reopening”.  Anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use twice...

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Updates to working safely during coronavirus (England)

Updates to working safely during coronavirus (England)

The primary guidance for businesses (guest accommodation, hospitality, factory, plants and warehouses and vehicles) has been updated to include information on: Changes to NHS Test and Trace regulations (read more here) Changes to national restrictions from 29 March. For the detail for various sectors follow this link. It is important to note when reading the...

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New slogan – Hands Face Space Fresh Air

New slogan – Hands Face Space Fresh Air

Government has updated its public information slogan to Hands Face Space Fresh Air. The accompanying poster can be downloaded from the Pubic Health England website here. A helpful NHS poster on what’s allowed in England from 12 April under the roadmap can be downloaded here.

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Longer opening hours in England when non-essential shops re-open

Longer opening hours in England when non-essential shops re-open

Government has confirmed that when non-essential retail is permitted to open – from 12 April at the earliest – in England longer opening hours will be reintroduced.  Shops/retailers will have the flexibility to open until 10pm Monday to Saturday. These temporary measures will make socially distanced shopping easier to continue and the longer opening hours...

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