Williamson announces school closures in England

Gavin Williamson has told the House of Commons that schools in England will close after the end of the school day on Friday.

Pubs and restaurants allowed to operate as takeaways

Planning rules will be relaxed to allow pubs and restaurants to operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.

Emergency bill to strengthen Covid-19 plans

The Department of Health and Social Care will introduce new laws to help ministers respond effectively to the progress of the coronavirus outbreak.

Brexit talks on hold amid coronavirus outbreak

A UK government spokesman has confirmed that talks to agree a UK-EU trade deal have been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Single use plastics to be banned in Wales

Single use plastics are to be banned in Wales as part of wider measures to make Wales the world’s top recycling nation.

Wales to consider scaling back council services

Bin collections and other council services in Wales may be reduced during the coronavirus crisis.

The Law Commissions have argued that electoral reforms would reduce confusion and bring elections into the 21st Century.

Implementation committees set up amid Covid-19 spread

Boris Johnson has set up four new ministerial structures to coordinate and respond to the coronavirus pandemic across government.

Coronavirus: Food banks forced to close

Food banks are being forced to close or reduce the service they offer as the coronavirus leads to food donation shortages.

Better play streets support can tackle loneliness

Resident-organised playing out sessions are a proven way for children to meet and play with each other and tackle global isolation.

Coronavirus: Jenrick reaffirms support for councils

Robert Jenrick has said that the government is ready to do whatever is necessary to support councils in their response to coronavirus.

Homeless need ‘safe spaces’ to self-isolate

The government is being urged to provide safe spaces for the homeless and other vulnerable people to self-isolate, amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

PM to head daily press conferences on coronavirus

From today, the Prime Minister and senior ministers will host daily press conferences on the coronavirus pandemic.

Social care guidance to protect against COVID-19

New guidance for councils and care providers will ensure that adults receiving social care will be better protected against coronavirus.

English local elections postponed for a year

Local and mayoral elections in England will be postponed for a year until May 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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