Parents urged to get children immunised

Families are being urged to contact their local GP, school or health centre to make sure their children’s vaccinations are up to date.

Johnson announces further lockdown easing measures

A number of remaining aspects of England’s culture, sport, leisure and business sectors will be permitted to reopen from 15 August.

Revamped contact-tracing app to begin trials

The revamped coronavirus contact-tracing app is set to begin public trials, after initial trials were halted in June.

Oxfordshire County Council to make cuts of  £15m

Oxfordshire County Council will be making emergency cuts of £15 million to deal with losses incurred because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Yorkshire councils lay out lockdown ‘action plan'

Seven Yorkshire councils have made a series of demands of the government, detailing how to tackle local coronavirus outbreaks.

‘Rising tide’ in demand for mental health services

NHS Confederation warns that mental health patients risk their conditions deteriorating due to increased demand brought about by coronavirus.

New West Midlands cycling network unveiled

Transport for West Midlands has unveiled the Starley Network, a new 500-mile cycling vision for the West Midlands.

£50m announced in Wales to end homelessness

Julie James has confirmed up to £50 million to support projects across Wales to ensure no-one is forced back onto the streets.

£1.4bn funding gap in London due to pandemic

London boroughs have warned that local services in the capital face a £1.4bn funding black hole due to the impact of coronavirus.

More support from care services is needed

Employers are seeing the health, well-being and productivity of their workforces adversely impacted by a shortage of support from social care services.

Regional contact tracing to be strengthened

NHS Test and Trace and PHE will extend its partnership with local authorities to reach more people testing positive and their contacts.

Mayors join TUC to launch 'Time Out to Help Out'

Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram are calling for workers to still get paid when they are requested to self-isolate.

Urgent reform of UK adult social care funding needed

Urgent reform of the funding of UK adult social care is needed to save a desperately overstretched system which has now reached breaking point.

Councils call for tougher licensing powers

Councils should be given the powers to close down places where coronavirus rules are being flouted and communities are put at risk of infection.

Urgent mental health investment needed, say councils

Failure to invest in mental health services will undermine efforts to boost the country in the next phases of the coronavirus pandemic.

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