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Past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit virus

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Study finds past coronavirus (COVID-19) infection provides some immunity for at least 5 months, but people may still carry and transmit the virus.

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First published.

Time updated:
9:08am, 14 January 2021


Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 14 January 2021

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Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society. These faster indicators are created using rapid response surveys, novel data sources and experimental methods.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
9:30am, 14 January 2021


HMCTS weekly management information during coronavirus – March to December 2020

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The weekly management information used by HMCTS for understanding workload volumes and timeliness at a national level during coronavirus (COVID-19), March 2020 to December 2020

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First published.

Time updated:
9:30am, 14 January 2021


HMCTS weekly management information during coronavirus outbreak

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The management information used by HMCTS for understanding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on workload volumes and activity at a national level on a weekly basis.

Change made:
HMCTS weekly management information during coronavirus – March to December 2020 added.

Time updated:
9:30am, 14 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): antibody testing

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Information about the government’s coronavirus antibody testing programme. Antibody tests are to check whether a person has had the virus.

Change made:
Updated to remove reference to antibody tests from NHS England test sites.

Time updated:
10:06am, 14 January 2021


NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

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How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports.

Change made:
Added information about how cases and contacts are reached.

Time updated:
11:00am, 14 January 2021


NHS Test and Trace (England) statistics: 31 December 2020 to 6 January 2021

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Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 32 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
11:00am, 14 January 2021


Help employers apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant (Kickstart gateway)

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Information for organisations who want to be a Kickstart gateway and help employers apply for the Kickstart Scheme.

Change made:
Added information about how to add new job placements or employers to the grant agreement in ‘After you have applied’.

Time updated:
12:00pm, 14 January 2021


Apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant: 29 or less job placements

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If you are an employer looking to create 29 or less jobs placements for young people, apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme.

Change made:
Added information about how to add new job placements to the grant agreement in ‘After you have applied’.

Time updated:
12:00pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

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Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:
This guidance has been updated to reflect new national lockdown rules in England.

Time updated:
12:14pm, 14 January 2021


NHS Test and Trace reaches one million people over new year, as record numbers test positive

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NHS Test and Trace identified almost 390,000 positive cases between 31 December and 6 January ‒ the highest weekly figure to date.

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First published.

Time updated:
12:34pm, 14 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care

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Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made:
Updated to reflect national lockdown stay at home guidance.

Time updated:
12:35pm, 14 January 2021


Apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant: 30 or more job placements

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If you are an employer looking to create 30 or more jobs placements for young people, apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme.

Change made:
Added information about how to add new job placements to your grant agreement in ‘After you have applied’.

Time updated:
12:44pm, 14 January 2021


Download a template if you’re claiming for 100 or more employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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Complete a template with the details of the employees you’re claiming for and upload this when you claim (for claims on or after 1 July 2020).

Change made:
The XLS and XLSX templates used for submitting a claim for 100 or more employees have been updated.

Time updated:
1:07pm, 14 January 2021


Liverpool COVID-19 community testing pilot: interim evaluation report summary

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Summarises the report from an evaluation led by the University of Liverpool into the pilot of community open-access testing among people without coronavirus symptoms.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
1:41pm, 14 January 2021


Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

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What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:
Published additional guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers, and alternative provision (including hospital schools) during the national lockdown.

Time updated:
1:50pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19: impacts on health – reports and tools

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National reports and tool to support the monitoring of the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on the population.

Change made:
Added ‘COVID-19 vaccine monitoring reports’.

Time updated:
2:00pm, 14 January 2021


Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

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National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health.

Change made:
Updated with 14 January 2021 data release.

Time updated:
2:00pm, 14 January 2021


National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports

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National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made:
Added week 2 report, graphs and data table.

Time updated:
2:00pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19 vaccine monitoring reports

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COVID-19 vaccination data reports, including weekly counts and denominators.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
2:00pm, 14 January 2021


Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page summary:
Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

Change made:
A link to a YouTube video about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension has been added.

Time updated:
2:43pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19 vaccination programme

Page summary:
Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

Change made:
Added ‘COVID-19 vaccine monitoring reports’ to the surveillance section.

Time updated:
2:55pm, 14 January 2021


Vaccine uptake guidance and the latest coverage data

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Information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners.

Change made:
Added a new section for ‘COVID-19 vaccine monitoring reports’

Time updated:
2:55pm, 14 January 2021


Weekly national flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports published

Page summary:
National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Change made:
Added latest update.

Time updated:
3:36pm, 14 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce

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Advice for those working in adult social care on managing your mental health and how employers can take care of the wellbeing of their staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made:
Updated to reflect national lockdown guidance. Removed reference to the apps Daylight, SilverCloud and Sleepio.

Time updated:
3:40pm, 14 January 2021


National lockdown: Stay at Home

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Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do.

Change made:
Guidance updated.

Time updated:
3:46pm, 14 January 2021


Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary:
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term.

Change made:
Updated ‘Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools’ to clarify that supply teachers and other temporary staff can assist in delivering remote education as well as face to face education to pupils who continue to attend school.

Time updated:
3:51pm, 14 January 2021


Closing certain businesses and venues in England

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This guidance sets out restrictions on certain businesses and venues in England during National Lockdown.

Change made:
Updated guidance for business closures in line with the latest government guidance.

Time updated:
3:51pm, 14 January 2021


Coronavirus cases by local authority: epidemiological data, 14 January 2021

Page summary:
Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority (LTLA) in England.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
4:13pm, 14 January 2021


Coronavirus cases by local authority: epidemiological data

Page summary:
Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority in England.

Change made:
Latest data reports for 14 January added.

Time updated:
4:32pm, 14 January 2021


Private providers of coronavirus testing

Page summary:
Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made:
Updated both lists of private providers.

Time updated:
4:39pm, 14 January 2021


Investigation of novel SARS-CoV-2 variant: Variant of Concern 202012/01

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Technical briefing document on novel SARS-CoV-2 variant.

Change made:
Added technical briefing 4 and accompanying data.

Time updated:
4:47pm, 14 January 2021


More than a third of over 80s vaccinated against COVID-19

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More than one third of people aged 80 and over in England have received at least one dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as of 10 January.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
4:53pm, 14 January 2021


Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made:
Updated ‘When to call your local health protection team’ section: organisations should see individual business action cards for further information.

Time updated:
4:56pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19: providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

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Guidance for people who are providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:
Updated to reflect national lockdown rules in England.

Time updated:
5:11pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults

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Information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination.

Change made:
Added Albanian and Tagalog leaflets.

Time updated:
5:23pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff

Page summary:
Information for frontline social care workers on COVID-19 vaccination.

Change made:
Added Albanian and Tagalog leaflets.

Time updated:
5:24pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding

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Information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

Change made:
Added Albanian and Tagalog leaflets.

Time updated:
5:25pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait

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Information about COVID-19 eligibility and vaccine supplies.

Change made:
Added Albanian and Tagalog leaflets.

Time updated:
5:26pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination

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Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Change made:
Added Albanian and Tagalog leaflets.

Time updated:
5:27pm, 14 January 2021


COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers

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Information for frontline healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination.

Change made:
Added Albanian and Tagalog leaflets.

Time updated:
5:28pm, 14 January 2021


Aruba, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Chile, Qatar, Madeira and the Azores removed from travel corridor list

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People returning to the UK from these locations will need to self-isolate for 10 days.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
7:59pm, 14 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

Page summary:
List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.

Change made:
Aruba, the Azores, Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba, Chile, Madeira and Qatar will be removed from the exempt list at 4am Saturday 16 January.

Time updated:
8:02pm, 14 January 2021


Travel from South American destinations, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde banned to prevent spread of new variant

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New travel restrictions from 4am Friday 15 January on passengers arriving in the UK from South American destinations, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde.

Change made:
Amended to make clear this applies to passengers arriving in the UK, not just England.

Time updated:
8:37pm, 14 January 2021


Haulier advice site locations

Page summary:
Find sites where drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans can get free COVID-19 tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU.

Change made:
Clacket Lane eastbound and Orwell Crossing Truck Stop are now offering COVID testing.

Time updated:
12:15am, 15 January 2021


Defence scientists ramp up their support to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Scientists from Dstl have been working tirelessly since the start of the pandemic to support a whole host of government agencies and civilian authorities.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
1:00am, 15 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test to Release for international travel

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Pay for a COVID-19 test to find out if you can reduce your self-isolation period after international travel.

Change made:
All arrivals from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores), Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela must self-isolate.

Time updated:
4:00am, 15 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19) passenger privacy notice

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Why we collect your data, what we do with it, who we may share it with and your rights.

Change made:
Updated privacy notice to include details on Pre Departure Testing.

Time updated:
4:00am, 15 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

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Jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.

Change made:
All arrivals from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores), Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela must self-isolate.

Time updated:
4:00am, 15 January 2021


Transport measures to protect England from variant strains of COVID-19

Page summary:
Details of any additional restrictions in place on travel into England due to coronavirus.

Change made:
All arrivals from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores), Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela must self-isolate.

Time updated:
4:00am, 15 January 2021


Mandatory COVID-19 testing introduced to bolster border measures

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International arrivals required to prove negative COVID-19 test result before departure for England.

Change made:
Added translation

Time updated:
5:44am, 15 January 2021


Coronavirus and the impact on output in the UK economy: November 2020

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An analysis of monthly growth for the production and services industries between October 2020 and November 2020, highlighting the impact from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
7:00am, 15 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers

Page summary:
Sets out how homecare agencies in England can order regular tests for their homecare (domiciliary care) staff.

Change made:
Added Hindi, Punjabi, Punjabi (Pakistan), Romanian, Slovak and Urdu, and updated Chinese and Polish summary posters.

Time updated:
2:17pm, 6 January 2021


Education Secretary statement to Parliament on national lockdown

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Gavin Williamson statement to Parliament on closure of education settings during national lockdown

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
2:25pm, 6 January 2021


Guidance on searching for archaeological finds in England during COVID-19

Page summary:
Guidance for members of the public (including metal-detectorists) searching for archaeological finds in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made:
Updated guidance covering national restrictions in England from 6 January.

Time updated:
2:37pm, 6 January 2021


Prioritising the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: JCVI statement

Page summary:
Statement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) about increasing the short-term impact of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
3:10pm, 6 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Worker, Temporary Worker and Student sponsors

Page summary:
This is advice for Worker, Temporary Worker and Student sponsors in the UK who are sponsoring those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made:
Altered guidance surrounding students deferring their studies for periods in excess of 60 days.

Time updated:
3:20pm, 6 January 2021


Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020

Page summary:
Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination.

Change made:
Update to footnote 2: the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorised in those aged 16 years and over. The AstraZeneca vaccine is only authorised for use in those aged 18 years and over.

Time updated:
3:21pm, 6 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for the public and sport providers

Page summary:
This guidance sets out information for the public and sport providers on how to participate in grassroots sport and physical activity during COVID restrictions.

Change made:
Updated guidance covering national restrictions in England from 6 January.

Time updated:
3:40pm, 6 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for safe provision including team sport, contact combat sport and organised sport events

Page summary:
This guidance sets out information on grassroots sport and physical activity during COVID restrictions including the team sport framework, contact combat sport framework, and advice on organised sport participation events

Change made:
Updated guidance covering national restrictions in England from 6 January.

Time updated:
3:43pm, 6 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care

Page summary:
Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made:
Updated to reflect guidance on shielding: clinically extremely vulnerable people should now shield at home.

Time updated:
4:13pm, 6 January 2021


Education Secretary outlines plans to support young people

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Pupils to receive set number of hours of remote education each day and Ofsted to inspect where it has concerns

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
4:45pm, 6 January 2021


Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and First Ministers Call: 4 January 2021

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This communiqué summarises the meeting chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 4 January 2021.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
5:00pm, 6 January 2021


COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Page summary:
Guidance for commissioners and service providers for those dependent on drugs or alcohol.

Change made:
Updated guidance in line with national lockdown and updated guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable.

Time updated:
5:14pm, 6 January 2021


COVID-19: guidance for food businesses

Page summary:
Advice for food businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK.

Change made:
Updated guidance in line with national lockdown and updated guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable.

Time updated:
5:14pm, 6 January 2021


COVID-19: guidance for those leading a nomadic way of life

Page summary:
Information on coronavirus (COVID-19) for those leading a nomadic way of life.

Change made:
Updated guidance in line with the national lockdown announced on 3 January.

Time updated:
5:14pm, 6 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

Page summary:
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.

Change made:
Added information on Occupational Structured Clinical Examination deadline extension.

Time updated:
5:24pm, 6 January 2021


COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Page summary:
Guidance for owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms to enable their use while minimising the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made:
Updated to reflect 4 January announcement of national lockdown for all England.

Time updated:
5:34pm, 6 January 2021


Oral statement on new COVID-19 regulations

Page summary:
Oral statement to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the new COVID-19 regulations following the move to a national lockdown.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
5:34pm, 6 January 2021


COVID-19: Guidance for managing beaches, the countryside and coastal areas

Page summary:
Guidance for the owners and operators of beach, countryside and coastal destinations during COVID-19.

Change made:
Updated to reflect 4 January announcement of national lockdown for all England.

Time updated:
5:34pm, 6 January 2021


Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

Page summary:
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.

Change made:
Updated ‘Care home testing guidance for residents and staff: PCR and LFD (England)’ to add information on using handheld scanners and registering tests in bulk.

Time updated:
5:39pm, 6 January 2021


Coronavirus cases by local authority: epidemiological data

Page summary:
Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority in England.

Change made:
Latest data added for coronavirus cases by local authority.

Time updated:
6:05pm, 6 January 2021


Coronavirus cases by local authority: epidemiological data, 6 January 2021

Page summary:
Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority (LTLA) in England.

Change made:
First published.

Time updated:
6:08pm, 6 January 2021


National lockdown: Stay at Home

Page summary:
Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do.

Change made:
updated guidance

Time updated:
6:43pm, 6 January 2021


Haulier advice site locations

Page summary:
Find sites where HGV drivers can get free COVID-19 tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU.

Change made:
7 more haulier advice and information sites are now offering COVID testing: Charnock Richard Services northbound, Truck Haven (Carnforth), the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham, Woodall northbound, Leicester Forest East northbound, Beaconsfield and Sutton Scotney northbound.

Time updated:
9:53pm, 6 January 2021


COVID-19 testing for HGV drivers using the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel

Page summary:
How HGV drivers get their COVID-19 test before leaving the UK for France.

Change made:
COVID testing is now open at more haulier advice sites.

Time updated:
9:55pm, 6 January 2021

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