Latest UK data:
Positive tests: 322,280 have tested positive + daily 1,182 new cases
Loss of life: 41,403 across all settings + 6
Cases in Cheshire East: 2,366 confirmed since start of the pandemic, + 27 in the last 7 days
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the first laboratory-confirmed positive COVID test
Characteristics of people testing positive for COVID-19 from the COVID-19 Infection Survey – August
This survey is being delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester, Public Health England and Welcome Trust.
Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases and deaths in the UK. The way deaths are reported has been reviewed and updated using a measure based on a 28-day limit between the date of a positive lab-confirmed test and date of death. In addition, we are no longer publishing the ‘tests made available’ and have included an explanation for this.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics and analysis
Data sources of numbers relating to the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak – document updated in line with the latest government guidance.
Slides, datasets and transcripts to accompany coronavirus press conferences
Slides, datasets and transcripts from press conferences at 10 Downing Street in response to coronavirus.
GCSE passes for England’s pupils, in the most disrupted academic year in UK history, have risen dramatically. Grades have been awarded by schools, after exams were cancelled, and data shows 78.8% of papers were rated grade 4 or above. It was 69.9% in 2019.
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.
LOCAL / REGIONAL NEWS & UPDATES:
Manchester Airport announces September closure of Terminal 2
Manchester Airport has announced the closure of Terminal 2 on 2nd September as a result of falling passenger numbers.
From 00.01 on 2nd September, Manchester Airport will close Terminal 2 until further notice, with all flights operating from Terminals 1 and 3. Passengers travelling from Terminal 2 before this date should check with their airline as to where their return flight will arrive.
Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: July 2020
Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey on the social impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on disabled people in Great Britain. This release uses two waves of survey results covering 9 July to 19 July 2020 and includes indicators broken down by impairment type.
Meeting people from outside your household
How you can see people that you do not live with while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19) – the government will be introducing fines for those who facilitate or organise illegal gatherings of over 30 people, and updated guidance on shielding.
Young carers and young adult carers: providing care during coronavirus
Guidance and information for people under the age of 25 who are providing care for someone during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care
Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19: reducing transmission – what you can do to help
Advice on how you can help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance
Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health and social care settings, other non-clinical settings, and for the general public.
COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships
Guidance for people planning to get married or form a civil partnership in England.
COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own
This page explains when to wear a face covering and how to make one – added that face coverings are required in these settings: casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor play areas, exhibition halls and conference centres.
Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: Published 14 August 2020
Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 5 August to 9 August 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.
Coronavirus: driving tests
Car driving tests have restarted in England and Wales. They are still suspended in Scotland. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will contact you if your test is affected by a local lockdown.
Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers following a decision to issue results using centre assessment grades or calculated results where higher.
Induction for newly qualified teachers during the coronavirus outbreak
Guidance about changes to newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – update to extend the period to 1 September 2021 during which NQT absences related to coronavirus (COVID-19) will not contribute towards the absence limit that would extend statutory induction.
EMPLOYERS / BUSINESS / FINANCE:
Find out what you need to do if you’ve claimed too much or not enough from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Check examples to help you calculate your employee’s wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you’re claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Examples have been added for September and October for working out how much to claim for a flexibly furloughed employee.
Updated loan information from HMT
HMT management information about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Future Fund Scheme.
How HMRC works out trading profits and non-trading income for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
Find out how HMRC will work out your trading profits and non-trading income if you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
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 – added a YouTube video for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Universal Credit and Child Benefit
Coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses
Local authorities have received and distributed funding to support small and medium businesses in England during coronavirus.
Closing certain businesses and venues in England
Guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures, and on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in July and August 2020.
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure – all services, including those in the highest risk zone, can restart from 15 August 2020. Practitioners must now wear a visor and mask. Customers must now wear face coverings. Performing arts – Updated to Stage Four guidance – performances allowed indoors and outdoors (but with a limited socially-distanced audience indoors).
HEALTH CARE & WELLBEING:
A brand new organisation whose primary focus is public health protection and infectious disease capability is being established by the government.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes
How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.
PHE data series on deaths in people with COVID-19: technical summary
Summary of the PHE data series on deaths in people with COVID-19, outlining what the changes mean and how the data compare to other COVID-19 death data series.
Testing and contact tracing in the UK: summary of data
A summary of the data available on testing and contract tracing in the UK.
Excess mortality in English regions
Excess mortality by English region; broken down by age, sex, upper tier local authority, ethnic group, level of deprivation, cause of death and place of death.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey pilot: England and Wales, 14 August 2020
Initial data from the COVID-19 Infection Survey. This survey is being delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester and Public Health England.
NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology
The methodology has been updated to include new information on the geographical breakdowns for tracing data and to include information on Coronavirus testing data in the UK. The structure of this document has also been improved to add further clarity.
Claim money back through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
Find out how to claim the reimbursement for discounts given to diners with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
Advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Courts and tribunals tracker list during coronavirus outbreak
This page held a tracker list of open, staffed and suspended courts during the coronavirus outbreak – Manchester Crown Court update.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service engagement groups
Professional and public user groups working with HMCTS on aspects of the reform programme, including collaboration on new development proposals.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government
Updated guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Transport demand management toolkit for local authorities
Help for local authorities in England outside London to manage increased demand on the public transport network.
Fund to support dairy farmers opens for applications
The dairy response fund is now open for eligible farmers to apply for up to £10,000 of financial support following the coronavirus outbreak.
Deadline 11th September 2020
SPORT & LEISURE:
Rex Cinema confirms September reopening
The cinema has planned a number of new measures to help protect staff and customers, while ensuring an enjoyable viewing experience at the Rex.
Guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak – guidance updated in line with new regulations coming into force on 4 July
Cheshire East Council – Discretionary Fund
Businesses that have been unable to access other forms of Covid-19 support can apply for grants from a £4.68 million fund.
Apply for the coronavirus Future Fund
The Future Fund will provide UK Government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors.
Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch
Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May.
Cheshire East Council – Business rates grants
Government – Guidance on Returning to Work safely
Government – Setting out of Road Map to recovery – 11th May 2020
Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s 60 page COVID-19 recovery strategy
The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. The strategy sets out a cautious roadmap to easing existing measures in a safe and measured way, subject to successfully controlling the virus and being able to monitor and react to its spread.
Coronavirus Act 2020: status
A table setting out the status of each measure in the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Government – Financial Support
New 100% government backed loan scheme for small business
Government – Financial Support
CBILS – A guide to whether it may be the best options for a business
Government – Financial Support
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – online claims portal open
Government – Business Support:
Government launches new coronavirus business support finder tool
Government – Business Support Hub:
Government – Business Support:
Government – Business Support: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19
Government – Financial Support: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-business-support-grant-funding
Bank of England – Financial Support: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/news/2020/march/the-covid-corporate-financing-facility
Gov.uk: Maintaining Educational Provision: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
UK Lockdown – Further businesses to close and exceptions: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874732/230320_-_Revised_guidance_note_-_finalVF
Health – updates from NHS
Health – Shielding the most vulnerable https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19
Media and Marketing:
Recruitment: – DWP and Universal Credit: http://news.dwp.gov.uk/dwplz/lz.aspx?p1=MQsDU1NjQ5MlM2OTA0OjNCNDJBOEZCRTJDOUJEOTc1ODQ0RTRCRDNDNzk4QUNF-&CC=&p=0
Retail: An update form British Retail Consortium https://brc.org.uk/news/corporate-affairs/coronavirus-latest-retailer-activity/
Resources available from Acas:
Redundancy letter templates
Redundancy process map Acas have also contributed to the development of a new return to work toolkit in partnership with SOM, CIPD, BITC and Mind.