Updated Education Inspection Framework published

22 April 2021

Ofsted has published its updated Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and early years inspection handbook which outlines how registered providers in England will be inspected when early years inspections resume from 4 May 2021.

Free rapid Covid-19 tests available from pharmacies

22 April 2021

Nine in 10 pharmacies across England are now distributing free, rapid, lateral flow device (LFD) tests for people to collect and use at home, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed.

Builders’ merchants offer support for NHS heroes

22 April 2021

NHS workers can claim discounts at local builders’ merchants under a scheme being promoted by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in recognition of the “tireless support provided by healthcare staff throughout the Covid emergency”.