The Government tests Emergency Alerts

25 May 2021

Emergency Alerts is a new service from the UK Government which is expected to launch in summer 2021 and which was subject to its first test in the East Suffolk area on 25 May.

New lockdown announced for England

5 January 2021

The Prime Minister announced a further national lockdown in England on 4 January 2021 with people told to stay at home, except for specific reasons including essential shopping, to work (if it is not reasonable for their job to be done at home), to exercise, to seek medical help or to escape domestic abuse.

Updated advice on ventilation during the pandemic

7 December 2020

Government scientists have repeatedly stressed the importance of ventilation in reducing the spread of coronavirus infection during the winter months when more people are likely to be meeting or working in enclosed spaces.

Councils asked to limit care home visits

22 September 2020

Alongside the Government’s newly-published Adult Social Care: our COVID-19 Winter Plan 2020 to 2021, Care Minister Helen Whately has written a letter to councils to tell them to protect care home residents by limiting family visits.