Plan to lift England's lockdown announced

23 February 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions in England. It is hoped that all restrictions will be able to be lifted by 21 June at the earliest.

All lockdown restrictions could be lifted by 21 June

22 February 2021

Arguing that it is impossible to totally eliminate the threat of Covid, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his plan for lifting the current lockdown, balancing continued caution with the need to restore freedoms and boost the economy.

EU set to recognise UK data protection regime

22 February 2021

Despite the fact that its data protection rules largely mirrored the EU’s own General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), when the UK came out of the transition period on 1 January 2021, it was no longer recognised by the EU has having “adequacy” in this regard.

DHSC reports good news from NHS Test and Trace

22 February 2021

According to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS Test and Trace has maintained its strong start to the year, reaching more than 270,000 people in the latest reporting week with over 2.9 million people tested.

Many more people being asked to shield in England

17 February 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) have issued revised guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from Covid-19.

Social care was let down on PPE procurement in first wave of pandemic

16 February 2021

In a report on personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said many care workers had to care for people with Covid-19 or suspected Covid-19 without sufficient PPE to protect themselves from infection.