Campaign highlights potential dangers of blind cords to children

16 February 2021

Working with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, the Child Accident Prevention Trust, and the British Blind and Shutter Association, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is sharing safety messages on how to keep children safe.

Early years sector calls for home testing in England

12 February 2021

Leading early years organisations are calling on the Government in England to follow the Welsh Government in making Lateral Flow Devices (LFDs) for coronavirus testing available for all registered early years and childcare providers to use at home.

Government wants to increase rapid workplace testing

8 February 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced a drive to increase workplace testing in sectors open during lockdown in order to detect coronavirus in people who are not showing symptoms.

Surge testing in response to new variants

2 February 2021

From 2 February, in order to combat the spread of a new variant of the coronavirus, which looks to have originated in South Africa, the Government started implementing surge testing in the areas where the variant has been detected.