COVID-19 Updates

Latest COVID-19 news


Furlough scheme has ended

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has closed on Thursday 30th September 2021. Claims for September must be submitted by 14 October 2021 and any amendments must be made by 28 October 2021.

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New system for international travel

– new clearer travel system: red list and rest of world
– simpler, cheaper rules for fully vaccinated travellers coming from non-red list countries
– government recognises full vaccinations from a further 17 countries and territories including Japan and Singapore

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Autumn/Winter Government Covid plans announced

Health secretary Sajid Javid has today (14th September 2021) unveiled the government’s plan for tackling Covid during autumn and winter in England.

The plans include booster jabs to those most at risk and maximising uptake among those who have not yet had the vaccine.

A “Plan B” has also been prepared which could include legally mandating face coverings, home working, and vaccine passports.

There appear to be no plans for further lockdowns.

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