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Press release: Government significantly boosts UK PPE supply with more than 100 new deals

Press release: Government significantly boosts UK PPE supply with more than 100 new deals

The government has signed deals with more than 100 new suppliers from around the world as well as ramping up domestic production to help meet demand for PPE.

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 26 May 2020

Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 26 May 2020

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the 26 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Press release: Selected NHS patients to access coronavirus treatment remdesivir

Press release: Selected NHS patients to access coronavirus treatment remdesivir

The anti-viral drug remdesivir will be made available to patients meeting certain clinical criteria to support their recovery in hospital.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Press release: £300 million additional funding for local authorities to support new test and trace service

Press release: £300 million additional funding for local authorities to support new test and trace service

Local authorities will be central to supporting the new test and trace service in England, with the government providing a new funding package of £300 million.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): providing home care

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): providing home care

Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): support for care homes

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): support for care homes

Sets out the support package to keep care homes safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Press release: £300 million additional funding for local authorities to support new test and trace service

Press release: £300 million additional funding for local authorities to support new test and trace service

Local authorities will be central to supporting the new test and trace service in England, with the government providing a new funding package of £300 million.

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Guidance: DHSC non executive appointments

Guidance: DHSC non executive appointments

Information about non-executive appointments to the Department of Health and Social Care's public bodies and committees.

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Guidance: DHSC guidance on laying accounts in Parliament

Guidance: DHSC guidance on laying accounts in Parliament

Provides guidance on how DHSC group bodies should lay their annual report and accounts before Parliament.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): antibody tests

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): antibody tests

Information about the government’s coronavirus antibody testing programme. Antibody tests are to check whether a person has had the virus.

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Press release: £22 million awarded to life saving health charities during virus outbreak

Press release: £22 million awarded to life saving health charities during virus outbreak

Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive millions of pounds in government funding.

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Press release: Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

Press release: Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

New antibody testing programme to provide tens of thousands of antibody tests per day across the UK from next week.

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Press release: Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

Press release: Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

New antibody testing programme to provide tens of thousands of antibody tests per day across the UK from next week.

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Press release: Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

Press release: Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

New antibody testing programme to provide tens of thousands of antibody tests per day across the UK from next week.

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 21 May 2020

Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 21 May 2020

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the 21 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Press release: Trial of rapid coronavirus test launched in Hampshire

Press release: Trial of rapid coronavirus test launched in Hampshire

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) test is highly effective in clinical settings and can return results on site, without being sent to a laboratory, within 20 minutes.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Home Office extends bereavement scheme to NHS support staff and social care workers

Home Office extends bereavement scheme to NHS support staff and social care workers

The bereavement scheme has been extended to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers who die as a result of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Home Office extends bereavement scheme to NHS support staff and social care workers

Home Office extends bereavement scheme to NHS support staff and social care workers

The bereavement scheme has been extended to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers who die as a result of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): informing DHSC of the death of a worker in social care

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): informing DHSC of the death of a worker in social care

How local authorities and social care providers can tell DHSC about the death of an employee or volunteer in social care.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): changes to the Care Act 2014

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): changes to the Care Act 2014

Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): support for care homes

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): support for care homes

Sets out the support package to keep care homes safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.

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Press release: Everyone in the United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests

Press release: Everyone in the United Kingdom with symptoms now eligible for coronavirus tests

Everyone in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms can now get a test.

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Statement to Parliament: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Health Secretary's statement to Parliament

Statement to Parliament: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Health Secretary's statement to Parliament

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock updated Parliament on the government's response to coronavirus.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Detailed guide: Help the government increase coronavirus (COVID 19) testing capacity

Detailed guide: Help the government increase coronavirus (COVID 19) testing capacity

The government wants help from businesses to increase testing capacity in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.

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Apply for a coronavirus test if you're an essential worker

Apply for a coronavirus test if you're an essential worker

Apply for a coronavirus (COVID-19) test if you are an essential worker.

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Care home support package backed by £600 million to help reduce coronavirus infections

Care home support package backed by £600 million to help reduce coronavirus infections

A new £600 million Infection Control Fund has been introduced to tackle the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in care homes.

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Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on an update to coronavirus symptoms: 18 March 2020

Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on an update to coronavirus symptoms: 18 March 2020

New information about coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms has been announced.

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Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on an update to coronavirus symptoms: 18 May 2020

Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on an update to coronavirus symptoms: 18 May 2020

New information about coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms has been announced.

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Speech: Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 17 May 2020

Speech: Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 17 May 2020

Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 17 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Press release: Government begins large scale study of coronavirus immunity

Press release: Government begins large scale study of coronavirus immunity

Major long-term study will track spread of coronavirus in general population

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Press release: Government begins large scale study of coronavirus immunity

Press release: Government begins large scale study of coronavirus immunity

Major long-term study will track spread of coronavirus in general population

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Press release: Kate Bingham appointed chair of UK Vaccine Taskforce

Press release: Kate Bingham appointed chair of UK Vaccine Taskforce

Kate Bingham has been appointed chair of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce

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