Alice Jaspars

Alice Jaspars

Culture Editor

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ISCA continues to innovate during the Covid-19 pandemic

Amid the global pandemic, educational bodies up and down the country have resorted to new styles of teaching. With schools closed for the foreseeable future, and universities forced to send their students home, Colin Kerrigan, the Executive Director of the International School of Creative Arts, discusses how they have responded to the current crisis in a piece for The Parliamentary Review.

Steepest decline in retail sales since data collection began amid coronavirus pandemic

Figures from the Office for National Statistics indicate that retail sales in the UK fell by over five per cent last month as shops remain shut due to the countrywide lockdown.

Covid-19 tests available for ten million key workers

Some ten million key workers and their households are now able to book a test for Covid-19 through their employer or online.

Testing times: government promise to deliver 100,000 Covid-19 tests a day by the end of April

The government has promised that testing for coronavirus will increase by five fold in the next week.

20,000 households invited to take part in Covid-19 study

Some 20,000 households across England will be invited to take part in a study to track the spread of coronavirus across the country.

Home office adopted a “scatter-gun approach” to visas for NHS workers according the immigration lawyers

The government’s promise to extend visas for all migrant NHS workers following the coronavirus outbreak has been questioned by immigration lawyers.

Fresh questions launched surrounding UK’s delay in joining EU equipment scheme

The government’s delay in joining an EU scheme to source medical equipment during the coronavirus pandemic has gained renewed interest following claims made by a senior civil servant.

New measures introduced to the House of Commons amid coronavirus pandemic

New measures are being discussed to prepare for the return of MPs to the House of Commons.

ONS reveals employment at record high pre-lockdown

The Office for National Statistics have revealed that prior to the nationwide lockdown, employment across the country was at a record high.

Over one billion invested in start-ups by government

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced plans to invest over one billion pounds to support start-ups who are not otherwise eligible for coronavirus schemes.

Furlough scheme goes live, millions claim

The government furlough scheme has gone live this morning, with almost 70,000 claimants in the first half hour.

Managing Director of Rhodsac Community: “Most suppliers had run out of vital equipment to protect our staff and residents”

Following the government promise to deliver more tests for Covid-19 to care providers when laboratory capacity increases, The Parliamentary Review spoke with Manyara Irene Muyenziwa, the managing director of Rhodsac Community Living on the impact of Covid-19 on the provision of care in her organisation.

General Manager of ADIPS: “The leisure industry involving amusement devices has been hit just as hard as all the other industries”

Following the announcement on Thursday that the UK’s lockdown will continue for at least a further three weeks to prevent the spread of Covid-19, The Parliamentary Review spoke with Jon Ruddock, the general manager of ADIPS. A not-for-profit organisation who have been directly responsible for lowering the accident rate on amusement devices since their foundation in 2003, Ruddock considers their future following the pandemic.

Marine Society and Sea Cadets Head of Policy and Insight discusses the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the uniformed youth sector

The outbreak of Covid-19 across the world has meant a sense of community has never been more important. The work of Marine Society and Sea Cadets serves to emphasize this, working with over 15,000 sea cadets in any given year, across 400 different stations. Andrew Weston, the organisation’s policy advisor offers his thoughts on the current situation.

Lock-down extension of three weeks to be approved

Cabinet ministers are expected to announce an extension to the coronavirus lockdown of three weeks.