Alice Jaspars

Alice Jaspars

Culture Editor

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Care homes to receive coronavirus tests when laboratory capacity increases

The government has promised that all care home staff and residents with symptoms of Covid-19 will be tested for coronavirus when laboratory capacity increases.

China-owned firm to be questioned by MPs surrounding security concerns

Following security concerns, a leading UK-based firm has been summoned by MPs today to answer questions regarding their practice.

Charities voice concern surrounding coronavirus figures

UK charities have voiced their concern that the official coronavirus death toll only covers those who die in hospital.

Director of Fun Foundations: we have “been really well supported by our local authority”

The government decision to close schools and nurseries as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has proven controversial in recent days, with leading scientists voicing concerns that the decision may not have enough impact to merit the level of public inconvenience. The Parliamentary Review spoke with Amy Ferguson, founder and director of Fun Foundations, on the impact of coronavirus on the childcare sector.

Chief executive of Pavilion Dance South West: “the opportunity to furlough buys us time”

With the cancellation or delay of numerous cultural events this year, ranging from the Edinburgh Fringe to the Bafta Awards ceremony, the complete impact of Covid-19 on the cultural sector is as yet unknown. The Parliamentary Review spoke with Zannah Chisholm, chief executive of Pavilion Dance South West, regarding the impact of coronavirus on her studio.

CEO of Space4Autism: Covid-19 and the concern for charities

Cheryl Simpson, CEO of Space4Autism, has noted the impact of the outbreak of Covid-19 on the operations of charities under lockdown.

Decrease in property sales by 70 per cent under lockdown

According to Zoopla, the homes listing site, new property sales have decreased by 70 per cent since the beginning of coronavirus restrictions in the UK.

Prime minister in hospital for “routine tests”

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital to run tests following his diagnosis with coronavirus ten days ago.

Sir Keir Starmer announces shadow cabinet reshuffle

The Labour party has elected Sir Keir Starmer as their newest leader replacing Jeremy Corbyn who has occupied the position for the past five years.

Fifteen hour shifts and 4,000 beds: making a hospital in nine days

The UK’s largest hospital facility, NHS Nightingale, has been built in just nine days, to provide intensive care treatment for coronavirus patients.

Test developed to diagnose coronavirus in under two hours

A spinout company of the University of Cambridge has developed a new rapid diagnostic test for Covid-19, which can diagnose the infection in under an hour and a half.

Financial director of Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort: “the impact of the measures taken to deal with the Covid-19 are world shattering”

Following the government’s announcement that all non-essential businesses are to close in an attempt to prevent the spread of Covid-19, The Parliamentary Review spoke with Donna Copley, financial director of Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort, to discuss how the spread of coronavirus is impacting her business.

Home Office tells EU settlement applicants to expect delays

The Home Office has announced that citizens from the European Union who are applying to settle in the UK permanently following Brexit may face delays as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Managing director of Denroy Plastics: “we are mostly in survival mode”

Following the recent announcement that the government has tested 2,000 of the half a million frontline NHS workers for coronavirus, the Parliamentary Review spoke with John Irwin, managing director of Denroy plastics about his response to the current situation.

Johnson says government need to "massively ramp up" coronavirus testing

It has been revealed that of some half a million NHS staff working on the frontline amid the coronavirus pandemic, only 2,000 have been tested for the virus thus far.