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Government makes u-turn on provision of free school meals over summer after footballer's appeal

The government has now decided against ending the provision of free school meal vouchers for children in England at the end of term, extending the scheme to provide 1.3 million children with meals throughout the summer holidays.

PMQs: Coronavirus testing to expand for “high contact professions”

Speaking during Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson has said that individuals who work in jobs which require close contact with the public will have access to expanded and targeted testing.

All non-essential shops in England to reopen from Monday

Business secretary Alok Sharma has said that non-essential shops in England will be able to reopen from Monday June 15, on the condition that they meet “Covid secure” guidelines.

FlyResearch poll: week ten update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens.

Covid-19: Business secretary tests negative after falling ill in Parliament

Business secretary Alok Sharma has tested negative for Covid-19, after becoming ill during a debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Business secretary takes Covid-19 test after becoming unwell during debate

Business secretary Alok Sharma has begun self-isolating at home and has taken a coronavirus test after falling ill during a session in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

PMQs: Boris Johnson makes Covid-19 test turnaround pledge

Speaking in the House of Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson pledged that all Covid-19 tests will return results within 24 hours by the end of June.

Home secretary outlines UK quarantine plan

Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday, home secretary Priti Patel laid out the government’s plans for a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all new arrivals in the UK.

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