Department of Health

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Huge increase in UK Personal Protective Equipment production

Robust and resilient supply chains will provide continuous flow to frontline
27 September 2020, 11:30 pm

PM commits to protect 30% of UK land in boost for biodiversity

Over 4,000 sq km of new land in England will be designated and protected.
27 September 2020, 11:15 pm

New legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today

Legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today, to ensure compliance and reduce spread of COVID-19
27 September 2020, 11:15 pm

Cash boost to get more kids cycling and walking to school

The government announces a new million-pound programme to get more students and their families physically active in time for Bike to School Week.
27 September 2020, 11:15 pm

NHS COVID-19 app has been downloaded over 10 million times

Over 10 million people in England and Wales have downloaded the app, 6 million on the first day.
27 September 2020, 3:13 pm

COVID-19 Honours

Queen’s Birthday Honours list recognises doctors, nurses, fundraisers and volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the UK’s coronavirus response.
27 September 2020, 8:16 am

Prime Minister’s speech to UN General Assembly: 26 September 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the UN General Assembly in New York.
26 September 2020, 2:02 pm

New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

New restrictions will be brought in for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds to help curb infection rates as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
26 September 2020, 11:06 am

Landmark strategy launched to cement UK’s position as global leader in genomics

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has today heralded the launch of a landmark new strategy that will secure the UK’s future position as a global leader in genomics.
25 September 2020, 11:30 pm

Comic Relief, Greggs Foundation and Global’s Make Some Noise to benefit from major coronavirus charity match-funding scheme

19 philanthropists, charitable funders and foundations to receive share of £85 million from government – generating £170 million for charities’ vital work
25 September 2020, 11:15 pm

NHS COVID-19 app: emails and SMS messages

The government is texting and emailing people across England to inform them of the new contact tracing app, available to download from the App Store and Google Play.
25 September 2020, 6:39 pm

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations at UNGA 2020: UK statement

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the UK statement to the high-level meeting of the Assembly to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN.
25 September 2020, 5:23 pm

Supporting the establishment of UNITAMS

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Sudan and South Sudan
25 September 2020, 3:57 pm

Shipment of high level waste from the UK to Germany

Over the coming years the UK will be returning high level waste in the form of vitrified residues to Germany.
25 September 2020, 3:37 pm

Belarus: Joint Statement by Media Freedom Coalition on the detention of journalists

The Media Freedom Coalition's Executive Group have issued a statement on the Belarus elections.
25 September 2020, 3:14 pm

First phase of Dawlish seawall completed, securing South West’s rail links

New seawall at Dawlish reaches an important milestone.
25 September 2020, 2:35 pm

Waste site director ordered to pay confiscation order

Gloucester director ordered to pay back over £179,000 that he obtained through proceeds of crime.
25 September 2020, 2:25 pm

Information and events for British citizens in Spain

The British Embassy and Consulates regularly hold events across Spain to update British citizens on the UK’s departure from the European Union.
25 September 2020, 2:23 pm

UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Edinburgh

A new UK Government funded walk-through coronavirus testing facility opened today in Edinburgh's Usher Hall
25 September 2020, 2:10 pm

Treatment of government grant support schemes in business interruption insurance settlements: Letter from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to the Association of British Insurers

A response from HM Treasury to the letter sent by the Association of British Insurers regarding the practice of insurers deducting the value of government grants from business interruption insurance settlements.
25 September 2020, 1:26 pm