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UK coronavirus live: attendance at English schools will be 'mandatory' from September, says Williamson

Labour leader criticises government lack of leadership on schools; Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish townsEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 5.31pm BST The Mirror’s Dan Bloom says what Gavin Williamson said about it being “totally, totally...
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UK coronavirus live: Starmer says government failures stopped more pupils being back in English schools

Labour leader criticises lack of leadership; Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish townsEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 4.28pm BST Public Health England has published It covers the week ending on Sunday 28 June. Here’s an extract from the...
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UK coronavirus live: Scotland to relax 2m rule but lockdown-easing paused in some towns after outbreaks

Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish towns; Wales to partially reopen tourism sector; getting English schools back to normal critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 3.14pm BST Earlier I posted the figures from the governme...
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UK coronavirus live: Scotland to relax 2-metre rule but lockdown-easing paused in some towns after outbreaks

Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish towns; getting English schools back to normal critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.58pm BST Here are the main points from the Downing Street lobby briefing.Returning to school in September will be mandatory. It’s always the case that ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Gavin Williamson


UK coronavirus live: moves to ease lockdown paused in some Scottish towns after outbreaks

Scotland to relax 2-metre rule in some areas but lockdown rules will remain around some towns; getting English schools back to normal is critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.30pm BST This week’s Brexit talks have been concluded earlier than expected. While “useful”, David Frost, the UK chief negotiator, said they showed “significan...
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UK coronavirus live: getting schools back to normal is critical for national recovery, Williamson tells MPs

Education secretary makes statement on guidance for schools on how to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks as they’re set to reopen in SeptemberFull story: English schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesOxford offers best hope of vaccine this year, MPs toldCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.27pm BST According to the DfE guidance, schools should consider holding music lessons or classes outside, perhaps with...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, UK News, Labour, Schools, Local Government, Public Health England, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Richard Burgon, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UK coronavirus live: government publishes plan for all schools in England to open full time in September

Education secretary to publish guidance for primary and secondary schools on how to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks Oxford offers best hope of vaccine this year, MPs toldLeicester outbreak driven by under-19s and workersCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.25am BST Limits on group sizes will be lifted in nurseries, childminders, and other early years providers from later this month, the Department for Education has said.As PA Media reports, early years provider...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Oxford, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Department for Education, Paul Whiteman, NAHT, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, PA Media


UK coronavirus: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester — as it happened

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.59pm BST A streamlined application process will enable pubs and restaurants to get permission for on-street dining in around 10 days, a measure formi...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Glenfield, Alok Sharma, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.24pm BST Nick Rushton, the leader of Leicestershire County Council, appeared supportive of the new restrictions for Leicester and surrounding areas:P...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Leicester City Council, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Peter Soulsby, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces extension of lockdown in Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 9.32pm BST Rakesh Parmar, who owns Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe in Leicester city centre, told the Press Association that the further restrictions will affect h...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, The Press Association, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson, Rakesh Parmar


Headteachers may refuse to fine parents who keep children at home in September

Headteachers have threatened to undermine the Government's plan to reopen schools in September by refusing to punish parents who keep their children at home. Teaching unions said many would use a loophole in the law to avoid levying fines on parents failing to send their children to classes. Some headteachers, however, urged the Government to tighten the rules to ensure that parents without a valid excuse are fined for the non-attendance of their children. It comes amid widespread fears that...
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Gavin Williamson: all children in England to return to school in September – video

The education secretary has pledged that all children in all year groups in England will return to school in September. He said he understood parents' anxiety about the move, but that safety measures including protective bubbles would be put in place to limit the risk of transmitting Covid-19UK coronavirus live: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson Continue reading...
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Coronavirus: All children in England 'back to school in September'

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says pupils "in every year group" will return at all schools next term.
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UK lowers COVID-19 alert level from four to three

At the Downing Street Press conference, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, confirmed that the UK's new COVID-19 alert level has been lowered from four to three. But he warns that "this doesn't mean the pandemic is over".
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UK coronavirus live: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson

News updates: education secretary says guidance will be issued to schools in next two weeks; Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.56pm BST The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisons in England and Wales continues ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ministry Of Justice, Pamela Duncan


UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson holds Downing Street daily briefing

News updates: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173; infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in LondonCoronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Q. Northern Ireland has already done this, why are we waiting?Williamson says...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Gavin Williamson


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173

News updates: infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in London; UK alert level cut from 4 to 3Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 3.22pm BST The rate of spread of the coronavirus infection across the UK is shrinking, new figures published by the government show.For...
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UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock hails 'big moment' as Covid-19 alert level reduced from 4 to 3

News updates: Education secretary to reveal details of £1bn funding package for schools to help pupils catch up on lessons missed during the coronavirus lockdown English schools to get £1bn to help pupils catch up after lockdown4.5m people in UK forced to become unpaid carers due to Covid crisisCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 11.28am BST A brief recap: The UK’s chief medical officers have agreed to downgrade the coronavirus alert level from four to three after a “stead...
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Cummings row: 'Certainly not' double standards - Williamson

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson defends key PM adviser Dominic Cummings' lockdown travel.
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Coronavirus live news: Italy announces staggered end of lockdown

Russia records highest daily fatalities; German football gets back under way; French child dies of Kawasaki disease. Follow the latest updatesUS House narrowly approves $3 trillion Covid-19 response billTrump unveils ‘warp-speed’ effort to create vaccine by year’s endBrazil loses second health minister in less than a monthAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 8.25pm BST Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte has announced the easing of a series of lockdown restri...
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Education secretary announces coronavirus tests for schoolchildren

Gavin Williamson addressed parents and teaching unions over English schools reopeningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEducation secretary Gavin Williamson announced schoolchildren and their families would be tested for coronavirus if they develop symptoms, as he struck a conciliatory tone on Saturday in a bid to reassure parents and appease unions.With some children set to go back to school at on 1 June under proposals announced last week, relations between teaching un...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Primary schools, Health policy, British Medical Association, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: School plans are 'small, tentative step' - Gavin Williamson

Gavin Williamson says the best way of giving kids the best life opportunities is to return them to school.
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Lower R number is 'green light' for some pupils to return to school, says Williamson – video

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has said some pupils will be asked to return to their classrooms as early as next month as he laid out the government’s wider plans for the reopening of schools in a news briefing at 10 Downing. He said testing will be extended to cover school children and their families if any of them develop symptoms from 1 JuneSee all our coronavirus coverageLatest UK coronavirus updates Continue reading...
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Coronavirus: Gavin Williamson seeks to reassure parents over school plan

The education secretary acknowledges some parents are "very anxious" about schools reopening in England.
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UK coronavirus live: No 10 uses wrong quote to reject Starmer's claim PM misled MPs about care home advice

Labour leader questions prime minister on excess deaths; chancellor Rishi Sunak warns of ‘significant recession’; death toll now 33,186Exclusive: real care home death toll ‘double official figure’UK economy shrinks by 2% as Covid-19 slump begins – business liveMillions with health conditions at risk ‘if forced back to work’Exclusive: Old Vic theatre is in ‘seriously perilous’ positionDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryCoronavirus global updates – live 5.32pm BST Northern Ireland’s Nighti...
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Coronavirus: 'No plans to open schools over summer'

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said there are no plans to open schools over the summer period.
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UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson gives daily briefing as hospital death toll reaches 16,060

Death rate slows with daily rise of 596, as government hit by claims it missed chance to lessen impact during February and MarchMichael Gove confirms PM missed five coronavirus Cobra meetingsHow did Britain get its response to coronavirus so wrong?Coronavirus latest: at a glanceCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.25pm BST On reports today that Boris Johnson missed five Cobra meetings about Covid-19, Williamson said: “Many Cobra meetings take place where it i...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Britain, NHS, Boris Johnson, Williamson, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, MarchMichael Gove, Oak National Academy


Mark Sedwill: the securocrat steering Dominic Raab through Covid-19 crisis

Supporters of cabinet secretary say his role will be crucial as foreign secretary deputises for Boris JohnsonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHe has been called the most powerful man in the UK, a securocrat who is too smooth for his own good.But few would dispute that the influence of the cabinet secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill, has increased since Boris Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital with coronavirus on Sunday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, St Thomas, Dominic Cummings, Dominic Raab, Gavin Williamson, Mark Sedwill, Coronavirus outbreak, Boris JohnsonCoronavirus


Thursday morning news briefing: London prepares for shutdown

If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Total lockdown looms for 'city of superspreaders' Boris Johnson insisted Britain remains a "land of liberty". But he has refused to rule out a draconian lockdown for London expected as early as the weekend. The Government is drawing up plans to enforce the emergency closure of restaurants, ...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, News, Germany, US, World, Britain, NHS, Army, Boris Johnson, Ambrose Evans Pritchard, Allister Heath, Sarah Knapton, Michael Deacon, Robert Mendick


Brexit: Government could back Lib Dem/SNP plan for early election, cabinet minister suggests – live news

Commons to debate motion for a 12 December election, as leaked document shows EU likely to agree to three-month extensionFull story: EU prepares to grant three-month extension 8.39am GMT Good morning. I’m Andrew Sparrow, taking over from Damien Gayle, and back from a particularly ill-timed half-term holiday. I’ve missed some intense parliamentary drama although, as is usual with Brexit, deadlock and uncertainty still prevail.Or perhaps not. Today Boris Johnson is staging a third vote on an e...
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