Author Archives: Charlotte Hughes

Government Ignores Medicine Regulator on School Testing

Today it was reported by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that the average the rate of COVID-19 infection is 1.9 times higher amongst primary and secondary teachers, than in the general population. For teaching assistants, the rate of COVID infection is three times higher in primary schools. Despite this, the Government are using Lateral Flow tests against the Medicine

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Ban On Evictions Reintroduced In England

Extra support to help protect rough sleepers and renters from the effects of COVID-19 has been announced by the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick today, 8th January. Just yesterday we wrote of the lack of support being offered to renters and homeless people during the latest lockdown. Backed by an additional £10 million in funding, all councils in England are being asked to redouble their efforts

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Tenants and Homeless Abandoned for Lockdown

Homeless person affected by Austerity sitting in front of At Paul's Cathedral

As we enter the third lockdown, over 76,000 deaths have been recorded as being COVID-19 related in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Since the lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, there has been no mention of re-introducing the ban on tenants being evicted that was put in place last March. Nor have provisions for rough sleepers been

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School COVID Bubbles Aren’t Working

Since pupils returned to schools across England this autumn, The Department for Education (DfE) have been keen to reassure parents and teaching staff that schools are safe for both students and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is a growing worry surrounding the implementation of school ‘bubbles’ and how safe they actually are. This is backed up by the

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