Yesterday the Chancellor announced that more than 140,000 firms applied for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the first day of it being available, helping pay the wages of more than a million people who would otherwise have been at risk of losing their jobs.
The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has unveiled new measures to ensure vulnerable and disadvantaged young people can continue to access vital education resources from their homes during the Covid-19 lockdown.
We have launched a new plan to dramatically ramp up Coronavirus testing so that by the end of this month, we can carry out 100,000 tests every day in England. But in the meantime, the most important thing to do is for people to stay at home
The Government has launched an unprecedented package of financial assistance for individuals, business and the self-employed affected by the coronavirus. This is one of the most wide-reaching support programmes on offer anywhere in the world.
The Government’s Rapid Response Unit is continuing to work with departments across Whitehall and social media companies to combat the spread of false information about coronavirus - ensuring the public has the right information to protect themselves and save lives.
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