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  • Issue 34: 8 January 2021

    National Lockdown for England

    On Monday the Prime Minister announced the start of a new lockdown for England until at least February half term.

    He said that “You may only leave home for limited reasons permitted in law, such as to shop for essentials, to work if you absolutely cannot work from home, to exercise, to seek medical assistance such as getting a Covid test, or to escape domestic abuse.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, we are advising you to begin shielding again and you will shortly receive a letter about what this means for you”.

    Primary schools, secondary schools and colleges across England must move to remote provision from Tuesday 5 January, except for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. Early years settings such as nurseries can remain open.

    Exams to be cancelled

    The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson confirmed to the House of Commons that A-levels and GCSE exams in England will not go ahead this year.

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    Starmer pledges to ‘push power closer to people’ as he launches ‘boldest devolution project for a generation’
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