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  • Issue 22: 16 September 2020

    Latest Updates on Salford Council's response to the COVID-19 outbreak

    The main council information page on the Coronavirus is updated daily.

    New national restrictions

    From Monday 14 September, the government has introduced several new national restrictions. Social gatherings of more than six people are now illegal across the country. The new restrictions won’t apply to schools, workplaces, weddings, funerals and organised team sports as long as Covid-secure guidance is followed. The council website keeps information up-to-date so to check the national and local restrictions in Salford see

    Also, from 18 September, hospitality businesses must have a system in place to collect NHS Test and Trace data, and keep this for 21 days. Any egregious breaches will result in enforcement.

  • Wylfa Nuclear Power Station
    Wylfa project cancellation could have huge consequences
  • no tests available in COVID hotspots including Rochdale, Pendle and Bradford
  • Chancellor refuses to rule out tax rises, swerves on whether he could live on UK Sick Pay
  • Keir Starmer speech to TUC Conference 2020
  • Labour says government has weeks to put winter care home plan in place or risk a repeat of past mistakes in care homes
  • Government must “show some imagination and act in national interest” to avoid unemployment “scar”, says Starmer
  • UK Internal Market Bill
    ull text of Ed Miliband’s speech in the Commons on the UK Internal Market Bill
  • Kate Green comments on result of vote on Labour’s Opposition Day motion on the exams fiasco
  • Labour condemns Government for voting to put millions of jobs at risk
  • university
    Labour writes to Universities Minister demanding “credible plan” as universities reopen
  • covid testing
    Jonathan Ashworth response to Government’s Covid-19 statement
  • pub closed
    Labour warns blanket withdrawal of furlough scheme threatens future of high streets and night life
  • Labour accuse Government of ‘shameful U-turn’ on promise to implement Grenfell Inquiry recommendations
  • Shapps’ statement fails to answer questions abour quarantine policy
  • school
    Labour to table Commons motion to force publication of all official documents relating to exams fiasco
  • Grenfell tower
    Labour will attempt to legislate to force Government to implement the Grenfell Inquiry recommendations
  • Brexit
    Government plans to override key parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement
  • Coronavirus
    Number of new Coronavirus cases reaching the highest number since May
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