20 October 2021
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab made the announcement, saying: "Prison staff make an essential contribution to public service and their ongoing efforts, particularly in the challenging context of the Covid-19 pandemic, have been greatly appreciated."
21 July 2021
In a leaked document, staff at the border will no longer have to check whether new arrivals have received a negative Covid test.
14 July 2021
In advance of the changes from 19 July, read our health and safety guidance and advice.
13 July 2021
The latest government announcement confirmed that the plans to ease lockdown restrictions will go ahead as planned on 19 July 2021.