The DHSC has this afternoon issued a press release announcing that the Health Secretary has agreed to ease certain restrictions in Leicester. As of tomorrow (19 August) nail bars, outdoor pools and beauty salons can reopen. The press release can be seen at:

On 17 August the Government announced that applications opened for the second stage of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those eligible will receive a government grant worth up to £6,570. Further information is available at:

Also on 17 August, the Government issued a press release noting that over 100,000 people have volunteered to take part in COVID-19 vaccine trials as part of efforts to discover a safe and effective vaccine. More information is available at: