The latest changes to the law brought in to stop the spread of Coronavirus were made on 25 March 2021.
This was the eighth time that the Government had updated the law since it was introduced in March 2020.
The latest regulations will pave the way to ease all restrictions from 21 June. In addition, they will make sure some safeguards are kept in place as restrictions ease.
The act has a two-year time limit, which can be shortened or lengthened by six months at the Government’s discretion.
The act and its provisions are reviewed every two months while current roadmap regulations are reviewed every 35 days.
Since the start of the pandemic, public sector organisations have worked more closely than ever.
That’s to make sure people keep to the new rules and stop the spread of COVID-19. In addition, it enables organisations to monitor infection rates locally. As a result, agencies can react quickly to any changes to stop the spread of the virus, protect vulnerable people and save lives.
In Middlesbrough, the Covid-19 response plan has the full support of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC.)
Middlesbrough Council has developed its Local Outbreak Control Plan as part of the NHS Test and Trace programme.
The plan focusses on preventing local spikes. Stopping the spread of infection will save lives and help the town’s economy recover.
The PCC for Cleveland, is a member of the Local Outbreak Control Board for Middlesbrough, which put together the plan.
Read more about the Local Outbreak Control Plan on Middlesbrough Council website.
Similar plans are in place in the following:
Support for Vulnerable People in the Community
Stockton on Tees
Catalyst, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the Borough’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector have formed the COVID Community Support Team.
You can get in touch yourself or on behalf of some-one, who you think needs help.
Middlesbrough Council can help with a range of practical and emotional issues
Hartlepool Support Hub
The hub can provide information, advice, emotional support and practical help
Redcar and Cleveland
Redcar and Cleveland Council has asked anyone, who is socially isolated and in need of help to get in touch.
AGE UK Teesside
Tel: 01642 805 500
Sudden: Support Service for people, who are suddenly bereaved
Government-funded, free and specialist sudden bereavement service for up to 10 weeks from the time of bereavement, with a focus on safeguarding and wellbeing outcomes.
Advice and support in each Cleveland Borough
The 4 councils, which make up the Cleveland force area, have advice and support on a wide range of issues, from business and hardship support, to updates on services.
Help to keep Britain in business
Some workers and businesses may be eligible for financial help and support from the Government.
The Government has announced a number of measures to support businesses, the self-employed and workers. Help may take the form of loans, tax relief, grants or support in paying wages.
More information is available on the Government website.
Grant information for organisations and charities
A number of organisations exist throughout the North East of England to help not-for-profit organisations and charities find funding during these difficult times. They include: