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Government criticised on plans to burn £4bn of unusable Covid PPE

Government criticised on plans to burn £4bn of unusable Covid PPE

Government plan to burn £4bn of unusable PPE ‘costly to environment and Treasury’.
Restrictions further eased at PCH

Restrictions further eased at PCH

Restrictions to be further eased at Peterborough City Hospital Trust from this week. 
Healthwatch care home report highlights issues of isolation

Healthwatch care home report highlights issues of isolation

The new Life in a care home report from Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough highlights how strict rules on care home visiting forced residents and their families apart during the pandemic
Peterborough court set up for pandemic backlog to shut

Peterborough court set up for pandemic backlog to shut

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) plans to close 11 nightingale courts within weeks including the one in Peterborough. 
No need to self-isolate after positive Covid test from this week

No need to self-isolate after positive Covid test from this week

The legal duty to self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus will end this week, the Prime Minister is due to announce today, as part of his “living with Covid” plan. 
Vans and trailers no longer required to pre-book recycling centre visit

Vans and trailers no longer required to pre-book recycling centre visit

Drivers of vans and trailers will no longer need to pre-book slots to visit Peterborough’s Household Recycling Centre.  
Company warns government Covid loans of £20bn may not be repaid

Company warns government Covid loans of £20bn may not be repaid

The £4.3 billion of Covid loans that may have to be written-off by the Treasury due to fraud could be eclipsed by businesses failing to repay their support loans, a business accountancy firm is warning. 
Covid tests scrapped for fully vaccinated arrivals

Covid tests scrapped for fully vaccinated arrivals

Coronavirus testing for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England will be axed, Boris Johnson has announced. 
Schools to receive £1,000 in support of vaccination programme

Schools to receive £1,000 in support of vaccination programme

Secondary schools in England will receive £1,000 to help support the Covid-19 vaccination programme. 
PM: Teachers must abandon masks as face-to-face education ‘vital’

PM: Teachers must abandon masks as face-to-face education ‘vital’

Boris Johnson has urged teachers who insist masks should still worn in lessons to follow the rules which state that they are no long required for use in classrooms.