The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

After the Prime Minister's speech last night, the Government's Strategy for the next steps in tackling Covid19 has been published and is available here (PDF also available below).

A  very helpful FAQ document with a summary of what has changed is available here.

How to apply to the Coronavirus Business Retention Scheme

Dear Sir Gary, 

Employers in your constituency can now claim online for a grant for 80% of their furloughed employees’ salaries, up to a maximum of £2,500 per employee, per month, through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This scheme will be open until the end of June 2020. 

Sport England Community Emergency Fund

Sport England has opened a new £20 million Community Emergency Fund to help sports clubs and community sport and physical activity organisations through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.


Not many of us thought we would ever have to live through such a time: the police stopping people at various places in SW Devon asking: “the purpose of your journey”. One of the historic definitions of English freedom is the ability to get on a train at Victoria station and go wherever you want.