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Replying to @DHSCgovuk: BREAKING NEWS: The Government has accepted @MHRAgovuk recommendation for authorisation of @OxfordVacGroup/@AstraZeneca's #CO

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BREAKING NEWS: The Government has accepted @MHRAgovuk recommendation for authorisation of @OxfordVacGroup/@AstraZeneca's #COVID19 vaccine for use in the UK.

This follows:

✅ clinical trials
✅ data analysis
✅ MHRA authorisation

Read full statement:

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Don't forget - washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The @NHSuk has shared the best way to wash your hands here:

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Replying to @DHSCgovuk: ⚠️ A number of areas will move into higher tiers from 00:01 on Saturday 26 December.

The government has decided to act ahea…

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⚠️ A number of areas will move into higher tiers from 00:01 on Saturday 26 December.

The government has decided to act ahead of the formal review point, in order to contain the spread of the new strain of #COVID19.

See the list of local restriction tiers by area 👇

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Are you in need of a new car?

You can use our step-by-step guide to make sure you don't miss anything important when you buy one:

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Replying to @transportgovuk: We have reached an agreement with French authorities to reopen the UK-French border.

Hauliers must not travel to #Kent

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We have reached an agreement with French authorities to reopen the UK-French border.

Hauliers must not travel to #Kent due to continued disruption in the area.

More here 👉

For the latest updates follow @HighwaysSEAST

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The next Bank Holiday in the UK is on 25 December 2020.

You can find all upcoming Bank Holidays here:

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Replying to @UK_CAA: Have your travel plans been affected by recent border closures or Tier 4 restrictions? You should speak to your airline for sup…

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Have your travel plans been affected by recent border closures or Tier 4 restrictions? You should speak to your airline for support in the first instance.

We have updated the consumer advice and guidance on our website to reflect the latest news:

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Each country has different rules for living and working in an EU country.

Check what you must do in the country where you live here:

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Are you interested in fostering, adoption or surrogacy?

You can find guidance here:

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Replying to @transportgovuk: The Test to Release for International Travellers scheme is now live✈️

Book a private COVID-19 test from the GOV UK li…

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The Test to Release for International Travellers scheme is now live✈️

Book a private COVID-19 test from the GOV UK list at the link below for the opportunity to reduce your self-isolation period👇



#TravelSafely

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Step 5: Update your apps and devices. When your apps and devices are out of date they have higher risk of having weaknesses within them.

This makes it easier for hackers to get your information. (6/7)

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Step 6: Back up your data. This creates a copy of your information and saves it to another device or to cloud storage (online).

For all advice and steps on staying safe this season visit @cyberawaregov here:
#CyberAware (7/7)

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Step 4: Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA). This helps to stop hackers from getting into your account even if they have your password.

For more information, including how to do this, please visit: (5/7)

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Step 3: With so many accounts to keep track of, remembering your password isn't always easy. The best way to safely ensure you remember your password is to save it in your browser.

For more information visit: (4/7)

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Step 2: When creating a password @cyberawaregov recommend that you use 3 random words. You can use numbers and symbols as well - for example “RedPantsTree4!”

This makes the password safe, unique and memorable. (3/7)

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Step 1: Use a strong password for any accounts you have, especially for your email. If a hacker gets into your email account they could access sensitive information.

Your email should have a different password to any other account. (2/7)

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Cyber crime is a serious threat. During the festive period last year, victims lost an average of £775.

This festive season @cyberawaregov recommend you take these 6 steps to stay safe:
#CyberAware (1/7)

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Replying to @DHSCgovuk: Today we're making a landmark change to the criteria to be a blood donor.

👬 Men who have sex with men in a long-term relat…

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Today we're making a landmark change to the criteria to be a blood donor.

👬 Men who have sex with men in a long-term relationship will be able to donate blood.

🇬🇧 This will be rolled out across the UK.

Read more 👇

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Replying to @DHSCgovuk: The self-isolation period will decrease from 14 days to 10 days for:

▶️contacts of positive #COVID19 cases
▶️people arrivi…

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The self-isolation period will decrease from 14 days to 10 days for:

▶️contacts of positive #COVID19 cases
▶️people arriving from countries not on the travel corridor list

This will apply from Monday 14 December.

Read more:

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