Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

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Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

News and communications

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

  1. Government agrees measures with energy industry to support vulnerable people through COVID-19

    Proposals agreed to ensure vulnerable customers who may fall into debt remain supplied with energy while in self isolation.

  2. Economic and business response committee meets to discuss COVID-19

    A new Committee to address the economic and business issues presented by COVID-19 has met for the first time today.

  3. New government structures to coordinate response to coronavirus

    The Prime Minister has set up new ministerial structures to coordinate, prioritise and respond to the coronavirus pandemic across government.

  4. PM call with UK’s leading manufacturers: 16 March 2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with the UK’s leading manufacturing businesses and organisations.

  5. Whirlpool washing machine recall update

    The latest Whirlpool washing machine recall information as of the end of 10 March 2020.

  6. New transport tech to be tested in biggest shake-up of laws in a generation

    Making journeys easier, smarter and greener with new technology.

  7. BEIS in the budget

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will have a key role in delivering the pledges set out in the Budget.

  8. New digital tool enables easier energy and carbon reporting

    Businesses can now digitally report energy and carbon data in the same way as financial information.

  9. Barry Panayi appointed as Ofgem Non-Executive Director

    Barry Panayi confirmed as Non-Executive Director at the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem).

  10. British Steel sale to Jingye Group completes

    The sale safeguards over 3,200 jobs in Scunthorpe, Skinningrove and on Teesside.

  11. COP26 President Alok Sharma's briefing to UN member states

    The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP's first speech as COP26 President Designate at the UN with the Secretary-General, Italian Permanent Representation and British Ambassador to the United States.

  12. Women leading the way in breaking down boundaries in science and innovation

    Government unveils almost £3 million new fund for visionary, entrepreneurial female innovators.

  13. New Science Minister chooses UKAEA for first major visit

    Amanda Solloway MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, was at Culham Science Centre today.

  14. London pioneers first ‘virtual power station’

    Trial using household batteries to support London's electricity grid is being rolled out to help manage peaks in winter demand and reduce carbon emissions.

  15. Multi-million government investment in the future of UK science

    The next generation of world-leading scientists across the UK will benefit from a multi-million-pound government package of investment.

  16. DASA seeks innovative ideas to mitigate radar risk of windfarms

    £2-million innovation competition to reduce and remove impact windfarms have on UK's Air Defence systems to boost green energy growth.

  17. Government backs cleaner planes, ships and automobiles with £37 million boost

    The investment will help to design, test and manufacture electric machines in some of the UK’s most polluting industries.

  18. Millions more homes to be powered by renewables

    Measures to promote new renewable electricity generation projects launched in boost for renewables supply chain.

  19. Government campaign to ensure workers are paid correctly for holiday leave

    New campaign to remind workers of their right to paid holiday leave and ensure employers check their staff are taking their leave.

  20. COP26 President Alok Sharma at launch of COP26 Private Finance Agenda

    COP26 President Alok Sharma spoke at the launch of the COP26 Private Finance Agenda at Guildhall, London, on Thursday 27 February