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169 petitions

  1. Keep requirement to wear a face covering in shops & supermarkets after July 19th

    Government responded – 30 July 2021

    Face coverings are not required but still expected and recommended when in enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces with people you do not usually see, such as shops, which may still encourage their use.

    12,956 signatures

  2. Add Poland to the green list for international travel

    Government responded – 28 July 2021

    Ministerial decisions on country allocations to the traffic light system are informed by Joint Biosecurity Centre risk assessments and wider public health factors, and are reviewed every three weeks.

    12,815 signatures

  3. 3-day quarantine for fully vaccinated, returning to the UK from amber countries

    Government responded – 20 July 2021

    It was always the intention of the government to introduce easements on restrictions, which we are doing on 19th July, but these could only be introduced once most of the UK were fully vaccinated.

    31,390 signatures

  4. Extend furlough for aviation sector

    Government responded – 16 July 2021

    As restrictions are eased and international travel reopens, the current approach to CJRS strikes a balance between encouraging employees back to work, supporting the economy and protecting incomes.

    16,436 signatures

  5. Allow dancing at weddings before the 21st June and if lockdown gets extended

    Government responded – 5 July 2021

    Dancefloors and other spaces for dancing must remain closed due to the significant risk of transmission, except in the case of the couple’s first dance

    16,516 signatures

  6. Allow fully vaccinated people coming from red list countries to isolate at home

    Government responded – 6 July 2021

    Public health has always been our number one priority and we will not risk throwing away our hard-won achievements which have only been possible through the work of the British people

    36,442 signatures

  7. Do not require health and social care workers to take covid-19 vaccination

    Government responded – 29 June 2021

    There is a clear public health rationale for making COVID-19 vaccinations a condition of deployment in care homes in order to protect those who are most vulnerable to severe illness and death.

    102,127 signatures

  8. Launch a judge-led public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic

    Government responded – 25 June 2021

    On 12 May, the Prime Minister confirmed a statutory public inquiry, with full formal powers under the Inquiries Act 2005, will begin in Spring 2022.

    11,871 signatures

  9. Allow non-professional singing in groups of more than six indoors

    Government responded – 9 June 2021

    The Government eased restrictions from Step 3 to allow up to 6 people to sing indoors. It is right that we take a cautious response and follow the views of public health experts.

    59,174 signatures

  10. Do not vaccinate children against COVID-19 until Phase 3 trials are complete

    Government responded – 7 June 2021

    The Government will continue to evaluate evidence and assess expert opinion before making a decision on routinely vaccinating children under 18 years old.

    67,159 signatures

  11. End all requirements to wear face coverings immediately

    Government responded – 11 May 2021

    Everyone must continue to minimise the risk of further COVID-19 waves. The best way remains the wearing of face coverings together with regular hand-washing, social distancing and fresh air.

    74,822 signatures

  12. To remove the UAE off the ‘Red List’ by the Summer

    Government responded – 11 May 2021

    The decisions on the Red List are made by ministers informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice. This protects public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of COVID-19.

    20,055 signatures

  13. Tuition Fee Compensation for International Students in UK Universities

    Government responded – 6 May 2021

    Whether or not an individual student is entitled to a refund of fees will depend on the specific contractual arrangements between the provider and student.

    36,139 signatures

  14. A national holiday and day of remembrance for those lost in the COVID pandemic

    Government responded – 7 June 2021

    We are carefully considering the most appropriate way to remember those who have lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government has no plans to create a bank holiday on 23rd March.

    10,648 signatures

  15. Prohibit employers from requiring employees to have a Covid-19 vaccine

    Government responded – 29 April 2021

    Organisations must ensure their practices are legal and do not unfairly discriminate against individuals. There may be limited high risk settings where requiring vaccination could be appropriate.

    19,053 signatures

  16. Outlaw discrimination against those who do not get a Covid-19 vaccination

    Government responded – 29 April 2021

    The Government believes that COVID-status certification could have a role to play in the reopening of society. We are considering carefully the equality and ethical concerns in an ongoing review.

    338,934 signatures

  17. No hotel quarantine for UK citizens, permanent residents and their families

    Government responded – 26 April 2021

    The Government has put in place a managed quarantine system to protect the public from the spread of Covid-19.

    25,415 signatures

  18. Allow all students to return to university at the start of the Summer term

    Government responded – 26 April 2021

    Government has continued to prioritise students and their education. Subject to review, all students will return to in-person teaching alongside step 3 of the roadmap, no earlier than 17 May.

    11,259 signatures

  19. Allow international travel to visit partners and family

    Government responded – 20 April 2021

    The Government recognises the immense challenges these restrictions place on people with loved ones based outside the UK. Unfortunately, at this time people must only travel with a reasonable excuse.

    106,595 signatures

  20. To pay every NHS and Social Care Worker in England a £500 "Thank You" Bonus

    Government responded – 19 April 2021

    We are immensely grateful to our health and social care workforce. We are not, currently, planning to pay £500 bonuses but are exploring ways to improve recognition of health and social care staff.

    16,277 signatures

  21. Suspend No Recourse to Public Funds visa conditions

    Government responded – 30 March 2021

    Due to the alternative support available to migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) the Government does not intend to suspend the condition, permanently or temporarily.

    13,834 signatures

  22. Extend "rule of six" to ensure that hunting and shooting are banned

    Government responded – 24 March 2021

    Under current lockdown rules people can meet one person from another household outside. When the rule of 6 commences, organised outdoor sports are expected to resume, not subject to the rule of 6.

    10,312 signatures

  23. To take Portugal off the travel Red List

    Government responded – 19 March 2021

    Portugal was removed from the ‘red list’ at 4am on Friday 19 March following a review of scientific and medical data which indicated the risks of importing a variant of concern have reduced.

    25,279 signatures

  24. Reduce content for 2022 A-level and GCSE exams

    Government responded – 15 March 2021

    The department will continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on all students, including those due to take exams in 2022, to ensure that students in this cohort can achieve a fair grade.

    11,832 signatures

  25. Keep schools closed until May

    Government responded – 15 March 2021

    With safety measures in schools, the success of vaccination rollout and decrease in infection rates and hospitalisations, the Government has decided that pupils can return to education from 8 March.

    149,466 signatures

  26. Extend business rates relief to include every English language teaching school

    Government responded – 15 March 2021

    Business rates relief is targeted at the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors given the acute impacts of COVID-19 on them. A range of other measures to support ELT schools are available.

    11,132 signatures

  27. Keep the £20pw Universal Credit lifeline and extend to those on legacy benefits

    Government responded – 11 March 2021

    The Government has now confirmed the temporary £20 per week increase to Universal Credit remains in place for a further six months. There are no plans to extend a benefit increase to legacy benefits.

    12,989 signatures

  28. Extend the VAT at 5% for hospitality until at least March 2022

    Government responded – 10 March 2021

    The Government has extended the reduced rate of VAT (5%) for tourism and hospitality to 30 September 2021. To help manage the transition back to 20%, a 12.5% rate will then apply until 31 March 2022.

    17,738 signatures

  29. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports

    Government responded – 3 March 2021

    The Government is reviewing whether COVID-status certificates could play a role in reopening parts of our economy, reducing restrictions on social contact and improving safety.

    375,206 signatures

  30. Change COVID-19 critical workers list to include all veterinary staff

    Government responded – 3 March 2021

    Vets whose work is supporting the coronavirus or EU transition response are classified as critical workers in current guidance. All vets may leave home for work if they are unable to work from home.

    13,522 signatures

  31. Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers

    Government responded – 2 March 2021

    The Government keeps border measures and any exemptions under constant review. The Government will lift the restrictions only when the data provided shows it is safe to do so.

    19,019 signatures

  32. Waive the January 2021 tax bill for those who have been excluded from the SEISS

    Government responded – 27 April 2021

    The Government does not believe waiving tax bills would provide value for money as a mechanism to support for those ineligible for SEISS. A wider £352bn package is in place.

    11,988 signatures

  33. Government to match the £500 bonus to all care staff

    Government responded – 18 February 2021

    We are immensely grateful to the social care workforce. We are not planning to match the £500 bonus payment but are exploring ways to improve recognition of social care staff.

    10,324 signatures

  34. Amend GCSE exam content for children that are now in year 9 and year 10

    Government responded – 17 February 2021

    The department will continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on all students, including those due to take exams in 2022, to ensure that students in this cohort can achieve a fair grade.

    34,626 signatures

  35. Make prison staff top priority as key workers to recieve the covid 19 vaccine

    Government responded – 16 February 2021

    The government is working hard to ensure all who are prioritised during phase one receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the appropriate time. There are no plans to deviate from the advice set out by the JCVI.

    13,092 signatures

  36. Cancel A-level and GCSE exams 2022

    Government responded – 15 February 2021

    The department will continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on all students, including those due to take exams in 2022, to ensure that students in this cohort can achieve a fair grade.

    48,757 signatures

  37. Grant wraparound and holiday care providers urgent financial support

    Government responded – 15 February 2021

    The Government has made a range of financial support available for businesses, including wraparound providers. This includes loans, cash grants, tax relief, and local authority discretionary funding.

    11,327 signatures

  38. Include public transport workers in priority groups for covid 19 vaccination

    Government responded – 10 February 2021

    For phase I of the vaccine roll-out the key principles of advice by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation are to reduce mortality, to protect the health and care systems, and save lives.

    12,352 signatures

  39. Prioritise Key Retail Workers, being offered the Covid Vaccine!

    Government responded – 10 February 2021

    For phase I of the vaccine roll-out the key principles of advice by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation are to reduce mortality, to protect the health and care systems, and save lives.

    47,938 signatures

  40. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme

    Government responded – 16 March 2021

    Sports & physical activity providers play a crucial role in supporting everyone to be active. We continue to work with our partners to encourage the usage of sports facilities when they open in April.

    230,020 signatures

  41. Extend Maternity Exemption Certificates

    Government responded – 9 February 2021

    The Government has no plan to extend maternity exemption certificates. All NHS dentistry has been open from 8 June 2020. Pregnant women and new mothers are encouraged to access treatment as necessary.

    10,089 signatures

  42. Ensure student nurses and midwives are paid for working during Covid-19

    Government responded – 4 February 2021

    Third year nursing students in England can, with university approval, opt into paid placements where offered. All other nursing and midwifery students will continue with planned training.

    36,067 signatures

  43. Prioritise special school staff in Covid 19 vaccinations.

    Government responded – 23 March 2021

    We are working hard to ensure everyone who has been clinically prioritised to receive a vaccine will have access to a vaccine as soon as possible.

    29,438 signatures

  44. Prioritise COVID-19 vaccines for first responders (police, fire, ambulance)

    Government responded – 23 February 2021

    For phase 1 of the roll-out, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s principles and advice are; to reduce mortality, to protect the health and social care systems, and to save lives.

    68,968 signatures

  45. All nurseries and places of education to stay closed after Xmas to 15 January

    Government responded – 26 January 2021

    On 4 January, the PM announced restriction of attendance at education settings, except early years, to vulnerable children and young people and children of critical workers, to reduce transmission.

    49,386 signatures

  46. Shut all nurseries and early years settings during lockdown

    Government responded – 26 January 2021

    The wider restrictions in place as part of the national lockdown to contain the spread of the virus in the community enable us to continue prioritising keeping nurseries and early years settings open.

    103,176 signatures

  47. Reimburse student rents for all accommodation not used during this academic year

    Government responded – 2 March 2021

    Accommodation providers are autonomous and responsible for setting rent agreements. We urge them to ensure policies are fair and have students’ best interests at heart.

    40,053 signatures

  48. Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment

    Government responded – 26 January 2021

    Students will not be asked to sit GCSE, AS and A level exams this summer as planned in light of the ongoing impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

    157,810 signatures

  49. Extend paid maternity leave by at least four months

    Government responded – 26 January 2021

    Government has no plans to extend paid Maternity Leave. Existing Maternity Leave entitlements are among the most generous in the world, up to 52 weeks of leave are available of which 39 are paid.

    56,988 signatures

  50. Allow the armed forces to train in their own gym facilities during Covid-19.

    Government responded – 26 January 2021

    Limited exemptions exist for Service Personnel to use gyms on the Defence Estate in England where this is crucial for the operational effectiveness of the Armed Forces.

    10,392 signatures

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