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78 petitions

  1. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases

    Government responded – 28 October 2020

    Sports and physical activity facilities are crucial for adults and children to stay active. The Government’s phased approach is based on scientific and medical advice to protect public health.

    382,811 signatures

  2. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020

    Government responded – 20 October 2020

    With the Coronavirus pandemic still at large, the Coronavirus Act, and the measures within it, remain as important as ever.

    96,763 signatures

  3. Cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021

    Government responded – 20 October 2020

    The Government is committed to GCSE, AS and A level exams taking place next year. We continue to believe that exams are the best and fairest way of judging students’ performance.

    155,792 signatures

  4. Do not implement proposed changes to Human Medicine Regulations

    Government responded – 15 October 2020

    Safety is the utmost priority of any public health vaccination programme, and this remains the case here.

    21,484 signatures

  5. Give further financial support to the Events and Hospitality industry

    Government responded – 15 October 2020

    On 9th October the Chancellor extended the Job Support Scheme to provide temporary help to businesses that have been legally required to close as a direct result of the Covid-19 restrictions.

    44,537 signatures

  6. Change DfE school guidance to allow overnight educational visits.

    Government responded – 12 October 2020

    The Government continues to advise against the resumption of domestic overnight and overseas educational visits at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools can undertake safe COVID-19 day visits.

    16,250 signatures

  7. Extend Tier-4 visas and waive third-term tuition fee for international students

    Government responded – 9 October 2020

    There are no plans to automatically extend the visas of international students. Tuition fees for international students are determined by individual sponsoring institutions.

    10,281 signatures

  8. The government to allow the opening of nightclubs.

    Government responded – 6 October 2020

    Nightclubs are an important part of young people’s lives, but it is vital to control the spread of COVID-19. The Government is working to allow nightclubs to re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

    11,352 signatures

  9. Extend the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to September

    Government responded – 22 September 2020

    Eat Out to Help Out was just one part of a wider package of support for jobs in the hospitality sector. It succeeded in helping restore consumer confidence and has now been wound down as planned.

    14,449 signatures

  10. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19

    Government responded – 24 September 2020

    Higher education providers must deliver high-quality courses. If students are unhappy, they should first complain to their provider, or the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

    216,038 signatures

  11. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination

    Government responded – 11 September 2020

    There are currently no plans to place restrictions on those who refuse to have any potential Covid-19 vaccine.

    153,982 signatures

  12. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity

    Government responded – 11 September 2020

    Wedding ceremonies and celebrations can go ahead provided COVID-Secure guidelines are followed. However social distancing guidance remains, including limiting attendees at weddings to 30 people.

    109,325 signatures

  13. Call for an immediate end to the Israeli blockade on the people of Gaza

    Government responded – 8 September 2020

    The UK will continue to push for an easing of restrictions in Gaza to address the humanitarian situation and improve the lives of the people of Gaza.

    11,001 signatures

  14. Allow the return of spectators to football at all levels below national league

    Government responded – 7 September 2020

    On 18 Aug, the Government amended its guidance to provide extra clarification for organisers of non-elite sports events to help them manage and admit spectators safely, adhering to social distancing.

    13,245 signatures

  15. Extend theory expiry dates due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Government responded – 4 September 2020

    The Government is not extending theory test certificates to ensure new drivers’ knowledge and hazard perception skills is fully up to date at the critical point they begin to drive on their own.

    13,285 signatures

  16. Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades

    Government responded – 4 September 2020

    Students in England have now received the higher of their centre assessment grade or calculated grade for GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020.

    148,883 signatures

  17. Extend furlough scheme for the UK Aviation sector to help stop redundancies

    Government responded – 24 August 2020

    The government continues to provide comprehensive support to sectors and the economy as a whole to ensure that jobs and livelihoods are protected.

    38,870 signatures

  18. Extend the furlough scheme for high-risk people who can't safely return to work.

    Government responded – 24 August 2020

    Previously furloughed employees who are unable to work from home but are still Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) can still be furloughed flexibly under the CJRS until the end of October.

    22,645 signatures

  19. Extra Financial Support For Closed Soft Play Centres

    Government responded – 21 August 2020

    DCMS has been working closely with the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers & Attractions (BALPPA). Indoor soft play centres can reopen from 15 August if they follow COVID-secure guidance.

    14,023 signatures

  20. Extension for Commonwealth Citizens on Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visas

    Government responded – 19 August 2020

    A Youth Mobility Scheme visa is granted for a fixed two-year period and cannot be extended. Our response to the pandemic, through our visa provisions, has ensured that no one has been disadvantaged.

    10,725 signatures

  21. A government cash bailout for the coach industry before it's too late.

    Government responded – 14 August 2020

    The Government announced an unprecedented package of support for companies impacted by COVID-19, including the coach industry, on 17 March 2020.

    17,507 signatures

  22. Repeal the decision to implement compulsory face coverings in English shops.

    Government responded – 14 August 2020

    People must play their part to reduce the spread of the virus. Wearing a face covering helps this, giving people the confidence to return to shops safely, and better protects those who work in retail.

    35,270 signatures

  23. Issue urgent guidance and voucher scheme to save baby & toddler activity sector

    Government responded – 14 August 2020

    Government has issued guidance to enable the reopening of community activities including baby and toddler groups and made available a range of financial support available to support businesses.

    14,631 signatures

  24. Scrap removal of free transport for under-18s from TfL bailout

    Government responded – 10 August 2020

    The suspension of free travel for 11-17 year olds will help reduce demand for public transport at peak times during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was agreed by the Government and the Mayor of London.

    170,199 signatures

  25. Abolish Stamp Duty on all transactions during Corona Virus pandemic

    Government responded – 29 September 2020

    To boost confidence in the property market, the Government temporarily cut SDLT. This means nearly 9/10 people getting on or moving up the property ladder pay no Stamp Duty at all.

    11,328 signatures

  26. Pay bonus to all key workers

    Government responded – 15 September 2020

    In light of the Governments recent above inflation pay awards and specific support packages relating to Covid-19 pressures there are no plans to increase pay further at this time.

    10,945 signatures

  27. Lockdown breaches by Government officials must be treated as Gross Misconduct

    Government responded – 3 August 2020

    Government Departments have procedures in place which allow appropriate action to be taken should a civil servant receive a criminal conviction.

    13,880 signatures

  28. Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.

    Government responded – 28 July 2020

    The outdoor areas of zoos can now reopen. Government financial support schemes are available to zoos, including the Zoos Support Fund. We are keeping the situation under close review.

    135,449 signatures

  29. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19

    Government responded – 20 July 2020

    HMG announced a £1.57 billion package for cultural organisations. From 11/7 outdoor performances are allowed. From 1/8, indoor performances to live audiences can restart, subject to success of pilots.

    179,200 signatures

  30. Reopen salons during lockdown with measures in place to practice safe services.

    Government responded – 17 July 2020

    Beauty salons across England will be able to reopen safely from Monday 13 July. We thank members of this industry and their customers for their patience in this difficult time.

    19,222 signatures

  31. Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

    Government responded – 22 July 2020

    HMG announced a £1.57 billion package for cultural organisations. From 11/7 outdoor performances are allowed. From 1/8, indoor performances to live audiences can restart, subject to success of pilots.

    18,137 signatures

  32. Extend the 12month 'giving notice' period for weddings postponed due to COVID-19

    Government responded – 24 July 2020

    We are delighted couples can now marry but understand frustration about expired notices. We are exploring opportunities for amending the law; in the meantime local authorities may help with fees.

    17,152 signatures

  33. Rebuild the economy out of lockdown with a Green New Deal

    Government responded – 21 July 2020

    The Government is committed to a green, resilient recovery from COVID-19 and has already made announcements to demonstrate this commitment including a £3bn investment in building energy efficiency.

    27,438 signatures

  34. Commit to a public review of HS2 project and suspend all on-going work now

    Government responded – 20 July 2020

    The Government is doing whatever is necessary to deal with Covid-19, while continuing to invest in the country’s future infrastructure and level up the economy. That is why we are getting on with HS2.

    56,549 signatures

  35. Allow Salons and Tattoo parlors to open at same time as hairdressers

    Government responded – 17 July 2020

    Beauty salons and Tattoo Parlours across England will be able to reopen safely from Monday 13. Semi-Permanent Make-up Salons can open if they do not provided services in the highest risk zone.

    61,245 signatures

  36. Include animal charities in emergency funding due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Government responded – 15 July 2020

    The animal welfare sector has faced serious challenges during the time that restrictions have been in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19 and the Government is exploring how these can be alleviated

    32,517 signatures

  37. Hold a Public Inquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 crisis

    Government responded – 15 September 2020

    There will be an important moment to look back, analyse, reflect and to learn lessons. As the Prime Minister has said, this will include an independent inquiry at the appropriate time.

    22,575 signatures

  38. Do not enforce a compulsory quarantine on people arriving in the UK

    Government responded – 8 September 2020

    Ensuring the safety of the wider UK and travelling public must remain our priority. Our approach has balanced the risks of imported Covid-19 cases whilst also supporting the travel and tourism sector.

    13,114 signatures

  39. Permit weddings of 5 people (registrar/couple/2 witnesses) during COVID19

    Government responded – 2 July 2020

    The Government understands the huge significance of weddings to couples planning to get married. From 4 July, wedding ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies will be able to take place in England.

    24,196 signatures

  40. Amnesty for UK undocumented immigrants in this COVID-19 World pandemic

    Government responded – 30 June 2020

    The Immigration Rules already enable the status of undocumented migrants (in the UK for some time and otherwise compliant with the law) to be regularised in some circumstances.

    15,894 signatures

  41. Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place

    Government responded – 26 June 2020

    Outdoor areas of zoos and safari parks were allowed to reopen on 15 June, subject to social distancing measures being in place. The reopening of indoor parts of zoos is being kept under review.

    128,897 signatures

  42. One-off Grant To Be Paid To Anyone Who Has Not Benefited From A Covid-19 Scheme

    Government responded – 30 July 2020

    Individuals who cannot benefit from the Job Retention Scheme or Self-Employment Income Support schemes can benefit from the comprehensive package of other support for workers and businesses.

    52,715 signatures

  43. Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.

    Government responded – 30 July 2020

    All students, including current Year 10s and 12s, will have experienced disruption to their education this year. Ofqual is consulting on measures to mitigate this through changes to next year’s exams.

    147,963 signatures

  44. Make it mandatory to wear a face mask in public during Covid-19 Pandemic

    Government responded – 8 September 2020

    The Government has announced new rules on face coverings. Visitors to shops and supermarkets, as well as passengers on public transport and visitors to hospitals, will need to wear face coverings.

    16,688 signatures

  45. Change the Furlough Support Scheme to include new hires after 28th February.

    Government responded – 16 June 2020

    The cut-off date for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was extended to 19 March in April.

    12,174 signatures

  46. Grant British citizenship to all people in the UK during the Pandemic.

    Government responded – 17 June 2020

    We have already done a huge amount to support foreign nationals in the UK who have been affected by the pandemic, but have no plans to grant citizenship to all in the UK.

    29,785 signatures

  47. Remove the 50% earnings barrier so all self employed workers to receive support.

    Government responded – 10 June 2020

    The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme requires trading profits to be at least equal to non-trading income to ensure it is targeted at those who are most reliant on their self-employment income.

    12,265 signatures

  48. Delay the reopening of schools to September

    Government responded – 30 June 2020

    We want all children and young people to return to school as soon as possible. Schools began to welcome back more pupils from 1 June.

    44,548 signatures

  49. Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare.

    Government responded – 5 June 2020

    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 healthcare businesses are available.

    10,780 signatures

  50. No Extensions to the Brexit Transition Period

    Government responded – 3 June 2020

    The Government won’t accept an extension to the transition period and cannot do so under UK law. We are currently holding talks with the EU by videoconference. These will conclude by 31 December 2020.

    20,676 signatures

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