Almost £2 million worth of vital personal protective equipment was paid for by Hertfordshire County Council in April – as the price of face masks and disposable gloves soared during the peak of the pandemic.
Calls have been made for an independent inquiry into the management of COVID–19 in the care sector in Hertfordshire, after data showed more than 500 have died from coronavirus in care settings across the county.
Dividing up playgrounds and restricting class sizes are among the measures schools will be expected to consider before opening up to more pupils, a leading Hertfordshire county councillor has suggested.
Parents and carers are being asked by the county council to support the potential phased re–opening of schools in June, despite some residents and councillors raising concerns about children and teachers’ safety.
Parents and carers are being warned of the potential consequences of letting their children roam free during lockdown, after Herts police patrols encountered groups of young people who appear to be disobeying social distancing measures.
Award-winning Hertfordshire businesswoman and entrepreneur Helen Froggett-Thomson offers 10 top tips to boss homeworking as more and more people stay at home in self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.