Coronavirus: Wetherspoons calls rules 'baffling and confusing' -

Coronavirus: Wetherspoons calls rules ‘baffling and confusing’

Coronavirus: Wetherspoons calls rules ‘baffling and confusing’. JD Wetherspoon has criticised “baffling and confusing” Covid-related restrictions for the pub industry after revealing a sharp fall in sales. The firm said like-for-like sales for the 15 weeks to 8 November fell 27.6%. Chairman Tim Martin said rule changes such as the 22:00 curfew, as well as[…]

Lockdown children forget how to use knife and fork -

Lockdown children forget how to use knife and fork

Lockdown children forget how to use knife and fork. The pandemic has seen most children in England slipping back with their learning – and some have gone significantly back with their social skills, says Ofsted. A report from the education watchdog warns some young children have forgotten how to use a knife and fork or[…]

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Covid: Wales has lessons for England on surviving lockdown

Covid: Wales has lessons for England on surviving lockdown. By Michael Buchanan BBC News Pontypool has been hit hard by the virus – and the lockdown When Covid struck, no-one quite understood how ruinous its ripples would be. As England begins a new lockdown, Michael Buchanan has been in Wales, which is emerging from a[…]

Covid-19 in Scotland: Confusion over funding for future Scottish lockdown 1 -

Covid-19 in Scotland: Confusion over funding for future Scottish lockdown

Covid-19 in Scotland: Confusion over funding for future Scottish lockdown. Scotland’s new five-tier system of restrictions came into force on Monday The Scottish government has said it still does not know whether the full furlough scheme will be available to Scotland once lockdown ends in England at the start of next month. Prime Minister Boris[…]

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Covid-19: ‘A lot of people think this lockdown is unfair’

Covid-19: ‘A lot of people think this lockdown is unfair’. Colin Page, who runs C D Page Tobacconist and Sweet Shop, said most of the people he had spoken to seemed “resigned” to the second lockdown North Norfolk has one of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in the country, with a total of 25 cases[…]

Covid-19: English lockdown may last beyond 2 December, says Gove -

Covid-19: English lockdown may last beyond 2 December, says Gove –

Covid-19: English lockdown may last beyond 2 December, says Gove. Michael Gove says it is his “fervent hope” that England’s new lockdown will end on 2 December – but that ministers will be “guided by the facts”. “We do need to get the R rate below 1,” the Cabinet Office minister told the BBC’s, Andrew[…]

Covid-19: Prime Minister announces four-week England lockdown -

Covid-19: Prime Minister announces four-week England lockdown –

Covid-19: Prime Minister announces four-week England lockdown.   Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England to prevent a “medical and moral disaster” for the NHS. He said Christmas may be “very different” but he hoped taking action now would mean families can gather. Pubs, restaurants, gyms and non-essential shops will[…]

Covid: Wales firebreak to end regardless of England lockdown -

Covid: Wales firebreak to end regardless of England lockdown

Covid: Wales firebreak to end regardless of England lockdown. A Wales firebreak lockdown has been in force since 23 October A two-week firebreak in Wales will still end on 9 November, regardless of a lockdown in England, the Welsh Government has said. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second lockdown for England starting on Thursday, lasting[…]

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Coronavirus: Cabinet to meet as PM considers England lockdown

Coronavirus: Cabinet to meet as PM considers England lockdown. This key document shows several UK daily death projections by different modellers, compared with the first wave. The black line represents the government’s predicted “reasonable worst-case scenario” The PM will meet his cabinet later as he considers a month-long lockdown across England – in the hope[…]

Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day - study -

Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day – study

Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day – study. Nearly 100,000 people are catching coronavirus every day in England, a major analysis suggests. The study, by Imperial College London, says the pace of the epidemic is accelerating and estimates the number of people infected is now doubling every nine days. The authors say we are[…]

Coronavirus: Europe's daily deaths rise by nearly 40% - WHO

Coronavirus: Europe’s daily deaths rise by nearly 40% – WHO

Coronavirus: Europe’s daily deaths rise by nearly 40%  – WHO. Face masks will be mandatory in all crowded public areas across Russia Europe’s daily Covid deaths rose by nearly 40% compared with the previous week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has told the BBC. WHO spokeswoman Dr Margaret Harris said France, Spain, the UK, the[…]

Covid: Melbourne's hard-won success after a marathon lockdown

Covid: Melbourne’s hard-won success after a marathon lockdown

Covid: Melbourne’s hard-won success after a marathon lockdown. Melbourne residents have endured one of the world’s longest lockdowns Melbourne’s grinding second coronavirus lockdown began in the chill of winter. In early July, the nights were long and dark, and Australia’s cultural capital was confronting the terrifying reality of another deadly wave of infections. More than[…]