Covid: England tier system may need strengthening - government adviser -

Covid: England tier system may need strengthening – government adviser

Covid: England tier system may need strengthening – government adviser. England’s regional Covid tier system may need to be “strengthened” to get the country “through the winter”, a senior government adviser has said. Public Health England’s Dr Susan Hopkins said they needed to look at what “tiers there may be in the future” when the[…]

Covid: Care home visits advice impractical, say charities -

Covid: Care home visits advice impractical, say charities

Covid: Care home visits advice impractical, say charities. The government is facing criticism over its guidance on safe visits to care homes in England. Labour and a number of charities have described the suggestions, including floor-to-ceiling screens, designated visitor pods and window visits, as impractical. Alzheimer’s Society has said it “completely misses the point”. Justice[…]

Covid: New care home visits guidance in England defended by minister -

Covid: New care home visits guidance in England defended by minister

Covid: New care home visits guidance in England defended by minister. New guidance for care homes in England will give people “more opportunities to see loved ones in a safe way”, the care minister, Helen Whately, has said. She said the government had to strike a balance to allow visits during lockdown but also keep[…]

The lockdown rebels preparing to defy No 10 on Covid restrictions -

The lockdown rebels preparing to defy No 10 on Covid restrictions

The lockdown rebels preparing to defy No 10 on Covid restrictions.  Iain Duncan Smith wrote in the Daily Mail that England should have stuck to the three-tier local lockdown system. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Media As England braces for a second national lockdown, Downing Street once more faces a rebellion over tougher restrictions. Ahead of[…]