Coronavirus Safety officials had 'political' pressure to approve PPE -

Coronavirus: Safety officials had ‘political’ pressure to approve PPE

Coronavirus: Safety officials had ‘political’ pressure to approve PPE. The isolation suits supplied by PestFix were similar to those pictured here Britain’s safety watchdog felt leaned on by the government to make factually incorrect statements about PPE suits bought for NHS staff earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic, the BBC has found. Emails reveal how the[…]

Covid: Anti-lockdown Tory MPs to resist 'repeated' restrictions - 1

Covid: Anti-lockdown Tory MPs to resist ‘repeated’ restrictions

Covid: Anti-lockdown Tory MPs to resist ‘repeated’ restrictions. Conservative MPs who voted against the current lockdown in England have formed a new group aimed at preventing further blanket national restrictions. The Covid Recovery Group will argue for a different approach when the current curbs end on 2 December to enable the country to “live with[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Covid lockdown: 'North worth less than South' mayor claims -

Covid lockdown: ‘North worth less than South’ mayor claims

Covid lockdown: ‘North worth less than South’ mayor claims. Liverpool has the third-highest number of infections in England Increased furlough payments for the national Covid lockdown shows the government “believes the North is worth less than the South”, Liverpool’s metro mayor has claimed. Boris Johnson announced workers would receive 80% of their wages if businesses[…]