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Face masks: Do they need to worn in any settings now?

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Face coverings will no longer be a requirement in shops and other settings (Picture: Getty Images) Boris Johnson has confirmed that England’s Plan B Covid restrictions will be scrapped at the end of January. These measure include lifting... read more

Why Schools Are At The Forefront Of The Covid Crisis Right Now

19 Days ago Entertainment Source:

Children are still being encouraged to go to school even though the UK has just hit 200,000 daily cases for the first time since the pandemic began. As the second term of the academic year starts, people are split over what measures should be... read more

Boris Johnson Urges People To Get Tested For NYE While Lateral Flow Tests Remain Unavailable Online

23 Days ago News Source:

Boris Johnson urged the public to test themselves ahead of Friday’s New Year Eve celebrations – even though there are currently no lateral flow tests available to order online. The prime minister released a video on social media where he said:... read more

Boris Johnson Suggests UK Can 'Get Through' Omicron Surge Despite Hospitals In 'Crisis'

19 Days ago Entertainment Source:

Boris Johnson has said he is not moving beyond ‘Plan B’ measures as he suggested the UK could “ride out” the Omicron surge without a lockdown. At his first press conference of the new year, the prime minister said the country can “get through”... read more

Why The Cladding Crisis Might Not Be Over Just Yet

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Four and half years after the Grenfell fire, a solution to part of the cladding crisis created in the aftermath of the tragedy has finally been proposed. On Monday, housing secretary Michael Gove said the government will take “every step... read more

What Parents Need To Know As Their Kids Go Back To School

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Yes, Christmas is finally over and pupils are finally going back to school this week, but not without concerns among parents about the rules their children need to follow and how the rise of Omicron may affect the start of the term. Despite... read more

Plan B: Ex-Tory MP Dubs New Covid Restrictions 'Preposterous' And A 'Diversionary Tactic'

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Downing Street’s new Covid restrictions were dubbed “preposterous” and “inconsistent” by former Conservative cabinet minister and broadcaster Michael Portillo on Thursday. Speaking on BBC Question Time, he queried why the government had really... read more

No New Covid Rules Before Christmas, Announces Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson has said there is not enough evidence to justify tougher coronavirus restrictions in England before Christmas. But speaking on Tuesday afternoon, the prime minister said he would not rule out introducing stricter measures soon... read more

How To Stay Safe Before Christmas If You Can't Get Your Booster Yet

53 Days ago News Source:

Covid booster jabs will soon be available to everyone who is already double-vaccinated and aged 18 or over – but it won’t be logistically possible for the NHS to get everyone jabbed before Christmas. The government has made it clear that older... read more

Omicron Data Offers 'Glimmer Of Hope' At Christmas, Says Jenny Harries

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New data suggesting Omicron may be less likely to lead to serious illness than the Delta variant of coronavirus offers a “glimmer of Christmas hope”, a senior health official has said. But UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) chief executive Dr... read more