Removing Portugal from the travel green list will do “untold damage to consumer confidence” and risks sending a message that the UK “remains isolated from the rest of the world”, industry leaders have warned. Airlines and travel firms reacted with dismay to the latest Government announcement on foreign holidays, with many saying it risked the summer being ruined for the struggling sector.
Airlines and travel firms reacted with dismay to the latest Government guidance on foreign holidays. Many were angry at the lack of consultation and said it risked the summer being ruined for the struggling sector. Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye said: “Ministers spent last month hailing the restart of international travel, only to close it down three weeks later all but guaranteeing another lost summer for the travel sector.
A letter written by the father of vaccination Dr Edward Jenner to a fellow physician who had supported his pioneering work is expected to fetch up to £8,000 at auction. In 1798, Dr Jenner published his study of the cause and effects of the disease now known as cowpox and how it could act as a vaccine for the smallpox virus.
Today marks the return of hugging, albeit with caution.That said, not everyone is quite yet ready to throw their arms around the new rules.Susannah Reid rejected a hug from her co-host on GMB this morning, and Evening Standard writer Susannah Butter has already decided that she will try “to only hug on [her own] terms.” But how do you feel about the new rules?
Boris Johnson has called for a “heavy dose of caution” as indoor socialising and physical contact resumed against the backdrop of concerns over the Indian coronavirus variant.The Prime Minister said “now everyone must play their part” as England pushed ahead with the third stage of the road map out of lockdown on Monday.
Thousands of revellers without face coverings danced shoulder to shoulder to live music for the first time in more than a year at a pilot music festival.Around 5,000 people packed into Sefton Park in Liverpool on Sunday for the outdoor gig which included performances from Blossoms, The Lathums and Liverpool singer-songwriter Zuzu.
Thousands of revellers have come together for a pilot music festival hailed as a milestone towards getting live events running again.Around 5,000 descended on Sefton Park in Liverpool on Sunday for the outdoor gig which includes performances from Blossoms The Lathums and Liverpool singer-songwriter Zuzu.Everyone had to produce negative coronavirus tests to enter the event but did not have to wear face coverings or follow social distancing rules.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased by just one point to minus 15 in April, after a seven-point jump last month.Consumer confidence edged up only slightly last month amid a more guarded view of the future from households hit hard by the pandemic, a survey suggests.
A senior scientist advising the Government, warned that the remaining rules must be abided by to minimise the effects of a future ‘rebound’ in cases.Caution has been urged ahead of a major easing of England’s lockdown which will allow pubs and restaurants to serve customers outside and hairdressers and non-essential shops to resume business.
New and emerging variants of Covid-19 should not be named after where they are first identified to avoid “stigmatising” a country or place, health leaders have said.
K eeping borders open for international travel could risk undoing vaccine progress, a scientist has warned.
The Office for National Statistics said the number of payrolled workers rose by 68,000 between January and February.
Coronavirus – Sun Oct 25, 2020 Stricter rules for supermarkets are to be introduced in Wales to help prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus, the First Minister has announced. Mark Drakeford said regulations would be strengthened to make sure retailers offer sanitisers for hands and trolleys, limit the numbers of people inside stores, and ensure people keep their distance from others. The new rules announced on Friday are part of a package of measures introduced following concerns that a faster