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Coronavirus regs update – inc tests for every care home

The Government says:   Tests for care homes All eligible care homes who need them will have received tests regardless of symptoms, with kits being delivered across the country. Since the launch of whole care home testing, the government has provided 1,071,103 test kits to 8,984 care homes, and we […]

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Face coverings compulsory on public transport

The government will work with operators to make it mandatory for passengers to wear face coverings when using public transport in England, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on 4 June 2020. Wherever possible people should continue to avoid public transport and walk, cycle or drive, but for some people, […]

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New border measures introduced

The Government’s own words on quarantine:   The rules covering new measures to be imposed at the UK border from next week to protect against coronavirus will be published on 3 June 2020. The self-isolation measures being introduced from Monday are designed to prevent new cases being brought in from […]

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Being outdoors – government guidance updated

The Government has updated the guidelines for being outside. It says the risk of the coronavirus being passed on to others outdoors is considered to be low as long as people maintain social distancing. Here is what is said, with a few comments of my own: In England, from today you […]

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Coronavirus & public transport update

Info from Grant Shapp:   The figures from 23rd May: 3,348,507 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK, including 116,580 tests yesterday. 257,154 people have tested positive, that’s an increase of 2,959 cases since yesterday. 9,331 people are currently in hospital with coronavirus in the UK, down 11% […]

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Fewer road trips expected this weekend

From the RAC:   Drivers are planning just under 10m separate leisure journeys by car this bank holiday weekend, half the number compared to last year and the fewest for the long weekend since the RAC first started tracking trips, new research suggests. Around two-thirds of drivers (68%) say they […]

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Government suggests we get on our bikes in future

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced a £2 billion package to put cycling and walking at the heart of Britain’s transport policy.  I’m not sure how well this works in rural areas. For example, my nearest supermarket is 12 miles away. The first stage, worth £250 million, is a series […]

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People are using their cars more, says RAC

From the RAC: Ahead of this weekend’s announcement on how the UK might begin to ease the current lockdown restrictions, a RAC study confirms drivers are already using their cars more than they were earlier in the coronavirus lockdown. The study analysed RAC ‘black box’ driving data, breakdown numbers and […]

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900 more Britons due to fly home from New Zealand

The most vulnerable people will be prioritised for the flights, scheduled for the 11 and 15 May from Auckland, and 13 May from Christchurch. Flight details are as follows: 11 May – Auckland – London Heathrow 13 May – Christchurch – London Heathrow 15 May – Auckland – London Heathrow […]

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More people speeding during lockdown

Nearly half of people have witnessed an increase in drivers breaking the speed limit during the government lockdown, according to research carried out by the RAC. Forty-four percent of UK adults say they have seen more drivers speeding now than they did before the Government introduced the coronavirus lockdown. Roads […]

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