5 new UK gov tests ALL workplaces must pass before workers can return | UK | News

Most workplaces have now re-opened – meaning you can return to work. Thousands of people people have already benefited from the feeling the camaraderie you get from being back in the workplace alongside colleagues again. Others have found it much easier to solve work problems and switch off when the day is over, allowing for a better work/life balance. But in order for you to return to your workplace, your employer must make arrangements for you to work safely. The UK Government has set out five steps to working safely…

Coronavirus map LIVE: New UK restrictions TODAY – Israel gives dire hint of what’s next | UK | News

People face fines of up to £3,200 if they do not abide by the new measure, which applies to both indoor and outdoor settings and follows a rapid increase in the number of daily positive cases. Regulations enabling the enforcement of the rule were published late on Sunday night, around 30 minutes before they came into effect. More than 3,000 Covid-19 cases were recorded in the UK for the third day in a row on Sunday – the first time since May that cases were above 3,000 on three consecutive days. The new law comes amid concerns about…

Brexit blunder: Daniel Hannan on why John Major is responsible for LEAVE vote | UK | News

Tony Blair and Sir John Major have urged MPs to reject the “shameful” attempt to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement. The two former Prime Ministers have accused the Government of “embarrassing” the UK by seeking the power to change the details of the treaty agreed with the EU last year. MPs will begin debating the contentious Internal Market Bill today. A senior minister said the ex-Prime Ministers weren’t “close” to the process and the UK was in an unprecedented situation. Writing in the Sunday Times, Sir John joined Mr…

Brexit news: Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan derailed as flaw in new bill exposed | UK | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stuck by the new legislation, called the Internal Market Bill, as the EU and the UK head into yet another time-pressured series of trade talks. Mr Johnson’s official spokesperson said: “This is a piece of legislation that delivers a vital legal safety net in order to ensure the integrity of the UK can be protected. “It is critical MPs pass this before the end of the year.” However, the EU and other political figureheads such as David Cameron have pulled apart the proposed bill, and…

Covid news: Majority back national curfew to halt coronavirus spread as cases rocket | UK | News

From today, no more than six people are able to meet indoors or outdoors in a bid to halt the spread of the pandemic but Westminster sources have warned a national curfew could be the “obvious next step”. If a curfew is imposed, it would be for all ages with pubs and restaurants likely to be forced to shut at 10pm – and other venues having their doors closed. Now, an exclusive Express.co.uk poll – which ran from 10.30am to 8pm on September 14 – asked whether the public would back a…

Coronavirus panic as 193 hotspots in England emerge – figures show soaring COVID cases | UK | News

The UK currently has the highest death rate across Europe after surpassing 40,000 and now figures have shown a number of coronavirus hotspots emerging over the last week. One area saw nearly a fivefold increase in cases. Oadby and Wigston, in Leicestershire, saw its infection rate soar from 24.6 to 114 per 100,000 cases in just seven days. This is now England’s fourth-worst region behind Hyndburn in Lancashire, where infections have more than doubled. Warrington, which is the sixth worst-affected area, reported new cases trebling within a week. While cases…

Battle of Britain: When was Battle of Britain and why is it called the Battle of Britain? | UK | News

The Imperial War Museum explained: “Attacks moved inland, concentrating on airfields and communications centres. Fighter Command offered stiff resistance, despite coming under enormous pressure. “During the last week of August and the first week of September, in what would be the critical phase of the battle, the Germans intensified their efforts to destroy Fighter Command. “Airfields, particularly those in the south-east, were significantly damaged but most remained operational. “On 31 August, Fighter Command suffered its worst day of the entire battle. “But the Luftwaffe was overestimating the damage it was…

Nicola Sturgeon sends warning to Boris over four-nation breakdown – ‘Differences all along | UK | News

Concerns were raised by Professor Linda Bauld, Professor of Public Health at Edinburgh University, who said that the UK had diverged from using a four nations approach to tackle coronavirus. It comes as the “rule of six” comes into force across the UK today, meaning any social gatherings of more than six people will break the law. People face fines of up to £3,200 if they do not abide by the new measure, which applies to both indoor and outdoor settings and follows a rapid increase in the number of daily…

Coronavirus UK: Ex-WHO expert urges Boris Johnson to drop Rule of Six | UK | News

People face fines of £100, doubling to a maximum of £3,200 for repeat offences, for breaching the law, which bans social gatherings of more than six people both indoors and outdoors. But the legislation could prove difficult to enforce, with a list of exceptions allowing for larger gatherings at places including education and work settings. Ex-WHO Professor Karol Sikora has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to replace the rule with a personalised message aimed at the elderly and vulnerable. Speaking to talkRADIO, Professor Sikora said: “It is clearly ridiculous. “The…

UK quarantine list: Full list of countries you have to quarantine | Travel News | Travel

Over the last months, 17 countries have been added to the quarantine list. This happened to Spain on July 26, and Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas on August 8. Next up was France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos and Aruba, with any Brits returning from these places from August 15 onwards needing to quarantine for two weeks. This group was closely followed by Austria, Croatia, and Trinidad, which were all added to the quarantine list on August 20. The following week, Czechia, Switzerland, Jamaica were moved to the…