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Number of UK workers on Covid furlough scheme rose to 4.7m in January

Additional 700,000 people were away from work, with women, young adults and hospitality staff worst hitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of furloughed workers in the UK rose by 700,000 to 4.7 million in January, during the third Covid lockdown, according to official figures showing employees in hospitality, women and young adults were most likely to be away from their jobs.The figures from HM Revenue and Customs show a sharp increase from 4 million at the end...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Economic policy, Customs, Hospitality Industry, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, UK job furlough scheme


Welsh ministers fear England's roadmap could lead to Covid resurgence

Mark Drakeford defends slower approach to ending restrictions on socialising and reopening schoolsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWelsh ministers and health experts have expressed concern at the UK government’s target to lift all limits on socialising in England by June and insisted that reopening schools to all pupils at the same time is unsafe.The Welsh health minister, Vaughan Gething, said he was worried that the UK government’s aspiration to restart international...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Mark Drakeford, Vaughan Gething, Coronavirus


Easing lockdown will allow Covid to spread. Here's how to mitigate the risks | Sam Bowman

The key is ventilation, ventilation and more ventilation – but isolation must be properly supported tooCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government’s roadmap for ending Covid restrictions in England commits it to steps that may increase the rate at which the virus spreads. Some of that is unavoidable. But even as we reopen, there is more that we could do to mitigate the risk, and get us to the summer – and normality – without a resurgence.One reason that east Asian ...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Sam Bowman, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson says more deaths inevitable whenever lockdown lifts as he sets out roadmap for England

PM says ‘realistic’ to accept lifting restrictions will lead to more infections and more deaths as he outlines four-step planBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayTeaching unions warn against ‘big bang’ return to school in EnglandGlobal coronavirus updates – live 8.00pm GMT Johnson says there will be changes to city centres as a resul...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Vallance, Coronavirus, COVID


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson holds press conference after setting out roadmap to end England's lockdown

Prime minister earlier outlined four-step plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitality to restartBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayWhat is the science behind plans to relax England’s lockdown?Global coronavirus updates – live 7.30pm GMT Q: Will the UK commit to a fair and equitable global vaccine rollout once the top n...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Johnson He, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson sets out four-step roadmap to end England's lockdown

Prime minister tells MPs new plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitalityBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayWhat is the science behind plans to relax England’s lockdown?Global coronavirus updates – live 6.25pm GMT From Anneliese Dodds, the shadow chancellorIndoor hospitality won't reopen until 17 May at the earliest - m...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, DUP, Democratic Unionist


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to end England's lockdown

Prime minister tells MPs new plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitalityBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayScotland vaccination drive linked to big drop in hospital admissionsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.28pm GMT Johnson told MPs that both Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical offficer, and Sir Patrick Vallance, ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson to set out roadmap out of England lockdown

Prime minister to tell MPs new plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitalityScotland vaccination drive linked to big drop in hospital admissionsVaccinating children could be key to stifling Covid, say expertsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.30pm GMT Boris Johnson is about to make his Commons statement on the roadmap for easing the lockdown in England.After he has spoken, Johnson will respond to questions from MPs. There are 100 MPs down to speak; the list is here. Sir Keir Star...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Labour, SNP, New Zealand, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, SDLP, Vietnam, Johnson


Johnson unveils lockdown exit plan: schools and social contact first

PM to unveil proposals for England on Monday, with shops and restaurants facing longer waitLockdown easing: key dates and phasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSocial contact with loved ones will take precedence over the reopening of shops and hospitality when Boris Johnson sets out his roadmap for lifting restrictions in England on Monday, with school sports and family picnics offered as a trade-off for a longer closure of retail and restaurants.Johnson will order th...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


Johnson unveils Covid lockdown exit plan: schools and social contact first

PM to unveil proposals for England on Monday, with shops and restaurants facing longer waitLockdown easing: key dates and phasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSocial contact with loved ones will take precedence over the reopening of shops and hospitality when Boris Johnson sets out his roadmap for lifting restrictions in England on Monday, with school sports and family picnics offered as a trade-off for a longer closure of retail and restaurants.Johnson will order th...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


Cautious Johnson faces battle with own MPs over lockdown exit

Analysis: many on the Tory backbenches want Covid restrictions over by end of AprilCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Boris Johnson stands at the dispatch box on Monday to deliver his roadmap for easing Covid restrictions for what he hopes will be the final time, there is likely to be a sigh of relief from his scientific advisers who will have won the most recent battle.Johnson is now gearing up for the next tussle, which will be with his MPs. There is a truce with ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, 1922 Committee, Coronavirus


Latest Covid lockdown ends work for 700,000 UK freelancers

Number of self-employed people no longer working is 50% higher than during first pandemic shutdown, thinktank warnsThe number of self-employed people who have stopped working during the current lockdown is already 50% higher than the number without work during the first lockdown, and 41% have experienced a significant drop in earnings, according to a study by the Resolution Foundation.Revealing the toll on self-employed workers, many in the hardest hit parts of the economy, the study shows aroun...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Unemployment, Infectious Diseases, Working From Home, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


Boris Johnson 'optimistic' about easing some England lockdown measures

Prime minister says priority is to reopen schools on 8 March once 15m in priority groups vaccinatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has said he is optimistic about announcing the easing of some lockdown measures soon as the government nears its target of offering vaccines to 15 million people in priority groups.Speaking on Saturday at a visit to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies plant in Billingham, Teesside, where the new Novavax vaccine will be manu...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Novavax, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Coronavirus, Billingham Teesside


UK Covid live: Keir Starmer and Nicola Sturgeon criticise government over 'too leaky' borders

Labour leader says all arrivals in UK should have to face hotel quarantine as Sturgeon calls UK borders ‘too leaky’ to protect against variantsHealth secretary goes cool on prospect of summer holidays for BritonsHancock announces shake-up giving ministers more power over NHSAstraZeneca says vaccine against new variants may take six months40% of staff at biggest UK care home firm have not had vaccineCoronavirus – latest global updates 2.11pm GMT Here are the main lines from today’s Downing St...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, London, Scotland, UK News, Disability, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Health policy, Learning disability, Downing Street, Keir Starmer, Sturgeon


UK Covid live: Matt Hancock tells MPs pandemic has made NHS reform 'more, not less, urgent'

Health secretary lays out sweeping proposals for restructure; professor says Kent variant will ‘sweep the world’Health secretary goes cool on prospect of summer holidays for BritonsHancock announces shake-up giving ministers more power over NHSAstraZeneca says vaccine against new variants may take six months40% of staff at biggest UK care home firm have not had vaccineCoronavirus – latest global updates 1.20pm GMT On a visit to Heathrow airport this morning Sir Keir Starmer restated his call...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Wales, UK News, Disability, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Heathrow, Health policy, Learning disability, Kent, Keir Starmer, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, UK Covid


UK Covid live: Kent strain likely to 'sweep the world', says leading British scientist

Health secretary to lay out sweeping proposals for restructure; professor says tweaking vaccines and rolling out booster jabs will be keyHancock goes cool on prospect of summer holidays for BritonsAstraZeneca says vaccine against new variants may take six monthsThe UK residents trapped abroad by hotel quarantine policyCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.35am GMT And the ONS has also published its latest survey of the impact of the pandemic on business. Not ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Disability, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Office For National Statistics, Ons, Learning disability, Kent, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson leads Downing Street briefing after 1,001 further deaths reported

Latest updates: PM delivers Downing Street briefing alongside Sir Patrick VallanceToo soon to book holiday in UK or abroad, says Grant ShappsCovid border rules not in ‘top bracket’ of nations, says StarmerThreat of jail term for UK travellers who hide journeys ‘disproportionate’UK government announces £3.5bn fund to fix cladding on high-risesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.29pm GMT Q: What effect does the vaccine have if you have had the virus already?Vallance says, if you had the virus,...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Downing Street, Keir Starmer, Grant Shapps, Patrick Vallance, Coronavirus, Patrick VallanceToo


UK Covid live: No 10 says MPs won't vote on 10-year sentences for travel ban cheats because law already in place

Latest updates: government will use Forgery Act to enforce 10-year sentences; PM says people must ‘get used to re-vaccinating in the autumn’Too soon to book holiday in UK or abroad, says Grant ShappsCovid border rules not in ‘top bracket’ of nations, says StarmerThreat of jail term for UK travellers who hide journeys ‘disproportionate’UK government announces £3.5bn fund to fix cladding on high-risesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.22pm GMT Some Northern Ireland businesses are adapting to ...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, England, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Grant Shapps


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson says further vaccinations likely to be needed in autumn

Latest updates: PM says people will have to ‘get used to the idea of vaccinating, and then re-vaccinating in the autumn’Too soon to book holiday in UK or abroad, says Grant ShappsCovid border rules not in ‘top bracket’ of nations, says StarmerThreat of jail term for UK travellers who hide journeys ‘disproportionate’UK government announces £3.5bn fund to fix cladding on high-risesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.17pm GMT Boris Johnson will hold a press conference at No 10 at 5pm, Downing S...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Downing Street, Keir Starmer, Grant Shapps, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus, Stephen McPartland


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson says hotel quarantine 'one of toughest border policies in the world'

Latest updates: at PMQs, Keir Starmer asks why government waited 50 days since discovery of South African variant before toughening bordersToo soon to book holiday in UK or abroad, says Grant ShappsThreat of jail term for UK travellers who hide journeys ‘disproportionate’Care homes failed by lack of PPE during UK Covid first wave, say MPsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.31pm GMT Lucy Powell (Lab) says the government has gone back on a promise to extend the green homes grant. This amounts...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Grant Shapps, Powell, Richards, Coronavirus, Grant ShappsThreat, Lucy Powell Lab


UK Covid live: Matt Hancock to make Commons statements on hotel quarantine

Latest updates: health secretary expected to make a statement to MPs saying passengers arriving in UK must have two tests during isolation Covid vaccine: tens of thousands of nurses yet to receive first doseMutation of Kent Covid variant discovered in ManchesterReturn to Covid tiers ‘could plunge millions in England into crisis’A third of Covid patients put on ventilator report PTSD symptomsCoronavirus – latest global updates 12.18pm GMT Here is a picture of Boris Johnson chairing a virtual ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Public Health Wales, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID, ManchesterReturn


UK Covid live: compulsory tests set to be announced for arrivals during quarantine

Latest updates: health secretary expected to make a statement to MPs saying passengers arriving in UK must have two tests during isolation Covid vaccine: tens of thousands of nurses yet to receive first doseMutation of Kent Covid variant discovered in ManchesterReturn to Covid tiers ‘could plunge millions in England into crisis’A third of Covid patients put on ventilator report PTSD symptomsCoronavirus – latest global updates 11.26am GMT Nick Gibb, the school standards minister, told the Com...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Kent, Collins, University College London, Nick Gibb, Gibb, Az, Commons Education Committee, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID, Christina Pagel


UK Covid live: Hancock set to announce compulsory tests for travellers isolating after arrival in country

Latest updates: health secretary expected to make a statement to MPs saying passengers arriving in UK must have two tests during isolation Covid vaccine: tens of thousands of nurses yet to receive first doseMutation of Kent Covid variant discovered in ManchesterReturn to Covid tiers ‘could plunge millions in England into crisis’A third of Covid patients put on ventilator report PTSD symptomsCoronavirus – latest global updates 10.15am GMT Almost half the deaths registered in England in the we...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Office For National Statistics, Downing Street, Hancock, George Eustice, Matt Hancock, Department for Health, Coronavirus, COVID, ManchesterReturn


Calls for sweeping border curbs to protect UK against new Covid variants

Boris Johnson to announce new restrictions on UK arrivals to protect vaccine rolloutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists and senior MPs have renewed calls for sweeping border curbs to protect the UK’s vaccination programme against new variants as Boris Johnson prepared to introduce tougher measures and Britain saw internal infections fall.The government is to announce new restrictions on arrivals into the UK this week, including mass testing of all arrivals. All...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Oxford Covid vaccine has 10% efficacy against South African variant, study suggests

Small-scale trial of vaccine shows it offers very little protection against mild to moderate infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine offers as little as 10% protection against the Covid variant first seen in South Africa, researchers have suggested.Scientists who conducted a small-scale trial of the vaccine’s efficacy said it showed very little protection against mild to moderate infection, though they expressed hope that – in theory – ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Oxford Covid vaccine 10% effective against South African variant, study suggests

Small-scale trial of vaccine’s efficacy shows it offers very little protection against mild to moderate infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine offers as little as 10% protection against the Covid variant first seen in South Africa, researchers have suggested.Scientists who conducted a small-scale trial of the vaccine’s efficacy said it showed very little protection against mild to moderate infection, though they expressed hope that – i...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Study shows Oxford Covid vaccine has less protection against South African variant

Researchers say vaccines’ focus must shift to protecting people from hospitalisation and deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will not stop people becoming ill if they contract the South African variant of Covid-19, researchers have confirmed, warning that vaccines’ focus needs to shift from population immunity to protecting individuals from hospitalisation and death.The small study in 2,000 people aged 31, who are less likely to become ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Janssen, Novavax, Coronavirus


Study shows Oxford Covid jab has less protection against South African variant

Researchers say vaccines’ focus must shift to protecting people from hospitalisation and deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will not stop people becoming ill if they contract the South African variant of Covid-19, researchers have confirmed, warning that vaccines’ focus needs to shift from population immunity to protecting individuals from hospitalisation and death.The small study in 2,000 people aged 31, who are less likely to become ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Janssen, Novavax, Coronavirus, Oxford Covid


Covid vaccine booster may be needed as variants emerge, says minister

Nadhim Zahawi suggests annual vaccines or autumn booster could help keep on top of mutating virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, has said people may need a Covid booster jab in autumn as more variants of the virus emerge, although the government is still confident current vaccines will prevent severe symptoms.His comments came following the release of a study showing the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has reduced efficacy against the Sout...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Nadhim Zahawi, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Covid: could Britain have been more like New Zealand?

Island nation status could facilitate border controls to eradicate virus and ease lockdown restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s physical isolation sets it apart from its continental neighbours, but could its island status have protected it from the full horror of Covid-19, had it closed borders in early 2020, as New Zealand and Taiwan did?Both have been applauded for their efficient handling of the pandemic, with just 33 Covid-19 deaths between them. O...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, Taiwan, Britain, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Tonga, South Pacific Ocean, Coronavirus, COVID



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