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Covid: more EU states to restrict venue access for unvaccinated people

Ireland and Italy among those joining France in requiring vaccine passes to enter bars and restaurantsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn increasing number of European governments are planning to prevent unvaccinated people from being able to attend hospitality venues such as bars and restaurants this summer, as Emmanuel Macron celebrates the fruits of the recent announcement of the policy in France. France on Monday passed the threshold of 40 million people having rec...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, England, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, Spain, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands


Fifty-two prisoners in close supervision units ‘that may amount to torture’

FoI request reveals number of inmates in England and Wales kept in conditions criticised by UN expert Complete removal of hope’: an inmate on life in a close supervision centreFifty-two people are being held in prison units in England and Wales in conditions that a UN human rights expert has said may amount to torture, the Guardian has learned.Close supervision centres (CSC) hold some of the most dangerous men in the prison system in small, highly supervised units within high-security jails in c...
Tags: England, Human Rights, Wales, Society, UK News, UK criminal justice, United Nations, Prisons and probation, Un, CSC


How England’s ‘pingdemic’ took a heavy toll on the Tories

It was billed as a return to freedom, but the week ended with empty supermarket shelves and cancelled trains as many thousand workers – including the PM and chancellor – self-isolatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast weekend, as MPs prepared for their long summer holiday break from Westminster, a senior member of Boris Johnson’s cabinet had this to say about the Conservative government’s achievements in steering the country through the Covid-19 pandemic. “It seems ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Opinion polls, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Focus, Coronavirus


Public consent for test and trace in England at risk, says Jeremy Hunt

Scrap self-isolation for people fully vaccinated, former health secretary urges amid ‘pingdemic’ chaosCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government “risks losing social consent” for its test-and-trace programme if it does not immediately allow fully vaccinated people to avoid isolation, the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. His comments came as it was revealed that a record 618,903 people in England and Wales were sent self-isolation alerts in the week to...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Wales, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Public services policy, NHS, Economic policy, Health policy, Jeremy Hunt, Vaccines and immunisation


Dozens of English care homes lost at least 20 residents to Covid, data shows

‘Highly sensitive’ data shows there were 39,017 care home deaths between April 2020 and end of March this year Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDozens of care homes in England lost at least 20 residents to Covid-19 during the pandemic, according to “highly sensitive” death rates data published by the care regulator, with one home registering 44 deaths over the past year.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) revealed 6,765 homes across the country registered at least one de...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, Social Care, Care Quality Commission (CQC, Coronavirus, COVID


English care homes could lose 70,000 staff over mandatory Covid jab

Government estimates between 3% and 12% of staff may resist getting jab – meaning they will lose their jobsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 70,000 care home staff in England could leave the workforce or lose their jobs because the government is insisting they must be vaccinated against Covid, with women and ethnic minorities disproportionately affected, according to an official estimate.In an impact statement from the government, officials believe between 3% and ...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, Social Care, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID


UK children will not be offered Covid jab unless vulnerable

Sajid Javid accepts JCVI advice that jab should only be offered to clinically at-risk children over age of 12 Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren in the UK will get a Covid vaccine only if they are over 12 and extremely vulnerable, or live with someone at risk, as scientists raised concerns about inflammation around the heart linked to the Pfizer jab.Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said he accepted the advice of scientific advisers that only children over 12 w...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Children, Society, UK News, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Sajid Javid, JCVI, Coronavirus


‘I’ll be wearing a mask’: businesses and staff wary as England unlocking begins

Bira chief says guidelines fail to reflect rise in coronavirus cases, as workers fear employers won’t protect themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt a public library in London, staff members are filled with nerves about “freedom day” on 19 July. Billed as the big unlocking and an end to social distancing rules and mandatory face coverings in England, they fear for their safety as Covid cases grow daily.“I will still be wearing a mask and so will lots of colleagues. We...
Tags: England, London, Society, UK News, Health policy, Shops and shopping, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Alan Wylie


‘I’ll be wearing a mask’: businesses and staff wary on eve of England unlocking

Bira chief says guidelines fail to reflect rise in coronavirus cases, as workers fear employers won’t protect themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt a public library in London, staff members are filled with nerves about “freedom day” on 19 July. Billed as the big unlocking and an end to social distancing rules and mandatory face coverings in England, they fear for their safety as Covid cases grow daily.“I will still be wearing a mask and so will lots of colleagues. We...
Tags: England, London, Society, UK News, Health policy, Shops and shopping, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Alan Wylie


UK Covid cases could hit 200,000 a day, says scientist behind lockdown strategy

Prof Neil Ferguson says 100,000 cases after England unlocks are ‘almost inevitable’ and may doubleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid cases could hit 200,000 a day in the UK this year and cause “major disruption” to the NHS, according to the scientist whose initial modelling helped shape Britain’s coronavirus lockdown strategy.Prof Neil Ferguson said it was “almost inevitable” that Monday’s final phase of unlocking would bring on 100,000 daily cases, with about 1,00...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, Britain, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus


Masks, hugs and hand washing: 18 new rules for protecting yourself and others

When should you open the windows, wear a mask and take a lateral flow test? As we enter the ‘personal responsibility’ era, here’s an expert guideFreedom day is here, at least for those of us who live in England, and we’re back in the place nobody wants to be. On one hand: yay, freedom. On the other: an uneasy sense that the relaxation of restrictions has very little to do with the data, and very much more to do with a government that is bored of imposing Covid-related restrictions.So we arrive o...
Tags: Health, England, Science, London, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Sheffield, Vaccines and immunisation, University College, Debora Robertson, Coronavirus, Christina Pagel, Greg Fell


Former solicitor, 96, believed to be UK’s oldest new graduate

Archie White awarded fine arts degree from East Sussex College aged 96 years and 56 daysA former solicitor from Hastings is believed to have become Britain’s oldest new graduate after receiving a degree in fine art at the age of 96.Archie White, who retired at 92, said he was “not too bothered about being the oldest graduate or not” and had thoroughly enjoyed studying at East Sussex College. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Arts, Students, Education, Law, Society, UK News, Britain, Older people, Hastings, Archie White, East Sussex College, East Sussex College Continue


End to Covid rules for England ‘leaves 3.8m vulnerable people feeling abandoned’

Charities warn that shift on 19 July to personal choice on virus precautions is instilling fear in many most at riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCancer patients, disabled people and other clinically extremely vulnerable groups say they will feel unsafe stepping the house after hearing that mask and social distancing requirements are to be abandoned, charities have warned.Campaigners estimate that 3.8 million people have been left feeling abandoned by the government...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Disability, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Third of England still without any Covid immunity, scientist warns

Some argue delaying reopening would make little difference while other say government taking big riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs ministers proceed with lifting most of England’s restrictions next week, a third of the population is still unprotected from getting infected with Covid, scientists have estimated.There have been about 15 million infections so far (roughly 27% of England’s population), and once partial and full vaccinations are accounted for that leav...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, University of Warwick, Coronavirus, Matt Keeling


South Tyneside health chief warns of ‘vast’ staff losses to self-isolation

Planned surgery could be cancelled if cases continue to grow exponentially, says director of public healthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe director of public health in the UK’s latest Covid hotspot says his biggest anxiety is losing “vast swathes” of the local workforce to self-isolation in the coming weeks, particularly in health and social care.South Tyneside, in the north-east of England, has asked the government for help to step up its vaccination programme aft...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Newcastle, North Of England, South Tyneside, Coronavirus


"Promoting Proportionality Through Sentencing Guidelines"

The title of this post is the title of this short new paper authored by Julian V. Roberts now available via SSRN.  Here is its abstract: This paper explores the ways that sentencing guidelines, properly constructed, can promote proportionality at sentencing.  The essay uses the sentencing guidelines created in England and Wales to illustrate the potential benefits, and challenges, associated with this method of structuring judicial discretion at sentencing.  [Author: Douglas A. Berman]
Tags: England, Law, Wales, Douglas A Berman, Julian V Roberts


Delta surge ‘could leave hundreds of thousands with long Covid’

Unvaccinated younger sufferers more at risk of debilitating long-term symptoms, study findsThe decision to lift England’s remaining Covid restrictions next Monday – even as cases of the Delta variant surge around the country – is expected to turbocharge the epidemic and push the nation into what one leading scientist called “uncharted territory” in terms of the numbers of people left suffering from long Covid.Ministers have been told to expect at least one to two million coronavirus infections i...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Long Covid


Boris Johnson urges Covid caution amid warnings of 1,000 hospitalisations a day

PM recommends mask use and gradual return to workplaces as Sage models highlight potential pressures on NHSCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has urged significant caution as he confirmed plans for reopening in England, following warnings from government scientists that the growth in Covid infections amid mass unlocking could lead to hospitalisation rates similar to the winter peak.Addressing a Downing Street conference, the prime minister said he would “ex...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus, COVID


Sajid Javid confirms 19 July plan to lift Covid restrictions in England

Large indoor venues urged to check customers’ status as mask-wearing and gatherings rules swept awayWhich Covid rules will change in England on 19 July?See all our coronavirus coverageLarge indoor venues in England will be urged to check the Covid status of their customers on entry this summer, while prevalence of the virus is high, the health secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced.Speaking to MPs, the health secretary confirmed the government’s plan on 19 July to lift almost all the remaining le...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Hospitality Industry, Coronavirus


Freedom day? Boris Johnson faces a tough call as Covid cases soar

The prime minister seems intent on lifting England’s remaining Covid restrictions on 19 July. But many in the NHS fear it could be overwhelmed – and tourist hotspots are fearful tooCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith foreign holidays still in doubt and Cornwall filling up by the day, Jessica Webb has a unique perspective on “freedom day”. With her sister, Naomi, and her father, Spence, she helps run Falmouth Surf School and Watersports on Maenporth beach. Bookings fo...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Jessica, Naomi, Spence, Coronavirus


Boris Johnson may tone down ‘freedom’ rhetoric amid reopening jitters

PM expected to urge public to behave responsibly as polls show widespread concern over end of rules in EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson is expected on Monday to urge the public to behave responsibly as he confirms plans for the 19 July reopening in England amid government jitters about the risks of the big-bang approach.The final decision about 19 July will be taken on Monday morning, based on modelling from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emerge...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE


"If your child is a football fan and likely to be up until after 11pm on Sunday watching the final, then let them stay in bed a little bit longer on Monday morning."

"They must be in school by 10.30am and we would rather have rested children in school ready to learn than absent all day or grumpy children at home.... It is 55 years since England were in a major football final so this is a massive learning opportunity."From "Euro 2020: Schoolchildren given extra time in bed after final" (London Times). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: England, Education, Sleep, Law, Sports, London Times, Ann Althouse, U.K


What’s in the England team’s names? English Heritage explains all

St George’s flags featuring surnames of almost every person in England will fly from heritage sites to cheer on teamHarry Kane can trace his surname back to a word for “warrior”. Declan Rice to “impetuous”. Kieran Trippier to “dance”. Kyle Walker will have to make do with “trampler of cloth in a bath of lye” which, to be fair, was once a very important job.English Heritage is getting in the football spirit by revealing the origins of the names of the England players. It will also fly a St George...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Society, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Italy, European Championship, Kyle Walker, British identity and society, St George, Kieran Trippier, Declan Rice, Euro 2020


Boris Johnson poised to declare extra bank holiday if England win Euro 2020

Prospect of day off arises as ministers urged to release Covid data from previous matchesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson is poised to call an extra bank holiday if England win Sunday’s football final at Wembley, as the government is being urged to publish safety data about previous Euro 2020 matches.Asked whether he could declare Monday a bank holiday in the event of an England win, the prime minister said: “I think that would be tempting fate; let’s see...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Football, Sport, Society, UK News, Health policy, Wembley, Boris Johnson, European Championship, Johnson, Euro 2020, Coronavirus


"The specifically English hatred of patriotism has long been kept alive by its intellectual classes, the people who, as George Orwell wrote, 'would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during God Save the King than of stealing from a poor box.'"

"Because England was not the creation of intellectuals, patriotism has never been an intellectual pastime. The ecstasies of 19th-century Romantic nationalism which gave birth to Germany and Italy were forged by poets, musicians and the re-assemblers of lost national epics and folk traditions. By this time England had been muddling along for a millennium. Unlike nations ushered into being by Enlightenment intellectuals which enshrined philosophical abstractions as national principles ('liberty,...
Tags: England, Law, France, Germany, America, United States, George Orwell, Italy, Marriott, Johnson, Pride, Patriotism, Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, London Times, Ann Althouse


Global experts urge Boris Johnson to delay ‘dangerous’ Covid reopening

More than 100 scientists and doctors say move risks creating a generation with problems due to long CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLifting the remaining Covid restrictions in England this month is “dangerous and premature”, according to international scientists and doctors, who have called on the UK government to pause reopening until more people are vaccinated.Writing in the Lancet, more than 100 global experts warn that removing restrictions on 19 July will ca...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Lancet, Coronavirus


Age, sex, vaccine dose, chronic illness – insight into risk factors for severe Covid is growing

A look at the demographics as 18.5 million people in the UK fall into the heightened risk categoryAbout 18.5 million individuals, or 24.4% of the UK population, are at increased risk of developing severe Covid because of underlying health conditions. It is well known that older people are at high risk, but the understanding of all the risk factors is incomplete. Experts say that this knowledge needs to develop at speed to support policy and planning given that social restrictions will end in Eng...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Children, Obesity, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Heart Disease, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Dementia, Older people, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Sars


Epidemic of violence against women under way in England and Wales – report

Radical shift needed in how police tackle crimes disproportionately affecting female victims, says watchdogWomen and girls are being subjected to an epidemic of violence that requires a “radical and bold” shift in how authorities in England and Wales tackle crimes that disproportionately affect female victims, a police watchdog has warned.In an interim report, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) calls for councils, schools, health and social care bod...
Tags: England, Crime, Children, Wales, Police, Women, Society, UK News, Domestic Violence, Child protection, Social Care, Inspectorate of Constabulary, Rescue Services HMICFRS


What are the risks of England unlocking in the Covid third wave?

Analysis: Boris Johnson is betting big by easing rules on 19 July despite new infections rising exponentiallyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLifting the final Covid restrictions in England on 19 July is a gamble for the government. Even without further easing, cases are on course to surpass 50,000 a day by mid-July. Thereafter they could swiftly exceed the winter peak of 81,000 and hit 100,000 or more, the health secretary has said. What the next wave means for lives ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Society, UK News, NHS, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Why ministers stuck to 19 July for lifting England’s Covid rules

Analysis: a further delay in a bid to contain the rapid rise in the infection rate would present its own problemsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Freedom is in our sights once again!” Sajid Javid told Conservative MPs on Tuesday, as he announced that double-jabbed people will not be required to quarantine from 16 August if they come in contact with a Covid sufferer.That mid-August date was the one concession to caution in a package of measures for “freedom day” that w...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservatives, Society, UK News, NHS, Labour, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Westminster, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus



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