Tag Archives: England

‘We need to act now’: Boris Johnson to announce social gatherings of more than six will be banned in England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce that people can only gather in groups of six or fewer after the country reported an uptick in coronavirus cases. Johnson will announce the change during a Wednesday press conference. Social gatherings of more than 30 people are already banned in England. The new guidance will grant police… Read More »

Coronavirus: Shielding ends for two million in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

More than two million people shielding against coronavirus in most of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland can now leave their home and return to work. Vulnerable people were advised in March to stay at home, or shield, to avoid contracting Covid-19. In Wales the advice stays in place until 16 August. But Macmillan Cancer Support… Read More »

Coronavirus: Lockdown tightened in parts of northern England

Separate households will not be allowed to meet indoors in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire from midnight, the government has announced. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said an “increasing rate of transmission” had been identified in those areas. “The spread is largely due to households meeting and not abiding to social distancing,”… Read More »