Breaking the silence around domestic abuse is also one of the key aims behind the "Mask 19" program created by the global women's network Zonta International. The program's name refers to a hotline project that is prominently advertised at pharmacies, doctor's offices and hospitals. Many victims may not be able to call for outside help or approach people around them, so when they utter the phrase Mask 19 while speaking with individuals where the program is advertised, they immediately notify the police — a step that may be the first toward a life free from domestic violence. … [Read more...] about Lockdowns, Christmas holidays and domestic violence: A dangerous mix
Scotch eggs all round! Environment Secretary George Eustice says snack DOES count as a 'substantial meal' and you CAN finish your drink once you've eaten it in bid to clarify bizarre No10 diktat A scotch egg will count as a 'substantial meal' and a much-criticised diktat forcing drinkers to leave pubs or restaurants as soon as they have eaten their food will be scrapped, a minister revealed today. … [Read more...] about Wales BANS pubs from selling alcoholic drinks and introduces 6pm CURFEW as it heads for ANOTHER lockdown less than four weeks after its ‘firebreak’ with infection rate up 31 per cent – as police fine English shoppers sneaking across the border
Key points in COVID lockdown Mark 2 People can only leave their homes for specific reasons, such as to do essential shopping, for outdoor exercise, and for work if they are unable to work from home.In general, you must not meet with another person socially or undertake any activities with another person. You must not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. Non-essential shops will be told to shutRestaurants and bars will be told to close unless they can operate a takeaway service. Travel abroad is only permitted for 'essential' reasons such as work, people can still return to the UK from abroad. Leisure centres, gyms, sporting venues, hairdressers and beauty parlours will have to close, although professional sport will continue. Key businesses that cannot operate remotely - such as construction - should carry on as before.Places of worship can stay open for private prayer. Funerals are … [Read more...] about Rita Ora ‘PAYS £10,000 Covid fine’ and apologises for ‘inexcusable error of judgement’ after holding lockdown-flouting 30th birthday bash at Notting Hill restaurant where staff today refused to open door to police
Its opening hours can vary from store to store though, so it's best to double-check times for your nearest stores before heading out using the online store finder. … [Read more...] about Costco stores are staying open during the second lockdown
North-south divide Over the weekend, the mayors of Greater Manchester, the North of Tyne, and the Sheffield city and Liverpool city regions said the government’s financial package for areas in local lockdown was insufficient, and warned it would cause long-term economic devastation and exacerbate pre-existing regional inequalities. … [Read more...] about Lockdown: what do England’s frustrated regional mayors want?