Anger grew as the Foreign Office officials told all Britons to avoid cruise ships - not just the over-70s; People travelling to the UK from France say they are stilling being told they need to isolate for 14 days; Holidaymakers are urged to wear masks at all times even on the beach and by the pool; Travel insurers admitted that they are unlikely to pay out if someone falls ill with Covid-19 abroad; With the World Health Organisation warning that the coronavirus pandemic is still rising, tourists face a very different experience on most holiday spots. … [Read more...] about Air bridges FINALLY come into force with dozens of destinations opened up from TODAY… but poll finds they could fall flat as just 17% of Britons are planning a holiday abroad this year
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Sources say an arbitration hearing will take place in the coming week using video conferencing app Zoom in an attempt to avoid court — and the further spiralling of legal costs that are already said to be in five figures. … [Read more...] about Warring Wags Coleen Rooney & Rebekah Vardy will try to settle their legal dispute this week & avoid costly court case
Ms Dinenage, when asked if she had worn a covering since the coronavirus pandemic started, said she regularly wore face masks made by her son and that she had posted an image of herself wearing it on social media. … [Read more...] about Masks ‘WILL become compulsory in shops and pubs within weeks’ as Boris Johnson wears a mask for the first time to pull a pints
Sociologists have long stressed the importance of weak social ties. Ad hoc, undemanding forms of community make life liveable just as much as friendship and intimacy. Office gossip, often dismissed as trivial and timewasting, is the glue that makes everything else cohere. In his 1996 book Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language, the anthropologist Robin Dunbar was already worrying that online working was putting at risk “chance encounters over the coffee machine, idle chatter around the photocopier”. Casual interaction, he argued, worked “like a parallel-processing supercomputer”, generating ideas that people could never have on their own. Dunbar’s more recent research has found that there is no substitute for face-to-face communication when it comes to maintaining relationships. We are tied to our evolutionary past as members of small tribes, reliant on body language and eye contact to bond with each other. … [Read more...] about Out of office: has the homeworking revolution finally arrived?
I do not care what Boris Johnson says. He does not know how I feel. I am not doing it until I am ready. I will know when the time is right for me to go out again. … [Read more...] about Robbie Savage’s mum finally sees her grandsons as lockdown begins to ease