Dr Suleman warns that, if Saudi Arabia reduces the numbers allowed to attend Hajj, there will be long-term implications for Muslims' ability to fulfil their pilgrimage duties, especially those who have waited a long time to go or who might struggle to afford it allowing fewer people to go made the Hajj more expensive. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What is the future of religious worship in the UK?
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Social gatherings of more than six people in England will not be allowed in law from Monday 14 September The new rule applies to people in private homes, indoors and outdoors, and places such as pubs, restaurants, cafes and public outdoor spaces It applies to all ages The rule does not apply to schools and workplaces, to people living together or in the same support bubble, or to weddings, funerals and organised team sports The full list of exemptions also includes protests and political activities subject to "strict risk assessments", jury service and providing emergency assistance People who ignore the police could be fined £100 - doubling with each offence to a maximum of £3,200 SOCIAL DISTANCING: What are the rules now? SUPPORT BUBBLES: What are they and who can be in yours? FACE MASKS: When do I need to wear one? SCHOOLS: What will happen if children catch coronavirus? TESTING: What tests are available? … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Concerns over Boris Johnson’s ‘moonshot’ testing plans
The Archbishop of Canterbury said he expects the rules on places of worship to remain the same and thus would not be affected. … [Read more...] about Rule of 6 exemptions: From schools, and workplaces to weddings and funerals, what’s exempt from the new rules
Mr Hancock was asked on Radio 1's Newsbeat if the rules will still be in place for Christmas. … [Read more...] about Brits warned against ‘party weekend’ before new lockdown rules as scientist says UK ‘on edge of losing control’ of Covid
Asked whether he had abandoned his stated ambition to have the country back towards normality by Christmas, Mr Johnson said: 'Whether we are going to get things back to normal at all by Christmas, I'm still hopeful, as I've said before, that in many ways we could be able to get some aspects of our lives back to normal by Christmas. … [Read more...] about Boris’s mass COVID testing moonshot ‘to cost £100BILLION’: PM’s plan to get life back to normal is forecast to cost almost as much as entire NHS budget – as experts warn it may not even be possible