Last Friday the government released its “roadmap” for reopening UK theatres. There is just one problem: it’s woefully vague with no dates or hard information – or anything of practical use – and it has demoralised everyone I’ve spoken to in the industry. What good is a road map when you don’t know whether the little fuel you have left in the tank will last the journey? … [Read more...] about The government’s plan for UK theatre is vague and demoralising – here’s what we need
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Family doctors are disadvantaged in the search for tests because, unlike hospitals, GP surgeries do not have occupational departments, which could organise a test for them. A female GP in Gloucester had to self-isolate for six days before she could get a test for her child. Another family doctor, who was told to go to a testing centre 120 miles away, said: “I had to refresh the website about 10 times over 12 hours to get a test near me. A less diligent citizen would have given up.” A third GP, in Colchester in Essex, had to isolate for an extra two days while waiting for a slot to become available at their local testing site after initially being told to go 110 miles to Ramsgate in Kent. … [Read more...] about ‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system
"We enforce a strict non-discrimination policy and under our Open Doors initiative, if a guest feels they have been discriminated against, we will provide personalised support to ensure they find a place to stay." … [Read more...] about ‘Fat-phobic’ Airbnb hosts slammed for BANNING anyone over 16st from their cottage as they ‘may damage the old oak beams’
The cruiser was returning from the invasion of Norway in 1940 when it was torpedoed by HMS Truant, forcing the Germans to scuttle it. … [Read more...] about Nazi warship found 80 years after being sunk by British submarine
Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?