Meeting up From 23 June, people who do not live together have been able to meet indoors in groups of up to six. This does not apply to people who are shielding People living alone in NI can stay at one other household overnight, in a so-called "support bubble". This does not apply to people who are shielding The 2m (6ft) social distancing rule was reduced to 1m from 29 June with some conditions in place It was also announced on 29 June that up to 30 people would be allowed to gather together outdoors Since 8 June, people who are shielding have been able to meet with one person from another household, while maintaining social distancing From 6 July, shielders will be able to meet up to five other people outside, and those shielding alone will be able to form a support bubble with one other household The shielding advice is set to be paused from 31 July, and those who were told to self-isolate will no longer need to shield but should, instead, take particular care when out and about - … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Q&A: What has and has not changed in NI lockdown?
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"Despite all the good work done, it is clear that the longer that children are out of school full time, the more it prejudices their long term educational prospects. Therefore the aim remains a return to full time classroom education as soon as medical guidance allows this," they added. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Date of 17 August set for some NI pupils to return
Asked about the scheme, Mr Shapps said: 'I am indeed in touch with Swissport and following those trials and proposals very closely indeed and as I indicated in a question or two back we do believe it is important to provide international standards and that may well include specific types of testing.' … [Read more...] about Holiday air-bridge lift-off: France, Spain and Italy are on list of quarantine-free holiday destinations as government FINALLY publishes guidelines
"This is to have a level of reserve pool so that if we reach a spike in numbers of teachers that are off in any particular area that there are people who can ultimately be called upon then to provide that service." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Peter Weir says exam grade plans are almost completed
I’ve got a European flight booked in two weeks with an airline that has resumed services. What next? This is set to be the next battleground for lots of UK consumers, and the problems are already starting. This week, a reader contacted us to complain that easyJet had moved his 2 July flight from Luton to Geneva to a booking from Gatwick the following day, as a “flight amendment”. He felt the move was designed to avoid the airline cancelling his flight and having to refund him. He has since been offered vouchers instead. … [Read more...] about Travel clinic: what you need to know about your summer holidays