After nearly a quarter of a century as a physiotherapist, I’ve found 2020 the most professionally thought-provoking year so far. Throughout my career, I have treated patients with everything from rare and fatal brain conditions to severe bends brought about by diving, but what I have seen with the coronavirus pandemic will haunt me for the rest of my life. While every case of Covid-19 is different, after a while you’ve seen most of the pieces of the jigsaw somewhere before. Instead, it is the level and scale of complex rehabilitation some survivors need to return them to their lives that truly scares me. … [Read more...] about I’m a physiotherapist. Seeing the impact of Covid on survivors will haunt me forever
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Thomas made the revelation ahead of competing in one of the world’s toughest Ironman challenges, one that involves swimming 2.4 miles in Carmarthen Bay, cycling 112 miles through Pembrokeshire national park and running a full marathon in and around the seaside town of Tenby. He finished the event in 12 hours, 18 minutes and 29 seconds, coming 413th out of 2,039 participants. … [Read more...] about Gareth Thomas revealing HIV status will ‘tackle stigma’
If you do not wear a face covering you will be breaking the law and could be fined £100, or £50 if you pay the fine within 14 days. A face covering is a covering of any type which covers your nose and mouth. … [Read more...] about Why are Uber drivers REFUSING to wear masks? Passengers who are subject to a ‘no mask, no ride’ rule reveal they’ve been in multiple cars where the driver hasn’t worn a ‘mandatory’ face covering
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?
Blackfords LLP acting for the royal said: "The Duke of York has on at least three occasions this year offered his assistance as a witness to the DOJ. Unfortunately, the DOJ has reacted to the first two offers by breaching their own confidentiality rules and claiming that the Duke has offered zero cooperation. … [Read more...] about Prince Andrew is still ‘hiding behind his lawyers’, say Epstein victims