Only a third of test kits came back within 24 hours during that period, contradicting a promise made by Boris Johnson that all tests would be done in a day by the end of June. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Weekly positive COVID-19 tests have doubled since Test and Trace was launched in May
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More from Covid-19 COVID-19: Is the pandemic costing us our mental health? COVID-19: 'Muddled thinking' and 'recipe for regret' - PM's Christmas bubble plans under fire COVID-19: Gavin Williamson acted unlawfully in relaxing care safeguards for children, court rules West Yorkshire hair salon owner fined £27,000 after breaking lockdown rules COVID-19: Is the pandemic costing us our mental health? COVID-19: Three-household bubbles and travel restrictions lifted under Christmas rules … [Read more...] about Spending review 2020: UK economy to shrink 11.3% this year – as Rishi Sunak commits more than £280bn to COVID crisis
£18bn allocated to testing, PPE and vaccines and £3bn for the NHS plus over £2bn to keep transport arteries open, more than £3bn to local authorities and £250m to help end rough sleepingAltogether public services funding to tackle coronavirus next year will be £55bnThe OBR expects GDP to shrink by 11.3% this year, the biggest decline in more than 300 yearsGDP expected to grow by 5.5% in 2021 but will not recover to pre-crisis levels until the fourth quarter of 2022Borrowing is expected to reach £394bn for the current fiscal year, or 19% of GDP - the highest recorded level of borrowing in peacetimeThe chancellor confirms £3bn for a three-year Restart programme to help a million people who have been unemployed for over a year to find jobsHow will the spending review affect you and the country? Sky's economics editor Ed Conway will answer your questions on the Sky News app and website from 5.30pm. Email questions to [email protected] … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Key points as Rishi Sunak sets out spending review
But even if you don't tick the box, privacy advocates fear names, emails and phone numbers could later be sold on to online marketing firms or even dark web fraud groups that could use it to steal identities. … [Read more...] about QR code sign-ins are quickly becoming compulsory to enter pubs and ANY business – so what happens if you don’t have a smartphone?
"The university will investigate breaches of the coronavirus restrictions, which are an offence under our student code of discipline, and there are serious consequences for any students who do not obey the rules, including disciplinary action, fines and campus sanctions - in addition to police fines." … [Read more...] about Police blast ‘reckless’ hot tub party students as Nottingham edges closer to lockdown