Prince Philip's ceremonial royal funeral will be like no other due to coronavirus restrictions and the final wishes of Britain's longest-serving consort. Saturday's service in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, will take place against the backdrop of a pandemic and bring senior royals together for the first time in about a year. It is said the Duke of Edinburgh, who died at Windsor Castle on Friday, just two months before his 100th birthday, didn't want a fuss over his funeral, and he will get his final wish due to England's lockdown rules. Only 30 guests will be allowed at the televised funeral, which will get underway when Philip's coffin arrives on a specially modified Land Rover he helped to design, and they will be required to wear face masks and social distance. Sources claim the duke would be pleased that there will be minimal fuss over his funeral. A senior royal aide told the Sunday Times: “The duke would have been delighted there won’t be able to be as … [Read more...] about All we know about Prince Philip’s funeral from face masks to Land Rover hearse
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Jet-setting families face a £120 bill to test their children for Covid - despite under-11s getting a special exemption in Britain's summer holidays scheme. It's emerged under-11s will not have to take "pre-departure" tests before they return to the UK, under a new traffic light system for foreign travel. But by contrast, only under-5s will be exempt from taking "post-arrival" tests after they arrive back in Britain. It's thought children aged 5 to 10 will still have to take the gold-standard post-arrival PCR tests, which cost around £120 for one or £190 for a set of two according to Which?. That could leave families with huge bills, despite attempts to exempt primary school-aged kids and make travel more affordable this summer. Brits returning from "green list" countries this summer will have to take one post-arrival PCR test, on day 2 after they return. And Brits returning from "amber list" countries will have to take two post-arrival tests, on day 2 and day 8, as well as … [Read more...] about Parents face £120 bill for Covid holiday tests for under-11s – despite exemption
Gyms will reopen across England on Monday, although there will be strict rules to restrict the spread of coronavirus . Some of the measures include one-hour time limits and wearing face masks when you are walking between machines. Gym chains are marking out special exercise zones to ensure social distancing - and even enforcing one-way systems. Booking systems are also being reintroduced to avoid overcrowding, with deep cleans and sanitiser stations also set to return. PureGym members will be be able to enter their local facility by using the company's app, meaning access is completely contactless. Around 2,000L of fresh air will also be pumped into the chain's gyms every second. Sign up to our newsletter to get the day's biggest news straight to your inbox The Mirror's newsletter brings you the latest news, exciting showbiz and TV stories, sport updates and essential political information. The newsletter is emailed out first thing every morning, at 12noon and … [Read more...] about Key rules you’ll need to follow when gyms reopen – from social distancing to masks
GYMS and leisure centres were among the last businesses to open their doors after the first lockdown ended in 2020. But now gyms can reopen in stage two of Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown on April 12. Locked-down Brits are keen to get back to the gym and regain their fitness When are gyms reopening in the UK? As part of his announcement, the PM said gyms will be allowed to reopen from April 12, alongside non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants, outdoor attractions, and personal care premises such as salons and barbers. It is music to the ears of fitness fanatics and gym owners alike after the premises were forced to close during the country's three national lockdowns. Group exercise classes won't restart again until mid-May when restrictions start lifting for indoor gatherings. Before gyms were allowed to open their doors once again, outdoor sports - such as tennis and golf - were able to return from March 29. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said the … [Read more...] about When do gyms reopen?
Khloe Kardashian is feeling 'strong and happy,' after speaking out about her body image struggles. The 36-year-old reality star candidly spoke about warring with her weight and image for years, after an unedited photo of her in a bikini was leaked online without her permission last weekend. 'It was a huge release for her to be able to speak her truth finally and she is feeling strong and happy,' a source told Page Six . Living her truth: Khloe Kardashian, 36, is feeling 'strong and happy,' after speaking out about her body image struggles following leaked unedited photo drama over the weekend The insider shared with the publication: 'There's been an outpouring of support from friends, family and business partners. It's truly been amazing – everyone applauding her for opening up about her struggles that they all know have been weighing on her for many years.' After a leaked photo of her in a bikini began circulating online last weekend, it was reported that she … [Read more...] about Khloe Kardashian is feeling ‘strong and happy’ after receiving outpouring of support following recent body drama