Employees and customers in shops are generally wearing gloves and masks, while businesses have been told to limit the number of people inside the store at any one time. Shops are installing hand sanitiser as a safety measure, but this is not a requirement. Some stores are seeing employees stagger their arrival and departure times and avoid congregating in areas where they can store personal items. The Government has aimed to give advice to businesses rather than imposing strict requirements, with companies allowed to choose whether they put into place any one-way systems in aisles. Shops are also free to decide whether they want also choose to put up glass barriers at checkouts or give staff plastic visors to cover their face. Footfall is down, but Italy-based Matteo Sinigaglia, chief executive of denim label Replay has said conversion is now higher, telling Drapers: 'People who are going to stores are going to buy: they're not window shopping.' At the high-end women's … [Read more...] about The no frills new world of British retail: Shoppers face one-way walking system, tills behind screens, changing rooms closed and no seating when stores reopen – but will customers be too scared to return even with huge clearance sales?
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Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Italy increasingly sealed off In order to reduce the spread, the border into neighboring Austria can only be crossed from Italy with a medical certificate. Slovenia has closed its border, and Albania has banned Italian air and ferry traffic. Many airlines have cancelled flights to Italy until at least 3 April. Germany, the UK, and Ireland tightened travel recommendations and called on their citizens to leave. … [Read more...] about Germany calls for opening of internal EU borders by June
I guess if it's been decreasing there's a bit of a tension at the moment because lockdown is continuing, but there's some change. And there's a wee element of snitching going on, dobbing your neighbours in, but I'm not going to say like wow, wasn't it great in the early days of the pandemic? [laughter] It was wonderful when people couldn't leave the house to go and get their medicine and they had to call on strangers to help. No, because it wasn't, but there was definitely an element of increasing civic mindedness. And I think it was trying to just increase that feeling of connectedness when we're all isolated. I mean, that's been something that has been coming out in the mental health area, which is even when you're isolated you're not alone, and just keeping that in mind. … [Read more...] about Transcript: ‘When the pandemic started, my panic attacks stopped’
Poland were seeded third in Group E but saw off Romania and second-placed Denmark to reach their first World Cup since 2006. Serbia also emerged from pot three to take an automatic place, edging through with victory over Georgia in their final Group D match. Republic of Ireland headed to the play-offs after their 1-0 win in Cardiff meant they leapfrogged Wales. … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: which teams have made it to Russia?
This intriguing idea is being developed by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It is called the Magneto Hydrodynamic Explosive Munition or MAHEM. This game changing rail-gun can fire a jet of molten metal, hurled through space at several hundred miles per second by the most powerful electromagnets ever built. The molten metal can then morph into an aerodynamic slug during flight and pierce through another spacecraft or satellite and a munition explodes inside. Space force ships … [Read more...] about Rare footage shows huge FIREBALL from Russian military satellite soaring over Australia