Why is the Prime Minister visiting Scotland now
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is travelling to Scotland for a visit reports suggest aims to help “save the Union”. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned the need for the visit, insisting is is not “essential” at a time when political leaders are urging people to stay at home – although she stressed the Prime Minister is welcome in Scotland..
Quarantine hotels for people returning from red list countries
Travellers returning to the UK from “red list” countries will be sent to quarantine hotels for 10 days, Boris Johnson has announced. People will also be required to fill in a form explaining why their trip is necessary, with enforcement stepped up at airports to prevent leisure travel..
Prime Ministers visit to Scotland not essential Sturgeon
Scotland’s First Minister has said Boris Johnson’s proposed visit to Scotland on Thursday is “not essential”. Nicola Sturgeon said there should not be one rule for the public and another for politicians, as the Prime Minister prepares to head north..
Johnson targets March 8 as earliest date for reopening Englands schools
Lockdown measures will remain in place until at least March 8, Boris Johnson indicated as he earmarked that date for the reopening of England’s schools. The Prime Minister confirmed that hopes of pupils returning to class after the February half-term have been abandoned..
What might a road map out of lockdown look like
Boris Johnson is due to set out a “road map” next month for how England emerges from the lockdown. The Prime Minister said last week the “far more sensible approach” is to reopen “safely and cautiously”..
People with UK Covid 19 variant less likely to report loss of taste and smell
People infected with the new UK coronavirus variant are less likely to report a loss of taste and smell, figures suggest. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the symptoms were “significantly less common” in patients who tested positive for the new variant compared to those with other variants of Covid-19..
HS2 protesters evicted from central London park
Protesters have been evicted from a central London park after they dug tunnels and set up a makeshift camp in opposition to the HS2 rail development. HS2 Rebellion activists occupied Euston Square Gardens claiming there were plans to build a temporary taxi rank over the small green space outside Euston Station..
Andy Murray gives advice on how to stay tennis fit during lockdown
Andy Murray has offered advice to recreational tennis players on how to stay fit for the sport during lockdown. As an elite athlete, the Scot is still permitted to train at the National Tennis Centre but during his many spells of rehabilitation, he has spent plenty of time unable to get on court..