Matt Hancock doesn’t think Christmas gatherings will lead to deaths

Matt Hancock doesn’t think Christmas gatherings will lead to deaths

Health Minister Matt Hancock has said he does not think allowing families over Christmas will lead to more deaths from the coronavirus. When he appeared on Good Morning Britain, Mr Hancock said there must be a balance between people wanting to see their families at Christmas and protecting people. But when asked by host Piers … Read more

Grieving families warn against Christmas gatherings

Grieving families warn against Christmas gatherings

Relatives mourning the deaths of Covid-19 loved ones have warned families against Christmas gatherings. Kathryn de Prudhoe, a Leeds psychotherapist, lost her father Tony Clay to Covid in April and believes mixing outside of the support bubbles is not worth the risk. Mr. Clay was 60 and had only a slight increase in blood pressure … Read more

Scotland restricts gatherings to six people to slow Covid spread

Scotland restricts gatherings to six people to slow Covid spread

Social gatherings of people in Scotland will be limited to groups of six from two households both indoors and outdoors, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said today (September 10). She also announced new tightened measures for the hospitality industry and workers planning to return to offices. Scotland’s announcement comes as coronavirus infection rates there rise … Read more

The new rules on social gatherings in England explained

The new rules on social gatherings in England explained

Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday as the Government seeks to curb the rise in coronavirus cases. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use a press conference on Wednesday to announce the change in the law after the number of daily positive Covid-19 cases in the UK rose … Read more

Social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday

Government gives more detail on school mask rules

Social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday, the Prime Minister has announced. New coronavirus legislation is being brought in in a bid to control the virus as new cases rose to almost 3,000 over the last number of days. On Wednesday, Boris Johnson will set out that any … Read more

Fighting and drunk gatherings in coronavirus-hit Laganas on Zante

Fighting and drunk gatherings in coronavirus-hit Laganas on Zante

Video footage from the Greek Island of Zante shows British tourists in the coronavirus-hit area of Laganas fighting. Local news website Zante Report has published a video which claims to shows rowdy British tourists fighting in public, disregarding social distancing measures and failing to wear masks on a night out in Laganas. In the footage, … Read more

Police kept busy enforcing new rules about illegal gatherings

Almost 20,000 Covid penalties dished out in England and Wales so far

Police have been kept busy responding to calls about gatherings after new lockdown rules were brought in across the UK ahead of the bank holiday weekend. Under the new measures, which came into force on Friday after the Metropolitan Police alone responded to more than 1,000 unlicensed events since the end of June, organisers of … Read more

Not All Social Gatherings Are Equally Risky for COVID Outbreak

Not All Social Gatherings Are Equally Risky for COVID Outbreak

Beachgoers at Huntington Beach, Calif., July 23, 2020. (Mike Blake/Reuters) We need to begin differentiating between individual risk and risk for outbreaks as we think about public-health policy. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E arly in the COVID pandemic, there was much discussion of super-spreaders — a single individual attending a routine and harmless event such as … Read more

L.A. Protests Draw Thousands Hours after Gov. Newsom Prohibited Fourth of July Gatherings

L.A. Protests Draw Thousands Hours after Gov. Newsom Prohibited Fourth of July Gatherings

(Screenshot via Twitter) A protest in Los Angeles on July 1 drew thousands of people hours after California governor Gavin Newsom discouraged residents from holding Independence Day gatherings with anyone outside an immediate household. A photo published by the LAPD showed protesters standing shoulder to shoulder, with many wearing masks. Los Angeles has seen a … Read more

Murder inquiry after rave – police crackdown on illegal gatherings

Murder inquiry after rave - police crackdown on illegal gatherings

Police are investigating a double murder after two people died from a shooting at an illegal gathering in Manchester which was attended by ‘hundeds of people.’ It comes after an illegal rave in Chasewate r led to 13 arrests overnight and up to 200 people got together in Sorrell Park in Erdington, leaving piles of … Read more