Christmas shopping bonus as 'all shops to reopen' in new Covid rules

Christmas shopping bonus as 'all shops to reopen' in new Covid rules

All stores – even in the hardest new levels – are allowed to reopen after the lock ends on December 2, The Mail on Sundays reports. The Prime Minister will address the nation tomorrow (Nov. 23) with the details of his new ‘Covid Winter Plan’. The prime minister will replace the lockdown in December with … Read more

What is the future for High Street coffee shops as third still shut

What is the future for High Street coffee shops as third still shut

Before coronavirus hit, the UK had a thriving coffee shop culture, with around 26,000 coffee shops across the country. But by the end of March 2020 many coffee shops were closed, or only open for takeaway. Up to 92% of coffee shops are estimated to have closed at some point during the lockdown, as it … Read more

Newspapers fail to reach shops as Extinction Rebellion stop the press

Newspapers fail to reach shops as Extinction Rebellion stop the press

Protesters from Extinction Rebellion (XR) have blockaded two of News Corporation’s major printing presses to stop a range of papers reaching newsstands on Saturday. More than 100 protesters used vehicles and bamboo lock-ons to block roads outside the Newsprinters printing works at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, and Knowsley, near Liverpool on Friday. Hertfordshire Police said delivery lorries … Read more

Star slammed for urging 'non-compliance' over masks in shops

Star slammed for urging 'non-compliance' over masks in shops

Music star Jim Corr has been convicted of tweeting “noncompliance is mandatory” over the new mask-wearing rule. The only male member of the sibling act The Corrs congratulated a woman who said other customers “avoided her like the plague” and made her “very uncomfortable” for not wearing a mask while shopping. Corr replied, “I salute … Read more

Police urge all shops to ban people who aren't wearing a mask

Police urge all shops to ban people who aren't wearing a mask

The National President of the Police Federation of England and Wales has urged shops to refuse entry to anyone who does not wear a face covering. It comes the day when wearing a face cover becomes mandatory in stores across England. John Apter said, “As face-covers become a mandatory requirement in shops, police officers are … Read more

Confusion remains over which shops you will have to wear a mask in

Confusion remains over which shops you will have to wear a mask in

Confusion over whether customers will have to wear face coverings in takeaways and sandwich shops in England must be cleared up, opposition MPs have said. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on July 14 that wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets will be compulsory from Friday July 24, with anyone failing to comply facing … Read more

Boris to make masks compulsory in shops in England next week

Boris to make masks compulsory in shops in England next week

Face coverings will be made compulsory in shops and confined spaces in England by law next week, according to reports. Mr Johnson this week hinted that he plans to change the law to ensure people wear masks when in public. In England they are already mandatory in hospitals and on public transport. If Mr Johnson … Read more

Face coverings could be made mandatory in shops in England

Face coverings could be made mandatory in shops in England

Face coverings could be made mandatory in shops in England, Boris Johnson has hinted, as he urged Britons to go back to work if they can. The Prime Minister said he wanted to be “stricter” on insisting people wear mouth and nose coverings in confined spaces where they are meeting people they do not normally … Read more

Government reconsidering advice on wearing masks in shops

Government reconsidering advice on wearing masks in shops

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he will look again at whether people should wear face masks in shops. It comes after experts said people should wear masks whenever they leave the house, and not wearing one should be seen as antisocial. Mr Hancock was responding to a question in the House of Commons. Labour’s … Read more

Fears for 76 shops as travel company announces redundancies

Fears for 76 shops as travel company announces redundancies

Barrhead Travel has announced it will be making redundancies as a “direct result of the impact of Covid-19”. The travel company announced that customer confidence in overseas holidays had dropped due to the ongoing health pandemic. This, coupled with the end of the furlough scheme, meant the company has had to make “difficult decisions”. Jacqueline … Read more