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This year has presented a new set of challenges to the high street, which have the potential to change the face of this British institution as we know it. Even before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, recent years have seen hundreds of thousands of retail jobs lost and a huge number of much-loved stores [...]
People who have been in contact with someone who tested positive with coronavirus will be given daily Covid tests instead of having to isolate for a fortnight under new government plans. The Test and Trace pilot scheme is being trialled in several schools, businesses and universities across the country. Close contacts of people with Covid-19 [...]
Lockdown may be over and gyms tentatively starting to open once again, but with many of us still working from home for the foreseeable future, home workouts will continue to be the norm in the run-up to Christmas. For the month of December, fitness studio Core Collective’s trainers will be guiding you through a weekly [...]
Banning Covid vaccine refusers from offices, restaurants and other venues may lead to expensive discrimination claims, a leading lawyer has warned, even though it is not unlikely that care operators and the NHS may ultimately bar vaccine refusing staff for safety reasons. With the UK moving closer to the rollout of a Coronavirus vaccine, to [...]
Flattening Covid-19 cases could mean Britain eases its distancing measures to allow families to gather for Christmas, Matt Hancock has said. The health minister is working with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for a UK-wide approach to rules for Christmas. England has been under lockdown for two weeks following a rise [...]
This strange year has seen all of us becoming more aware of our health – especially as lockdowns and restrictions have meant more of us staying at home for longer than ever before. And Covid-19 has sharpened our focus on our own bodies. The data shows it is more likely to cause serious and potentially [...]
Those who refuse to have the coronavirus vaccine, should one become widely available, could be offered different life insurance terms to those who have had the vaccine. Reassured director of corporate sales Phil Jeynes told City A.M. that the existence of a coronavirus vaccine could mean customers who have had the vaccine are offered different [...]
Anti-vaxxers may risk invalidating their travel insurance if they are medically able but decline to have the coronavirus vaccine, an insurance expert has warned. Medical underwriting specialist and travel insurance expert Tricia Tietema told City A.M she would expect that those who are medically able to have the coronavirus vaccine, should one become available, but [...]
People who refuse to take a Covid-19 vaccine may be barred from restaurants, pubs and offices, a senior Conservative MP has suggested. Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling and chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, told HuffPost UK he could “certainly see the day” when people are refused entry into pubs and restaurants, [...]
Labour leader Keir Starmer has called on the Prime Minister to publish a “comprehensive national action plan” for rolling out a future coronavirus vaccine. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Keir Starmer welcomed the news of potential vaccines for the coronavirus and said he is prepared to work with the government to roll them [...]
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