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Lifting of Covid rules in England ‘will lead to rise in home schooling’

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The lifting of Covid restrictions in England will lead to a further rise in home schooling and the “forced exclusion” of immunosuppressed pupils whose families will be too scared to send them to school, an academy tru...

Johnson to say ending Covid rules in England is a ‘moment of pride’

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Boris Johnson will proclaim that the lifting of all remaining Covid restrictions in England this week marks a “moment of pride” when he unveils the government’s long-term strategy for living with the virus, despite co...

‘We’re in a different world’: PM defends end of Covid rules in England

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The country is “in a different world” from when the Covid pandemic started, Boris Johnson has said, meaning the last remaining restrictions can begin to be lifted from next week. Ahead of an announcement on Monday abo...

‘I’m deeply concerned’: workers on plans to end all Covid rules in England

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On Wednesday Boris Johnson announced plans to end all Covid regulations in England, including the requirement to self-isolate if you are infected with the virus. Five people who work in public-facing jobs share their ...

Covid rules are to be axed in England, but is pandemic’s end really in sight?

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As the threat of the Omicron wave has receded in England, the government has been quick to move the conversation on to “living with Covid”. It was inevitable that this would mean the eventual lifting of legal restrict...

Plan A: what are the new Covid rules in England?

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Boris Johnson has announced that England will be moving from plan B to plan A on 26 January to reflect the fact that the Omicron wave has peaked. What does that mean for everyday life? The government will no longer m...

What are Covid rules in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?

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Ministers have confirmed that no new Covid-19 restrictions will be imposed in England before the new year. Sajid Javid, the health secretary, told reporters there will be “no further measures before the new year”, add...

New year ‘too late’ for extra Covid rules in England, scientists say

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Scientists have reacted with dismay to Boris Johnson’s decision not to impose fresh restrictions to curb the spread of Omicron, emphasising that waiting until the new year would “almost certainly be too late to have a...

Ministers expected to sign off plan B Covid rules for England

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Ministers are expected to sign off new rules to impose home working and vaccine certification across England in the face of rising Covid cases, the Guardian understands. Downing Street said no final decisions had been...

Coronavirus news live: minister rules out England lockdown as NHS chief says ‘overwhelming evidence’ action needed

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Kwasi Kwarteng says talk of restrictions ‘unhelpful’ as NHS boss says health service faces ‘perfect storm’

How would an ‘amber watchlist’ affect Covid travel rules for England?

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A new tier to England’s traffic light system of international travel rules is being considered by ministers. Though the system is meant to be based on a simple three-colour traffic light – red, amber and green – it h...

End to Covid rules for England ‘leaves 3.8m vulnerable people feeling abandoned’

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Cancer patients, disabled people and other clinically extremely vulnerable groups say they will feel unsafe stepping the house after hearing that mask and social distancing requirements are to be abandoned, charities ...

Doctors warn of ‘devastating consequences’ of lifting Covid rules in England

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Senior doctors have warned of “potentially devastating consequences” after Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that he would press ahead with lifting most remaining Covid restrictions in England on 19 July. Speaking at ...

Retailers call for early easing of self-isolation rules in England

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Retailers are urging the government to bring forward changes to self-isolation policies planned for August as they warn of rapidly increasing staff shortages related to Covid. Richard Walker, the boss of the Iceland g...

Stick to Covid rules as end of England lockdown approaches, public warned

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The public have been warned to keep abiding by Covid rules as the end of lockdown approaches, amid a falling “sense of risk” and fresh data showing increased mingling between households. Before the further easing of r...