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Coronavirus: NHS England launches tool to aid long-term recovery

Coronavirus: NHS England launches tool to aid long-term recovery

Health
NHS England is launching a new service for people with ongoing health problems after having coronavirus.The government says "tens of thousands" of people have long-term symptoms after catching Covid-19."Your Covid Recovery" will be an online portal for people in England to access tutorials, contact healthcare workers and track their progress.The project will be rolled out in two phases, with the web portal launching later this month.It will only be accessible via a personal log-in and will be available to virus patients who had to be treated in hospital, as well as to those who managed their illness at home.Later in the summer, tailored rehabilitation will also be offered to those who qualify, following an assessment.Each programme will last a maximum of ...
Ben Stokes confirmed as England captain, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow miss out: Test squad announced for first match against West Indies

Ben Stokes confirmed as England captain, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow miss out: Test squad announced for first match against West Indies

Sports
Ben Stokes has been confirmed as England captain, while Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali have been left out for the first West Indies Test at the Ageas Bowl next Wednesday. Joe Root is Test match skipper for England but is expected to leave the team base in Southampton ahead of the birth of his second child. Getty Images - Getty Stokes will captain England next week Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are strict controls ahead of the match, which starts next Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl. Root, who has returned to Sheffield to be at the birth of his second child, left the secure bubble in Southampton earlier this week. He will self-isolate for seven days before joining up with the squad ahead of the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford starting on ...
Coronavirus: New advice for businesses in England on how to reopen safely

Coronavirus: New advice for businesses in England on how to reopen safely

Business
Updated guidance has been published on how hairdressers, hotels, pubs and other businesses in England can reopen safely from 4 July. It includes advice to reconfigure seating, minimise self-service, cancel live acts and stagger arrivals. Customers will be urged to book in advance, order online or through apps and not to lean on counters. It comes after Boris Johnson announced sweeping changes to England's lockdown, including a relaxing of the 2m rule. Pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers are among the venues which will be allowed to reopen in ten days' time.The updated government guidance includes some general advice for all businesses as well as guidance for specific sectors. It says businesses should carry out a Covid-19...
England v West Indies: ‘No friendships’ with Jofra Archer during series – Kemar Roach

England v West Indies: ‘No friendships’ with Jofra Archer during series – Kemar Roach

Sports
England v West Indies, first TestVenue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton Date: 8-12 JulyCoverage: Live Test Match Special radio and text commentary on every match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app. Highlights each day on BBC Two at 19:00 BSTThere will be "no friendships" between the West Indies players and England's Jofra Archer during the sides' upcoming Test series, says bowler Kemar Roach.Barbados-born bowler Archer, 25, played three times for West Indies Under-19s before opting to play for England.He played against West Indies at the 2019 World Cup but this summer's series, starting on 8 July, would be the first time he had faced them Tests. ...
Bank of England ‘ready to act’ as economy shrinks record 20%

Bank of England ‘ready to act’ as economy shrinks record 20%

Business
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey has said he will be "ready to take action" to help the UK economy weather the coronavirus crisis.He was speaking after figures showed that the country's economy shrank by 20.4% in April - the largest monthly contraction on record - as the country spent its first full month in lockdown."We are still very much in the midst of this," Mr Bailey said.But he said the figure was "pretty much in line" with what the bank expected."Obviously it's a dramatic and big number, but actually it's not a surprising number," he said.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said April's "historic" fall affected virtually all areas of activity, as large parts of the economy remained shut to battle the pandemic. ...