Saturday, May 28News That Matters
Shadow

Tag: eases

Back in business: Pubs, hairdressers and shops reopen as lockdown eases

Back in business: Pubs, hairdressers and shops reopen as lockdown eases

Business
Businesses have wasted little time in welcoming back customers after lockdown measures eased across the UK at midnight.Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the nation to "behave responsibly" as non-essential shops, hairdressers, salons, pubs, restaurants and gyms reopened in England. In Wales, people can now also visit non-essential shops and travel across the border to other areas of the UK from today.Meanwhile, people in Northern Ireland are now allowed to meet 10 others outside as the "stay at home" order has been scrapped.Live COVID updates from across the UK and around the world ...
Wales eases more lockdown restrictions

Wales eases more lockdown restrictions

Business
Indoor gyms, swimming pools, dance studios and leisure centres in Wales are allowed to reopen today for the first time in more than four months.Children's indoor play areas can also reopen, excluding ball pits which are more difficult to keep clean. The lockdown-easing measures come into force in Wales a week after pubs, cafes and restaurants were able to serve customers indoors, and groups of up to 30 people were told they can gather outside. ...
Coronavirus: Pubs and hairdressers reopen as England’s lockdown eases

Coronavirus: Pubs and hairdressers reopen as England’s lockdown eases

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Rollercoaster rides, early morning pints and long barber shop queues - this is how England is emerging after three months of coronavirus lockdown.Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and theme parks have reopened with strict social distancing rules.But ministers have urged caution and England's chief medical officer said the latest step was not "risk-free".Chancellor Rishi Sunak welcomed the reopening of businesses, saying it was "good news" people are working again.On a visit to The Bell and Crown in Chiswick, west London, Mr Sunak said the almost half a million people who worked in Britain's pubs and bars were "helping us all to enjoy summer safely".Overnight stays are also allowed for the fir...
Championship season set to restart on 20 June as coronavirus lockdown eases

Championship season set to restart on 20 June as coronavirus lockdown eases

Sports
The Championship season is set to resume on 20 June, more than three months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.The EFL said the date was "provisional" and "subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and government guidance is met".There are 108 matches remaining, plus the play-off semi-finals and final. No Championship fixtures have been played since 8 March, with the campaign suspended five days later.The EFL said it is aiming to complete the Championship season with the play-off final "on or around 30 July", adding that there would be ongoing discussions on proposals to permit the use of five substitutes in the remaining fixtures and increasing matchd...
South Africans walk outside as country eases virus lockdown

South Africans walk outside as country eases virus lockdown

World
A festive atmosphere has enlivened South Africa’s streets as the country marks the Workers’ Day public holiday and also has begun easing its strict lockdown conditionsBy MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated PressMay 1, 2020, 10:13 AM4 min read4 min readJOHANNESBURG -- A festive atmosphere has enlivened South Africa’s streets as the country marks the Workers' Day public holiday and also has begun easing its strict lockdown conditions. From Johannesburg to Cape Town and other areas across the country thousands of people, most with mandated face masks and keeping some distance, promenaded outside. For the first time in five weeks, people were permitted to leave their homes for exercise between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. The regulations impose a night curfew prohibiting movement of most residents from 8 p.m. u...