PM Announces Easing of Lockdown Restrictions

The Prime Minister has just set out some further changes to the lockdown measures in England which will enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.

From 4th July:

Plans to Ease Shielding Guidance

An update for those shielding.

From 6th July, those currently shielding will be able to:

✅ Meet in groups of up to six people outdoors
✅ Form a 'support bubble' with another household

From 1st August, shielding ends in England.

COVID-19 Alert Level Moved From Level 4 to Level 3

The Chief Medical Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence and agree with the Joint Biosecurity Centre's recommendation to move the COVID-19 Alert Level from Level 4 to Level 3 across the UK.

A few thoughts on statues - and history.

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”

We would do well to reflect on the famous first line from LP Hartley’s “The Go Between”.

Robert Checks Out Witney Town Centre's COVID-Secure Plans

Robert said: "It was great to join West Oxfordshire District Council Leader, James Mills, for a socially-distanced walk around Witney this morning to see the measures that are being put in place ahead of shops reopening on Monday.

Government Announces Changes to Lockdown Restrictions

Yesterday evening, the Prime Minister announced some modifications to the lockdown restrictions. This is only possible because the Government's five tests are still being met. The key changes announced are:

Changes to Lockdown Announced

The Prime Minister has announced that, from Monday 1 June, groups of up to six people will be able to meet outdoors in England, provided those from different households observe social distancing rules by staying two metres apart.

Statement on Dominic Cummings

I understand why so many questions have been asked about the actions of Dominic Cummings. Fairness is embedded in the DNA of our nation and, at a time when the British public have made unprecedented sacrifices, it is only right that those making the rules abide by them.