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Government extends virus self-isolation period to ten days

The government has changed its Covid-19 self-isolation guidance, telling individuals displaying symptoms to self-isolate for ten days as opposed to seven.

Ban on junk food adverts included in anti-obesity plans

It has been confirmed that a ban on junk food adverts before 21:00 will be included in the government’s new measures to crack down on obesity, which will be announced in full later.

Retailers in refusal to enforce new face covering rules

Sainsburys, Asda, Co-op and Costa Coffee are among major retailers who have said that they will not be responsible for enforcing new rules over wearing face coverings in shops.

30 million in England to be offered flu vaccine for free

The government has said that around 30 million people in England will be offered a free flu vaccine ahead of winter.

Hospitality, retail industries and opposition MPs claim mixed messages on face covering rules

Trade bodies and opposition MPs have said that the government has given out mixed messages over the circumstances in which face coverings must be worn, prior to new rules being implemented on Friday.

Health secretary orders review into Covid-19 death data

Health secretary Matt Hancock has ordered an urgent review into how daily coronavirus death figures are calculated in England, following revelations that the current counting methods may have included people who had contracted the virus and recovered some months before they died.

Hancock: No plans to extend mandatory face coverings to offices

Health secretary Matt Hancock has denied reports that office workers will be made to wear face coverings when working.

PMQs: Labour leader blames government for care home deaths

During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said that the government was directly to blame for the excessive Covid-19 death toll in care homes.

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