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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.

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.

FlyResearch poll: week 15 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens. In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, managing partner Greg Ward discusses the findings from the fifteenth wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey, published on July 9 and sourced from data collected on July 3, and while wellbeing and government support has seen some marginal improvement, there were some unfortunate regressions seen elsewhere.

Pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wales to reopen in August

Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford announced on Friday his administration’s latest easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, which will see bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants allowed to fully reopen their doors from August 3.

Covid-19: Mandatory face coverings in shops and quarantine exemptions among latest changes in Scotland

A number of changes now apply to Covid-19 lockdown rules in Scotland, which include face coverings becoming mandatory in shops and new exemptions to the UK quarantine law coming into play.

Covid-19: Beauty salons, gyms and leisure facilities to reopen in July

The government has said that leisure facilities and beauty salons in England can reopen before the end of July.

Fly Research poll: week 14 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens. In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, managing partner Greg Ward discusses the findings from the thirteenth wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey, published on July 2 and sourced from data collected on June 26.

PM to call for calm ahead of lockdown easing

Prime minister Boris Johnson is due to hold a press conference from Downing Street on Friday, where he will ask the public to “act responsibly” when further lockdown restrictions in England are eased from Saturday.

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