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FlyResearch poll: week 11 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.

MPs call for two-metre social distancing rule to be axed

A number of backbench Conservative MPs are putting pressure on the government to lift its two-metre social distancing rule in England, warning that it will continue to weigh down on the economy should it remain in place.

Track and trace system identifies 31,000 potential cases in first week

During its first week in operation, England’s Covid-19 track and trace system identified over 31,000 people who had been in close contact with individuals infected with the virus, 85 per cent of which were instructed to self-isolate.

Government to allow some outdoor attractions to reopen

Zoos, safari parks and drive-in cinemas will be some of the outdoor attractions allowed to reopen in England from Monday June 15, on the condition that strict social distancing measures are in place.

All non-essential shops in England to reopen from Monday

Business secretary Alok Sharma has said that non-essential shops in England will be able to reopen from Monday June 15, on the condition that they meet “Covid secure” guidelines.

Government abandons plans for all primary school pupils to return before the summer

The government has u-turned on its plans to have all primary school pupils in England return to school and spend four weeks in education before the summer holidays.

Covid-19: UK daily death toll falls to lowest level since pre-lockdown days

The UK has recorded its lowest daily increase in the number of deaths linked to Covid-19 since before the lockdown came into force on March 23, after 55 people died in the 24 hours leading up to 17:00 BST on Sunday.

Covid-19: Two days without deaths could see more lockdown restrictions eased in Scotland over June

Following two days of no recorded Covid-19 deaths in Scotland, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has hinted that restrictions could be relaxed further from June 18.

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