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New arrivals in the UK to be made to self-isolate from June 8

Home secretary Priti Patel has said that people arriving in the UK from June 8 onward must self-isolate for 14 days to help “reduce the risk” of a second wave of coronavirus cases.

Minority of local councils set to comply with government plans to reopen schools

A mere 20 out of 99 English local authorities which participated in a BBC survey will advise schools to open their doors to more pupils from the government’s planned date of June 1.

Scotland could ease Covid-19 lockdown from May 28, Sturgeon says

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that Holyrood could look to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures north of the border from May 28.

Social distancing to be introduced on railways

Rail passengers have been told to purchase advance tickets and wear facial coverings as part of new social distancing measures when travelling on trains.

Health unions put forward nine-point plan for safe reopening of NHS

16 health unions have said that quick-fire testing and sufficient access to personal protective equipment must be available in order for the NHS to resume routine services.

Economy contracted two per cent in the three months to March, official figures say

The Office for National Statistics has revealed that the UK economy shrank by two per cent in the first quarter of the year, the quickest decline since the 2008 financial crash.

Chancellor to make announcement on Job Retention Scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will address MPs on Tuesday to outline the future of the government’s Job Retention Scheme, after he had warned that it was unsustainable in its current format.

Prime minister presents “roadmap” out of Covid-19 lockdown

Prime minister Boris Johnson presented his “conditional plan” for the reopening of UK society on Sunday evening.

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