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Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus

THE limit for in-store contactless payments is rising to £45, from £30, next week. This is to try and help people to limit physical contact to fight … Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus
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Latest BBC News update…

UK cracks down hard     First it was advice, now it’s an order. Boris Johnson has issued a stark message to the country: “At this moment of national emergency… stay at home.” Speaking after the UK death toll reached 335, the prime minister introduced unprecedented restrictions on everyday life, meaning people must only leave their house for one of four reasons – to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, to shop for essential items, and to fulfil any medical or care needs.    Shops selling non-essential goods have been told to shut, along with
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Free Trains in Wales for NHS Staff On TfW and other Transport News…

NHS staff in Wales are being offered free travel on Transport for Wales rail services with immediate effect, the company has announced. NHS workers will just need to show their work ID to access services to get themselves back and forth to work until 30 April. Public transport is to operate on a reduced scale throughout Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic. However the reduced service has led to crowding on some trains. New timetables are now in place for trains and buses until further notice. Announcing the move for NHS workers, Transport for Wales (TfW) said: “At Transport for
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Latest update on Coronavirus from The PM as UK goes in to lockdown!

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK is going into lockdown in a televised address to the nation last evening. The PM made the announcement from 10 Downing Street amid widespread calls for tougher measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 / Coronavirus. He ordered the immediate closure of all shops selling non-essentials items on Monday evening. He told people to only leave the house to shop for basic necessities “as infrequently as possible” and to perform one form of exercise a day. “If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through
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BBC News Daily

    By Victoria King     UK outbreak latest     The UK appeared to be split in two over the weekend – between those observing social distancing advice and those flouting it. Parks, beaches and other beauty spots were busy despite warnings about the risk that could pose of spreading coronavirus. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday night that unless everyone began following the rules, “tougher measures” like those seen elsewhere in the world could be introduced. The government is urging people not to travel unless it’s essential, including to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar.    MPs are
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Primark to close all 189 UK Stores including all stores in Wales – WelshBiz

Retail Giant Primark is to close all 189 of their UK stores in response to coronavirus. The major high street retailer will close all its shops due to the Covid-19 outbreak in a move affecting some 37,000 people. The Primark store on Cardiff’s Queens Street, as well as all 189 UK stores will close with immediate effect due to the coronavirus. The announcement by Primark, which has branches across Wales, will affect 37,000 people. A Primark spokesman said; “Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our employees,” “Primark has committed to supporting all employees who are directly affected
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Former and future health and social care professionals needed – Welsh Government News…

PRESS RELEASE Former and future health and social care professionals needed to help Wales respond to coronavirus Wales’ former health and social care professionals are today being asked to return to work, as an emergency recruitment drive is launched to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. First published:21 March 2020Last updated:21 March 2020 Share this page Twitter Facebook Email Wales’ Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Social Services and Integration have made simultaneous appeals to their colleagues to sign-up to support those affected. Final-year students will also be offered work in the NHS to help boost the workforce over
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UK Government Advice for Employees

Guidance COVID-19: guidance for employees  Updated 20 March 2020 Contents Staying at home Sick pay Furloughed workers Claiming benefits Staying at home If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts
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Coronavirus | Covid-19 – Your Questions Answered…

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