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BBC News Headlines from around the UK

By Andrew McFarlane Quarantine rules end for dozens of nations Life takes another small step back to normality today, as quarantine requirements are dropped for travellers arriving in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 59 countries and 14 British overseas territories. It means those who have been on holiday in Spain, France, Italy, Belgium and Germany will be exempt from the requirement to isolate for 14 days. A slightly different list of exemptions applies in Scotland, meaning people travelling from both Spain and Serbia will still have to go into quarantine, after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said concerns about the prevalence of Covid-19 persisted.
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Senedd roundup: Minister reveals virus testing plans as schools reopen – Nation.Cymru

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has revealed the government is undertaking a programme of antibody testing of school staff who have been working in hub schools during the coronavirus pandemic. The government has also made plans for the rapid deployment of antigen testing if there are any outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools or if schools have failed to follow the government guidelines for infection prevention measures. Schools in Wales have been closed to most pupils since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in March but are due to reopen on Monday. Around 6,000 pupils, the children of key workers and those
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#PositiveCoronavirusNews

Coronavirus lockdown eased to allow lonely to stay with another household https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lockdown-eased-to-allow-lonely-to-meet-another-household-6c8hrzcnf
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#IrishBiz – Irish Economic News…

Coronavirus in Ireland: €6bn deficit — but it could have been much worse https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-in-ireland-6bn-deficit-but-it-could-have-been-much-worse-b6wdcgcnv
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The UK Care sector is struggling under Coronavirus pressure…

A leaked letter seen by the BBC has set out the widespread problems the care sector is having coping with the coronavirus pandemic. According to the document – which was sent to the Department of Health and Social Care by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services – care homes are concerned about funding, testing, and the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). The distribution of PPE is described as “paltry” and “shambolic”, with the letter also accusing ministers of sending contradictory messages on the shielding scheme for people particularly at risk from the illness. A spokesperson for the
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The UK Lockdown is to be extended…

UK lockdown ‘to be extended’ – The UK government is expected to confirm later that the country’s lockdown will be extended by three weeks. Emergency legislation aimed at tackling the coronavirus outbreak required ministers to review the original decision to introduce strict social distancing measures after three weeks. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he recovers from Covid-19, will lead meetings of the cabinet and senior officials where the need to continue restricting movement will be discussed.
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