UPDATE UK adds Thailand to Covid travel ‘red list’ – Pattaya One News

The British government on Monday will add Thailand to its travel “red list”. Foreigners are banned from travelling to England from red list countries, and nationals are required to quarantine. “Thailand and Montenegro will be added to the red list from 4 am on Monday 30 August 2021,” reflecting the increased coronavirus case rates in those countries, the Department for Transport … Read more

Are enough people vaccinated in time for England’s ‘freedom day’? | Coronavirus | The Guardian

The government has technically hit its 19 July target of offering all adults in the UK a Covid-19 vaccine. But although all adults have been offered a first dose, not all of them have had it, and a significant number have had only one dose, not two. Only 68% of UK adults are fully vaccinated. … Read more

Quarantine to remain for vaccinated UK travellers returning from France | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Travellers returning to England from France will still be forced to quarantine next week even if they are double-vaccinated, after ministers made a last-minute change to rules due to come into force from Monday. From 19 July, all Britons who have had two Covid jabs heading back from amber list countries were told they would … Read more

US health agency gives lateral flow Covid tests scathing report | Coronavirus | The Guardian

The US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the UK government has based its multibillion-pound mass-testing programme. In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the tests should … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Scientists demand RETHINK on June 21 ‘Freedom Day’ | Daily Mail Online

Boris Johnson was today urged by scientists to delay the Government’s decision on whether to fully lift the national Covid-19 lockdown in three weeks’ time on June 21 until the latest data can be ‘scientifically considered’. The British Medical Association warned the UK was at a ‘pivotal moment’ in its fight against coronavirus and urged the … Read more

IPL 2021 postponed – Covid-19 – England players reach home as Australians and New Zealanders wait their turn

A day after IPL 2021 had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 situation, all eight franchises have started to disband, with their players and support staff trying to find a way back home quickly. Most of the players from England have reached the UK. The Australians, the biggest overseas contingent in the IPL with … Read more

NHS app will be used as Covid ‘vaccine passport’ for foreign travel | Coronavirus | The Guardian

International travellers will be asked to demonstrate their Covid vaccination and testing status using the NHS smartphone app, the UK government has confirmed, as the transport secretary promised to release a list of possible holiday destinations within a fortnight. Grant Shapps said work had started on developing the app many people use to book appointments … Read more

Portugal records no daily Covid-19 deaths for the first time since August | Daily Mail Online

Published: 10:12 BST, 27 April 2021 | Updated: 10:21 BST, 27 April 2021 Portugal reported no coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours for the first time in nearly nine months on Monday. The announcement by the health authority comes as the country emerges from a two-month lockdown. Portugal has said it will open to … Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector guidance – gov.scot

This guidance is for the tourism and hospitality sectors in Scotland. It remains in effect until further notice. It will be kept under review.   We have worked with industry and trade unions to ensure that this guidance is evidence-based, fair and ethical, clear and realistic. We welcome the extensive work that organisations, trade bodies, … Read more

Coronavirus: Travel ban to be lifted in Scotland from Friday – STV News

The SNP is pledging to scrap charges for practical lessons in schools, and help for poorer children with the cost of class trips. Education secretary John Swinney will also promise if the SNP is re-elected to power next month it will increase the grant disadvantaged families get to help with the cost of buying uniforms. … Read more