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What’s the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

What’s the roadmap for lifting lockdown? SOURCE: BBC NEWS  Coronavirus pandemic A “roadmap” for easing Covid restrictions in England has been announced. After the first stage in March, further lifting […]

Foster carers are being offered vaccinations as social care workers

Please be informed that foster carers are being offered vaccinations as social care workers. The government has recently extended the list of professionals included as social care workers and this […]

Covid-19: Five ways to avoid lockdown eye strain

Covid-19: Five ways to avoid lockdown eye strain BBC NEWS by David Brown Millions of people are using screens more than ever before. Many who are working or studying from […]

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online BBC NEWS The BBC is helping school children keep up with their studies during the latest lockdown. While primary […]

Covid-19: Five ways to stay positive through the winter

Covid-19: Five ways to stay positive through the winter By David BrownBBC News The last few months have been awful for so many people, with millions dealing with grief, stress, […]

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Covid – Change in Christmas rules: What are the new tiers and lockdown rules?

Covid: What are the new tiers and lockdown rules? Source: BBC NEWS A new, tougher fourth tier of coronavirus restrictions for London and much of south-east England has come into […]

Christmas Covid rules: Who are you allowed to see?

By Eleanor LawrieBBC News Christmas Covid rules: Who are you allowed to see? At Christmas, coronavirus restrictions will be eased to allow people to mix with a slightly wider circle […]

Covid-19: PM sets out ‘tougher’ post-lockdown tiers for England

PM sets out ‘tougher’ post-lockdown tiers for England Gyms and non-essential shops in all parts of England will be allowed to reopen when lockdown ends next month, the prime minister […]

Coronavirus: How to be happier while working from home

By David BrownBBC News Millions of people need a home office for the first time. Some have perched at kitchen tables or made do with a laptop on the sofa […]

Let’s stand up against bullying and promote kindness!

United Against Bullying: Anti-Bullying Week from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020. Let’s stand up against bullying and promote kindness! How can we encourage kindness?  Idea: Each day will […]

Children in care ‘failed’ while some providers ‘make millions’

Children in care ‘failed’ while some providers ‘make millions’ By Judith Burns BBC News The most vulnerable children are being “failed by the state” and a broken residential care system, […]

Road Safety Week runs from 16th to 22nd November

Road Safety Week runs from 16th to 22nd November Road Safety Week runs from November 16th to November 22nd. The week, organised by ‘Brake’, a road safety charity, is an […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2020: United Against Bullying

Anti-Bullying Week 2020: United Against Bullying The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November and will start […]

National Spa Week from 9th – 15th November 2020

National Spa Week aims to raise public awareness of the real physical, mental and emotional benefits that regular spa attendance can offer. Regular spa attendance for the whole family is […]

Second National Lockdown: What are the restrictions?

Source: Gov.uk New National Restrictions from 5th November Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced […]

Covid alert level: London, Essex, York and other areas moving to Tier 2

Millions of people in London, Essex, York and other areas face tougher Tier 2 Covid measures from Saturday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Under this “high” alert level, there […]

The Black History Month – A historic year

The Black History Month: What is it? October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years. The month was […]

Covid rules: What are the new coronavirus restrictions?

Source: BBC News Latest update on new restrictions    A series of new restrictions to try to stop the spread of coronavirus in England have been announced by Prime Minister […]

20/08/2020 – Changes to restrictions

20th Aug 2020 Update| Changes in restrictions From 15 August, the following businesses can reopen and activities can resume provided they follow the Covid-19 Secure guidelines: casinos skating rinks bowling […]

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