What’s happening in the UK?

Here’s a summary of the main coronavirus headlines in the UK this Monday morning:

  • England, Scotland and Wales have introduced bans on gatherings above six people – the “rule of six” – but with some key differences
  • Crime Minister Kit Malthouse says people should report neighbours they suspect of hosting a gathering of seven or more people but other Tory MPs are calling for children to be exempt from the restriction in England, as they are elsewhere
  • Every GP practice in England has been sent a letter telling them they must make sure patients can access face-to-face appointments where needed
  • Employers in Britain are preparing for more than twice as many redundancies than they did at the height of the last recession
  • The Duchess of Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery will today unveil a digital exhibition of photographs taken by members of the public during lockdown
  • JD Wetherspoon says visiting pubs is safe, after 66 of its 41,000 workers test positive for coronavirus
  • And seven Covid cases have been linked to a Police Scotland training college in Tulliallan, Perthshire

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