Wales’s First Minister Mark Drakeford has described stopping supermarkets from selling non-essential products during the firebreak lockdown as “a straightforward matter of fairness”.
Wales’s firebreak is about “saving lives, not Christmas”, the First Minister Mark Drakeford said, hours before the country entered its two-week firebreak lockdown.
A new system of rules is poised to be introduced in Scotland to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Christian leaders have urged the Welsh Government to not close churches during the firebreak lockdown.
A soft play centre owner has warned his “business is going down the pan”, as he demanded financial support from the Scottish Government.
Wales will enter a two-week “firebreak” lockdown at 6pm on Friday in an attempt to protect the country’s NHS from being overwhelmed by the resurgence of coronavirus.
Nearly half of the public in England do not “fully understand” the current coronavirus lockdown rules, a study suggests.
Billions of pounds of extra funding have been pledged to help businesses survive the winter – but the Scottish Government warned that local firms are being "kept in the dark" about their future.
Coronavirus hospital admissions in Wales are being driven by a “worryingly high” surge in cases in older people, health minister Vaughan Gething has said.
Hospitality restrictions extended for another week as Scotland prepares to introduce new tiered guidelines to deal with coronavirus pandemic
Restrictions on bars and restaurants in Scotland have been extended for a further week ahead of a new tiered system coming into force on November 2.
More places in England are expected to move into the highest category of coronavirus restrictions over the coming days and weeks.
Boris Johnson is set to announce south Yorkshire will move into the highest level of coronavirus restriction, with ministers saying the Government and local leaders are on the “cusp” of an agreement.
Local politicians have warned of a “winter of hardship” in Greater Manchester as the area is forced into harsher coronavirus restrictions.
Greater Manchester will be subjected to Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from Friday following more than a week of negotiations with central Government.
The “firebreaker” lockdown in Wales will hopefully provide a small amount of relief to NHS staff fighting coronavirus on the frontline, medics have said.
The Welsh Government will impose a nationwide two-week lockdown from Friday in an attempt to reduce transmissions of coronavirus.
When is a lockdown not a lockdown? When it is a close down.
After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and US states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again, especially in Europe and the Americas.
Blanket Covid-19 restrictions across Scotland would be easier to communicate, argues public health expert
One of Scotland’s leading public health experts has said a blanket system of restrictions would be a simpler way of suppressing Covid-19 than local measures.
A record number of shops closed during the first half of 2020 due to the coronavirus lockdown, new figures show.
Captain Sir Tom Moore has said he fears elderly people would struggle if another national lockdown is introduced.
Channel 4 will air a live TV debate on lockdown.
JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said he was unable to “rule out” future job cuts as the company reported its first annual loss in 36 years.
My spies tell me the stress of lockdown is turning us into harrumphin’ al’ grumpfutticks.
Pubs chain JD Wetherspoon has sunk to a loss of £105.4 million after sales took a £556 million hit from the Covid-19 crisis.
Art created in response to lockdown – from face masks to family portraits – is going on show.
The Scottish Government "cannot rule out" imposing greater restrictions if the spike in coronavirus cases continues, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Universities in England could be instructed to switch from face-to-face teaching to online-only classes in early December, while a two-week lockdown will allow students to return home for Christmas, it has been reported.
Nearly a third (30%) of adults feel more vulnerable to fraudsters as the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a boom in internet shopping, banking and video calling, a survey has found.
A Merseyside pub has been cheekily renamed in an act of defiance towards the Government’s new lockdown restrictions in the area.