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“Happy New Year Tier”
Boris Johnson revealed new lockdown restrictions in an address to the nation from Downing Street.
The spread of the new variant of Covid-19 has led to rapidly escalating case numbers across the country,” Official spokesman. “The Prime Minister is clear that further steps must now be taken to arrest this rise and to protect the NHS and save lives.”
He warned that there are” tough, tough” weeks ahead and confirmed that Lockdown would continue until March.
The first lockdown (last March) put the UK in level 4.
The UK is now in Alert level 5 –
- “a material risk of healthcare services being overwhelmed”
- the virus is in general circulating
- transmission is high
- schools will be closed to almost all students until at least February 1st
- people may only leave their homes for essential reasons
- can meet outdoors in groups of just two
- may not travel in or out of Scotland except for essential purposes.
Measures will include are turn to shielding, further school closures– possibly until February half-term–and stronger” stay at home” messaging.
Michael Gove confirms GCSE and A-level exams are definitely cancelled(ministers are considering contingency plan to allow students to sit English and Maths in small groups over several days this summer).
All primary and secondary schools will close with immediate effect, remaining open only for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers, planning to reopen after the February half-term break. Universities &colleges will also remain closed to students until mid-February.
For further information, go to <Virus News>
Pub and restaurant owners in Worcestershire have spoken of their dismay at being given just a few hours ’notice of being told to close with just eight hours to sell food and drink bought in for the end of year celebration, leaving them thousands of pounds out-of-pocket.
The announcement by Matt Hancock at 3pm on Wednesday(December 30) that hospitality venues must close before New Year’s Eve gave rise to ‘Frustration and Anger’ as Worcestershire restaurants and pubs given just hours’ notice of NYE closure when hoping to recoup some money on New Year’s Eve – but Tier 3 announcement scuppered their plans.
STATISTICSas per 8th January 2021
of LOCKDOWN UKPersons tested 55,378,721 Positive tests (to date) 2,889,419
Moderna vaccine can cause swelling in people with
facial fillers, dermatologist warns!
Anyone with cosmetic facial fillers could experience swelling andinflamation, according to experts,
after several US trial participants faced side effects
The Premier Independent political party in Wyre Forest
The Wyre Forest area of north Worcestershire is the home of independent political thought – having been represented in Parliament for two terms (ten years) by the Independent M.P. Dr. Richard Taylor M.B.E.
Representing Wyre Forest people
The party works at Wyre Forest District and local Town and Parish levels with Councillors on the Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourport-on-Severn town councils.
Not just a ‘Single Issue’ party
As is reflected in it’s title, Independent Community and Health Concern is NOT just a ‘single issue’ grouping of independent representatives of the people; taking on-board all manner of local problems (and solving them) and local aspirations (and aiding in their delivery). It grew out of the projected closure of Kidderminster Hospital (to which so many had contributed with fund-raising). This prompted mass protest and street parades and, ultimately, the rejection of the sitting Labour MP – a junior Minister. While I.C.H.C. remains fundamentally concerned with the provision of health facilities and the delivery of all that results in ‘good health’ it is associated with concern for all aspects of a healthy community – education for all ages, support for the disabled and the elderly, transport, arts and entertainment, nature and the environment.