UK unveils 3-level lockdown plan; Liverpool at highest risk | World

Under the new measures, areas in England are classified at medium, high or very high risk, and placed under restrictions of varying severity.

Areas in the lowest tier will follow existing national restrictions, including a 10 p.m. curfew on pubs and restaurants and a ban on more than six people gathering. In areas at high risk, members of different households are barred from meeting indoors.

The “very high” risk tier will face restrictions including closing pubs — apart from those that serve meals — and, if local authorities want, other venues such as gyms and casinos.

Liverpool was the only area put into the top category Monday, but Johnson said authorities were still talking with other local leaders across the north of England.

Pubs, gyms, leisure centers, betting shops and casinos in Liverpool will close beginning Wednesday.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said local authorities supported tougher restrictions as long as

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UK cities chafe at new restrictions in 3-level lockdown plan

LONDON (AP) — The British government is set to announce new restrictions Monday on business and socializing in major northern England cities with high infection rates. But pubs, restaurants and other businesses are pushing back, arguing that they are not to blame for a resurgent outbreak.



Commuters walk across London Bridge during the morning rush hour towards the offices in the financial district of the City of London in London, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. In response to the coronavirus' resurgence, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce in Parliament on Monday a three-tier local lockdown system, formally known as "Local COVID Alert Levels," for England, his office said. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


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Commuters walk across London Bridge during the morning rush hour towards the offices in the financial district of the City of London in London, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. In response to the coronavirus’ resurgence, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce in Parliament on Monday a three-tier local lockdown system, formally known as “Local COVID Alert Levels,” for England, his office said. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Local authorities in hard-hit cities including Liverpool and Manchester are seeking financial support for businesses that are ordered to close, and details of an exit strategy from local lockdowns.

After falling in

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Govt warned it cannot lockdown North ‘on the cheap’ as Christmas looms

Ministers are facing a backlash from leaders in the north of England over fresh coronavirus lockdowns, which they say risk “severe redundancies” and business closures in the run-up to Christmas.



a group of people in a store: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline a new three-tiered system of lockdown measures on Monday


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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline a new three-tiered system of lockdown measures on Monday

Their comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline a new three-tiered system of measures to MPs on Monday with plans expected to include the closure of pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues.

Leaders from Greater Manchester, Tyneside, Sheffield and Liverpool have called for more cash to support areas placed under tougher restrictions, warning ministers they cannot lockdown the North “on the cheap”.

They said an expansion of the UK-wide Job Support Scheme, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Friday, does not go far enough.

Under the scheme, workers at businesses forced to close because of stricter lockdown

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Coronavirus: Mayors warn govt it cannot lockdown North ‘on the cheap’ as Christmas looms | UK News

Ministers are facing a backlash from leaders in the north of England over fresh coronavirus lockdowns, which they say risk “severe redundancies” and business closures in the run-up to Christmas.

Their comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline a new three-tiered system of measures to MPs on Monday with plans expected to include the closure of pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues.

Leaders from Greater Manchester, Tyneside, Sheffield and Liverpool have called for more cash to support areas placed under tougher restrictions, warning ministers they cannot lockdown the North “on the cheap”.

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Burnham: Govt measures will ‘widen North-South divide’

They said an expansion of the UK-wide Job Support Scheme, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Friday, does not go far enough.

Under the scheme, workers at businesses forced to close because of stricter lockdown measures will

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Business lessons I learned from my children during lockdown

  • Petra Smith is the founder and managing director at Squirrels&Bears, a London-based marketing agency, and a mother of two.
  • Kids can teach us a lot about being successful in business, and in life, Smith said.
  • In an interview with Business Insider, Smith revealed the lessons she has learnt during the COVID-19 lockdown from her two and four years old children including being creative, ready to adapt, and the importance of taking care of your employees, clients and suppliers.
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When the COVID-19 lockdown hit, my children were just under two and four years old. Since they were born, they’ve been a source of inspiration and learning — about myself, my career, and family life. At seven months pregnant with my oldest daughter, I started my own business, and as our family grew, so did my business.

However, the impact of the pandemic has been

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Tory Minister Nadhim Zahawi Has Condemned The “Corrosive” Leaking Of The Government’s Latest Lockdown Proposals

Tory Minister Nadhim Zahawi Has Condemned The 'Corrosive' Leaking Of The Government's Latest Lockdown Proposals

The Tory minister has called for an end to the leaking of the government’s lockdown proposals


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Tory business minister Nadhim Zahawi has called for an end to “corrosive” leaks after it was reported that ministers were set to announce new lockdown measures on Monday.

Leaders in the north have already hit out at Boris Johnson after details of his plans to introduce tough new restrictions from Monday to tackle a surge in cases across England were reported earlier this week.

According to The Times, the Prime Minister is set to order the closure of as many as 7,000 pubs and restaurants in the North and the Midlands as part of a new “traffic light” system for escalating lockdown measures in England.

But the leaking of the plans has provoked fury among local leaders, with Sheffield City Region metro mayor Dan Jarvis

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5 Strategies That Work for Remote Onboarding (In or Out of Lockdown)

Implement these proven tactics to successfully onboard remote hires now and in the future.

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The COVID-19 stay-at-home mandates threw a few curveballs at small business owners.

Companies were challenged not only to be nimble and innovative enough to keep the lights on during the crisis, but also to prepare for when the economy reopens. Smart business owners wisely took advantage of this opportunity to begin reaching out to and hiring desirable candidates.

Now, as the world begins to recover, many of these employers are tasked with onboarding their new team members. But, how can this be accomplished with lockdowns still in effect in certain parts of the country? What’s more,

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