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# lockdown - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Advocacy groups to meet Education Minister tomorrow over closure of special education schools
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Advocacy groups to meet Education Minister tomorrow over closure of special education schools

Jan 10th 2021, 4:11 PM 15,921 Views 54 Comments

Disability advocates have said that the closure of schools “left families and children with special educational needs reeling”.

Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk
# Covid Lockdown
# Covid Lockdown

Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk

Jan 10th 2021, 3:02 PM 51,769 Views 53 Comments

“I’m absolutely going to back the police because the challenge here is that every flex can be fatal,” the UK Health Secretary said.

# lockdown - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Cabinet sub-committee agrees to shut schools and construction sites until 1 February
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Cabinet sub-committee agrees to shut schools and construction sites until 1 February

Jan 5th 2021, 8:55 PM 160,620 Views 166 Comments

The decision was made this evening.

# lockdown - Monday 4 January, 2021

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England

Jan 4th 2021, 8:06 PM 95,950 Views 72 Comments

The British Prime Minister made the announcement in a televised address setting out new emergency measures.

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?

Jan 4th 2021, 4:59 PM 45,190 Views 9 Comments

The government has asked parents who are not essential workers to keep their children at home.

National lockdown to be imposed in Scotland for rest of January, Sturgeon announces
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

National lockdown to be imposed in Scotland for rest of January, Sturgeon announces

Jan 4th 2021, 2:41 PM 22,812 Views 20 Comments

Sturgeon also confirmed that most pupils will be learning from home for at least the rest of the month.

# lockdown - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in

Dec 24th 2020, 2:06 PM 28,017 Views 54 Comments

It is not clear when these businesses will be able to reopen.

# lockdown - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year
# Tighter Restrictions
# Tighter Restrictions

Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year

Dec 19th 2020, 11:41 AM 23,976 Views 21 Comments

Under the new measures, shops, bars and restaurants will be closed.

# lockdown - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Tánaiste warns: 'If we wait until 6 January, restrictions might be tougher and go on for longer'
# NPHET Advice
# NPHET Advice

Tánaiste warns: 'If we wait until 6 January, restrictions might be tougher and go on for longer'

Dec 17th 2020, 10:26 PM 132,072 Views 105 Comments

A new lockdown in January had been suggested, but the government is warning that the restrictions may come sooner than expected.

# lockdown - Friday 11 December, 2020

Public warned against 'festive free-for-all' as restrictions ease in Northern Ireland after two-week circuit break
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Public warned against 'festive free-for-all' as restrictions ease in Northern Ireland after two-week circuit break

Dec 11th 2020, 7:21 AM 7,680 Views 1 Comment

Like the rest of Ireland, however, wet pubs in Northern Ireland must remain shut.

# lockdown - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Fans to return to football stadiums and racecourses in Britain from today
# Welcome Back
From The42
# Welcome Back

Fans to return to football stadiums and racecourses in Britain from today

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:09 AM 4,106 Views 0 Comments

A limited number of supporters will be welcomed back.

# lockdown - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown

Nov 24th 2020, 10:00 PM 24,650 Views 3 Comments

France’s infection rate per 100,000 people is now less than a third of what it was at the start of November.

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
# Reopening
# Reopening

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday

Nov 24th 2020, 12:53 PM 27,029 Views 28 Comments

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Nov 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 60,260 Views 82 Comments

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

# lockdown - Monday 23 November, 2020

Fans set to return to sports stadiums in England from December
# Limited Numbers
From The42
# Limited Numbers

Fans set to return to sports stadiums in England from December

Nov 23rd 2020, 5:52 PM 7,126 Views 1 Comment

Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed into grounds in low-risk areas.

Government to consider international data and effect of visitor restrictions as it plots exit from Level 5
# Levelling Down
# Levelling Down

Government to consider international data and effect of visitor restrictions as it plots exit from Level 5

Updated Nov 23rd 2020, 3:13 PM 76,121 Views 79 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that “no decisions have been made as yet” as to exactly what restrictions will follow Level 5.

# lockdown - Friday 20 November, 2020

South Australia to end circuit-breaker lockdown early after pizza parlour blunder
# Circuit Breaker
# Circuit Breaker

South Australia to end circuit-breaker lockdown early after pizza parlour blunder

Nov 20th 2020, 9:07 AM 71,771 Views 31 Comments

A tough lockdown for the state’s almost two million people will now end late tomorrow.

# lockdown - Monday 16 November, 2020

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

Nov 16th 2020, 1:30 PM 25,619 Views 28 Comments

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

# lockdown - Thursday 12 November, 2020

SuperValu's Christmas advert with a 2020 twist draws warm reception online
# We Believe
# We Believe

SuperValu's Christmas advert with a 2020 twist draws warm reception online

Nov 12th 2020, 1:16 PM 67,550 Views 34 Comments

SuperValu’s advert features a boy called Conor, who is awaiting a mysterious Christmas visitor.

# lockdown - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Collins Dictionary names ‘lockdown’ its Word of the Year for 2020
# Word Of The Year
# Word Of The Year

Collins Dictionary names ‘lockdown’ its Word of the Year for 2020

Nov 10th 2020, 7:24 AM 10,780 Views 15 Comments

Its annual list of additions is dominated by terms such as ‘social distancing’, ‘key worker’ and ‘self-isolate’.

# lockdown - Monday 9 November, 2020

Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial
# Prison Lockdown
# Prison Lockdown

Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial

Nov 9th 2020, 1:34 PM 18,940 Views 0 Comments

The suspected outbreak has led to the postponement of a firearms trial at the Special Criminal Court.

# lockdown - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Cyberbullying rates in Ireland soared by '28% during lockdown'
# Cyberbullying
# Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying rates in Ireland soared by '28% during lockdown'

Nov 5th 2020, 10:29 PM 11,197 Views 10 Comments

The younger children were, the more likely they were to be victims, the study found.

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases
# France
# France

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases

Nov 5th 2020, 7:13 PM 25,790 Views 33 Comments

France is currently in a partial lockdown to try and reduce Covid-19 numbers.

England's new Covid-19 lockdown starts today - here are the rules
# New Rules
# New Rules

England's new Covid-19 lockdown starts today - here are the rules

Nov 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,194 Views 3 Comments

Labour’s Keir Starmer said it would be “madness” not to extend the measures if they didn’t work.

# lockdown - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Italy imposes national curfew and locks down 'red zones'
# Curfew
# Curfew

Italy imposes national curfew and locks down 'red zones'

Nov 4th 2020, 9:17 PM 30,964 Views 17 Comments

Italy was the first European country hit by coronavirus.

Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules

Nov 4th 2020, 9:01 AM 32,268 Views 17 Comments

New rules state drinks must be pre-ordered online or by phone.

# lockdown - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Confusion sown by UK ministers over rules for England's lockdown

Confusion sown by UK ministers over rules for England's lockdown

Nov 3rd 2020, 2:51 PM 19,611 Views 12 Comments

New rules are coming into effect in England on Thursday in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19.

# lockdown - Monday 2 November, 2020

Poll: Are you adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:14 AM 62,975 Views 96 Comments

We’re set for another month of Level 5.

Nigel Farage is rebranding the Brexit party into an anti-lockdown party
# Him Again
# Him Again

Nigel Farage is rebranding the Brexit party into an anti-lockdown party

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:36 AM 29,920 Views 78 Comments

The party which took no seats at last year’s British general election is seeking a new approach.

# lockdown - Sunday 1 November, 2020

England’s national lockdown could be extended beyond 2 December, Gove admits
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

England’s national lockdown could be extended beyond 2 December, Gove admits

Nov 1st 2020, 11:48 AM 22,752 Views 5 Comments

Michael Gove said it would be ‘foolish’ to predict what would happen with the pandemic over the next four weeks.

# lockdown - Saturday 31 October, 2020

England on lockdown until 2 December, Boris Johnson announces in another U-turn
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

England on lockdown until 2 December, Boris Johnson announces in another U-turn

Oct 31st 2020, 7:10 PM 74,388 Views 59 Comments

Schools will remain open but pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops are to shut.

England faces stringent national lockdown under plans being considered by Boris Johnson
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

England faces stringent national lockdown under plans being considered by Boris Johnson

Oct 31st 2020, 7:34 AM 31,117 Views 25 Comments

Johnson is expected to announce the measures at a press conference on Monday, according to The Times.

# lockdown - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Christmas crafts, nursing home concerts and virtual 5km runs all part of Keep Well campaign
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Christmas crafts, nursing home concerts and virtual 5km runs all part of Keep Well campaign

Oct 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 19,003 Views 4 Comments

Taoiseach Michéal Martin launched the campaign today.

# lockdown - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

New national lockdown announced in France
# Second Lockdown
# Second Lockdown

New national lockdown announced in France

Oct 28th 2020, 7:40 PM 53,118 Views 39 Comments

Bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses will close, but schools will stay open.

# lockdown - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge
# Explainer
# Explainer

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge

Oct 27th 2020, 1:32 PM 34,515 Views 64 Comments

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted in Melbourne.

# lockdown - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

Oct 21st 2020, 1:01 AM 17,220 Views 11 Comments

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?

Oct 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 45,982 Views 92 Comments

The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.

# lockdown - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Gardaí alerted to illegal pyramid schemes operating on social media
# Cosmetics
# Cosmetics

Gardaí alerted to illegal pyramid schemes operating on social media

Oct 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 48,306 Views 16 Comments

Officers believe there has been an increase in this type of activity since the start of lockdown measures imposed in March.

FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?

Oct 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,314 Views 0 Comments

No. It hasn’t.

# lockdown - Monday 19 October, 2020

Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19

Oct 19th 2020, 2:24 PM 23,457 Views 21 Comments

The “sharp and deep” lockdown will begin at 6pm on 23 October.