Coronavirus UK: London’s Oxford Street prepares for Monday’s reopening of non-essential shops

Retailers on Oxford Street finished off their window displays today as they prepare to reopen next Monday in a bid to lure shoppers back into stores after more than three months shut due to the third national lockdown. Workers at Selfridges, Office, Lacoste, Accessorize and Swatch were all seen putting the finishing touches to their … Read more

Fare deal! Uber offers half-price rides to 150 pubs reopening from April 12

Uber is offering half-price rides to 150 pubs across the country in a bid to get locked-down Brits back out drinking when venues finally reopen next week. The ride-sharing app has launched a campaign to help get England’s boozers back on their feet, with the wider hospitality sector decimated by restrictions in recent months. Many … Read more

Reopening plans for Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland and London Zoo

Britain’s thrillseekers and nature lovers are looking forward to the return of theme parks and zoos next Monday, which will be among the first major attractions to reopen from the third national coronavirus lockdown. Legoland Windsor, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and London Zoo are all set to welcome visitors once more … Read more

Lockdown…LIFTED! Gyms reveal safety measures for April 12 reopening

Gyms will be re-opening across England from Monday and some of the country’s biggest fitness studios have revealed their preparations including one hour time limits, social distance zones and thousands of litres of fresh air pumped in every second.  From April 12, all non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen, as well as hairdressers, beauty … Read more

High Street gears up for big April 12 reopening

Retailers from John Lewis to Poundland and Primark to Ikea today confirmed reopening plans for next Monday as shoppers look forward to a return to in-store browsing at non-essential stores after more than three months. John Lewis outlined its plans for April 12 for its remaining 32 shops in England, which include customers finally being … Read more

Business owners in England counting days until re-opening

Business owners in England counting down the days until they can re-open on April 12: Karen Hall is expecting to be busy in her boutique By Sarah Bridge, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:52 BST, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 21:52 BST, 3 April 2021 Business owners in England are counting down the days until … Read more

Biden’s Covid chief says states reopening are ‘playing with fire’

U.S. governors are ‘playing with fire’ if they reopen their states too soon, warned President Biden’s senior coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt on Tuesday.  Average daily coronavirus infections are up by 12 percent compared to last week, rising to more than 67,000 new cases every 24 hours, according to a analysis of Johns Hopkins University … Read more

Business chiefs and MPs write letter to Boris Johnson urging him to speed up reopening our skies 

Business leaders last night united with MPs to plead with the Prime Minister to resume foreign travel. They warned that more than a million jobs were at risk if Boris Johnson failed to get Britain flying again. In letter to the PM, they said firms across the country faced devastation if planes were kept grounded. … Read more

Texas’ COVID numbers fall for the 17th consecutive day following reopening

Texas COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to see a downward trend more than two weeks after the state scrapped its mask mandate and allowed businesses to reopen at full capacity.  On Saturday, Texas’ seven-day COVID positivity rate reached an all-time low of 5.27 per cent, while hospitalizations fell to their lowest level since October, according … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Britons rush to book tables outside pubs for 12 April reopening

A nightclub has revealed 200 tables were booked out in just ten minutes as Britons desperate for a post-lockdown pint at their local beer garden struggle to get a spot. The Piper in Hull restyled itself as a daytime bar and beer garden during the first lockdown and will reopen on April 12 along with … Read more