Pupil attendance drops as more self-isolate due to possible contact with Covid-19 case

The proportion of pupils attending schools in England last week dropped as more had to self-isolate, government data suggests. The Department for Education estimates 3.3 per cent of all pupils on roll, up to 264,000, did not attend school for Covid-19-related reasons on March 25, up from 2.5 per cent on March 18. The data … Read more

Coronavirus schools UK: Up to 250,000 pupils could be wrongly ordered to self-isolate amid covid

Up to 250,000 school pupils could be wrongly ordered to self-isolate after receiving ‘false positive’ Covid test, union warns Government insisted its school testing regime was 99.9 per cent reliable Lateral flow tests are being used three times on every secondary school pupil With 3.4million schoolchildren there could be 6,000 false positives a week  By … Read more

Premier League: Players and staff will have to self-isolate for 10 DAYS when returning from Europe

New UK government guidance means Premier League players and coaches will be required to isolate for 10 days following any overseas trip, complicating the schedules of teams still in the Champions League and Europa League. Prior to Sunday’s new restrictions being detailed to all 20 Premier League clubs, revealed by the Athletic, there were no … Read more

Edinburgh construction site hit by Covid outbreak as 11 builders test positive and 50 self-isolate

Edinburgh construction site is hit with Covid outbreak as 11 builders test positive and 50 self-isolate after workers claimed social distancing was ‘non existent’ In total 50 workers at Edinburgh St James Quarter construction site are isolating At least 11 people tested positive for Covid amid an outbreak on the building site It comes amid … Read more

Officials tell father and daughter who flew from US to Edinburgh ‘they can self-isolate at home’

The first travellers to face new Scottish hotel quarantine rules have been told they are allowed to leave their hotel after a day due to an ‘error’. Chun Wong arrived at Edinburgh Airport on Monday with his eight-year-old daughter Kiernan, having caught a connecting flight in Ireland from the US. He was among the first … Read more

Travellers arriving in the UK face TWO Covid tests as they self-isolate under quarantine proposals

Britain is about to announce tougher testing for all international arrivals – even those who have come from non ‘red list’ countries, Environment Secretary George Eustice confirmed today. The Government is set to announce plans for all travellers arriving in the UK to undergo two coronavirus tests while they quarantine in hotels or self-isolate at home. ‘There … Read more

Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford is forced to self-isolate with his son, 11

Alex Beresford is self-isolating with his son Cruz, 11, after his ex-wife who he co-parents with tested positive for Covid-19. The Good Morning Britain star, 40, revealed he is taking time off from the morning news programme in a statement on Twitter on Monday morning. The TV presenter, who shares custody of his son with … Read more

Mark Wright is forced to self-isolate after his teammates test positive for coronavirus

Mark Wright has been forced to isolate at home after eleven of his Crawley Town Football Club team mates tested positive for coronavirus. The TV star, who made his debut for the club earlier this month, is following government guidelines after the football team were plunged into crisis.  Mark spent his 34th birthday in quarantine on … Read more

Robbie Williams ‘ is forced to self-isolate in St.Barts after contracting coronavirus’

Robbie Williams, 46, ‘ is forced to self-isolate at £106,000-a-week villa in St Barts with the family after testing positive for coronavirus’ The singer, 46, jetted out to the Caribbean last year with his wife Ayda, 41, and their four children Robbie is reported to have tested positive for the virus and will have to … Read more

Tesco shelf stacker, 24, is SACKED from temporary Christmas job ‘as he was forced to self-isolate’

A shelf stacker sacked from Tesco because he had to self-isolate has said he fears his job loss will lead other supermarket workers to ignore Test and Trace alerts.  Supermarket giant Tesco have been forced to apologise after Dominic Clark was sacked from his temporary festive contract. Dominic had only worked three shifts at Tesco Extra … Read more