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Times letters: Funding social care in the age of Covid-19

Times letters: Funding social care in the age of Covid-19

Sir, The pandemic has exacerbated a critical problem that was with us long before Covid-19: the huge funding gap in social care (“Social care on brink of colla [...] Read full article: Times letters: Funding social care in th...→

Letters: The arbitrary effect of Covid regulations on running a small business

Letters: The arbitrary effect of Covid regulations on running a small business

SIR – You published a letter from me (August 24) about being unable to work for five months at my small beauty salon due to national, followed by local, restri [...] Read full article: Letters: The arbitrary effect of Covid r...→

Can the centre hold? Germany looks to its Covid-stricken high streets

Can the centre hold? Germany looks to its Covid-stricken high streets

Minister battles to rescue retailers amid fears for 50,000 shops and hundreds of thousands of jobs Read full article: Can the centre hold? Germany looks to it...→

Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Alex Massie writes of the complicated relationship between Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell, the chief executive of her party — and also her husband (“Who’s t [...] Read full article: Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple ...→

Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Ministers and scientists are not perfect, but they're trying ... can Covid deniers say the same?

Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Ministers and scientists are not perfect, but they're trying ... can Covid deniers say the same?

Belfast man Ciaran Shannon became a global phenomenon this week with his "How it started. How it's going" tweet, featuring photographs of him and his daughter [...] Read full article: Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Ministers ...→

Letters: Are the critics of restrictions oblivious to Covid pain?

Letters: Are the critics of restrictions oblivious to Covid pain?

FAR too many of your recent correspondents seem to be displaying a selfishness in their analysis of the present and the recent past. Their words… Read full article: Letters: Are the critics of restrictions...→

Covid-19 front line footage shows 'what 2nd wave looks like' in intensive care

Covid-19 front line footage shows 'what 2nd wave looks like' in intensive care

There have been eight Covid-19 deaths at Warrington Hospital in the past week, compared to none for the whole of July and August. Now there are only two free s [...] Read full article: Covid-19 front line footage shows 'what ...→

The blind school keeping students safe from Covid

New College Worcester, a school for blind or vision impaired youngsters, is adapting to Covid rules. Read full article: The blind school keeping students safe f...→

Letters to the Editor: Shining a light on cycle lane lunancy

Letters to the Editor: Shining a light on cycle lane lunancy

Shirley Spear gives us a relevant and timely warning on the dangers of the cycling boom (“Too many new cyclists spoil the broth, says ex-chef Spear”, News, and [...] Read full article: Letters to the Editor: Shining a light o...→

Times letters: Long-term approach to living with Covid-19

Times letters: Long-term approach to living with Covid-19

Sir, It is now clear that a policy of lockdown failed to bring the virus under control while having crippling economic and social side effects. Sweden has achi [...] Read full article: Times letters: Long-term approach to liv...→

Letters - Scotland gets Covid badly wrong

Your Leader comment yesterday note-0says “Hospitality closures are a bitter pill to swallow but science says Scottish Government had no real choice.” Read full article: Letters - Scotland gets Covid badly wron...→

Letters: I’m so tired of this joyless Covid world that is being foisted upon us

Letters: I’m so tired of this joyless Covid world that is being foisted upon us

AS the Government seems intent on imposing yet more restrictions on our already restricted lives, I’d like to give it some idea of how it feels to… Read full article: Letters: I’m so tired of this joyless Co...→

Covid-safe plans to bring back Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 unveiled

Covid-safe plans to bring back Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 unveiled

The Royal Horticultural Society is planning a longer show – running over six days – and with fewer visitors. Read full article: Covid-safe plans to bring back Chelsea F...→

Latest Scottish Covid rule could see alcohol consumption banned on trains

Latest Scottish Covid rule could see alcohol consumption banned on trains

Train travel in Scotland could become a little more dour in the coming weeks. Scotrail, the national rail operator, is considering introducing a ban on alcohol [...] Read full article: Latest Scottish Covid rule could see alc...→

Letters: It is the poor who bear the Covid brunt, no matter where in the UK they live

Letters: It is the poor who bear the Covid brunt, no matter where in the UK they live

FINALLY, I thought, as I started reading Kevin McKenna's article ("Pandemic rules show class divide across the UK, The Herald, October 17)… Read full article: Letters: It is the poor who bear the Cov...→

Letters to the Editor: Compared to alcohol, Covid looks safe

Letters to the Editor: Compared to alcohol, Covid looks safe

I do not always agree with Rod Liddle (Comment, last week), but he hits the nail on the head when he says that comparing Covid to alcohol is like comparing a f [...] Read full article: Letters to the Editor: Compared to alcoh...→

Alcohol ban in House of Commons bars as England steps-up Covid restrictions

Alcohol ban in House of Commons bars as England steps-up Covid restrictions

Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said the prohibition will come into effect on Saturday and will apply if 'food is served or not'. Read full article: Alcohol ban in House of Commons bars as ...→

Letters: It is the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced the change in the flu vaccine system

Letters: It is the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced the change in the flu vaccine system

HELEN McArdle's recent article ("Flu vaccination shake-up is years in making – but coronavirus has complicated it", The Herald, October… Read full article: Letters: It is the Covid-19 pandemic tha...→

Letters: How could Sage have contemplated a lockdown for millions in areas of low Covid risk?

Letters: How could Sage have contemplated a lockdown for millions in areas of low Covid risk?

SIR – What is surprising is not that the Government overruled the advice from Sage for an immediate national lockdown, but that supposed experts felt it right [...] Read full article: Letters: How could Sage have contemplate...→

Letters: Ferrier’s Covid actions show her character all too clearly and she should go

Letters: Ferrier’s Covid actions show her character all too clearly and she should go

MARGARET Ferrier’s excuses for her gross breach of Covid-19 regulations would be amusing if the matter weren't serious ("Pressure grows as… Read full article: Letters: Ferrier’s Covid actions show he...→

Times letters: Covid-19 and how Sweden differs from Britain

Times letters: Covid-19 and how Sweden differs from Britain

Sir, I gather from Matthew Parris that the big difference between Sweden and Britain is that the Swedish trust their government (“Our leaders seem clueless abo [...] Read full article: Times letters: Covid-19 and how Sweden d...→

How safe is a visor in protecting you against Covid-19?

How safe is a visor in protecting you against Covid-19?

Face visors have become popular with hairdressers, hospitality and retail staff but are they a safe alternative to a face mask and what protection do they prov [...] Read full article: How safe is a visor in protecting you ag...→

Letters: The folly of a Covid strategy that seeks to eliminate risk altogether

Letters: The folly of a Covid strategy that seeks to eliminate risk altogether

SIR – We have been promised more restrictions from next Monday, with the possible closure of pubs and restaurants (report, October 8). Read full article: Letters: The folly of a Covid strategy t...→

UK cities plan Covid-safe festivities as Christmas markets are cancelled

UK cities plan Covid-safe festivities as Christmas markets are cancelled

Many seasonal events have been axed, but light displays and trails will go ahead illuminating cityscapes, stately homes and gardens Read full article: UK cities plan Covid-safe festivities as...→

Playing it safe... Irish League fans give their verdicts on Covid measures

Playing it safe... Irish League fans give their verdicts on Covid measures

The long wait for the return of the Danske Bank Premiership finally came to an end at the weekend and fans were more than impressed with the Covid-19 restricti [...] Read full article: Playing it safe... Irish League fans giv...→

10 burning questions for a Covid-safe Strictly

10 burning questions for a Covid-safe Strictly

Sew sequins onto your face-masks because Strictly Come Dancing is back to bring some much-needed sparkle into our lives Read full article: 10 burning questions for a Covid-safe St...→

Care home builds sealed Covid-safe lodge so pensioners can meet their loved ones

Care home builds sealed Covid-safe lodge so pensioners can meet their loved ones

The pod counts as two separate rooms thanks to its airtight screen, allowing loved ones to visit even under tier 2 restrictions. Read full article: Care home builds sealed Covid-safe lodge...→

Steve Clarke insists Scotland camp is as safe as it can be as he addresses Celtic's Covid concerns

Steve Clarke insists Scotland camp is as safe as it can be as he addresses Celtic's Covid concerns

STEVE CLARKE insists the Scotland camp is secure as it can be as the spotlight shines on international football during the second wave of Covid-19. Read full article: Steve Clarke insists Scotland camp is as...→

Letters: Let’s start to take action against the Covid offenders

Letters: Let’s start to take action against the Covid offenders

THIS morning I heard a politician stating that shops and supermarkets should enforce social distancing and one-way systems. On entering a… Read full article: Letters: Let’s start to take action agai...→

Alcohol banned in pubs in worst-hit Covid-19 areas - unless you're eating a meal

Alcohol banned in pubs in worst-hit Covid-19 areas - unless you're eating a meal

New restrictions will mean that pubs will not be allowed to serve alcohol - unless it is with a 'substantial' meal Read full article: Alcohol banned in pubs in worst-hit Covi...→

Covid measures do more harm than good - Readers' Letters

I note your report of the decision to close pubs and restaurants across the Central Belt for a 16-day period, purportedly to stop the further spread of Covid-1 [...] Read full article: Covid measures do more harm than good - ...→

Nicola Sturgeon dismisses row over Covid alcohol ban in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon dismisses row over Covid alcohol ban in Scotland

The First Minister insisted that most business owners 'know whether they're a restaurant or a cafe' amid confusion over rules which closed licensed premises fo [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon dismisses row over Covid...→

Trump undergoes TV medical evaluation with doctor who compared Covid to flu

Trump undergoes TV medical evaluation with doctor who compared Covid to flu

In his first on-camera interview since testing positive for Covid-19, the US president appeared on Tucker Carlson’s programme at 8pm local time on Friday night [...] Read full article: Trump undergoes TV medical evaluation wi...→

Letters: Why it is right to crack down on alcohol in this time of crisis

Letters: Why it is right to crack down on alcohol in this time of crisis

IT has been fascinating watching the coverage of the Scottish Government's Covid-19 latest restrictions on us all and the outcry from the licensed… Read full article: Letters: Why it is right to crack down o...→

Thirteen workers at alcohol packaging plant test positive for Covid

Thirteen workers at alcohol packaging plant test positive for Covid

Diageo, responsible for brands such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, has confirmed 13 workers at its Shieldhall, Glasgow plant have tested positive fo [...] Read full article: Thirteen workers at alcohol packaging pl...→

Times letters: Funding social care in the age of Covid-19

Times letters: Funding social care in the age of Covid-19

Sir, The pandemic has exacerbated a critical problem that was with us long before Covid-19: the huge funding gap in social care (“Social care on brink of colla [...] Read full article: Times letters: Funding social care in th...→

Latest Scottish Covid rule could see alcohol consumption banned on trains

Latest Scottish Covid rule could see alcohol consumption banned on trains

Train travel in Scotland could become a little more dour in the coming weeks. Scotrail, the national rail operator, is considering introducing a ban on alcohol [...] Read full article: Latest Scottish Covid rule could see alc...→

Can the centre hold? Germany looks to its Covid-stricken high streets

Can the centre hold? Germany looks to its Covid-stricken high streets

Minister battles to rescue retailers amid fears for 50,000 shops and hundreds of thousands of jobs Read full article: Can the centre hold? Germany looks to it...→

Playing it safe... Irish League fans give their verdicts on Covid measures

Playing it safe... Irish League fans give their verdicts on Covid measures

The long wait for the return of the Danske Bank Premiership finally came to an end at the weekend and fans were more than impressed with the Covid-19 restricti [...] Read full article: Playing it safe... Irish League fans giv...→

Letters to the Editor: Compared to alcohol, Covid looks safe

Letters to the Editor: Compared to alcohol, Covid looks safe

I do not always agree with Rod Liddle (Comment, last week), but he hits the nail on the head when he says that comparing Covid to alcohol is like comparing a f [...] Read full article: Letters to the Editor: Compared to alcoh...→

Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Ministers and scientists are not perfect, but they're trying ... can Covid deniers say the same?

Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Ministers and scientists are not perfect, but they're trying ... can Covid deniers say the same?

Belfast man Ciaran Shannon became a global phenomenon this week with his "How it started. How it's going" tweet, featuring photographs of him and his daughter [...] Read full article: Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Ministers ...→

Care home builds sealed Covid-safe lodge so pensioners can meet their loved ones

Care home builds sealed Covid-safe lodge so pensioners can meet their loved ones

The pod counts as two separate rooms thanks to its airtight screen, allowing loved ones to visit even under tier 2 restrictions. Read full article: Care home builds sealed Covid-safe lodge...→

Letters: It is the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced the change in the flu vaccine system

Letters: It is the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced the change in the flu vaccine system

HELEN McArdle's recent article ("Flu vaccination shake-up is years in making – but coronavirus has complicated it", The Herald, October… Read full article: Letters: It is the Covid-19 pandemic tha...→

Steve Clarke insists Scotland camp is as safe as it can be as he addresses Celtic's Covid concerns

Steve Clarke insists Scotland camp is as safe as it can be as he addresses Celtic's Covid concerns

STEVE CLARKE insists the Scotland camp is secure as it can be as the spotlight shines on international football during the second wave of Covid-19. Read full article: Steve Clarke insists Scotland camp is as...→

Covid-19 front line footage shows 'what 2nd wave looks like' in intensive care

Covid-19 front line footage shows 'what 2nd wave looks like' in intensive care

There have been eight Covid-19 deaths at Warrington Hospital in the past week, compared to none for the whole of July and August. Now there are only two free s [...] Read full article: Covid-19 front line footage shows 'what ...→

Alcohol banned in pubs in worst-hit Covid-19 areas - unless you're eating a meal

Alcohol banned in pubs in worst-hit Covid-19 areas - unless you're eating a meal

New restrictions will mean that pubs will not be allowed to serve alcohol - unless it is with a 'substantial' meal Read full article: Alcohol banned in pubs in worst-hit Covi...→

The blind school keeping students safe from Covid

New College Worcester, a school for blind or vision impaired youngsters, is adapting to Covid rules. Read full article: The blind school keeping students safe f...→

Nicola Sturgeon dismisses row over Covid alcohol ban in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon dismisses row over Covid alcohol ban in Scotland

The First Minister insisted that most business owners 'know whether they're a restaurant or a cafe' amid confusion over rules which closed licensed premises fo [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon dismisses row over Covid...→

Times letters: Long-term approach to living with Covid-19

Times letters: Long-term approach to living with Covid-19

Sir, It is now clear that a policy of lockdown failed to bring the virus under control while having crippling economic and social side effects. Sweden has achi [...] Read full article: Times letters: Long-term approach to liv...→

Letters: The folly of a Covid strategy that seeks to eliminate risk altogether

Letters: The folly of a Covid strategy that seeks to eliminate risk altogether

SIR – We have been promised more restrictions from next Monday, with the possible closure of pubs and restaurants (report, October 8). Read full article: Letters: The folly of a Covid strategy t...→

Thirteen workers at alcohol packaging plant test positive for Covid

Thirteen workers at alcohol packaging plant test positive for Covid

Diageo, responsible for brands such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, has confirmed 13 workers at its Shieldhall, Glasgow plant have tested positive fo [...] Read full article: Thirteen workers at alcohol packaging pl...→

Covid-safe plans to bring back Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 unveiled

Covid-safe plans to bring back Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 unveiled

The Royal Horticultural Society is planning a longer show – running over six days – and with fewer visitors. Read full article: Covid-safe plans to bring back Chelsea F...→

Letters: The arbitrary effect of Covid regulations on running a small business

Letters: The arbitrary effect of Covid regulations on running a small business

SIR – You published a letter from me (August 24) about being unable to work for five months at my small beauty salon due to national, followed by local, restri [...] Read full article: Letters: The arbitrary effect of Covid r...→

UK cities plan Covid-safe festivities as Christmas markets are cancelled

UK cities plan Covid-safe festivities as Christmas markets are cancelled

Many seasonal events have been axed, but light displays and trails will go ahead illuminating cityscapes, stately homes and gardens Read full article: UK cities plan Covid-safe festivities as...→

Letters: It is the poor who bear the Covid brunt, no matter where in the UK they live

Letters: It is the poor who bear the Covid brunt, no matter where in the UK they live

FINALLY, I thought, as I started reading Kevin McKenna's article ("Pandemic rules show class divide across the UK, The Herald, October 17)… Read full article: Letters: It is the poor who bear the Cov...→

Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Alex Massie writes of the complicated relationship between Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell, the chief executive of her party — and also her husband (“Who’s t [...] Read full article: Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple ...→

10 burning questions for a Covid-safe Strictly

10 burning questions for a Covid-safe Strictly

Sew sequins onto your face-masks because Strictly Come Dancing is back to bring some much-needed sparkle into our lives Read full article: 10 burning questions for a Covid-safe St...→

Alcohol ban in House of Commons bars as England steps-up Covid restrictions

Alcohol ban in House of Commons bars as England steps-up Covid restrictions

Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said the prohibition will come into effect on Saturday and will apply if 'food is served or not'. Read full article: Alcohol ban in House of Commons bars as ...→

Letters: How could Sage have contemplated a lockdown for millions in areas of low Covid risk?

Letters: How could Sage have contemplated a lockdown for millions in areas of low Covid risk?

SIR – What is surprising is not that the Government overruled the advice from Sage for an immediate national lockdown, but that supposed experts felt it right [...] Read full article: Letters: How could Sage have contemplate...→

Letters: Are the critics of restrictions oblivious to Covid pain?

Letters: Are the critics of restrictions oblivious to Covid pain?

FAR too many of your recent correspondents seem to be displaying a selfishness in their analysis of the present and the recent past. Their words… Read full article: Letters: Are the critics of restrictions...→

Letters: Let’s start to take action against the Covid offenders

Letters: Let’s start to take action against the Covid offenders

THIS morning I heard a politician stating that shops and supermarkets should enforce social distancing and one-way systems. On entering a… Read full article: Letters: Let’s start to take action agai...→

Letters: Ferrier’s Covid actions show her character all too clearly and she should go

Letters: Ferrier’s Covid actions show her character all too clearly and she should go

MARGARET Ferrier’s excuses for her gross breach of Covid-19 regulations would be amusing if the matter weren't serious ("Pressure grows as… Read full article: Letters: Ferrier’s Covid actions show he...→

Covid measures do more harm than good - Readers' Letters

I note your report of the decision to close pubs and restaurants across the Central Belt for a 16-day period, purportedly to stop the further spread of Covid-1 [...] Read full article: Covid measures do more harm than good - ...→

Times letters: Covid-19 and how Sweden differs from Britain

Times letters: Covid-19 and how Sweden differs from Britain

Sir, I gather from Matthew Parris that the big difference between Sweden and Britain is that the Swedish trust their government (“Our leaders seem clueless abo [...] Read full article: Times letters: Covid-19 and how Sweden d...→

Letters to the Editor: Shining a light on cycle lane lunancy

Letters to the Editor: Shining a light on cycle lane lunancy

Shirley Spear gives us a relevant and timely warning on the dangers of the cycling boom (“Too many new cyclists spoil the broth, says ex-chef Spear”, News, and [...] Read full article: Letters to the Editor: Shining a light o...→

Trump undergoes TV medical evaluation with doctor who compared Covid to flu

Trump undergoes TV medical evaluation with doctor who compared Covid to flu

In his first on-camera interview since testing positive for Covid-19, the US president appeared on Tucker Carlson’s programme at 8pm local time on Friday night [...] Read full article: Trump undergoes TV medical evaluation wi...→

How safe is a visor in protecting you against Covid-19?

How safe is a visor in protecting you against Covid-19?

Face visors have become popular with hairdressers, hospitality and retail staff but are they a safe alternative to a face mask and what protection do they prov [...] Read full article: How safe is a visor in protecting you ag...→

Letters - Scotland gets Covid badly wrong

Your Leader comment yesterday note-0says “Hospitality closures are a bitter pill to swallow but science says Scottish Government had no real choice.” Read full article: Letters - Scotland gets Covid badly wron...→

Letters: Why it is right to crack down on alcohol in this time of crisis

Letters: Why it is right to crack down on alcohol in this time of crisis

IT has been fascinating watching the coverage of the Scottish Government's Covid-19 latest restrictions on us all and the outcry from the licensed… Read full article: Letters: Why it is right to crack down o...→

Letters: I’m so tired of this joyless Covid world that is being foisted upon us

Letters: I’m so tired of this joyless Covid world that is being foisted upon us

AS the Government seems intent on imposing yet more restrictions on our already restricted lives, I’d like to give it some idea of how it feels to… Read full article: Letters: I’m so tired of this joyless Co...→

Times letters: Funding social care in the age of Covid-19

Times letters: Funding social care in the age of Covid-19

Sir, The pandemic has exacerbated a critical problem that was with us long before Covid-19: the huge funding gap in social care (“Social care on brink of colla [...] Read full article: Times letters: Funding social care in th...→

Covid-safe plans to bring back Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 unveiled

Covid-safe plans to bring back Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 unveiled

The Royal Horticultural Society is planning a longer show – running over six days – and with fewer visitors. Read full article: Covid-safe plans to bring back Chelsea F...→

Letters: The arbitrary effect of Covid regulations on running a small business

Letters: The arbitrary effect of Covid regulations on running a small business

SIR – You published a letter from me (August 24) about being unable to work for five months at my small beauty salon due to national, followed by local, restri [...] Read full article: Letters: The arbitrary effect of Covid r...→

Latest Scottish Covid rule could see alcohol consumption banned on trains

Latest Scottish Covid rule could see alcohol consumption banned on trains

Train travel in Scotland could become a little more dour in the coming weeks. Scotrail, the national rail operator, is considering introducing a ban on alcohol [...] Read full article: Latest Scottish Covid rule could see alc...→

UK cities plan Covid-safe festivities as Christmas markets are cancelled

UK cities plan Covid-safe festivities as Christmas markets are cancelled

Many seasonal events have been axed, but light displays and trails will go ahead illuminating cityscapes, stately homes and gardens Read full article: UK cities plan Covid-safe festivities as...→

Can the centre hold? Germany looks to its Covid-stricken high streets

Can the centre hold? Germany looks to its Covid-stricken high streets

Minister battles to rescue retailers amid fears for 50,000 shops and hundreds of thousands of jobs Read full article: Can the centre hold? Germany looks to it...→

Letters: It is the poor who bear the Covid brunt, no matter where in the UK they live

Letters: It is the poor who bear the Covid brunt, no matter where in the UK they live

FINALLY, I thought, as I started reading Kevin McKenna's article ("Pandemic rules show class divide across the UK, The Herald, October 17)… Read full article: Letters: It is the poor who bear the Cov...→

Playing it safe... Irish League fans give their verdicts on Covid measures

Playing it safe... Irish League fans give their verdicts on Covid measures

The long wait for the return of the Danske Bank Premiership finally came to an end at the weekend and fans were more than impressed with the Covid-19 restricti [...] Read full article: Playing it safe... Irish League fans giv...→

Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell blur boundaries

Alex Massie writes of the complicated relationship between Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell, the chief executive of her party — and also her husband (“Who’s t [...] Read full article: Letters to the Editor: SNP power couple ...→

Letters to the Editor: Compared to alcohol, Covid looks safe

Letters to the Editor: Compared to alcohol, Covid looks safe

I do not always agree with Rod Liddle (Comment, last week), but he hits the nail on the head when he says that comparing Covid to alcohol is like comparing a f [...] Read full article: Letters to the Editor: Compared to alcoh...→

10 burning questions for a Covid-safe Strictly

10 burning questions for a Covid-safe Strictly

Sew sequins onto your face-masks because Strictly Come Dancing is back to bring some much-needed sparkle into our lives Read full article: 10 burning questions for a Covid-safe St...→

Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Ministers and scientists are not perfect, but they're trying ... can Covid deniers say the same?

Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Ministers and scientists are not perfect, but they're trying ... can Covid deniers say the same?

Belfast man Ciaran Shannon became a global phenomenon this week with his "How it started. How it's going" tweet, featuring photographs of him and his daughter [...] Read full article: Gail Walker, Editor-at-Large: Ministers ...→

Alcohol ban in House of Commons bars as England steps-up Covid restrictions

Alcohol ban in House of Commons bars as England steps-up Covid restrictions

Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said the prohibition will come into effect on Saturday and will apply if 'food is served or not'. Read full article: Alcohol ban in House of Commons bars as ...→

Care home builds sealed Covid-safe lodge so pensioners can meet their loved ones

Care home builds sealed Covid-safe lodge so pensioners can meet their loved ones

The pod counts as two separate rooms thanks to its airtight screen, allowing loved ones to visit even under tier 2 restrictions. Read full article: Care home builds sealed Covid-safe lodge...→

Letters: It is the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced the change in the flu vaccine system

Letters: It is the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced the change in the flu vaccine system

HELEN McArdle's recent article ("Flu vaccination shake-up is years in making – but coronavirus has complicated it", The Herald, October… Read full article: Letters: It is the Covid-19 pandemic tha...→

Letters: How could Sage have contemplated a lockdown for millions in areas of low Covid risk?

Letters: How could Sage have contemplated a lockdown for millions in areas of low Covid risk?

SIR – What is surprising is not that the Government overruled the advice from Sage for an immediate national lockdown, but that supposed experts felt it right [...] Read full article: Letters: How could Sage have contemplate...→

Steve Clarke insists Scotland camp is as safe as it can be as he addresses Celtic's Covid concerns

Steve Clarke insists Scotland camp is as safe as it can be as he addresses Celtic's Covid concerns

STEVE CLARKE insists the Scotland camp is secure as it can be as the spotlight shines on international football during the second wave of Covid-19. Read full article: Steve Clarke insists Scotland camp is as...→

Letters: Are the critics of restrictions oblivious to Covid pain?

Letters: Are the critics of restrictions oblivious to Covid pain?

FAR too many of your recent correspondents seem to be displaying a selfishness in their analysis of the present and the recent past. Their words… Read full article: Letters: Are the critics of restrictions...→

Letters: Let’s start to take action against the Covid offenders

Letters: Let’s start to take action against the Covid offenders

THIS morning I heard a politician stating that shops and supermarkets should enforce social distancing and one-way systems. On entering a… Read full article: Letters: Let’s start to take action agai...→

Covid-19 front line footage shows 'what 2nd wave looks like' in intensive care

Covid-19 front line footage shows 'what 2nd wave looks like' in intensive care

There have been eight Covid-19 deaths at Warrington Hospital in the past week, compared to none for the whole of July and August. Now there are only two free s [...] Read full article: Covid-19 front line footage shows 'what ...→

Letters: Ferrier’s Covid actions show her character all too clearly and she should go

Letters: Ferrier’s Covid actions show her character all too clearly and she should go

MARGARET Ferrier’s excuses for her gross breach of Covid-19 regulations would be amusing if the matter weren't serious ("Pressure grows as… Read full article: Letters: Ferrier’s Covid actions show he...→

Alcohol banned in pubs in worst-hit Covid-19 areas - unless you're eating a meal

Alcohol banned in pubs in worst-hit Covid-19 areas - unless you're eating a meal

New restrictions will mean that pubs will not be allowed to serve alcohol - unless it is with a 'substantial' meal Read full article: Alcohol banned in pubs in worst-hit Covi...→

Covid measures do more harm than good - Readers' Letters

I note your report of the decision to close pubs and restaurants across the Central Belt for a 16-day period, purportedly to stop the further spread of Covid-1 [...] Read full article: Covid measures do more harm than good - ...→

The blind school keeping students safe from Covid

New College Worcester, a school for blind or vision impaired youngsters, is adapting to Covid rules. Read full article: The blind school keeping students safe f...→

Times letters: Covid-19 and how Sweden differs from Britain

Times letters: Covid-19 and how Sweden differs from Britain

Sir, I gather from Matthew Parris that the big difference between Sweden and Britain is that the Swedish trust their government (“Our leaders seem clueless abo [...] Read full article: Times letters: Covid-19 and how Sweden d...→

Nicola Sturgeon dismisses row over Covid alcohol ban in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon dismisses row over Covid alcohol ban in Scotland

The First Minister insisted that most business owners 'know whether they're a restaurant or a cafe' amid confusion over rules which closed licensed premises fo [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon dismisses row over Covid...→

Letters to the Editor: Shining a light on cycle lane lunancy

Letters to the Editor: Shining a light on cycle lane lunancy

Shirley Spear gives us a relevant and timely warning on the dangers of the cycling boom (“Too many new cyclists spoil the broth, says ex-chef Spear”, News, and [...] Read full article: Letters to the Editor: Shining a light o...→

Trump undergoes TV medical evaluation with doctor who compared Covid to flu

Trump undergoes TV medical evaluation with doctor who compared Covid to flu

In his first on-camera interview since testing positive for Covid-19, the US president appeared on Tucker Carlson’s programme at 8pm local time on Friday night [...] Read full article: Trump undergoes TV medical evaluation wi...→

Times letters: Long-term approach to living with Covid-19

Times letters: Long-term approach to living with Covid-19

Sir, It is now clear that a policy of lockdown failed to bring the virus under control while having crippling economic and social side effects. Sweden has achi [...] Read full article: Times letters: Long-term approach to liv...→

How safe is a visor in protecting you against Covid-19?

How safe is a visor in protecting you against Covid-19?

Face visors have become popular with hairdressers, hospitality and retail staff but are they a safe alternative to a face mask and what protection do they prov [...] Read full article: How safe is a visor in protecting you ag...→

Letters - Scotland gets Covid badly wrong

Your Leader comment yesterday note-0says “Hospitality closures are a bitter pill to swallow but science says Scottish Government had no real choice.” Read full article: Letters - Scotland gets Covid badly wron...→

Letters: The folly of a Covid strategy that seeks to eliminate risk altogether

Letters: The folly of a Covid strategy that seeks to eliminate risk altogether

SIR – We have been promised more restrictions from next Monday, with the possible closure of pubs and restaurants (report, October 8). Read full article: Letters: The folly of a Covid strategy t...→

Letters: Why it is right to crack down on alcohol in this time of crisis

Letters: Why it is right to crack down on alcohol in this time of crisis

IT has been fascinating watching the coverage of the Scottish Government's Covid-19 latest restrictions on us all and the outcry from the licensed… Read full article: Letters: Why it is right to crack down o...→

Thirteen workers at alcohol packaging plant test positive for Covid

Thirteen workers at alcohol packaging plant test positive for Covid

Diageo, responsible for brands such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, has confirmed 13 workers at its Shieldhall, Glasgow plant have tested positive fo [...] Read full article: Thirteen workers at alcohol packaging pl...→

Letters: I’m so tired of this joyless Covid world that is being foisted upon us

Letters: I’m so tired of this joyless Covid world that is being foisted upon us

AS the Government seems intent on imposing yet more restrictions on our already restricted lives, I’d like to give it some idea of how it feels to… Read full article: Letters: I’m so tired of this joyless Co...→