Jeremy CorbynJohn's brother is facing two counts of violating the blocking rules after allegedly participating in conspiracy theorists' demonstrations that blamed the coronavirus on the 5G network.
Piers Corbyn, 73, was arrested for the first time on May 16, during a demonstration at Hyde Park Corner, involving 50 people.
He was among those who claimed that the pandemic was a scam and caused by the new masts of the 5G Internet.
He was charged with crimes under the Health Protection Regulations 2020 and was told to appear in Westminster court on August 20.
Corbyn, a climate change denier who created the controversial Weather Action business, was accused of the same offense by protests on May 30.
He will appear in Westminster court for these crimes on 24 July.
Twelve others were arrested and charged under the Health Protection Act for allegedly participating in protests against the May 16 blockade.
Along with patrols to ensure that social distance is observed when bars reopen, drinkers may be asked to order drinks through smartphone apps, not at the bar.
The prime minister is expected to announce the reopening of bars, restaurants and cafes in England next week, starting on July 4th.
Here are some more details about the leaked plans for The Times (paywall) about what the "new normal" could look like for restaurants, pubs and hotels.
The newspaper reports that Boris Johnson will announce a relaxation of the 2-meter social distance rule next week, starting July 4, in an attempt to reopen bars, cafes and attractions to restart the economy.
Among the series of measures in the Times report are:
- Regular patrols of the bar gardens to ensure that people observe social distance.
- Customers will be encouraged not to order drinks at the bar.
- The waiting staff will bring napkins and cutlery with the food, instead of setting the tables in advance.
- Waiting staff will be asked to wash their hands each time they serve at a different table.
- The laminated menus will be replaced by single-use menus.
- Porters will drop off guests' bags outside their hotel rooms.
- Space tables in restaurants and fitness equipment in gyms to maintain social distance, in addition to staggered reservations to avoid overcrowding.
- Even though the hotel's restaurants reopen, visitors can use room service, which will be delivered outside the room door.
- In spas, physiotherapists, masseuses, pedicures and manicurists will use complete protective equipment
You can read the full report on here.
Good morning. The government's review of the 2-meter physical distance rule in England should conclude in the next few days, the secretary of culture, Oliver Dowden, has told the BBC. With the government announcing new easing measures on July 4, it is under increasing pressure from the hospitality sector and its own deputies to bolster the economy by relaxing the rule, amid fears that companies like restaurants may not survive under restrictions current.
Times reports (paywall) in a series of measures in leaked plans that defined how sponsorships and beer bars could be patrolled to reinforce social distance, hotels could leave room service at the door and restaurant tables could not be placed in advance.
Prof Calum Semple, a member of Wise In advising the government's response to the coronavirus, he said it would now be reasonable to reduce the two-meter rule to just one with "several warnings and other precautions". He told BBC Radio 4 Today:
The reason I change my mind now and considering that I had a very different opinion three weeks ago is that we are now in a position where there are low and low levels of transmission sustained across the country.
I'm still saying that 2 meters is safer than one, but, in my opinion, it is now a reasonable political decision to relax these rules, perhaps accelerate the opening of the school and start opening other parts of the economy, where it is more difficult to keep both things. meter rule and where you can imagine going down a meter with various warnings and other precautions and taking a differentiated and flexible approach to allow parts of society to move forward.
The former conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith He also said this morning that the 2 meter rule must be reduced before companies start “ending the day” and cutting jobs. He told the BBC Breakfast:
The economy is oscillating at the moment, so we are supporting many people through license and loan schemes, and of course this will have to come to an end.
If we don't move the economy now, which is why the two at one meter are so critical, we will see companies simply calling the day and putting people out of work.
O United Kingdom trade body the aforementioned government guidance project to restart the sector contains a "degree of flexibility" for different companies to present security plans to reopen.
Chief Executive Kate Nicholls told BBC Radio 4 Today that the plan was to establish guidelines to “allow individual companies, individual facilities to carry out a detailed risk assessment, to propose and propose the control measures they deem necessary to maintain their interests. safe team and your guests safe ”.
She said that "it is possible for certain types of facilities" to launch menus after each use and bring cutlery with food only. But she added:
Other types of assumptions will choose to manage their risks in a different way and, based on the guidelines we saw in the government draft, when they published them for consultation, they allowed this degree of flexibility, rather than being one-size-fits-all. approximation.
As the guidelines range from a hamburger van in a park to Pato Gordo in Bray, you need to have something that takes everything in between, rather than a single size into account.
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