Tag: distancing

Coronavirus: Wrexham’s High Street set for social distancing makeover

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Crowded high streets will make way for social distancing measures to help the local economy recover. Wrexham’s High Street could be transformed in a bid to help businesses recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Measures designed to create more space on one of the town’s main streets, have been set out by… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Shops reopen in Wales with social distancing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Retailers have been given time to prepare to reopen After months of being closed many shops are set to raise their shutters for the first time and welcome customers back. From Monday, non-essential stores are able to open for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were brought in. But with strict social-distancing and hygiene… Read more →

Coronavirus: Review of 2m social distancing rule ‘to conclude within days’

Image copyright EPA A review into the 2m social distancing rule will conclude “within the coming days”, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has told the BBC. It comes amid warnings many businesses will not survive under the current guidance as the government prepares to ease more restrictions on 4 July. Pubs, restaurants and hotels are among those hoping to reopen. Pubs… Read more →

Social distancing: Fear pubs will ‘go bust’ unless rules relaxed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSA Brain chief executive Alistair Darby: “The industry is running out of time rapidly” Many Welsh pubs will go bust – putting thousands of jobs at risk – unless social distancing measures are relaxed, the boss of Wales’ biggest brewery has said. Pubs and bars have been closed since the start of… Read more →

Sir Tom Hunter: Social distancing rules could mean mass job losses

Image caption Sir Tom Hunter has warned governments against “hiding” behind science when considering reopening businesses Leading figures in business have warned of mass unemployment in Scotland when the furlough scheme ends. Scotland’s first ever billionaire, Sir Tom Hunter urged the Scottish and UK governments against “hiding” behind scientists to keep “nonsensical” social distancing measures in place. He called for… Read more →

Coronavirus: Avanti introduces social distancing measures on its trains

Image copyright Avanti West Coast Rail passengers have been urged not turn up without an advance ticket and to wear face coverings when they travel on the West Coast Mainline. Avanti West Coast made the announcement as part of new social distancing on its services between Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. Passengers might be refused travel if the guidelines are… Read more →

Coronavirus: Social distancing grant needed for small firms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Welsh Government said it was doing all it could to support businesses Small businesses need government cash to help staff to socially distance during the pandemic, an employers’ group has said. By law, companies in Wales must make sure staff can follow the two-metre rule during the restrictions. But the Federation of Small… Read more →