Operation Moonshot: pilot of rapid Covid tests under way in NHS hospitals | Society

A new trial of rapid, mass Covid testing has begun in hospitals and will soon be rolled out to schools, universities and care homes, Downing Street has announced, in the latest attempt to push ahead with the so-called Operation Moonshot. The pilot scheme is under way with tests of asymptomatic NHS staff at hospitals in … Read more Operation Moonshot: pilot of rapid Covid tests under way in NHS hospitals | Society

People won’t follow stricter rules if they’re imposed by an incompetent government | Coronavirus

Hypotheticals are more interesting than brass tacks. When it was announced that the police would get access, on a “case by case basis”, to the details of people who had been asked to self-isolate through NHS test and trace, the immediate concern of the British Medical Association was a what if: what if it deterred … Read more People won’t follow stricter rules if they’re imposed by an incompetent government | Coronavirus

Judges are fighting back against Boris Johnson – and they’re right | Judiciary

Boris Johnson is said to be bad at making friends, but he is good at making enemies. This week he has added judges and bishops to his lengthening list. The departing and longest-serving supreme court justice, Lord Kerr, has condemned the prime minister’s persistent abuse of the judiciary as “unbridled power” and a “slippery slope … Read more Judges are fighting back against Boris Johnson – and they’re right | Judiciary

What are the rules of Wales’s circuit breaker coronavirus lockdown? | UK news

The Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, has announced a two-week national lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus. When does the ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown begin in Wales? The “stay at home” circuit breaker comes into force at 6pm on Friday 23 October and will remain in place until the start of Monday 9 November. The … Read more What are the rules of Wales’s circuit breaker coronavirus lockdown? | UK news

UK coronavirus live: Welsh first minister announces two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdown | Politics

Sadly, the first minster has failed to get public support for this second Wales-wide lockdown, failing to be open and transparent about the evidence to justify this lockdown and what his actions will entail for the future. The Welsh government also has to be honest that this road they are taking us down is committing … Read more UK coronavirus live: Welsh first minister announces two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdown | Politics