England’s Covid travel rules spark outrage around the world | Coronavirus

England’s new Covid travel rules and refusal to recognise vaccines administered across huge swaths of the world have sparked outrage and bewilderment across Latin America, Africa and south Asia, with critics denouncing what they called an illogical and discriminatory policy.The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, described England’s new rules, unveiled last Friday, as “a new simplified … Read more

‘It’s scary’: record Covid absences cause concern in England’s schools | Coronavirus

Last week more than 100,000 children were absent from school in England with confirmed or suspected Covid infections, the highest number during the pandemic, according to the Department for Education.Five parents and teachers in England share their experiences since the start of the new school year, including how they, their families and their pupils have … Read more

Amber list scrapped in shake-up of England’s Covid travel rules | Coronavirus

Rules for English travellers heading overseas have been significantly simplified, with the “amber” list of countries scrapped and the traffic light designation replaced with destinations listed as either “red” or OK for travel.The long-heralded shake-up of the travel regulations, announced by the Department for Transport on Friday, also included a reduction in the number of … Read more