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The ex-housekeeper Maureen (83) from Barnsley survived Covid herself


A brave Barnsley retiree celebrated nationwide after an interview in which she said she did not make fun of Tier 3 restrictions, hit coronavirus herself and urged the public to "watch out – but don't be afraid".

The great-grandmother of two Maureen Eames, 83, told MailOnline she was overwhelmed by followers who thanked her for her straightforward comments.

The outspoken eighty-year-old – a councilor in Notton for 50 years – left no doubt about her views yesterday, calling the lockdown "ridiculous" and saying she would not be "chained in a house".

And today the former doctor's housekeeper laughed at the proposal to become prime minister – but said the current prime minister must ignore scientists – and Matt Hancock.

The mother of two and grandmother of three, Maureen, said her 61-year-old electrical engineer husband Michael, 81, signed and defeated Covid-19.

She said she decided to speak out after being enraged by Doom mongers who harmed the economy and terrified the public.

Maureen, who grew up during World War II, said, “Life has to go on. The biggest thing is that all people are scared right now.

“This government scared people from the start in order to lock them down

“We went to eat half price and then look at another lock. We can't afford it – all we have to do is stay safe and sensible

“In my life I am 83 years old – I never thought that I would feel like in Italy when Germany invaded. This is a free country for God's sake – or I thought it was

“I had the virus, I had it in late May. I didn't realize it until I spoke to the doctor. I had a dry cough and pain in my lungs and was very, very tired.

“But I'm fit and healthy and I've made it. After ten days I was back to normal. I didn't think it was incredible, I'm a fit person. My husband had it too and he recovered. & # 39;

Maureen, who was born in nearby Worsbrough and attended Kirk Balk School, became an overnight celebrity after speaking to BBC News in Barnsley yesterday afternoon about South Yorkshire, which was admitted to Tier 3 restrictions this weekend .

Mauren Eames, 82, of Barnsley, announced that she and her husband had survived the coronavirus healthily themselves

Maureen on her travels around the world, which were pictured in Australia in 2002. She and her husband traveled all over the world

Maureen on her travels around the world, which were pictured in Australia in 2002. She and her husband traveled all over the world

Straight forward Maureen shares her thoughts on coronavirus, bans and why Matt Hancock "doesn't know what he's talking about"

The opinion of the outspoken pensioner Maureen has convinced fans across the UK. Here are her thoughts on the topics of the day

Curfew: & # 39; We should never have been blocked. The biggest thing is that all people are scared right now. This government has scared people from the start in order to lock them down. & # 39;

Vulnerable and shielding: & # 39; All people who were vulnerable should have helped and stayed at home safely. I don't have that many years of mine left and I won't be locked up in a house if the government gets it all wrong. & # 39;

The economy: & # 39; How can we get the country going? Monetarily? Where's all the money? We went to eat half price and then we look at another lock. We can not afford it.

The future: & # 39; By the end of this year, millions of people will be unemployed and you know who will pay for them? All boys. Not me, because I'll be dead. & # 39;

Boris Johnson: & # 39; I voted conservatively and I don't blame Boris for that. He has to get his head together. I've been a local councilor for 50 years, but I don't want to be a prime minister. It's a damn hard job – I don't envy Boris

Matt Hancock: Boris was tied up by scientists and Matt Hancock. I blame the Boris people, especially Hancock. I think he doesn't know what he's talking about and he was influenced by Professor Whitty. You are not in the real world & # 39;

Coronavirus: & # 39; I had the virus, I had it in late May. I didn't realize it until I spoke to the doctor. I had a dry cough and pain in my lungs and was very, very tired. But I'm fit and healthy and I've made it. Take care of yourself, let the hospital and the nurses take care of the people. Make people wear the masks and get some fresh air and go to the shops and ships and go to the shops. & # 39;

She told the broadcaster that she thought it was "ridiculous" that vulnerable people should stay safe at home and that young people should not be burdened with blocking debts.

Maureen said, “We should never have been locked. All vulnerable people would have helped and they should stay safely at home.

“And all the rest of us, I'm 83, I'm not breaking the ground.

“I see it that way, I don't have that many years of mine left and I won't be locked up in a house if the government gets it all wrong.

& # 39; We need … how can we get the country back on its feet? Monetarily? Where's all the money?

“By the end of this year, millions of people will be unemployed and you know who will pay for them? All boys. Not me, because I'll be dead. & # 39;

She told MailOnline she felt she needed to speak up after hearing so many predictions of disasters and scaremongering.

Maureen added, “I just went into town and spent weeks thinking about when people were on TV so I was delighted to have my opinion.

"I'm glad I had the opportunity to speak for the country. I was inundated with people who told me we were doing this.

“A lot of people are afraid to say what I think. I'm not, I've been a councilor for 50 years. Prime Minister is a bloody hard job – I don't envy Boris

"The country can't afford this lockdown and I've just had enough of it.

“My husband retired at 50 and we went around the world and when we came back the SARS pandemic continued – so we got through it. Lots of people wore masks back then, but we didn't.

“My solution is to take care of me, let the hospital and the nurses look after the people. Make people wear the masks and get some fresh air and go to the shops and ships and go to the shops. Take care – but don't be afraid.

"I don't want to be a prime minister. Boris has been tied up by scientists and Matt Hancock – I think Boris needs to get his head together.

“I voted conservatively and I don't blame Boris for that.

“I blame the people around him, especially Hancock. I think he doesn't know what he's talking about and he was influenced by Professor Whitty.

"They're out of the real world, they just don't seem to appreciate what's going on in the country, and it hurts the country to listen to them."

Mauren Eames, 83, and her husband Michael Eames, 81, after becoming a household name overnight

Mauren Eames, 83, and her husband Michael Eames, 81, after becoming a household name overnight

Maureen, of Barnsley, said she didn't break the ground, thinking the lockdown was wrong and hurt the economy

Maureen, of Barnsley, said she didn't break the ground, thinking the lockdown was wrong and hurt the economy

Maureen has been widely praised for her demeanor by people on the internet who said she showed grit and spirit.

Richard Morgan said: "This is the woman Boris and his" scientists "want to ask the questions at their press conferences. Then we would surely see a little change.

“If only our politicians had the same honest courage and common sense as this good woman. That is what we need and what we are missing. "

Sally Reading said, "Could we get the beautiful Barnsley woman to speak to this government? She is 83 years old and she could certainly teach them a lesson or two."

Their thoughts were echoed by users on Twitter who said his thoughts about the cost of the lockdown were spot on.

Atlanticspan said, "Well done to 83 year old young Barnsley lady interviewed by the BBC bill for the billions spent on the folly of this government."

Maureen's outspoken views earned her an army of admirers who gathered online to commend her for her demeanor and advice

Maureen's outspoken views earned her an army of admirers who gathered online to commend her for her demeanor and advice

Patrick Gerard McGuinness added, "At least one British man who still loves life and freedom over fear."

Nelly-O said, “Love her. Barnsley Lady for PM. & # 39;

Said his older mother had a similar view to the unnamed Barnsley woman, John Don tweeted, "My older mother in the high-risk category agrees and also says," Why should our youth and their future be prevented from protecting me, i have lived most of my life they are prevented from doing the same to protect people like me. "Go mom!"

From midnight Saturday, the South Yorkshire areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield will switch to Tier 3, joining Manchester, Lancashire and Liverpool.

She spoke after news that South Yorkshire has signed a £ 41million deal with the government to join the Tier 3 group – for contact tracing, enforcement and business support.

The amount given to South Yorkshire is roughly the same as the amount given to Merseyside and Lancashire, adjusted for the size of the population.

Sheffield City Mayor Dan Jarvis, who struck a deal today to escalate the region to Tier 3 starting Saturday, said he acted "responsibly" to reach an agreement and struck a blow to the Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, who was turned down by Prime Minister Boris Johnson after failure to reach an agreement.

Jarvis said that "inaction was not an option" after the number of Covid-19 patients in Sheffield's hospitals doubled in ten days.

West Yorkshire leaders say they have been told it will not escalate to Tier 3 this week – although government sources insist the discussions are ongoing.

The latest dramatic move means 7.3 million people will be under the highest restrictions by the weekend.

Around 1.4 million of these are in the South Yorkshire areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Coventry will also escalate to a Tier 2 on Friday night.

Official figures have shown coronavirus infections are on the decline in some of England's largest cities, including Manchester, although Mr Hancock threatens to plunge many of them into Tier 3.

In Nottingham, the rolling weekly case rate peaked at 1,001.2 per 100,000 people in the seven days ending October 8 – the highest in England – but the number has been falling since then and is currently 787.6.

The current rate in Manchester is 432.5 after hitting a high of 583.5 in the seven days to October 3rd, while in Sheffield it was 396.7, after a high of 500.3 in the Week until October 7th. The rate in Newcastle is 371.5 compared to 553.8 in the same interval.

Although infections are emerging in some of the country's major cities, the cities and counties around them are starting to see a surge, which may explain the government's willingness to lock down more areas.

Table with the different alarm levels: Tier 1 as medium, Tier 2 as high and Tier 3 as very high

Table with the different alarm levels: Tier 1 as medium, Tier 2 as high and Tier 3 as very high

The UK sees 26,688 more Covid-19 cases and 191 deaths as daily infections increase by a third in a week and the SAGE advisor warns the crisis will peak at Christmas without a full lockdown

  • Official data shows that the number of daily infections has increased by a third in a week, from 19,724 last Wednesday
  • But they're still far from the true numbers seen during the peak of the first wave of Covid-19 in the spring
  • The number of deaths is also rising in line with the growing outbreak. Today's number is up 40% from 137 last week
  • Professor John Edmunds was interviewed by members of the Science & Technology Committee this morning
  • He said the government was "not being as careful as I would like" and that he was not using the same strategy
  • Warned: "We are seeing a very high number of deaths" and a "severe" number of cases this Christmas
  • "Nobody expects" tier 3 lockdowns to bring the R-rate below one, he said, so that they only stabilize breakouts

By Sam Blanchard, Senior Health Reporter, for MailOnline

The UK recorded 26,688 more Covid-19 cases and 191 deaths today as a SAGE adviser warned the second wave of coronavirus could peak at Christmas unless there is a national lockdown now.

Health ministry figures show the number of daily infections increased by a third in one week, compared to 19,724 cases last Wednesday. But they're still a far cry from the true numbers seen at the height of the first wave in spring, when at least 100,000 Britons fell ill with the disease every day.

The number of deaths is rising in line with the growing outbreak in the country. The 137 laboratory-confirmed deaths, which added to the official UK casualty count exactly a week ago, rose 40 percent today. Health chiefs reported 241 more victims yesterday on the darkest day of the UK's Covid-19 crisis since early June.

The numbers come when Professor John Edmunds, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and member of Number 10's Scientific Advisory Board, told MPs that the three-tier lockdown system will only slow the outbreak, not shrink it.

The final result can only be stabilized, since "nobody expects" that politics will lower the reproduction rate (R) in crisis areas below one. If the R stays at one or above, the epidemic will never shrink, and Professor Edmunds warned that the policy would only lead to constant pressure on hospitals and regular deaths.

The scientist, who has already called for at least one circuit breaker lockdown across the UK and has reiterated his support for one in front of MPs today, claimed the government was "not as careful as I would like". He said England had already reached the point where the NHS in the north would face immense strain in the coming weeks and warned that he saw no way out of the current situation without "tens of thousands of deaths".

However, official data shows that infection rates are already falling in many parts of England. A PHE report last week found that nearly a third of the country's local authorities – 41 out of 149 – saw infection rates per person fall in the week through October, down from just two that saw a downward trend the week before. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, the deputy chief physician, yesterday showed heat maps of the country with "more green spots" than the week before, suggesting that a greater number of places are showing shrinking outbreaks.

But Boris Johnson today stuck to his' tiered 'system again, rejecting the idea of ​​a Labor backed' breaker 'which has already been implemented in various forms in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, saying,' It would If Schools are closed, businesses must shut down with all the psychological and emotional damage that such a lockdown brings. & # 39;

LABORATORY DEPUTY, TORY MP & # 39; SCUM & # 39; TO BE LISTED TOGETHER

Labor vice-leader Angela Rayner was accused today of branding a Tory MP as "scum" after claiming members of the opposition front bench view the coronavirus as a "good crisis".

The clash between Ms. Rayner and conservative backbencher Chris Clarkson came this afternoon during an Opposition Day debate in the House of Commons as MPs debated funding for areas where additional coronavirus restrictions exist.

In the House of Commons, Mr Clarkson suggested that high-ranking Labor figures see the current outbreak as an opportunity for exploitation.

Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner

Ms. Rayner, who was on the front bench, then appeared to be harassing Mr. Clarkson, who asked her, "Excuse me, did the honorable lady just call me scum?"

The exchange prompted the intervention of an angry Deputy Commons Spokesperson, Dame Eleanor Laing, who said she would "under no circumstances" accept such comments in the Chamber.

Tory MPs immediately apologized and urged union leader Sir Keir Starmer to reprimand Ms. Rayner for the alleged remark.

By Sunday, more than seven million people will be on the top tier of Boris Johnson's three-tier lockdown system. The new socialization bans will be imposed on Greater Manchester and parts of Yorkshire. Around 43 million people in the UK will be living under stricter restrictions next Sunday.

The move for Manchester was met by angry disapprovals from the area's Mayor Andy Burnham, who said it would destroy local businesses and seek £ 90m in compensation. He refused to accept the stricter restrictions until Mr Johnson forced them to go to the university in a television briefing on Nation last night.

The Prime Minister joined Labor Mr Burnham today after playing a violent slanging match over the Greater Manchester lockdown.

The Prime Minister insisted that he would honor the £ 60million business support package for the region that he had offered the Labor Mayor, although it was angrily rejected when Mr Burnham accused the government of bringing people to life To condemn “poverty”. But Mr Johnson said the money would now be "distributed to the counties" instead of going through the mayor's office.

In a combative PMQ this afternoon, Sir Keir Starmer accused Mr. Johnson of a "caustic and stingy" approach that sparked "local battles". The Labor leader said: "Stop negotiating with people's lives, stop dividing communities and give the support that is needed in Manchester."

Professor Edmunds' comments are as follows:

  • Boris Johnson said Greater Manchester counties will still receive £ 60million in compensation if placed in the third tier lockdown, despite Mayor Andy Burnham rejecting the deal.
  • Greater Manchester MPs have called on regional Mayor Andy Burnham, a Labor politician, to resign after failing to work with the government to tighten social distancing restrictions in the region.
  • Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has extended the lockdown on the country's breaker by a week to last until November 2nd instead of October 26th.
  • According to studies from the UK and the US, death rates among hospitalized patients with Covid-19 are only about a quarter of what they were during the first wave of the pandemic.
  • Amnesty International warns that the policy of discharging Covid-positive patients into nursing homes, which is making a comeback in the UK, despite hundreds of deadly outbreaks being reported, is in violation of human rights.
Professor John Edmunds, epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, appeared before Members of the Science and Technology Committee today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last night that Greater Manchester will be forced into a third tier lockdown starting Friday night

Professor John Edmunds (left) told Members of the Science and Technology Committee today that he will not use Prime Minister Boris Johnson's (right) three-tier local lockdown system.

"We have to do something": pubs are being sacrificed to save schools

Professor Mark Woolhouse, epidemiologist at the University of Edinburgh, told the Science and Technology Committee today that it was a "sensible" government decision to put the hospitality industry on hold.

He said there is evidence that the virus is spreading in pubs and restaurants, even if weak. Officials have to somehow enforce social distancing, he said, and there wasn't enough evidence to select them anywhere but in the hospitality industry.

Professor Mark Woolhouse

Professor Mark Woolhouse

Professor Woolhouse told MPs, “The problem is that a decision has to be made.

“We have to reduce the transmission level at this point in time … There has to be something. We're not reducing contacts through schools, which many people would agree to, and the hotel industry takes on the brunt.

"I had a meeting the other day with a representative from the Scottish hospitality industry … she said," Well the evidence is not crystal clear. "The evidence we've all seen suggests hospitality does its part, but more specifically, it's almost a race to the bottom.

“The evidence of hospitality is stronger than any other setting outside of the home. It is very strong for household and household transfer.

“You have to do something, and if it wasn't hospitality, it would be something else, and the evidence of that would be of very similar quality to what we have for hospitality.

"Given that we have to do something, I think it is a sensible government decision to go this route, although I am obviously aware that everyone else is aware of the difficulties the industry is causing."

"We have already got to the point where much of the north is going to come under pressure in the next few weeks," said Professor Edmunds.

“Even if we stopped now, cases and hospital stays would continue to increase over the next 10 days (or two weeks) because they are already integrated into the system. They are already infected, but it will be some time before they are hospitalized – and so are deaths.

“I think if you look where we are, we can't get out of this wave now without counting our deaths in the tens of thousands.

“If we don't take additional action, if we just leave it as it is, we'll likely see peaks in the northwest within the next four to six weeks, and then the rest of the country will be weeks back.

“So we will see spikes in a great many cases across the UK for Christmas and New Years. In the southwest and southeast it is slower and lower than in the urban centers …

“That's the kind of thing we look at – a great many cases, hundreds of deaths a day. I don't think it'll peak in the epidemic in March and April – not quite – but in many parts it might be pretty similar. "

Health Department data shows the UK's second wave continues to grow. Yesterday, 21,331 more positive tests were announced, bringing the daily average to 18,235.

Another 241 deaths have been confirmed, an increase of more than two-thirds (68.5 percent) from the day of last week.

The Office for National Statistics estimates that around 27,900 people get the virus every day in England. This is the highest forecast since it began in May.

All indicators – across positive cases, deaths, and hospital admissions – are the highest in at least four months.

Professor Edmunds said he fears the three-tier lockdown system Boris Johnson put in place this month, rather than relying on national measures, will not suppress the UK's second surge.

"I think we're not as careful as I would like," he said.

“I think it's pretty clear that cases have been rising pretty quickly. What worries me a little is where the strategy is going right now.

“So the targeted strategy, the tiered strategy, if you think about it – where that leads is a high incidence everywhere.

"Because we're saying tier three works and the reproduction number stays around one – I don't think anyone really thinks it will really reduce it to less than one, so let's assume they can get the reproduction number down to around one .

SCOTLAND EXTENDS CIRCUIT BREAKER BY ONE WEEK

Nicola Sturgeon announced today that pubs and restaurants closings in Scotland's central belt will be extended by a week to November 2nd after the country recorded the highest number of coronavirus deaths since May.

Earlier this month, the First Minister imposed the closure of restaurants in Covid-19 hotspots and a curfew for the hospitality industry in other areas at 6 p.m.

The rules were originally supposed to last two weeks and end on October 26th, but Ms. Sturgeon said today the measures need to stay in place longer.

She said extending the shutdown to November 2 would allow a "smooth" transition to a new tiered system of restrictions due to go into effect the same day.

The initial imposition of the measures prompted hotel managers to warn of a "death sentence" for hundreds of Scottish venues.

Ms Sturgeon made it clear she felt it was necessary to expand measures after Scotland recorded another 28 Covid-19 deaths and another 1,739 cases – the highest number of deaths since May 21.

"That means that in Liverpool, Manchester and the North West the incidence is now being kept at this high level, which is putting hospitals under pressure and causing significant numbers of deaths, and we will keep them at this high level." Level now for the foreseeable future.

“And then, a couple of weeks later, the Midlands are going into the third tier, so we'll keep the Midlands at high incidence levels for the foreseeable future, and shortly after that it's London.

“What logically means is that we all have a high incidence where hospitals are really under pressure and we have large numbers of deaths. For me that is the logical conclusion of the strategy we are pursuing – I would not follow this strategy. & # 39;

He said without putting the whole country under the strictest lockdown rules now, the country would be exposed to hospitals suffering from stress and a large number of infections across the country.

The incidence of the virus – the number of people who become newly infected with the virus – would likely not go down, but neither would it go up, during the third stage lockdown.

He reiterated his earlier calls for a circuit breaker trip that could turn back the clock of the outbreak across the UK, which could be followed by stricter rules to prevent outbreaks from spiraling out of control.

Professor Edmunds explained, “If you use the (tier three) measures, the incidence stays about the same, so the measures are in place … to keep the reproductive number around one, for example.

“But going through a breaker first would reduce the incidence for a few weeks, and if you take a very strict measure, you can potentially cut the incidence in half. Instead of keeping the incidence at this high level where hospitals are under stress, keep it at a lower level where they are not under such stress. It is an option.

"Or you switch to tier three everywhere now, and in places where hospitals aren't as heavily used, keep them at that level now to keep them from getting there."

Professor Edmunds' comments come as the government introduces sweeping new rules this week that will move millions of people in the north of England into Stage Three.

BORIS SIDELINES ANDY BURNHAM OVER £ 60M LOCKDOWN BAILOUT

Andy Burnham

An angry guilt game broke out between Boris Johnson and Andy Burnham (pictured) after talks about a bailout for Stage Three failed

Boris Johnson moved to Andy Burnham's sideline today after his vicious slanging match over Greater Manchester lockdown.

The Prime Minister insisted that he would honor the £ 60million business support package for the region that he had offered the Labor Mayor, although it was angrily rejected when Mr Burnham accused the government of bringing people to life To condemn “poverty”.

But Mr Johnson said the money would now be "distributed to the counties" instead of going through the mayor's office.

The Prime Minister also said he had a "great conversation" with Sheffield City Mayor Dan Jarvis, who today signed a contract to escalate the region to Tier 3 starting Saturday.

South Yorkshire has signed a £ 41million tracking, enforcement and contact support contract and Mr Jarvis attacked Mr Burnham on the grounds that he acted "responsibly" in reaching an agreement.

In addition to the ban on households mixing indoors, pubs and bars must close from midnight on Saturday, as must betting shops, casinos and soft play.

However, gyms and leisure centers can remain open – Liverpool will also be relaxed after a protest against double standards between the regions. Talks with Tees Valley and Tyneside have been suspended as data suggests measures to reduce infection rates may work.

West Yorkshire leaders say they have been told it will not escalate to Tier 3 this week – although government sources insist the discussions are ongoing.

The latest dramatic move means 7.3 million people will be under the highest restrictions by the weekend.

The amount given to South Yorks is roughly the same as the amount given to Merseyside and Lancashire, adjusted for the size of the population.

A dispute over compensation to councils and companies in areas affected by the tougher restrictions erupted last week when Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham refused to accept Tier Three in negotiations with the government after Boris Johnson had refused to bow to demands for £ 90 million for the area.

The Prime Minister insisted that he would honor the £ 60million business support package for the region that he had offered the Labor Mayor, although it was angrily rejected when Mr Burnham accused the government of bringing people to life To condemn “poverty”.

But Mr Johnson said the money would now be "distributed to the counties" instead of going through the mayor's office.

The Prime Minister also said he had a "great conversation" with Sheffield City Mayor Dan Jarvis, who today signed a contract to escalate the region to Tier 3 starting Saturday.

South Yorkshire has signed a £ 41million tracking, enforcement and contact support contract and Mr Jarvis attacked Mr Burnham on the grounds that he acted "responsibly" in reaching an agreement.

In addition to the ban on households mixing indoors, pubs and bars must close from midnight on Saturday, as must betting shops, casinos and soft play.

However, gyms and leisure centers can remain open – Liverpool will also be relaxed after a protest against double standards between the regions. Talks with Tees Valley and Tyneside have been suspended as data suggests measures to reduce infection rates may work.

West Yorkshire leaders say they have been told it will not escalate to Tier 3 this week – although government sources insist the discussions are ongoing.

The latest dramatic move means 7.3 million people will be under the highest restrictions by the weekend.

The amount given to South Yorks is roughly the same as the amount given to Merseyside and Lancashire, adjusted for the size of the population.

But talks with Mr Burnham broke down yesterday after he asked for £ 65 million for Greater Manchester, which would have been proportionally far more than would have been accepted by other areas. He originally asked for £ 90 million.

Mr Johnson offered £ 60 million, with government sources claiming the mayor's “pride” prevented him from saying yes.

In a blatant blow to his Labor colleague, Jarvis said today: "We all recognize the gravity of the situation and have taken responsible steps to ensure we save lives and livelihoods and protect our NHS."

In a round of interviews this morning, Community Secretary Robert Jenrick dismissed the idea that Mr Burnham had learned of the package last night during an explosive press conference. "He didn't," he said, adding, "I called him and told him."

Mr Jenrick also complained that haggling with Mr Burnham had delayed vital measures to protect the public.

WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR DIFFERENT LOCKDOWN ANIMALS?

LEVEL ONE

Tier 1 restrictions reflect the restrictions already in place across England.

These include the rule of six, a curfew at 10 p.m., group sports that can only be played outdoors, and a maximum of 15 guests at wedding ceremonies.

ANIMAL TWO

Second level restrictions mean that people are prohibited from interacting with anyone outside their household or assisting bubbles indoors

Two households are allowed to meet in a private garden and in public outdoor areas as long as the rule of six and social distancing are observed.

Traders – like plumbers and electricians – can still go to work in a household.

ANIMAL THREE

Restaurants can be open, but only until 10 p.m.

Pubs and bars must be closed unless they also function as a restaurant.

This definition extends to pubs that sell "large" meals that, like restaurants, are allowed to stay open, but only serve alcohol to people eating a meal.

Locals are advised to leave their areas only for important travel such as work, education, or health and to return before the end of the day.

Overnight stays by people outside these “high-risk areas” are also prohibited. Households are not allowed to mix indoors or outdoors.

The government is lending an eye to the coronavirus crisis soaking £ 208 billion in just six months

The debilitating impact of the coronavirus on public finances was revealed today after new figures showed the government had borrowed more than £ 208 billion in six months.

Another £ 36.1 billion was borrowed in September – the third highest month on record and compared to just £ 7 billion a year ago – when tax revenues plummeted and the Treasury released bailouts.

This means that £ 208.5 billion has been added to the UK's mountain of debt since April – almost four times as much as all of last year.

National debt at the end of last month was £ 2.06 trillion, 103.5 percent of the economy as a whole. According to the Office for National Statistics, the ratio has not been worse since 1960.

The staggering numbers will raise new concerns about a dire reckoning of tax hikes and austerity measures when the government has to borrow the books.

"We should have probably acted honestly a few days ago, but we couldn't reach an agreement with the Greater Manchester Mayor," he said.

After more than a week of fighting, Mr Johnson unilaterally moved Greater Manchester to the highest level of the curb last night, saying Mr Burnham had turned down an offer of £ 60million in business support, in addition to £ 22million in tracking and enforcement Contacts.

Whitehall sources said a £ 55m deal was initially reached, but during one final phone call to stamp the deal, Mr Burnham blinded the Prime Minister and asked for £ 65m.

The prime minister tried to compromise on £ 60million, but a government source said: "Andy Burnham's pride stood in the way of a deal."

Another source alleged that the mayor had told the prime minister that it was "important to him to have more than Lancashire and Merseyside," the other two areas already under tier three.

Last night six Conservative MPs in the area wrote to Mr Burnham asking to stand aside so other local leaders can broker a new deal with the government.

Chris Clarkson, Mark Logan, Christian Wakeford, James Grundy, Jame Daly and Mary Robinson all put their names on the note telling Mr. Burnham that he was "a total failure".

In a combative PMQ this afternoon, Sir Keir Starmer accused Mr. Johnson of a "caustic and stingy" approach that sparked "local battles".

He told the Commons, “This is a prime minister who can pay £ 7,000 a day for advisers on the line, which doesn't work. He can find £ 43 million for a garden bridge that was never built, but he can't find £ 5 million for the people of Greater Manchester …

“On Friday, thousands of people in Greater Manchester – taxi drivers, pub and hospitality workers, people who work in betting shops, the self-employed and freelancers – will either be unemployed or face significant wage cuts in Manchester.

“But their rent and mortgage will not be lower, their food and heating bills will not be lower, and that could take months. Why can't the Prime Minister and the Chancellor understand this? Stop negotiating with people's lives, stop dividing communities and provide the support Manchester needs. & # 39;

Mr Johnson said he was "very proud that this Greater Manchester government has already spent £ 1.1 billion in business support, £ 200 million in additional undrawn funds, £ 50 million in fighting infections in nursing homes and £ 20 million £ 22million set aside for testing and tracking has £ 22million for the local response we announced yesterday.

"Yesterday the Mayor of Greater Manchester was offered an additional £ 60 million, which he declined," said the Prime Minister.

"So today I can tell the House that this money is going to be distributed to the Greater Manchester counties."

Mr Jenrick has written to the Greater Manchester Council Chairs asking them to come forward for money directly.

"The purpose of this letter is to reiterate the business support offer," said the prime minister's spokesman. "And it says the £ 60million fund is for the businesses and people of Greater Manchester."

Downing Street said the recipients of the letters "reflect the fact that it will be the Council Presidents who will distribute the money".

The Conservative chairman of Bolton Council said he had spoken to Mr Jenrick and confirmed that the council was ready to consider an individual deal on the government offer.

Councilor David Greenhalgh said: “It is clear how much is on the table, what has been accepted in Liverpool, Lancashire and now South Yorkshire, and I am not prepared for Bolton companies to miss out on that extra financial help.

& # 39; This is not the time for attitude and politics. This is about getting the best deal for the Bolton business and those who work in the hardest hit sectors.

"I hope to have further discussions later today with government officials and ministers and to make priority progress so that a system can be worked out that will target the most affected."

Do my partner and I have to prove we live together to go to the pub? Can the landlord call the police if I refuse? Is my gym still open? Their questions, which were answered as 7.3 million Britons, will be locked under Tier 3

Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire will join Lancashire and Liverpool in the very high category for alarming coronavirus, also known as Tier 3.

About 7.3 million people will be under the highest lockdown level, followed by Manchester at 0.01am on Friday and South Yorkshire at 0.01am on Saturday.

This includes 1.6 million people in Liverpool, 2.8 million in Greater Manchester, 1.5 million in Lancashire and 1.4 million in South Yorkshire.

Since October 12th, England has been subject to a three-tier system of local restrictions – Tier 1 "medium", Tier 2 "high" and Tier 3 "very high".

In Tier 3 areas, social mixing is prohibited both indoors and in private gardens, while pubs and bars must close unless they can operate as a restaurant.

The rule of six applies in some outdoor areas such as parks, public gardens and sports fields. Local guides are helping the government decide whether to close other venues like gyms – with the rules so far varying between areas.

Up to 15 guests are allowed at weddings and 30 people can attend funerals, 15 are allowed at guards, but wedding receptions are not allowed.

Here MailOnline examines what life is like for people in tier 3 areas:

Can i meet my friends inside?

No. You cannot meet people from other households in any environment, not even in private houses, pubs and restaurants. The exception is when they're in your support bubble – where one household with an adult joins another household.

Can I sit in my garden with my friends?

No. You can't mix with other households even outside in a private garden.

Can i meet my family in the park?

Yes. You can still see friends and family members from other households in an outdoor public setting such as parks, beaches, landscapes, forests, allotments, playgrounds, and public gardens, whether or not you pay to enter. The maximum number of your group must be six.

Do children count in the rule of six outdoors?

Yes. This maximum of six for outdoor meetings applies to children of all ages.

Can I still visit the pub?

Yes, with restrictions. You can only go to a pub or bar with someone in your household if they are serving “large meals” which the government defines as “main lunches or dinners”. Restaurants can continue to operate.

Can I go to the pub with my friends?

No. You can't meet anyone outside of your household in a pub or restaurant. There is no exception for outdoor seating areas such as pub gardens.

Can I still have a beer in the pub alone or with other members of my household?

Yes, with restrictions. Pubs can now only be opened "if they work like a restaurant – which means that extensive meals are served" and alcohol can only be served as part of such a meal. So you can't just go to the pub by yourself to have a beer.

Do I need to show ID to prove that I am in the same household?

No not more. Scotland Yard made a sudden U-turn today after encouraging pubs and restaurants to sniff customers to make sure they abide by lockdown rules.

The Metropolitan Police faced backlash and even threats of legal action from hotel managers after writing letters asking dealers in London to ask for the names, addresses, and photo IDs of their customers.

Officials suggested the measures so that customers can demonstrate that they are not illegally mixing households. But now Scotland Yard chiefs say they withdrew the letter because "it does not reflect the policies of the armed forces".

It is believed that no similar letters were issued in other areas of operation in England.

Can an innkeeper tell the police if I am trapped in a pub with another household?

Yes. It did so on Sunday in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, after employees from Wetherspoons reported to police a group of 12 amateur soccer players who had gathered in the pub in violation of the second tier Covid rules.

Officers claimed they came from the same household. The group was fined £ 200 each, halved if paid within 14 days.

Can I have lunch with my colleagues in the pub?

Yes, technically, although this is still unclear. Restaurant owners have requested clarity as to whether people can have lunch in the second and third tier areas.

Downing Street admitted that there is a void that allows people from different households to meet in restaurants when holding a business meeting.

However, this exemption is intended for freelancers who do not have their own office. The guide for those who have office space is that they should not have business lunches in pubs and restaurants. However, this is not anchored in law.

Working lunches for up to 30 people are still allowed in tier two areas, despite community secretary Robert Jenrick claiming the void has been closed.

He caused confusion this morning by claiming that business lunches must take place outside and that indoor meetings are a "gap that is being closed".

Government sources were quick to say, however, that Mr. Jenrick had misrepresented these claims – however, asking people to take advantage of the loophole only if absolutely necessary.

A spokesman # 10 said, "There is a specific exception that is that people from different households can gather indoors that are open for work."

Does the curfew still apply to pubs at 10 p.m.?

Yes. Businesses selling food or drinks on their premises must close between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Can I get something to take away after 10 p.m.?

Yes. Companies that sell groceries for consumption off-site can continue to do so after 10 p.m., but only via a delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through.

Can I still go to the gym?

Yes, although this is still a point of uncertainty. Level three enables councils to take additional measures beyond the basic restrictions, e.g. B. Closing gyms.

However, this does not mean that entering the third tier will definitely result in gym closings, as was shown last week.

Indoor fitness studios as well as fitness and dance studios in Liverpool were initially forced to legally close after being the first area to be given "very high" status last week.

But they were allowed to stay open Lancashirewhich entered the third stage shortly afterwards.

Liverpool Underground Mayor Steve Rotheram said today that Merseyside gyms will be allowed to reopen in line with other areas.

Also today, community secretary Robert Jenrick said he think gyms are being asked to close Greater Manchester.

But Mr Rotheram suggested that the Greater Manchester gyms remain open. In the meantime, it has been confirmed that the gyms will remain open Sheffield.

Can I still do sports outdoors?

Yes. You can practice sports and physical activity outdoors, according to the guidelines of national sports federations.

Can I take an indoor exercise course?

Yes, with restrictions. Indoor exercise classes and other activity groups can only be continued if households or support bubbles do not mix. Where groups are likely to mix, these activities should not be continued.

There are exceptions that allow disability and youth sports as well as physical activity indoors in any number.

A coronavirus information sign in Sheffield city center is pictured today after it was revealed that South Yorkshire will be the newest region to be subject to tier three coronavirus restrictions

A coronavirus notice in Sheffield city center is pictured today after it was revealed that South Yorkshire will be the newest region to be subject to tier three coronavirus restrictions

Can I still go to work in the office?

Yes, with exceptions. The government advises that "office workers who can work effectively from home should do so over the winter".

It adds: "If an employer, in consultation with his employee, judges that an employee can perform normal duties from home, he should do so."

Public sector workers in essential services, including educational institutions, should continue to work when necessary.

The government adds that people living “very high” in and out of the alert area can continue to travel in and out of the work areas.

People classified as clinically extremely at risk can go to work as long as the workplace is Covid-safe, but should work from home if possible.

Can I still go to church?

Yes. Places of worship remain open, but you cannot mix with other households there.

Can i attend a wedding?

Yes, with restrictions. Up to 15 people can take part in weddings or civil partnerships. However, receptions are not permitted.

Can I attend a funeral?

Yes, with restrictions. Up to 30 people can attend a funeral. Guards and other memorial services are permitted for up to 15 people, but cannot be held in private homes.

If food or drink is consumed, it should be in the form of a meal so that people can keep their distance.

Are employees limited to employees at weddings or funerals?

No. Anyone working at a wedding, civil partnership, reception, state of wakefulness, or funeral is generally not counted as part of the limit.

Can I go to a funeral or wedding there if I live outside of a very high alert area?

Yes. People living outside a "very high" alert area can travel there to attend a wedding or funeral. However, you are not allowed to meet with another household in a private home or garden or stay overnight.

Can I still move home or see a house in an alarm area with a very high alert?

Yes. You can still move home. Real estate and rental companies, as well as moving companies, can also continue to operate, and people who wish to move home can still do viewings.

Can I still go to school or college?

Yes. The government has "prioritized to ensure that all children can attend school safely, to promote their wellbeing and education, and to serve working parents and guardians".

Can I still go to university?

Yes. The students are now back at the universities and are allowed to move home and travel there.

However, persons in areas with a “high” and “very high” alert are not allowed to move between their permanent place of residence and the runtime address during the run time – subject to limited exceptions.

Students living in a very high alert area at their university address should follow the same guidelines for meeting other people and traveling as others in the area.

Shoppers wearing face masks in Sheffield city center are pictured this morning

Shoppers wearing face masks in Sheffield city center are pictured this morning

I can commute in a very high alert area to go to university?

Yes. Commuter students – defined as those who live in a family home and travel to / from university every day – should be able to travel to / from their university as needed for educational purposes.

However, you are not allowed to meet people who do not live in their home with them in the area unless they are in your household, in your childcare or in your support bubble

Also, you cannot take in people who you do not live in your home with if they live in the affected area unless they are in your childcare or support bubble

Also, you are not allowed to meet people who you do not live with in their college dorms, either in or out of the area, unless they are in your childcare or support bubble.

If you are moving out of an affected area, or currently live outside an affected area, you should not accept anyone you do not live with in your home or college dormitories if they live in a high alert area unless they are located yourself in your household bubble or child care bubble.

Are the exceptions to the rule of six for children?

Yes. There are exemptions from statutory assembly restrictions for registered childcare, education or training, and supervised activities for children, including all-round childcare, youth groups and activities, and children's playgroups.

This means you can continue to use early years and childcare facilities, including child minders, after school clubs and nannies.

Can people provide childcare in private homes and gardens?

Yes. Registered childcare facilities, including nannies, people in your support bubble, or people in your childcare bubble, can assist children in these settings.

What is the definition of a child care bubble?

In a childcare bubble, someone in one household offers informal (unpaid and unregistered) childcare to a child under the age of 13 in another household.

For a particular childcare bubble, it must always be between the same two households.

Friends or family members who do not live with you and are not part of a support or childcare bubble are not allowed to visit your home to help with childcare.

Childcare bubbles may only be used for childcare and not to mix different households if this is not otherwise permitted.

Coronavirus warning signs are pictured in Manchester on Saturday when people wear face masks

Coronavirus warning signs are pictured in Manchester on Saturday when people wear face masks

Can I visit my grandparents in a nursing home?

No, with exceptions. You should only visit a nursing home in exceptional cases, for example to visit someone who is at the end of their life.

Can I still use public transport?

Yes, but with restrictions. The government says you could continue to travel to places or facilities that are open for work, volunteer, community or youth services, or for access to education, but you should "aim to reduce the number of your trips."

If you need to travel, the government encourages people, if possible, to walk or bike, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and public transport routes. This is a great way to practice social distancing while traveling.

Can I drive out of my high alert area?

No, with exceptions. The government has stated that it "advises people not to travel in or out of an area if it is classified as a very high alert area".

However, you can still travel to or exit from very high alert areas if you need work, education, youth welfare, or due diligence.

Can I drive through a very high alert area if I live in a lower alert area?

Yes. You are allowed to travel between areas of lower risk if it goes through a very high alert area.necessary in the context of a longer journey ".

This may be that you go to an airport, port, or international rail terminal to travel abroad.

Can I get off a "very high" alert to go on vacation?

No. If you live in a "very high" alert area, the government tells you "not to stay in any other part of the UK unless you are responsible for work, education or care".

You are also asked not to leave the area to live in a second home or stay with someone you do not live with or visit elsewhere in the UK.

Can I visit an area outside of the "very high" alert?

No. The government urges "everyone who lives elsewhere not to stay overnight in a very high alert area if possible, except for those in need of work, education or welfare."

It adds that you must not stay with someone who you do not live with or visit their house in a "very high" alert area.

Can I vacation there if I live in an area with a very high alert?

Yes. If you live in a very high alert area, you can travel to hotels and other accommodations in that area. However, you should only do this with people in your household or with a support bubble.

Kann ich nach Wales reisen?

No. Denjenigen, die in England unter den Stufen zwei und drei leben, war es bereits ab Freitag vergangener Woche verboten, über die walisische Grenze zu reisen.

Welche Unternehmen müssen nach den Regeln nicht schließen, müssen aber dennoch dazu gezwungen werden?

Die Regierung sagt, sie werde "versuchen, in Absprache mit den lokalen Behörden zusätzliche Maßnahmen zu vereinbaren, um die Ausbreitung des Virus zu verringern". Dies können die folgenden Optionen sein:

  • Einschränkungen, die den Verkauf von Alkohol im Gastgewerbe verhindern oder die gesamte Gastfreundschaft schließen (aber dennoch das Mitnehmen und die Lieferung zulassen);
  • Schließung von Unterhaltung im Innen- und Außenbereich sowie von Touristenattraktionen und Veranstaltungsorten;
  • Schließung von Veranstaltungsorten wie Freizeitzentren und Fitnessstudios (während „sichergestellt wird, dass Elite-Athleten, Jugend- und Behindertensport sowie körperliche Aktivität weiterhin verfügbar sind“);
  • Schließung öffentlicher Gebäude wie Bibliotheken und Gemeindezentren (während „sichergestellt wird, dass weiterhin Jugendclubs, Kinderbetreuungs- und Selbsthilfegruppen zur Verfügung stehen“);
  • Schließung von Körperpflege- und Kontaktdiensten oder Verbot von Aktivitäten mit dem höchsten Risiko;
  • Schließung von Veranstaltungsorten für darstellende Künste zum Zwecke der Aufführung vor Publikum.
Ein Mann mit einer Gesichtsmaske geht heute in Castlefield, Manchester, über die Merchant's Bridge

Ein Mann mit einer Gesichtsmaske geht heute in Castlefield, Manchester, über die Merchant's Bridge

Werde ich mit einer Geldstrafe belegt, wenn ich bei einem Treffen in einer illegalen Gruppe erwischt werde?

Yes. Treffen in größeren Gruppen sind gesetzeswidrig, obwohl es bestimmte Ausnahmen gibt (siehe letzte Frage).

Die Polizei kann gegen Sie vorgehen, wenn Sie sich in größeren Gruppen treffen. Dazu gehören das Aufbrechen illegaler Versammlungen und die Verhängung fester Bußgelder.

Sie können für die erste Straftat mit einer Geldstrafe von 200 £ belegt werden, die sich für weitere Straftaten auf maximal 6.400 £ verdoppelt.

Wenn Sie eine illegale Versammlung von über 30 Personen abhalten oder daran beteiligt sind, kann die Polizei Geldstrafen in Höhe von 10.000 GBP verhängen.

Werden die Geschäfte noch geöffnet sein?

Yes. Nicht wesentliche Einzelhandelsgeschäfte sowie wichtige Geschäfte bleiben für Kunden geöffnet.

Was ist, wenn ich klinisch anfällig bin?

Die Regierung rät, dass Personen ab 70 Jahren, schwangere Frauen oder Personen mit einem zugrunde liegenden Gesundheitszustand so viel nach draußen gehen können, wie sie möchten, aber "immer noch versuchen sollten, Ihre allgemeinen sozialen Interaktionen gering zu halten".

Was sind die Ausnahmen für Menschen aus verschiedenen Haushalten, die sich versammeln?

  • in einer gesetzlich zulässigen Unterstützungsblase oder Kinderbetreuungsblase
  • für die Arbeit, Freiwilligenarbeit, um freiwillige oder gemeinnützige Dienste zu leisten
  • für registrierte Kinderbetreuung, Bildung oder Ausbildung
  • Kontakt zwischen leiblichen Eltern und betreuten Kindern zu ermöglichen
  • für Vereinbarungen, bei denen Kinder nicht im selben Haushalt leben wie ihre Eltern oder Erziehungsberechtigten
  • für potenzielle Adoptiveltern, um ein Kind oder Kinder zu treffen, die bei ihnen untergebracht werden können
  • für beaufsichtigte Aktivitäten für Kinder, einschließlich Rundum-Betreuung (vor und nach der Schule), Jugendgruppen und -aktivitäten sowie Kinderspielgruppen
  • für Geburtspartner
  • jemanden zu sehen, der im Sterben liegt
  • Nothilfe zu leisten, Verletzungen oder Krankheiten zu vermeiden oder einem Verletzungsrisiko zu entgehen
  • eine gesetzliche Verpflichtung zu erfüllen, wie z. B. die Teilnahme an einem Gerichts- oder Juryservice
  • Pflege oder Unterstützung für jemanden zu leisten, der schutzbedürftig ist
  • einen Umzug zu erleichtern
  • für eine Hochzeit oder eine gleichwertige Zeremonie, bei der der Veranstalter eine Risikobewertung durchgeführt und alle angemessenen Maßnahmen ergriffen hat, um das Risiko der Übertragung des Virus zu begrenzen – maximal 15 Personen (nicht in Privatwohnungen)
  • für Beerdigungen – bis zu 30 Personen; Wachen und andere Gedenkveranstaltungen sind mit bis zu 15 Personen gestattet (nicht in Privatwohnungen)
  • für Spitzensportler und ihre Trainer, falls dies für Wettkampf und Training erforderlich ist, sowie für Eltern oder Erziehungsberechtigte, wenn sie ein Kind sind
  • für Outdoor-Übungen und Tanzkurse, organisierten Outdoor-Sport und lizenzierte Outdoor-Aktivitäten
  • für organisierten Indoor-Sport für behinderte Menschen, Sport für Bildungszwecke und beaufsichtigten Sport und körperliche Aktivität für unter 18-Jährige
  • Selbsthilfegruppen mit bis zu 15 Teilnehmern – formell organisierte Gruppen zur gegenseitigen Hilfe, Therapie oder sonstigen Unterstützung (nicht in Privatwohnungen)
  • Proteste – wenn in Übereinstimmung mit Covid-sicheren Richtlinien organisiert

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