Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) Q42020 Interim Report

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first_imgScoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng)  2020 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileScoa Nigeria Plc is a conglomerate company in Nigeria specialising in turnkey projects in the technology, infrastructure, farming, water engineering, food technologies and telecommunication sectors. Projects include the supply, construction, installation and maintenance of power generation and air-conditioning systems, home/office systems, security systems, electrical systems and fire prevention/industrial safety systems. Scoa Nigeria Plc distributes and services a range of passenger vehicles, trucks, buses and trailers and provides services for fleet management, trade-ins, vehicle leasing, providing drivers and service and repairs. Turnkey projects in the hospital and healthcare sector includes supplying and servicing hospital equipment and providing medical training services in the area of magnetic resonance, computed topography, cardiovascular, x-rays, radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and cardiac resuscitation. Scoa Nigeria Plc manages centres for physiotherapy and dentistry and a laboratory to diagnose and treat terminal illnesses and heart and neurological diseases. Scoa Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Fadoul Group. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Scoa Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

UMI / CAPD

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first_img “COPY” Lead Architects: Architects: CAPD Photographs Nishino Co.Ltd, ASJ HIKARItoMIZUnoMACHI STUDIO Q & Architecture, Hidetaka Nakahara Kazuo Monnai, Hirokazu Ohara, Dai Tsunenobu, Kazuya Masui ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904350/umi-capd Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904350/umi-capd Clipboard UMI / CAPD Structural Design: Photographs:  Daisuke Shima / ad hoc inc Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCAPDOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on October 23, 2018Cite: “UMI / CAPD” 22 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Projects Site Area:385.55 sqmCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc incRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. The site is a parcel along the coast. The location is perfect for the sea, the sky and the greenery of the island. The client’s desire to feel the sea at all times in his life was designed in particular, paying close attention to the arrangement of the buildings.Save this picture!© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc incSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc incIn order to sandwich the adjoining between the site and the sea, while assuming that the building is erected in the future adjoining, in a direction without the sight as much as possible, the aperture was provided while putting the diaphragm.Save this picture!© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc incIn this way, from the entrance through the stairs to the LDK, the superfluous things are not reflected and finished in a space that can be felt only the sea and the sky always. The parking space usually provided on the road surface, such as placing a part of the building in the back of the site, such as Pilotis, is a house that has been involved in the “sea” thoroughly.Save this picture!© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc incSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc incAnother theme of “Hotel-like living” I take advantage of the views of the scenery without feeling too much life, but the necessary functions (storage, etc.) are secured with the kitchen. I am planning to live in a hotel, not just a hotel.Save this picture!© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc incProject gallerySee allShow lessJ Residence / DK-LABSelected ProjectsHezhitang Hot Spring / A-ASTERISKSelected Projects Share ArchDaily “COPY” Construction: Japan Houses Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, Sanwa, FONTE TRADING CopyHouses•Japan UMI / CAPDSave this projectSaveUMI / CAPDSave this picture!© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc inc+ 39Curated by María Francisca González Sharelast_img read more

Bare Naked Ladies return

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 20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a fundraising calendar do not plan a sequel but there are plans to sell the calendar in the US.The Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a fundraising calendar do not plan a sequel but there are plans to sell the calendar in the US.Read CBS’s report, and read UK Fundraising’s coverage of the calendar in July 1999. Advertisement Howard Lake | 26 January 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bare Naked Ladies return About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Sanders campaign reflects disgust with capitalism

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first_imgBulletin: Bernie Sanders is the winner of the Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary with 26 percent of the vote. The path to becoming president of the United States — the so-called “democractic process” — is full of undemocratic obstacles that nearly always send a wealthy, white, cisgendered, heterosexual, Christian-identified man to the White House. Rallies for ‘democratic socialist’ Sanders are drawing thousands of young and oppressed workers, here at Queensbridge Park, New York City, Oct. 19, 2019.Just to become a contender requires massive amounts of cash, most coming from wealthy donors. Then comes the Electoral College, which is based not on the popular vote but on the number of electoral votes allotted to each of the 50 states. This system, created by slave-owning “founding fathers,” is biased against big cities, and allowed Donald Trump to become the 45th president, even though he had 3 million fewer popular votes than his opponent.The long, drawn-out procedure of choosing the Democratic Party presidential candidate includes months of debates, followed by a primary season that runs from February to June, culminating in a convention in July. Currently, two Black candidates and one Latinx candidate have dropped out of the race, while the Democratic National Committee has changed the rules to allow the participation of billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg in the next debate.The first contest for convention delegates is always the Iowa caucuses. This year those took place Feb. 3, to be followed by the New Hampshire primary Feb. 11. Success in these two states can give a candidate a distinct advantage going forward. Yet combined, these two states have a population of only 4.5 million. By contrast, almost 33.3 million people live in the country’s two largest metropolitan areas — centered on Los Angeles and New York City.Among the country’s “whitest states,” New Hampshire is number three and Iowa number five — and both also have a low union density. Why do these two states, which in no way represent a cross section of the voting population, go first?The caucus system in Iowa makes it particularly difficult for working people to participate. In a primary election, voters go into a polling place, cast their votes and leave. Caucus voters, however, need to commit hours of their day to a complex procedure which involves meeting, discussing the candidates, voting, more discussion and then a second vote.Where is the “democracy” if people with jobs or other responsibilities and obstacles can’t participate? Total voting in the caucuses numbered around 175,000 this year.Glitches and bias Returns from the Iowa caucuses were expected to be released Feb. 3, after the polls closed. However, a glitch in a smartphone app designed to tally votes led to major delays, with the full results released days later. Shadow, the company that developed the app, has Democratic Party ties. This has fueled suspicion that the process may have been tainted to weaken the only candidate who identifies as a socialist — Bernie Sanders. That is speculation, but when only 62 percent of the returns were in, the media immediately portrayed Pete Buttigieg as the clear leader. Only later was it announced that Buttigieg and Sanders were nearly equal in pledged delegates, with Sanders holding a clear lead in popular votes. Reports from the urban areas, where Sanders had the most support, came in last.Sanders’ version of  “socialism” is really a program to reform capitalism. But the capitalist class is in no mood for reforms like free college tuition, Medicare for All or rolling back the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act. Many among the wealthy could live with a moderate Democrat like Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg, but want to make sure that Sanders is not the nominee in July.With Biden trailing Sanders, Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren in the Iowa contest, corporate dollars are starting to flow to the safest of the three: Buttigieg. Yes, it is progressive to see an out gay man getting such significant support. However, much of that support is tied to his so-called “electability,” i.e., his moderate approach that does not even mildly challenge capitalist profit-taking.Who’s in Sanders’ base?Young people — including many youth of color — have jumped into a mass movement trying to make the senator from Vermont the Democratic nominee for president. Many are also flocking to the Democratic Socialists of America, which has grown exponentially since the Sanders campaign of 2016.Another constituency that Sanders is making a strong pitch to, and making headway in, is organized labor. Most unions have not yet made an endorsement in the Democratic race. Many will wait to see who the party nominates at its convention. Nevertheless, four national unions and a number of state, regional and local labor bodies — including Service Employees Local 1984, with 30,000 members in New Hampshire — have already endorsed Sanders. Other unions have endorsed either Biden or Warren.Rank-and-file unionists are gravitating to Labor for Bernie. These workers know they have nothing to fear from a program tagged “socialist.” Relatively speaking, this represents a move to the left in mass consciousness, which should be welcomed.In response, Biden socialist-baited Sanders in the Feb. 5 New Hampshire debates, saying, “Every Democrat will have to carry the label Senator Sanders has chosen for himself. He calls himself — and I don’t criticize him — he calls himself a democratic socialist.” (cnbc.com, Feb. 6)Trump, meanwhile, used his State of the Union address to attack the whole Democratic Party for being socialist. That’s the epithet 45 uses to attack the Affordable Care Act, food stamps and other human needs programs, many of which were won during the class battles of the 1930s — which were led by socialists and communists. The ultraright, under Trump’s leadership, has added socialist-hating to its arsenal of reactionary ideological tools, which include white supremacy, xenophobia, misogyny and anti-LGBTQ2+ bigotry. These forces want to build a base of support among backward white workers as well as the middle class.While Trump calls them socialists, most Democratic elected officials are going out on a limb to show they are nothing of the kind. Taking a cue from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, they jumped to their feet and applauded when Trump, during his State of the Union campaign speech, attacked Venezuela as “socialist” and recognized Juan Guaidó, an insignificant politician inside his own country, as “president” of Venezuela. Even Sanders called the real president, Nicolás Maduro, a “dictator” during one of the presidential debates.While reform-oriented social democrats are growing their base in tandem with the Sanders movement, this may be a transitional phenomenon.Interest in real, revolutionary socialism — the overthrow of the capitalist class, what Marx called “expropriating the expropriators” — is also on the upswing. 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Better Predicting Mortgage Default

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first_imgSign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Homeowners’ Insurance Knowledge Gap Next: Real Estate Investment Trusts: Safe Bet in a Recession? Tagged with: credit default FICO credit default FICO 2019-12-02 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share 1Save December 2, 2019 2,645 Views Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Better Predicting Mortgage Defaultcenter_img Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Credit scores alone are not enough to determine the likelihood of default, Fitch Ratings notes, as a variety of factors can complicate the default risk process. In a report, Fitch discusses how consistency is needed in this process.“Assessing downside risk of U.S. consumer credit can be more difficult if different versions of credit scores are used when lending, underwriting standards are relaxed amid a supportive economy, or when lenders are reaching for growth,” Fitch Ratings says. “As these dynamics can be exacerbated during an economic downturn, it is essential to view credit scores in combination with other key risk variables to most accurately assess default risk.”According to Fitch, higher FICO scores are indicative of a more solid repayment history of debt obligations, with a lower probability of default. However, different versions of credit scores have been introduced post-crisis that are not used consistently across asset classes and providers, which complicates comparing these scores and has prevented their widespread use in credit analysis.Current higher FICO score trends in mortgages are partly attributable to a higher percentage of originations from the prime segment following the financial crisis amid the benign economic environment. Borrowers are paying their bills, as is to be expected given strong labor markets, rising wages, and low unemployment and interest rates. FICO scores are also improving as a result of the extended duration of the favorable economic environment, as past payment history with higher delinquency levels falls off.Much of the market is reliant on older FICO versions. Fitch notes that the mortgage industry uses older versions like FICO 2, 4, and 5 when assessing creditworthiness for new mortgages and deciding interest rates, while the newer FICO versions are currently not used by the mortgage market. Newer versions, such as FICO 8, which is commonly used in other industries, factors in on-time payments, account balances, and length of credit experience when calculating scores. FICO 9 differs when it comes to collections, factoring in rental payment history while putting less weight on delinquent medical collections. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Better Predicting Mortgage Default Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Bill Rice joins Pike County Economic Development Corporation

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first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell “I got the job and stayed with it for two years and then went to work with the Pike County Chamber and learned a lot about Pike County,” he said. “My involvement in Troy and Pike County motivated me to consider going back into the newspaper business. I loved writing and sharing the stories of our community and our people was something that I wanted to do.”Rice opened The Troy Citizen weekly newspaper and ran it successfully for seven years. Rice then moved to Montgomery where he worked in sales and later returned to the newspaper business with The Montgomery Independent. Rice was attending law school with plans to enter the legal profession. However, his friend, Wes Gaylard, mentioned that the sportswriter’s position at The Messenger was open. Knowing Rice’s talent as a writer, Gaylard suggested that he apply for the position. Bill Rice joins Pike County Economic Development Corporation “We moved to Troy when I was in the seventh grade but Troy already felt like home because we were here often to visit my grandparents,” Rice said. “I’m excited to be back in Troy and look forward to working in the area of economic development and being a part of the economic growth of Pike County. It’s good to be back among homefolks.”Rice is a 1983 graduate of Charles Henderson High School and takes great pride in being a member of the CHHS’ state championship football team in 1980.“I was the third string quarterback and held the blocking dummy,” Rice said laughing. “I went to Alabama but came back and graduated from Troy as a member of Dr. Ralph Adams’ last commencement ceremony in 1989. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author You Might Like Commissioners prioritize different qualifications for administrator hire The county commission is down to two candidates to take over as the next county administrator. The commissioners split the… read more Sponsored Content Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 3:00 am Friday, June 29, 2018 Former Trojan Bill Rice has joined the staff of the Pike County Economic Development Corporation as the office manager and assistant to Marsha Gaylard, PC-EDC president.“I am excited that Bill and his family are moving back to Troy,” Gaylard said. “I believe he will be a great fit here at the Pike County Economic Development Center.  Bill already knows so many of the people in Troy and Pike County, which will make his transition into this job much easier.  We’re excited to have Bill as a part of our economic development team”Rice has deep roots in Troy. His mother, Marsha Chapman Rice, was a Troy native and his dad, Bill Rice, Sr. came to the Troy with his family when he was in the fourth grade. He became the Troy historian and penned a historical reference book, titled “Troy 1838-2006. Rice’s wife, Carrie, teaches English at Charles Henderson High School and was commuting from Montgomery.“We both are excited to be moving home to Troy,” Rice said. “Troy is a great city an ideal place to raise a family. I was very happy growing up here and I want the same for my children, Maggie who will be in the first grade and Jack, who is two. We’re all happy to be in Troy and look forward to be involved and active in the community and all Pike County.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New Propertymark Presidents start roles as association limbers up for RoPA

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first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » New Propertymark Presidents start roles as association limbers up for RoPA previous nextAssociations & BodiesNew Propertymark Presidents start roles as association limbers up for RoPABoth Angela Davies and Kirsty Finney have the ideal regulatory experience that the new industry regulator proposed by RoPA may be looking for.Nigel Lewis3rd September 20200432 Views Propertymark has concluded the handover of duties to its two new Presidents but without the usual launch razzamatazz due to Covid as it also gears up to win the race with RICS to become the industry’s key regulation body.=The next 12 months are to be crucial for Propertymark as the government gets ready to implement the recommendations of RoPA, which recommend a single regulator with teeth but which is to outsource many of its regulatory activities to existing organisations.With that in mind Propertymark, which is looking for a CEO at the moment to replace the former ARLA and NAEA separate Chief Executives, and ays its new Presidents come with ‘experience of regulations and transaction reform’.These are Angela Davies (above, left), who succeeds Phil Keddie as President of ARLA after being appointed President Elect earlier this year.Angela has over 30 years’ industry experience and has been an ARLA Propertymark board member and regional representative for many years.Since 2016, Angela has been a member of the stakeholder group directly responsible for advising Welsh Government on housing policy. She has also created training for agents accredited by Rent Smart Wales and brings her experience of the Welsh regulatory system into the role.Kirsty Finney (above, right) succeeds Lauren Scott as President of NAEA Propertymark and is Director of Belfast estate agents Rodgers & Finney.  She has over 15 years of experience in the property sector and has won several accolades in recent years for her work.Kirsty has been a active member of NAEA Propertymark for several years and was pivotal in the signing a Memorandum of Understanding in Northern Ireland between Propertymark, the Law Society and RICS two years ago which seeks to speed up communications with conveyancers and reduce transactions times.Read more about RoPA.Angela Davies Kirsty Finney Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) NAEA propertymark ARLA September 3, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Ocean City Christmas Parade Unfolds Friday

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first_imgOcean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Lights, garland, wreaths and bows adorn “The Avenue” for the season, and the parade will bring a variety of bands, floats and other entries to add a little warmth to the winter.The event gives spectators time to shop and dine on downtown Asbury Avenue before and after the 6 p.m. start time. The parade starts at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street.This year’s parade will feature more than 65 entries, including the Ocean City High School Band, the Interboro Middle and High School Band, the Pitman High School Band, Absegami High School Band and Wildwood Middle School and High School Band.More than 80 singers from the Upper Township School District, the state champion Ocean City High School girls’ soccer team, 2019 Ocean City Citizen of the Year Carrie Merritt and the casts of Ocean City Theater Company’s “2019 Holiday Spectacular” and “Frozen Jr” will participate.At least five dance schools will compete in the “Dancin’ Through the Downtown” competition. Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Ocean City all will be on hand.New this year will be two cold-air balloons from StarBound Entertainment. Look for the Snickerdoodle the Reindeer and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer balloons. The Upper Township school choir will sing in front of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue after the event.As part of the annual tradition, Santa Claus provides a finale to the parade, greeting boys and girls by horse and carriage.ALSO COMING UP:FREE HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES (Dec. 7 to Jan. 1): Rides on downtown Asbury Avenue will be available noon to 3 p.m. on weekends through Dec. 22 and again on New Year’s Day. Board in front of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.Free horse and carriage rides are part of the holiday celebration in downtown Ocean City.BREAKFAST WITH SANTA (Dec. 7 to Dec. 22): Santa Claus will meet with children 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at local restaurants. The schedule is as follows:Saturday, Dec. 7: Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro (637 Asbury Avenue, 609-399-3377)Sunday, Dec. 8: Yianni’s Cafe (841 Asbury Avenue, 609-391-1113)Saturday, Dec. 14: Arlene’s on Asbury (624 Asbury Avenue, 609-399-3639)Sunday, Dec. 15: Sunrise Café (1200 Asbury Avenue, 609-398-9300)Saturday, Dec. 21: Yianni’s Cafe (841 Asbury Avenue, 609-391-1113)Sunday, Dec. 22: Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro (637 Asbury Avenue, 609-399-3377) PHOTOS WITH SANTA (Dec. 7 to Dec. 22): Pose for holiday photos with Santa Claus in an Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard boat. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22 outside the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace). Photos are $10 each. ‘LE PETITE’ ART SHOW (Throughout December): The Ocean City Fine Arts League (711 Asbury Ave.) will go small with a “Le Petite” theme for its exhibition in December. There will be a “Meet The Artist” reception and awards presentation 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (609) 814-0308 or visit oceancityfineartsleague.org.POTTERY & MOSAIC SALE (Through Dec. 14): The Ocean City Arts Center (1735 Simpson Avenue) will host its Pottery and Mosaic Show and Sale 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. A meet-the-artists reception will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.HISTORICAL MUSEUM CRAFT FAIR (Dec. 7): The Ocean City Historical Museum will hold a Holiday Craft Fair featuring the work of local vendors 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Community Center atrium just outside the museum.Mrs. Claus’ Market will then open on Dec. 8. She will be on hand to greet children and help with crafts that Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Market will be open through Dec. 31 during museum hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.For the first week (Dec. 8 to 13), the Market will be open until 7 p.m. It will feature books, local food products, jewelry, gifts for children, tree ornaments and clothing.TRAIN SHOW (Dec. 7 and 8): Model train displays and sales 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Ocean City Music Pier. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information, call 609-399-6111.CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AND HOLIDAY FESTIVAL (Dec. 8): The Ocean City Free Public Library will host a special event 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. After a tree lighting at 1 p.m., refreshments will be available. Kids can make holiday crafts and enjoy a balloon sculptor. The Package Goods Orchestra will perform live music, and Santa will make a visit. For more information, call 609-399-2434.Five performances are scheduled at the Music Pier of the Ocean City Theatre Company’s holiday show.LIGHTS, CAMERA, CHRISTMAS: 2019 HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR (Dec. 13-22): Tickets are on sale now for Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual holiday show. The cast of professional singers and dancers will present a family–oriented, song-and-dance tribute to the holidays, directed and choreographed by Elizabeth Worley, Brendan Maly and Michael Hartman. Through dazzling costumes, familiar songs, special guests, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit. Performances will be:7:30 pm Friday, Dec. 132:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 147:30 pm Friday, Dec. 207:30 pm Saturday, Dec 212 pm Sunday, Dec 22The production will be staged at the Ocean City Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk) with free parking nearby. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for kids under 12. Purchase at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center (9th Street and Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (on the causeway leading to Ninth Street). Group rates are available by calling 609-398-1118.HOLIDAY BOOK SALE (Dec. 13-14): The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library will hold a holiday book sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 in the atrium outside the library.ANGELUS CHORUS AND TENOR JOHN TAYLOR (Dec. 14): Tenor John Taylor joins the 55-voice Angelus Chorus directed by Richard Stanislaw in a concert of traditional Christmas music at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec.14 at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th Street and Central Avenue. The concert is free; an offering is received.FROZEN JR (Dec. 14-15): Ocean City Theatre Company students in grades 3 to 8 will give two performances of the enchanting modern Disney classic: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 14) and 2 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 15) at the Ocean City Music Pier. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 609-399-6111 or by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.FIRST NIGHT (Dec. 31): All-inclusive admission buttons for Ocean City’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration are on sale now at firstnightocnj.com and at welcome centers in town.FIRST DAY (Jan. 1): Pre-register for the annual 1 p.m. New Year’s Day 5K Boardwalk run at firstnightocnj.com, get ready for the First Dip in the Atlantic Ocean at 2 p.m. adjacent to the Ocean City Music Pier, and take advantage of bargains in downtown Ocean City’s First Day Shopping Extravaganza.The traditional First Dip plunge in the ocean is a wacky way to celebrate New Year’s Day. Santa Claus is coming to town Friday night for the Ocean City Christmas Parade on Asbury Avenue. (Photo courtesy of City of Ocean City)last_img read more

Guidance: Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know – alternative formats

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first_img victims of crime (including domestic abuse) those with, or recovering from, addictions (including alcohol, narcotics or other substance addictions) or addictive patterns of behaviour those with, or caring for people with, any long-term illness or terminal condition or who are vulnerable (including those with a mental health condition) those facing issues related to their sexuality or identity (including those living as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) those who have suffered bereavement vulnerable young people (including to enable them to meet youth workers) disabled people and their carers non-essential retail can reopen personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number) weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test) you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests public and botanical gardens the grounds of a heritage site outdoor sculpture parks allotments public playgrounds outdoor sports venues and facilities outdoor hospitality venues outdoor attractions (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Gurmukhi) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Gujarati) 12 April: What’s changedSome of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them, or another exemption applies. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ (the roadmap) for more information on how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in England. It is underpinned by law.From 12 April: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Hindi) PDF, 331KB, 33 pages If you need to enter through a house to get to a garden or other outside space and there is no alternative access, you should wear a face covering, wash or sanitise your hands when entering, and then go straight to the outside space. If you need to use the bathroom, wash your hands thoroughly and go back outside immediately. You should maintain social distancing from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble, and hosts should follow fresh air (ventilation) guidance.When you can meet with more people or meet indoorsGatherings above the limit of 6 people or 2 households outdoors, or any gatherings indoors, can only take place if they are permitted by an exemption. These exemptions are listed on this page.This means, for example, a tradesperson can go into a household without breaking the limit if they are there for work, and the officiant at a wedding would not count towards the limit.Support and childcare bubblesYou have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a support or childcare bubble. This means not everyone will be able to form a bubble. See the separate guidance on support bubbles and childcare bubbles.You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare. You cannot use a childcare bubble to mix with another household for any other reason. This means you cannot use a childcare bubble to meet socially with another household.Going to workYou should continue to work from home where you can.If you cannot work from home you should continue to travel to your workplace. You do not need to be classed as a critical worker to go to work if you cannot work from home.Employers and employees should discuss their working arrangements, and employers should take every possible step to facilitate their employees working from home, including providing suitable IT and equipment to enable remote working. Where people cannot work from home, employers should take steps to make their workplaces COVID-19 secure and help employees avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.COVID-secure guidelines are available for sectors across the economy to substantially reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.See guidance for reopening businesses and venuesMeeting others for workYou can gather in larger groups or meet indoors where it is necessary for your work. This does not include social gatherings with work colleagues.Working in other people’s homesWhere it is reasonably necessary for you to work in other people’s homes you can continue to do so, for example if you’re a: on your own in a group of up to 6 people in a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (and their support bubbles, if eligible) You can also take part in formally organised outdoor sports or licensed physical activity with any number of people. This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment. You should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what avoiding contact means for your sport.Indoor leisure facilities may open for you to exercise on your own, or with your household or support bubble.You must not meet indoors for sport, except for: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (large print) You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare and cannot use it to mix with another household for any other reason (for example to socialise). You have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a childcare bubble. See the separate guidance on childcare bubbles.Parent and child groupsParent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors (but not in private homes or gardens) if they are for the benefit of children aged under 5 and organised by a business, charity or public body. This includes groups that are primarily focused on social and developmental activities.Parent and child groups must be limited to no more than 15 people. Children under five and anyone working or volunteering as part of the group, such as a group leader, are not counted in this number.Support groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their childrenSupport groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their children, such as breastfeeding or postnatal groups, which have to be delivered in person may continue to meet indoors, but must follow the same rules as other support groups. See the support groups section of this guidance.Providing care or assistanceYou can continue to gather in larger groups or meet indoors where this is reasonably necessary: for education, registered childcare, and supervised activities for children, see further information on education and childcare for arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents or guardians to allow contact between birth parents and children in care, as well as between siblings in care for prospective adopting parents to meet a child or children who may be placed with them to place or facilitate the placing of a child or children in the care of another by social services for the purpose of managing childcare through a childcare bubble (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (easy read) to visit people in your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one) to provide informal childcare for children aged 13 or under as part of a childcare bubble (for example, to enable parents to work, not to enable socialising between adults) to provide emergency assistance to go to a support group of up to 15 participants, the limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian for respite care where that care is being provided to a vulnerable person or a disabled person, or is a short break in respect of a looked-after child to provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people, including shopping for essential items and accessing services on their behalf PDF, 365KB, 38 pages If you’re in a support bubbleIf you are eligible to form a support bubble, you and your support bubble count as one household towards the limit of 2 households when meeting others outdoors. This means, for example, that you and your support bubble can meet with another household, even if the group is more than 6 people.Where you can meetYou can meet in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (including their support bubbles) outdoors. This includes private outdoor spaces, such as gardens, and other outdoor public places and venues that are open. These include the following: You should follow the guidance: PDF, 341KB, 32 pages Keeping yourself and others safeSocial distancing is still very important. You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.You should follow this guidance in full to limit spreading COVID-19. It is underpinned by law.Face coveringsYou must wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse. This is the law. Read guidance on face coverings.If you are clinically extremely vulnerableIf you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are advised to continue taking extra precautions to protect yourself. It is important that you continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to limit the amount of time you spend in settings where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19To help protect yourself and your friends, family, and community you should continue to follow all of the guidance on this page even if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.The vaccines have been shown to reduce the likelihood of severe illness in most people. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective, so those who have received the vaccine should continue to take recommended precautions to avoid infection.We do not know by how much the vaccine stops COVID-19 from spreading. Even if you have been vaccinated, you could still spread COVID-19 to others.Asymptomatic testingRapid lateral flow testing is now available free to anybody without symptoms. You can get your tests from pharmacies, testing sites, employers, schools, colleges and universities.Find out more about how to get rapid lateral flow testsTesting twice a week will help make sure you don’t have COVID-19, reducing the risk to those around you.If you have symptoms you should continue to get a PCR test. If you’re not sure, you can find out which coronavirus test you should get.Meeting family and friends indoorsYou must not meet indoors with anybody you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them (if you are eligible), or another legal exemption applies.Meeting friends and family outdoors (rule of 6)You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either: You should follow the guidance on working in other people’s homes.Where a work meeting does not need to take place in a private home or garden, it should not.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable or live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerableIf you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable then you should continue to work from home where possible. If you cannot work from home, you can go to your workplace. Your employer is required to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace and should be able to explain to you the measures they have put in place to keep you safe at work. Some employers may introduce regular testing of employees as part of these measures. You may also want to consider how you get to and from work, for example, if it is possible to avoid using public transport during rush hour.If you live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable then you can continue to go to work if you are unable to work from home.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus, including what to do to reduce your risk of catching or passing on the virus at home.If you are worried about going in to work or you cannot workThere is guidance if you need to self-isolate or cannot go to work due to coronavirus and what to do if you’re employed and cannot work.Citizens Advice has advice if you’re worried about working, including what to do if you think your workplace is not safe, or if you live with someone vulnerable.Support is available if you cannot work, for example if you need to care for someone or you have less work.There is further advice for employers and employees from ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).Going to school or collegeSchool pupils and students in further education should go to school and college.All schools, colleges and other further education settings are open for face-to-face teaching during term time. It remains very important for children and young people to attend, to support their wellbeing and education and to help working parents and guardians.Clinically extremely vulnerable pupils and students should go to school or college.There is further guidance on what parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19.Rapid lateral flow testing is now available for free for everyone in England. It is recommended for all secondary school pupils and college students, their families and all school and college staff.See the guidance on how you can get regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).Universities and higher educationStudents in university and other higher education settings undertaking practical and practice based courses who require specialist equipment and facilities can go to in-person teaching and learning where reasonably necessary. Providers should not ask students to return if their course can reasonably be continued online.All other students should continue to learn remotely and remain where they’re living until in-person teaching starts again, wherever possible. Following a review, the government has announced that in-person teaching and learning should resume for all students alongside Step 3, which will take place no earlier than 17 May.Students who have returned to higher education settings, including university, should not move back and forward between their permanent home and student home during term time, unless they meet one of the exemptions.Higher education students who have moved to university accommodation will be able to return to a non-term residence before 29 April 2021, if they wish to. This will allow university students to return to a family or other address for the holidays. However, in order to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19, students should remain in their term time accommodation where possible, especially those students who returned to campus from 8 March. Students should take a test before they travel.There is guidance for universities and students starting and returning to higher education.Students should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 at all times.ChildcareAll children can go to registered childcare, childminders, wraparound care and other supervised children’s activities indoors and outdoors.Parent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors, with restrictions on numbers attending. See the parent and child groups section of this guidance.Meeting others for childcarePeople can continue to gather indoors or in larger groups outdoors where this is reasonably necessary: The limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian. Gatherings above the limit can take place where reasonably necessary for work or volunteering. Where a group includes someone covered by an exception (for example, someone who is working or volunteering to facilitate the group), they are not generally counted as part of the gatherings limit.Exercise, sport and physical activityYou can do unlimited exercise outdoors but there are limits on the number of people you can exercise with. It can be either: walk or cycle where possible you must not share a car with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless your journey is made for an exempt reason plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport regularly wash or sanitise your hands wear a face covering on public transport, unless you’re exempt stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors) Additional exemptionsThere are further reasonable excuses. For example, you may gather in larger groups or meet indoors: This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. See the guidance on booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in EnglandAdvice for visitors and foreign nationals in EnglandForeign nationals are subject to the national restrictions.If you are visiting the UK, you may return home. You should check whether there are any restrictions in place at your destination.Moving homeYou can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless reasonably necessary.Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.Financial supportWherever you live, you may be able to get financial help.See further information on business support and financial support if you’re off work because of coronavirus.Businesses and venuesTo reduce social contact, some businesses must remain closed or follow restrictions on how they provide goods and services. You can read the full list of businesses required to remain closed in England.There is further guidance on reopening businesses and venues which explains which business will be permitted to open at each step of the roadmap.From 12 April, further venues will be permitted to open. Unless a specific exemption exists, you must only visit these as a single household or bubble indoors, or in a group of 6 people or 2 households outdoors.Outdoor areas at hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, social clubs, including in members’ clubs) can reopen. Hospitality venues can also provide takeaway alcohol. These venues may allow customers to use an inside bathroom and customers can order and pay indoors. At any premises serving alcohol, customers will be required to order, be served and eat/drink while seated (“table service”). Venues will be prohibited from providing smoking equipment such as shisha pipes, for use on the premises.Outdoor attractions at venues such as animal attractions, theme parks, and skating rinks will also be permitted to reopen. A full list can be found here. This does not include outdoor cinemas and theatres, which will be limited to drive-in performances only. When going to these events, you must not share your vehicle with anyone outside your household or support bubble, unless there is an exemption, such as for providing care to a vulnerable person or for work purposes.Businesses which are allowed to re-open that operate in otherwise closed attractions (such as a gift shop or a takeaway kiosk at an indoor museum) may only open where they are a self-contained unit and can be accessed directly from the street.Personal care services (including those provided from a mobile setting), indoor sports facilities, self-contained accommodation, and public buildings (such as community centres) may also reopen.Businesses eligible to host childcare and supervised activities for children will now be able to host these activities (including sport) for all children, regardless of circumstances.Healthcare and public servicesThe NHS and medical services remain open, including: PDF, 235KB, 35 pages Large print, easy read and translations on recreational team sport on outdoor sport and recreation in England for providers of grassroots sports and gym and leisure facilities (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Welsh) Request an accessible format. Find out more about the red list travel ban countriesEveryone allowed to enter England who has visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days must: dental services opticians audiology services chiropody chiropractors osteopaths other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health disability sport sports with your household or support bubble sports as part of the curriculum in education supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s (including those who were under 18 on 31 August 2020), this should be limited to 15 participants Jobcentre Plus sites courts and probation services civil registrations offices passport and visa services services provided to victims of crime waste or recycling centres getting an MOT Request an accessible format. PDF, 369KB, 26 pages Those who are campaigning for a specific outcome in elections or referendums can carry out door-to-door campaigning activity in accordance with guidance on elections and referendums during COVID-19.You can gather in larger groups or meet indoors for gatherings within criminal justice accommodation or immigration detention centres.If you break the rulesThe police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).You can be given a fixed penalty notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.You can be fined £800 if you go to a private indoor gathering such as a house party of over 15 people from outside your household, which will double for each repeat offence to a maximum level of £6,400.If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can fine you £10,000.Care home visitsYou should check the guidance on visiting care homes during COVID-19 to find out how visits should be conducted. Residents must follow the national restrictions if they are having a visit out of the care home.There is separate guidance for people in supported living.Staying away from home overnightYou can stay overnight in a campsite, caravan, boat, second home, or other self-contained accommodation. This should only be with your household or support bubble. You must not stay overnight with anyone not in your household or support bubble, unless a legal exemption applies.Self-contained holiday accommodation may reopen. This is accommodation in which facilities are restricted to exclusive use of a single household/support bubble. Such facilities include: theory tests motorcycle tests LGV driving tests car and trailer driving tests (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Bengali) Driving lessons and learning to driveDriving tests and driving lessons may resume. Further guidance on learning to drive during coronavirus is available.You will be able to restart: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Arabic) PDF, 9MB, 49 pages The following types of tests will restart: kitchens sleeping areas bathrooms indoor communal areas such as lounges, sitting areas and any lifts, staircases or internal corridors for entry and exit into the accommodation If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Shahmukhi) car driving lessons car and trailer driving lessons large goods vehicle (LGV) training driving instructor training visit someone who is dying visit someone in a care home (if permitted under care home guidance), hospital or hospice to accompany a family member or close friend to a medical appointment. to fulfil legal obligations to carry out activities related to buying, selling or moving house for the purpose of COVID-secure protests or picketing where the organiser has taken the required precautions, including completing a risk assessment where it is reasonably necessary to support voting in an election or referendum (such as vote counting or for legal observers). (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Farsi) nanny cleaner tradesperson social care worker providing support to children and families You must follow the social contact rules when travelling in private vehicles. This means you must not share enclosed private vehicles with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless an exemption exists, such as you are sharing the vehicle with someone working (e.g. a taxi). Where a vehicle is open air, you must follow the outdoor gathering limits.There is additional guidance on safer travel, including on the safe use of public transport.Travelling within the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Channel IslandsTravelling to EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel to England.You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel from before making arrangements to travel.Provided you are permitted to travel from another part of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), you may enter England and are not required to quarantine on arrival. If you do travel to England, you must follow the restrictions on what you can and cannot do.Travelling from EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel from England. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave England to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel.Travelling to or from Northern IrelandCurrently in Northern Ireland it is against the law to leave home without a reasonable excuse. Those arriving into Northern Ireland from another part of the Common Travel Area are asked to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. There are a number of exemptions to this request.Travelling to or from ScotlandNon-essential travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and the wider Common Travel Area, remains restricted. This means it is illegal to enter or leave Scotland unless you have a reasonable excuse. Travelling for a holiday is not a reasonable excuse. The guidance provides advice on reasonable excuses to travel to and from Scotland.Travelling to or from WalesThere are no restrictions in place for travel into or out of Wales as long as you are travelling within the UK or wider Common Travel Area (the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). Across the different parts of the Common Travel Area, there may be rules in place that restrict travel from Wales. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave Wales to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel. The guidance provides advice on travelling to and from Wales.International travelTravelling internationally from EnglandYou can only travel internationally from England where you have a reasonable excuse to leave the UK, such as work. International holidays are not permitted.Some jobs qualify for exemptions for certain travel related requirements, such as self isolation and testing. See guidance on which jobs and circumstances qualify for travel exemptions.If you do need to travel overseas (and have a reasonable excuse to do so), you are required to complete a mandatory outbound ‘Declaration to Travel’ form unless an exemption applies to you. You must state your reasons for travel on the form before leaving the UK.You should also consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting. You should look at the rules in place at your destination and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice. You should do this even if you are returning to a place you’ve visited before.Travelling to England from outside the UKAll visitors to England are subject to the coronavirus restriction rules.People planning to travel to England should follow the guidance on entering the UK. Before travelling to the UK, you must complete a passenger locator form and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, unless you are exempt.All arrivals will need to take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining. Arrivals must book a travel test package. See the guidance on how to quarantine when you arrive in England.You cannot travel to the UK if you’ve visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days, unless you’re: quarantine for 10 days in a managed quarantine hotel take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantining, the tests are included in the hotel package follow the guidance on this page PDF, 282KB, 33 pages PDF, 346KB, 32 pages The NHS continues to carry out urgent and non-urgent services safely. It is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and gets help.The majority of public services will continue. These include: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Polish) Elite sportspeopleElite sportspeople (or those on an official elite sports pathway) can meet in larger groups or meet indoors to compete and train. They can be joined by their coaches if necessary, or their parents and guardians if they’re under 18.Funerals and linked commemorative eventsFunerals are allowed with limits on attendance, and must only take place in COVID-secure venues or in public outdoor places. The venue manager or event organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment.Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people and may take place indoors. Linked religious or belief-based commemorative events, such as wakes, stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance.Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is guidance for arranging or going to a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic.Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptionsNo more than 15 people (of any age) can be at a wedding, civil partnership ceremony or reception. Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is further guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.Places of worshipYou can go to places of worship for a service. When a service is taking place indoors you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. You should maintain social distancing at all times, staying 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble.When a service is taking place outdoors, you must not mingle in groups larger than 6, except for groups from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible). You should maintain strict social distancing from other groups and households at all times.You should follow the national guidance on the safe use of places of worship.Volunteering and charitable servicesYou can gather above the limit of 6 people or 2 households, or gather indoors, where this is reasonably necessary in order to provide voluntary or charitable services.You should follow the guidance on Volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19).Other circumstances where you can gather in groups of more than six people or two householdsMaternityYou can be indoors with someone who is giving birth or receiving treatment in hospital. You should check the relevant hospital’s visiting policies. There is further NHS guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus.Avoiding injury or harmYou can gather in larger groups or indoors to provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape a risk of harm (including domestic abuse).Compassionate visitsYou can gather in larger groups or indoors, with people outside your household or support bubble, to: PDF, 373KB, 36 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Slovak) PDF, 300KB, 36 pages PDF, 328KB, 29 pages Further guidance on hotels and other guest accommodation is available for self-contained holiday accommodation that is able to reopen.A full list of reasons can be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in England.Travelling within EnglandYou should continue to minimise the amount you travel where possible. This means you should avoid making unnecessary trips and combine trips where possible.If you need to travel: PDF, 328KB, 32 pages a British national an Irish national anyone with residence rights in the UK PDF, 348KB, 36 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Somali) If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. You can also provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people inside someone’s home, where necessary. However, you must only meet indoors or in a larger group where it is reasonably necessary to provide care or assistance. This means you cannot meet socially indoors with someone who is vulnerable unless they are in your household or support bubble, or another exemption applies.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times. There is further guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.Support groupsSupport groups that have to be delivered in person can continue with up to 15 participants where officially organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support. Support groups must be organised by a business, charity or public body and must not take place in a private home or garden. All participants should maintain social distancing. Examples of support groups include those that provide support to: in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6) in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Urdu) PDF, 262KB, 32 pageslast_img read more

VIDEO: British Baker visits Dublin

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first_imgBritish Baker’s multimedia reporter, Bronya Smolen, took a trip to Dublin to see just what the Irish bakeries are up to.She visited The Bretzel Bakery in Lennox St, and toured around the city to see what other bakery delights Dublin had to offer, to find that there is a lot more to indulge in than a traditional Irish soda bread. Get some Irish inspiration for your own bakery, or watch for a taste of Ireland.last_img