Live coronavirus updates as tough new measures come into force

Tough new restrictions come into force in the UK today to limit the spread of Covid-19.

From today, pubs, bars and restaurants can only offer table service and leisure and tourism businesses all have to close between 10pm and 5am.

The measures are being tightened as coronavirus infections rise with dozens of new cases being recorded in Derbyshire in the last 24 hours.

The restrictions come as concerns grow over the spread of misinformation about the virus.

A new study shows that a fifth of people in the UK say they are unlikely to get a coronavirus vaccine if one is approved.

Three-quarters (78%) of 17,500 adults surveyed by University College London (UCL) researchers said they would be “likely” to get vaccinated, with 49% saying they were “very likely” to do so.

But 22% said this was unlikely, and one in 10 said this was “very unlikely”, with factors including worries about unforeseen effects, preferences for natural immunity, concerns about commercial profiteering, and mistrust of vaccine benefits.

Meanwhile, a string of tougher coronavirus measures will come into force from today.

Pubs, bars and restaurants must now offer table service only and hospitality, leisure, entertainment and tourism businesses all have to close between 10pm and 5am.

People working in retail, travelling in taxis, and staff and customers in indoor hospitality, except while seated at a table to eat or drink, must wear face coverings.

Follow our coronavirus updates throughout the day below.


Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News