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Non-essential UK Businesses and Premises Must Now Shut – Clarifying “Essential”?

On 23 March, the UK government announced the closure of a range of business and other premises, largely those whose business involved interaction with the general public. The Guidance issued by government explaining the effect of the decision included a detailed list of businesses which had to close, but also included the sentence – since … Continue Reading

COVID-19: Italy ratchets up

What has changed? Up to now, European Governments have followed an approach to tackling Coronavirus based on three main elements:  closing down the main public interactions (retail, hospitality, sports) except those necessary for food and healthcare;  encouraging/requiring people to work remotely where they can, and to stay away from work if not essential;  and social … Continue Reading