Boris Johnson announces national lockdown

first_img“Our scientists have confirmed that this new variant is between 50-70% more transmissible”, Boris said in his announcement. He further went on to state that hospitals have fallen under more pressure in the last week than since the start of the pandemic, with England alone seeing almost 27,000 hospital admissions – 40% higher than the first peak in April. Image Credit:  Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street. Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. “Stay at Home” is once again the primary message from the government, and the new rules are expected to become law from Wednesday morning, although the public has been urged to follow them immediately. Those who shielded in the first lockdown have been instructed to do so again. Students who do not study these courses should expect their teaching to be online until at least mid-February. Colleges are responding with confusion to the announcement, with many urging students not to return until the University has created a more coherent policy. St Hilda’s told its students that “the government made it clear that tougher restrictions will be announced soon” with expectations of more guidance from the University this week and that “teaching will remain online for much of this term”. Boris Johnson has just announced another national lockdown, justifying the changes in government policy due to the transmission rate of the new strand. To shop for essentialsWork (if you cannot work from home)To seek medical assistanceTo avoid injury, illness or risk of harmcenter_img Boris Johnson did not specifically mention universities in his announcement; however, the guidelines published on the government website state that students who are undertaking the following courses should return to face to face learning as planned: The government have announced primary, secondary schools and colleges must move to online teaching with exceptions for students of healthcare workers and vulnerable children. Boris Johnson acknowledged in light of this news, GCSE and A-Level exams will not be able to continue as normal. Information will follow from the Education Secretary regarding alternative arrangements. Leaving home is acceptable in the following cases: There is further detail in a government document accessible here. Medicine and dentistrySubjects allied to medicine/healthVeterinary scienceEducation (initial teacher training)Social workCourses which require Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) assessments that cannot be rescheduledlast_img read more

Uncover Hidden Treasures on Thursday at Historical Museum

first_imgHidden treasures from the Ocean City Historical Museum will be on display during a special presentation in the Thursday Night Series at 7 p.m. Aug. 14.So, exactly what is hidden in the Ocean City Historical Museum?The Curatorial Committee unlocks secrets at the next installment of the Ocean City Historical Museum Thursday Night Series at 7 p.m. August 14. The lecture is free and open to the public.Some of the collection is obvious — the Grace Kelly dress, parts of the old Boardwalk, Sindia memorabilia, living-room furniture from the Lake Brothers. But hidden in the Museum’s vaults are unexpected items — a shaving set from over a hundred years ago, outfits from days of unusual modesty, arguments over land development, wartime support in this City, a unique dollhouse, an old fire alarm, and many other treasures — perhaps from parents and grandparents of current-day residents and tourists.The Curatorial Committee treats these commonplace items with special respect, because of their age and because they represent the past for our City. Committee members include Carol Dotts, Dr. Steve Gring, Jeff McGranahan (Museum Executive Director), and Margaret Schock.  They handle the collection with white gloves (literally) and a keen sense of history that shines through in their presentation.Ocean City Historical Museum has an extensive collection of memorabilia from residences and businesses in Ocean City, dating from the first regular vacationers tenting at the “Camp Meeting” to the present busy and extensive properties.last_img read more