What did the lockdown rules say when Dominic Cummings travelled to Durham?

Some of his choices were not specifically permitted, and it appears that he did not fully explore the alternatives, as was required.

50 French schools have closed due to coronavirus cases, but it is likely these infections happened before schools reopened

It is still too early to know the effect of school openings will have on coronavirus cases in France.

It’s likely that over 100,000 people have entered the UK since the lockdown began

Government estimates on arrivals are opaque, but recent figures suggest 100,000 is an underestimate.

This viral UK Facebook post claiming 31 million job losses probably refers to the USA

A viral post shared by a UK Facebook user claims 31 million people have lost jobs in the last five weeks. This isn’t correct for the UK.

German police cannot vaccinate people by force

A post on Facebook wrongly claims that German police can come into homes and forcibly vaccinate people.

The 1918 pandemic did have a deadly second wave, but not due to quarantine being lifted

The 1918 outbreak is considered one of the most deadly pandemics in history.

This photo of Brighton was taken during the coronavirus lockdown

Metadata from the photo showed it was taken when social distancing rules were in place.

Claims about who’s paid by the state aren’t very meaningful

People can be supported by the state in lots of ways, by employment, benefits or pensions.

Lockdown rules mean you can’t meet someone from another household if you’ve got your child with you

We’ve been asked whether parents can meet people from other households with their child. This is not currently allowed.

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