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13 January 2021

Do you need to carry proof if you’re exempt from wearing a mask?

The government says you don’t need to carry proof by law but the police union says you might need to show it to avoid a fine.

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Do you need to carry proof if you’re exempt from wearing a mask?
18 December 2020

Can we believe the lockdown sceptics?

Evidence does not support the theories of sceptics like Peter Hitchens, Ivor Cummins and Mike Yeadon

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Can we believe the lockdown sceptics?
15 December 2020

Why are people not self-isolating?

Sir Keir Starmer and other Labour MPs claim that people are breaking the rules because they cannot afford to follow them, but this is not what the evidence says

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Why are people not self-isolating?
7 December 2020

The new vaccination card is not a ‘Covid passport’

It is a vaccine record card with appointment details, but no secure identifying information

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The new vaccination card is not a ‘Covid passport’
16 October 2020

Contact tracing has not stopped in schools

Single Covid-19 cases in educational settings are being traced centrally, instead of by local teams

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Contact tracing has not stopped in schools
16 October 2020

What do lockdown restrictions mean for relationships around the UK?

Readers have asked Full Fact to explain how lockdown rules impact their relationships.

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What do lockdown restrictions mean for relationships around the UK?
5 October 2020

Boris Johnson makes an error about quarantine payments

It is £500 for the whole period of self-isolation, not £500 per week.

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Boris Johnson makes an error about quarantine payments
29 September 2020

What is the guidance on face masks?

Full Fact takes a look at the rules on wearing face coverings.

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What is the guidance on face masks?
24 September 2020

This is what the guidelines are for social distancing in parliament.

The guidance includes a maximum number of people in the chamber and remote voting.

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This is what the guidelines are for social distancing in parliament.
17 September 2020

There’s no connection between new biometrics legislation and Covid-19 tests

This legislation is to do with biometric data that is of interest to national security.

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There’s no connection between new biometrics legislation and Covid-19 tests

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