New Zealand’s free quarantine accommodation status up for debate as NSW begins charging

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‘Our Irish island is the last stop before America’ – BBC News

A couple from Dublin has left city life behind to take up residence on one of Ireland’s most remote Islands. The Great Blasket Island is off the cost of County Kerry and is the most westerly point in Europe. In recent years a number of the houses have been restored and tourists have been welcomed … Read more ‘Our Irish island is the last stop before America’ – BBC News

Welsh first minister: ‘Wales is open’ for tourists

Wales is today welcoming the reopening of self contained accommodation, after the first minister Mark Drakeford dropped the ‘stay local’ rule on Monday. It means people in Wales can now travel unlimited distances from their homes, and can once again book holidays across the country. Get the latest coronavirus travel headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/11/travel-news-tui-cover-costs-catch-coronavirus-holiday/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV … Read more Welsh first minister: ‘Wales is open’ for tourists

Chancellor unveils £30 billion “Plan for Jobs” as mass unemployment looms – BBC News

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £30 billion spending programme, in the face of mass unemployment and a prolonged economic crisis following the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement to the House of Commons Mr Sunak revealed a series of measures: – Firms will be paid a thousand pounds for each employee brought back from … Read more Chancellor unveils £30 billion “Plan for Jobs” as mass unemployment looms – BBC News

BREAKING: VAT cuts for restaurants, hotels and attractions

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has cut VAT on food, accommodation and attractions by 15% to get people back onto the High Street and back on holiday in a bid to restart the economy. The Chancellor said: “All these and more will see VAT reduced, from next Wednesday until January 12th, from 20% to 5%.” Read … Read more BREAKING: VAT cuts for restaurants, hotels and attractions

Western Australia seeks cap on international arrivals into state | ABC News

The WA Premier says he’s asked the Federal Government to place a limit on the number of flights arriving into the state from overseas. Mark McGowan says he’s also ordered the drafting of legislation that would require anyone returning from overseas to pay for their own time in hotel accommodation. And Mr McGowan has also … Read more Western Australia seeks cap on international arrivals into state | ABC News

Germany imposes localised lockdown to stem slaughterhouse outbreak

Germany has reimposed lockdown measures for 360,000 people in a region of western Germany following a Covid-19 outbreak linked to a slaughterhouse. FRANCE 24 correspondent Nick Spicer says the measures will last at least one week, with police deployed to guard the employees’ accommodation. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Germany imposes localised lockdown to stem slaughterhouse outbreak

Boris Johnson eases lockdown with pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers set to reopen

Boris Johnson has revealed the biggest return of freedoms since lockdown began in March, announcing plans to open up major parts of the hospitality and leisure industry for the first time in more than 15 weeks. Pubs, restaurants, cafes and other hospitality have been given the green light to reopen, as well as cinemas, museums … Read more Boris Johnson eases lockdown with pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers set to reopen

Coronavirus: Opening a Restaurant During a Pandemic?

Hong Kong’s Crown Super Deluxe has opened its doors during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new Japanese teppanyaki grill restaurant, in the centrally located bar district, saw most of its seats filled after the government eased social-distancing restrictions and moved the city another step closer to normality. “On the one hand, we don’t have people coming … Read more Coronavirus: Opening a Restaurant During a Pandemic?

Coronavirus: UK emergency housing funding running out

The number of Britons sleeping on the streets fell dramatically during the coronavirus lockdown. Most towns and cities found accommodation for them. But there is concern the housing funding will dry up as emergency restrictions are lifted. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from Brighton on England’s south coast. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Coronavirus: UK emergency housing funding running out

Workers from Pacific Islands paying hundreds for cramped quarters in regional Australia | ABC News

The Pacific Labour Scheme offers workers from island nations a chance to earn a decent living in Australia, but some participants say high accommodation costs and other deductions during the pandemic shutdown is drastically affecting that. The company which employs the workers has announced an investigation into employee conditions. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-11/pacific-island-scheme-wages-deducted-high-rent-inverell/12336278 For more … Read more Workers from Pacific Islands paying hundreds for cramped quarters in regional Australia | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday June 1 | ABC News

Much of Australia is moving forward with the relaxation of restrictions today. In this update: 0:06 – In New South Wales non-essential regional travel is now allowed and up to fifty customers can be served at restaurants, cafes and pubs. 0:13 – Victoria is permitting up to 20 people in venues and the same limit … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday June 1 | ABC News

Video purports to show leak onboard HMS Prince of Wales

The Royal Navy has launched an investigation following a leak aboard HMS Prince of Wales, its £3 billion aircraft carrier, while it was docked at a naval base. Video published on Facebook showed water pouring through the ceiling into an accommodation area of the 65,000-tonne warship. The leak is understood to have taken place on … Read more Video purports to show leak onboard HMS Prince of Wales

How some businesses have experienced a boom despite the coronavirus pandemic | ABC News

The economic outlook for Australia is looking grim against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. The Reserve Bank says we’re heading for a recession with the economy to shrink by 10 per cent by July. Almost 1 million Australians have lost their jobs during the outbreak with accommodation, food services, arts and recreation sectors hardest … Read more How some businesses have experienced a boom despite the coronavirus pandemic | ABC News

Canberra’s $130 million school excursion industry comes to a grinding halt amid COVID-19 | ABC News

Canberra’s $130 million school excursion industry has come to a grinding halt with COVID-19 restrictions putting the plans of thousands of students on hold. For nearly two months, accommodation providers and tour operators have been without their primary customers. National institutions that normally host thousands of students are finding new ways to connect online, but … Read more Canberra’s $130 million school excursion industry comes to a grinding halt amid COVID-19 | ABC News