good morning — welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today: a bail—out for the arts — theatres, music venues and museums are to get £1.5 billion pounds of support. big changes on the way in scotland, wales and northern ireland as lockdown restrictions are eased — we'll have all the details and it was a big weekend for pubs and restaurants in england as they welcomed back customers — but there's a warning that more support is needed if they are to survive long term. lewis hamilton says he was silenced in speaking out about racismand regrets not taking action sooner as he's joined by several f1 drivers in taking a knee ahead
of the seasons first race. today we're looking at a mixture of cool conditions, breezy as well and sunshine and showers. most of them will be on the north and east. all the details that 27 minutes past. it's mondayjuly 6. our top story. the uk's struggling arts venues are to receive a support package worth more than £1.5 billion. it comes after many theatres, museums and other cultural organisations had warned that they were on the verge of going bankrupt. our arts editor will gompertz has more. theatres, music venues, cinemas and museums across the country have been brought to their knees by the covid—19 pandemic, with many saying they will be bankrupt within weeks without emergency government support. that arrived today with the culture secretary announcing a £1.57 billion rescue package
for the culture and heritage sector. we are extremely happy, but all i will say is that until we know what the future looks like for the performing arts, it will still always be a bandage on a wound of unspecified scale. the announcement has been warmly welcomed by many arts leaders, who say they can now see a way for their organisations to survive — at least until spring. of the total amount, £270 million have been made available as loans, with the rest coming in the form of grants. all those communities and those vital social hubs have now got something to at least tide them over while they think of what is next. there are no guarantees, of course. my next follow—up question would be how do you plan to spend that cash, that emergency lifeline, to ensure that people will still be able to come and visit these vital venues? as ever, the devil is likely
to be in the detail. the government has not specified how the money will be divided, and nor how the application process will work. there are likely to be many winners, but the money has come too late for some venues that have already been forced to close, while others only cling on to the hope of a post—pandemic return. will gompertz, bbc news. lockdown restrictions are being eased in scotland, wales and northern ireland today. outdoor pubs, restaurants and cafes are allowed to open again in scotland. in wales, the 5—mile travel restriction is being lifted. and in northern ireland nail bars, beauty salons and tattoo parlours can all reopen. our correspondentjohn mcmanus has the details. sohoin soho in central london on saturday night. party—goers enjoy the return of pubs and bars but there was virtually no sign of the social distancing measures the government
had insisted should be followed. elsewhere across england, it seems the reopening of bars went off mostly trouble—free. the one high—profile police officer said that drunk people can't or won't practice social distancing and that may become a problem is more venues reopen. let's go! in wales, the first ministerjoined in the celebrations for the 72nd birthday of the nhs on sunday evening. he's urged visitors to the country to behave safely and respect fully as some welsh restrictions come to an end today. the bar on people travelling more than five miles has been lifted and outdoor attractions can also reopen. the tourist sector may welcome more guests from july i! if conditions are right. now though, bars and remain closed. i, how are you. good to see. in scotland though beer gardens and pavement base will
welcome back customers from later today although they won't be able to go inside until at leastjuly 15. at a rooftop bar in edinburgh, first minister nicola sturgeon saw for herself how venues will try to keep customers and staff safe. as in england, bargo is will have to leave the contact details in case they need to be traced. everyone has a pa rt need to be traced. everyone has a part to play. we've all got a personal responsibility right now to keep ourselves safe and protected others and ultimately to save lives so others and ultimately to save lives so each of us as an individual citizen, from washing our hands to public transport, wearing face covering, make sure you want in crowded laces, comply with test and protect, all of that is really important. northern ireland reopened its hospitality industry on friday. today, hairdressers, barbers, beauty pa rlou rs today, hairdressers, barbers, beauty parlours and nail salons will follow suit. it's a welcome mood. exact move. an analysis by the stormont
government saysjob move. an analysis by the stormont government says job losses caused by the pandemic could match those of the pandemic could match those of the 1980s. the pandemic could match those of the 19805. it's the pandemic could match those of the 1980s. it's something that all parts of the uk are desperate to avoid. john mcmanus, bbc news. the government is announcing extra funding to provide 30,000 new traineeships in england. 0ur political correspondent, nick eardley, is in westminster this morning. nick, this is part of the government's atempts to deal with the economic fallout from coronavirus announcements on that and what is going to have on bars and cinemas. you heard that the years about the future of jobs after you heard that the years about the future ofjobs after the crisis and i think that's going to be front and centre. if we have from the chancellor on wednesday, when he unveils the economic package and the political ideas we heard from the prime minister last week so one of the things we are going to hear a lot about is apprenticeships. government is going to throw £110 million at creating 30,000 apprenticeships for young people 18-24. in
apprenticeships for young people 18—24. in england, that's because there are real fears 18—24. in england, that's because there are realfears in government that young people in particular will bea that young people in particular will be a adversely affected by the economic slowdown that we are seeing already emerging at the moment. added to the mix all the money for struggling sectors on wednesday is going to be a big day forgetting some idea of what the next few months are going to look like. nick, thank you very much. we will talk to various people about that. delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could lead to thousands of excess deaths in the uk within a year, according to new research. scientists have examined data from eight hospital trusts which suggests millions of routine appointments have been missed and many urgent treatments delayed or cancelled. lauren moss has been looking at the data. it's in my lung, it's in my liver, it's in my brain. kelly smith was diagnosed with bowel cancer three
yea rs diagnosed with bowel cancer three years ago when she was 28. the mum of one underwent surgery and cou ntless of one underwent surgery and countless treatments. then on the 23rd of march, the day uk went into lockdown, treatment was paused following concerns that chemotherapy could make some patients more vulnerable to covid 19. could make some patients more vulnerable to covid19. kelly could make some patients more vulnerable to covid 19. kelly told the bbc‘s panorama the decision letter in full for the future. terrified, absolutely terrified. i don't want to die. i feel like i've got so much more to do but yeah, terrified. ellie's helped went downhill during lock down. ten days after speaking to the bbc, she died. —— kelly. after speaking to the bbc, she died. -- kelly. nothing -- nothing can prepare you for the vacuum that is left when you lose a child. it cannot be filled. we have some saving graces in the fact that kelly left behind fantastic little boy,
finlay, so every time we see him we are reminded of her time but yeah, it's not just me, are reminded of her time but yeah, it's notjust me, it's my wife, it's kelly's sisterjess as well, it's auntie ‘s, uncles, grandparents. we all feel that loss. debra james as incurable bowel cancer. the treatment has continued. she's been investigating the disruption to cancer care. covid-19 has taken up all the headlines but ultimately you cannot have a collateral from covid that costs more lives. this programme was personal for me. that costs more lives. this programme was personalfor me. i've heard too many stories about treatment being stopped, about the impact that it's had and we now have to talk about it. panorama has been shown research suggesting that delays and interruptions could lead to thousands of additional debts. certain treatments have continued at cancer hubs away from covid patients and some nightingale hospitals are
now being used to clear the testing backlog. i think all we can do is our best to try and get the service running again, to get the diagnosis going, get the treatments going again. the full consequences decisions made during the pandemic are yet to be revealed. the impact of those involved on their families will be built for a long time to come. we will talk about that later. you saw debra james in that report. she will be our guest at 8:10am. thousands of people applauded the nhs once again to mark the health service's 72nd birthday yesterday. the prime ministerjoined in the tribute as staff gathered outside hospitals to join in the celebrations which were inspired by the weekly claps for carers which took place during the height of the pandemic. it is hoped the anniversary applause will become an annual tradition. let's take a look at today's front pages. the show will go on —
that's the headline on the front of today's metro as it reports on the £1.57 billion funding boost the government has announced for the arts industry. the main image is of a spitfire flying overhead with a thank you message for the nhs on its 72nd birthday. the guardian also reports on the support package being offered for struggling theatres, museums and music venues. the playwright james graham tells the paper the money appeared to be more than most people in the arts dared dream of. meanwhile, the times reports that the treasury is planning a stamp duty holiday, meaning most homebuyers will be exempt from paying the tax. chancellor rishi sunak will reveal the details behind the plans this week. and as outdoor cafes and bars prepare to reopen in scotland today, the scotsman leads on first minister nicola sturgeon's plea to drink alcohol safely.
did you go to the pub? i didn't. did you go to the pub? i didn'tlj went to a cinema which was really lovely. we watched hamilton on disney+ with the kids. i've seen it in that theatre. we had to stop it and explain the historical significance but they loved it. the money given to things like theatres and cinemas, we will be talking about that a bit later. we heard about that a bit later. we heard about so many people involved in the a rts about so many people involved in the arts saying there are very real difficulties that some debtors will have to close. we talked about rubbish last week. i want to show this picture. we had so many m essa g es this picture. we had so many messages about it but it's notjust the human impact of leaving rubbish around. this is the danger it poses to animals as well. cows nosing around rubbish from overflowing things. this is in cambridge yesterday. apparently less than a
mile from where another cow had died after suffocating on a plastic carrier bag. it's really distressing when you see those pictures. people leaving rubbish all over the place. they put it near the bin but take it home. a good headline in the mirror. macro believe it? do you know how much it takes to run for president? £500 million. he has £1 billion a p pa re ntly £500 million. he has £1 billion apparently but support from elon musk for kanye west and kim kardashian, his wife who would be the first lady is tweeted the american flag. his odds are 50 to one. he was always planning to run for president in 202a. his already missed the deadline certain states.
but he can get his name down and most of them. it would be entertaining, wouldn't it? yes. this is from the times. we are going to be allowed to go on holiday. to places like spain for example. but they are looking at what is happening in spain and more than a quarter of million people are under indefinite lockdown again, in spain, in galicia and north—west, shutting towns and villages in the remote coastal region of a marina. sending 70,000 people back into quarantine following a spike in cases. it became the first spanish region to remove restrictions. if you are planning to go on holiday, the best thing to do is to find out exactly what is going on in the area you are planning to go to. we spoke to someone planning to go to. we spoke to someone involved in tourism in portugal, they said there are far
fewer debts and covid cases than the uk. a lot of people went back to charge for the first time yesterday. this is a church service in darlington. 0bviously this is a church service in darlington. obviously you can't sing at the moment but these people can come and sing in our cars so they are requesting songs and hymns to sing and this is a minister at the front leaving the service and you've got, you consider the bottom, if you can get in, this is a wedding inside a church. 0ur sheffield church has had all sorts this week as people cram them in. when i think they were meant to have 200 guests and instead they went down to about 25. but still able to get married. i think most people are thought of planning to have a get—together later on. once things have eased. 0ne later on. once things have eased. one final one, code. have a look. this is not the actual toad but this isa this is not the actual toad but this
is a toad in a bag of bananas in asda. where did it come from? colombia? hang on a second, bear with me... colombia, all the way to south wales, making a 5000 mile trip, now in a... in the zoo? a full haven, there is a name for it, give mea haven, there is a name for it, give me a second. it has gone to a nice place. to be looked after. and they have ordered crickets to make sure that the toad has food. it survived the journey! it went into hibernation. people in england enjoyed their first night out after three months of lockdown this weekend. , you might think that the uk isn't the most obvious place to hold drive—in events but this summer, you could be enjoying the latest —— you might think that the uk isn't the most obvious place to hold drive—in events but this summer, you could be enjoying the latest film or concert from your front seat. these open—air experiences have been popping up across the uk in recent months, as an alternative to indoor venues. 0ur reporter frankie mccamley
has been taking a look. it would be forgiven for thinking this is your average car park filling up. it is a car park but no—one needs to leave their vehicles. in fact, they are here to watch a film. today it is a latin. each car is given a sound box and an allocated space and instead of heading to the popcorn bag full counter to get a pop in and sweets, come to you toad hi! hello! why come here instead of your local cinema? there are three of us, his brother and his sister and their families there are three of us, his brother and his sister and theirfamilies in their own cars so it is an outing, really, for all of us to spend time together and, yeah, and we would not be able to do this in a cinema because it is shh! don't talk! so we are altogether and it is new and different. what do you think of the set up with the speaker in the and...? amazing, she couldn't understand how we were going to watch a movie in the daytime but the whole set up is amazing and we are planning to come back again. these drive—in cinemas are popping up all over the country and this weekend
was the first weekend you could come and enjoy your favourite film from the comfort of your own car. but if you're happy to part with 80 quid or you're happy to part with 80 quid or you're a lucky competition winner, you're a lucky competition winner, you could be watching the film from the back of one of these, with some bubbles and a box full of snacks. in order to keep his business running during the coronavirus pandemic, george ward realised he had to make some changes. after 12 years of doing outdoor cinema, we suddenly moved to drive—in because of the situation we found ourselves in —— wood. but his social distance cinema is the way forward right now and in your car is the safest way to do it, we feel. it seems really american, doesn't it? this does not feel like a british thing to do. it is true, eve ryo ne a british thing to do. it is true, everyone imagines drive—in cinemas is nostalgic, americana, 1950s, grease, so we infusing that with up to date technology. really enjoyed it and singing along and we have to,
to aladdin, don't you? it was huge one of the huge screen, all the way over here, it is crazy! you were singing along, won't you?” over here, it is crazy! you were singing along, won't you? i wasn't. you were too busy eating popcorn!m was hard to see because a lot of big ca rs was hard to see because a lot of big cars in the way and it is quite a small screen and a bright day... so you will be coming back?|j small screen and a bright day... so you will be coming back? i would like to. in shropshire, and almost surreal scene at this driving concert. static cars instead of the usual dancing, singing and cheering. between the vehicles, though, there are some pockets of normality. yeah, are some pockets of normality. yeah, a bit ofa are some pockets of normality. yeah, a bit of a fun thing to do. and it is not just a bit of a fun thing to do. and it is notjust the audience finding things a bit strange. it is probably one of the weirdest gigs i have done! usually we're used to a crowd jumping up and down and going so you had to work twice as hard but, no, loved it, no, this is good, it is the new norm. as the uk slowly comes
out of lockdown for the concerts and events a re out of lockdown for the concerts and events are being announced with social distancing at the forefront of organisers's mines. avaline 90s during the country with a series gigs this summer. —— beverly knight is touring the country. wendy opportunity came to take part in live music and live performance, it was curtailed absolutely everywhere with no sign of anything coming back anytime soon, and i thought i'm going to take the chance and do this. you know, money for my band, myself and for lots of other people who will be taking part. do you think this pandemic has reshaped the music industry? do you think it is going to change the music industry for ever? in order to survive the music industry, theatre, all aspects of live performance, has to adapt.
all—weather. and that is terrifying because the very nature of live performance is that you cannot easily socially distance ——or wither. i don't know how we move forward but we have to find a way. it isa forward but we have to find a way. it is a dilemma faced by so many across the entertainment industry. with no clear answers yet. 0ne across the entertainment industry. with no clear answers yet. one thing thatis with no clear answers yet. one thing that is certain, the performances we do see this summer i going to look and feel like no other. frankie mccamley, bbc news. i kind of got my head around going toa i kind of got my head around going to a cinema in my car but going to gigs as well? there are so many things we have to do differently. you need a roof thingy. what, a convertible? i cannot remember what it is called. what is the thing in the top of your car called? sunroof! it is still very early! wake up! people in england enjoyed their first night out after three months of lockdown this weekend.
many pubs and restaurants opened up their doors, but how did it go? sean is at a pub in stockport for us this morning. good morning, sean. morning to you. it is starting to rain a little bit here this morning but the advantages for the big pubs with the big parasols is even with the distancing measures, they can still look to cope with all of that and it was a nice is here over the weekend but you are looking at some of the statistics compared to last year and last weekend you can see what the changes have been so across high streets in england, where obviously a lot of pubs and barbers were opening over the weekend for the first time, 30% more shoppers come sunday on saturday 20% more, on sunday on saturday 20% more, on sunday 30% more people hitting those high streets at that point then compared to last year still way down. and then you look generally are businesses right across the country, all of those pubs, restau ra nts, nig htclu bs, nearly country, all of those pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, nearly one third of those still not open at the weekend so there is a lot of ground
to be made up there. when you look at revenue over the whole year, more than £70 billion is reckoned to have been lost, that is a lot of money, employing a lot of people across the country, and therefore that is why the industry, even with the opening at the weekend and that was good news for a lot of landlords and punters around the country, 300,000 or morejobs could punters around the country, 300,000 or more jobs could still be lost in the industry. now we caught up with a few people at a pub over in salford and there was a wide range of views about how they felt the weekend went for them. of views about how they felt the weekend went for themlj of views about how they felt the weekend went for them. i knew that it was going to be out of lockdown today so i booked the whole weekend off work because i am going to the pub and! off work because i am going to the pub and i will be there all weekend andlam, pub and i will be there all weekend and i am, iwas pub and i will be there all weekend and i am, i was here saturday and i am here sunday. i will probably be back tomorrow! because i can! it sounds a bit bleak saying it but enjoy it while it lasts sort of thing because you never know what is around the corner so it is like everyone is getting in this weekend yet. it is a welcome change, isn't it, after three months of being locked up at home! i can't quite bring myself to go inside and sit
down. i'm just a little bit worried about going inside. but sitting outside and plenty of fresh air blowing around, i feel quite confident and it's so nice tojust relax with people around. we are ready to go out but we don't want to go out on a saturday night where it is jam—packed, we will give go out on a saturday night where it isjam—packed, we will give it a bit of time but our kids are a bit different, you know? they are, they cannot wait to get out so they are raring to go but for us and for our friends, this is just raring to go but for us and for our friends, this isjust perfect. for us friends, this isjust perfect. for us right now. yeah, i mean it is great to finally have a point from the pub so yeah, cheers. so there you go, that is some happy customers there and i have here with me hugh who is the landlord of the elizabethan. we had customers there, how was it for you, in charge, the run—up to saturday and then the doors opening? a stressful week to be honest with you, a lot of planning in back of house and head office trying to get things done and health and safety is our concern for our customers but when we opened on saturday morning it was fantastic, we had a great response all weekend.
people think it is magic to come back out of the house pubs and support local businesses. a lot of the things that you learn? 's ability to change, we have so many rules and regulations now in place from the government which we have implemented and people were happy to go along with us. the weather was a bit better over the weekend. it was! but you have an advantage of parasols and things like that but also if you are relying on a beer garden and you have to be social distancing and the weather turns, how much do you think what happened at the weekend is sustainable over the weeks and months for you? we we re the weeks and months for you? we were lucky with the rain that we got in this part of the country was at 11 o'clock on saturday and we had no rain for the saturday or the sunday so rain for the saturday or the sunday so obviously it is going to be another challenge for us and it is difficult to try and book an outside area without anybody coming in on social distancing so it is keeping customers informed, there is going to bea customers informed, there is going to be a gap and we will not let them inside unless i have booked. now you have numbers on how many people are
able to get through compared to a normal busy saturday evening and so how was that? it has been good and if anything it is easier to plan because you know what is coming so our numbers are down about 40% with social distancing but we know during the course of the day that people are coming in and it is easier to manage. and do you have the same number of staff coming in even though you have said...? it is number of staff coming in even though you have said. . . ? it is more labour—intensive doing floor service inside and out but we have always done it inside but the beer garden brings a different challenge. done it inside but the beer garden brings a different challengem villa but does not quite up if you have what it customers but... while it is what we have to do and like the government we change every day and every week and hopefully the laws will change next week again and we might see a little bit more easing but that is all if it is managed properly. fingers crossed that the weather is... well, that is in the lap of the gods, really. ecu are used to handle that. we're used to handling that. we are speaking out are the boss of the brewery, a little bit later, who has has a whole range of pubs right across the
country because there are calls from the industry this morning for more support the chancellor is going to be talking on wednesday of course, a big statement, a raft of announcements of some spending might well be and where some raising cash may well come from. a lot of stuff to be discussed but the industry here, at least they were open at the weekend in pubs and restaurants in england. three, thank you, it does look miserable there this morning. and it is such an important time of year, we were talking about it throughout the morning, miserable there but pretty gusty out and about yesterday as well, pretty much everywhere, anywhere in the uk but look at this. watch the tree. passers—by had a very lucky escape when this tree was blown over by the wind in west london. my my god! thankfully the person who walked under the tree got away and this was captured on someone's dashcam. watch it again. carol, it was very windy in places yesterday and that is an indication that you have to have your wits about you. you most certainly do and that is a
spectacular picture and it was not just in london, across the uk it was gusty and a tree down in huddersfield in west yorkshire, again taken from yesterday, gusts one of the 40—50 miles an hour, more than that if you were a bit higher up. the other thing of course is the trees are in full leaf at the moment i believe that are acting like sales. today it is still going to be pretty breezy, just not as breezy as it was yesterday. and we're looking at sunshine and showers and a lot of those in the north the east. you can see why, this weather front is just affecting the north and east. yesterday's low pressure pulled off to scandinavia but we still have guitar strings of isobars close together, meaning that it is going together, meaning that it is going to bea together, meaning that it is going to be a breezy day. we have seen seanin to be a breezy day. we have seen sean in the show was in stockport and we have got showers across parts of england and wales, many will ease, and at the same time showers in northern ireland and scotland and still breezy and later on more rain coming in with gusty winds across the far north of scotland. these
black circles indicate a kind of gusts you can expect but they are gusts you can expect but they are gusts so they will vary. temperature—wise, living in the north to 21 and as we slip further south it will feel cooler, especially if you are exposed to the wind and also in the showers but there will be also some fun trying to look forward to. through this evening and overnight many of the showers will tend to ease. this weather front across the north of scotla nd weather front across the north of scotland sinks down into the north highlands. by the end of the night, we are seeing the cloud build across northern ireland and then the arrival of some rain is a new weather front comes our way. temperature—wise, call in the north and a clear skies there, cloud further south, it will be comparatively milder. then as we move from tuesday into wednesday, this is this area of low pressure coming our way. with that, attendant fronts. high pressure clinging on and look at the spacing on the isobars. when you see them but widely apart, it means we're not going to have any problems with
wind. certainly not as breezy yesterday! here comes the weather front, bringing rain in across the central swathes of the uk. still, there is a little bit of uncertainty as to how far north it will get. absent into southern scotland. a half—hour us off it perhaps down towards the m4 corridor —— perhaps how far south it will go. something drier and brighter behind, showers in the north with highs as push further south of 21. dan and lou. we will see throughout the morning, carol. windy weekend for many people. hello — this is breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. we'll bring you all the latest news and sport in a moment, but also on breakfast this morning. clapped and cheered out of hospital by his friends and colleagues. we'll catch up with the nurse who spent nine weeks being treated
for coronavirus at the hospital he works at. she had us lunging and stretching through the early days of lockdown — the green goddess willjoin us just before 8:00 to tell us what she's been up to since. # we'll meet again... and katherinejenkins has kept herself busy, and fans entertained throughout the pandemic with weekly online performances — we'll speak to katherine about how she's adapted to life during lockdown. first, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. cultural institutions such as independent cinemas, art galleries and live music venues are to receive a £1.5 billion support package from the government. the money, which will be in the form of emergency grants and loans, comes after some theatres have had to close their doors, because of lockdown,
making hundreds of staff redundant. lockdown restrictions are being eased in scotland, wales and northern ireland today. 0utdoor pubs, restaurants and cafes are allowed to open again in scotland. in wales the five mile travel restriction is being lifted. and in northern ireland nail bars, beauty salons and tattoo parlours can all reopen. there could be thousands of excess deaths in the uk this year, because of a delay to cancer diagnosis and treatment during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research. scientists have examined data from eight hospital trusts and found gp referrals for cancer tests are still down by almost half. nhs england says it's working fast to put services back together and increase capacity to where it needs to be by the end of the year. thousands of people applauded the nhs once again to mark the health service's 72nd birthday yesterday. the prime minister joined in the tribute as staff gathered outside hospitals tojoin in the celebrations
which were inspired by the weekly clap 4 carers which took place during the height of the pandemic. it is hoped the anniversary applause will become an annual tradition. wait for the spitfire, there you go. if you missed it, it said "thank you, and hs on the side. you will know that this is now our time for our daily appointment with a gp. this morning we're joined by dr amir khan, who's in leeds. great to see you, as ever. we've seen great to see you, as ever. we've seen lots of easing of restrictions particularly in england, pubs and cinemas. what do you think of the way people have reacted?” cinemas. what do you think of the way people have reacted? i think it's important for people to be able to go out and i can understand the frustration with the lockdown on the need for people to go out and kind of do what they would normally do on the weekends. it's all about keeping it in check. i saw pictures over the
weekend of crowded streets, on the saturday night, crowded beer gardens and we know when people do have a drink, social distancing goes out the window and that is a concern. got lessons to learn. areas such as leicester have not come out of lot spikes can occur. people have to be careful. as a clinician, i'm concerned we might get spikes here or there. i work in west yorkshire and that is one of the areas we need to keep an eye on. i understand both sides. as a clinician, it does concern me when i sides. as a clinician, it does concern me when i see sides. as a clinician, it does concern me when i see large groups of people not social distancing. you talk about where you are. we've seen what's gone on investor. have you noticed that more people are getting coronavirus symptoms. what does it look like from a gp's point of view? from that point of view, it's not that we are seeing a large number of
new cases, we are seeing that we are seeing a large number of new cases, we are seeing the number not dropping in keeping with the rest of the country and that's what we're keeping an eye on. where i work in bradford, it has a similar demographic to leicester. we know there are people living in multigenerational houses. people have key worker roles saw a lot of us have key worker roles saw a lot of us work on the nhs in transport, the kind of thing. bringing it home to multigenerational housing. that plays a factor in these kind of numbers. there are so many changes at the moment. and what's really key is you need to know what's going on. for example, a shielded guidelines changing? this is in england. what is your advice to people? what is changing? people who have been shielding in england are able to go out in small groups provide the social distance. what i would say is similarto social distance. what i would say is similar to what i said before
really. it's a big leap going from shielding to being able to go out and that can be overwhelming for people. if you are feeling anxious and worried about it, do talk about it, either to yourfriend or perhaps the gp if you have anxiety. that's affecting the way you're feeling. takeit affecting the way you're feeling. take it in small steps. you don't have to go out, you don't have to go out for a big long walk, just a couple of minutes on the doorstep, and that's enough for the first day. if you do have friends who will accompany you, make sure you do stay that distance away and talk to them about how you are feeling but really, don't feel the pressure, just because you can doesn't mean you have to. people are genuinely anxious, is that your impression? there is a lot of anxiety. we've gone from being an lockdown to slowly slowly easing to more and more things happening but when you've been shielding, you haven't
had an easing of the lockdown. you've gone from not being able to leave your house to be highly vulnerable and see people with similar conditions do use suffer really serious complications to being told now you can go out. and that's juxtaposed between how you are feeling in the pictures you see on the media in terms of crowded areas and streets so it's really difficult for these people. talk to us difficult for these people. talk to us about your surgery. will things change in the future? we know lots more video calls, video appointments being made. what's going to change? you been using video calls, telephone surgeries. we are starting to introduce routine things back in so to introduce routine things back in so annual blood checks for things like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, every surgery will be different. the future of practice
will be different to what we knew. a lot more virtual working, a lot more on line access for patients so whereas before you might have had to look for an appointment which might be difficult we had to up for an appointment. there will be many more options for patients, we see doctor on line. it's going to be more widespread across the country. so hopefully better for patients and forgps, it hopefully better for patients and for gps, it will improve access to our services. thank you very much indeed for that. we talked about the differences in england with shielding so in england, people have been asked to continue to shield until the 31st of july. been asked to continue to shield until the 31st ofjuly. in wales, people have been asked to shield until the 16th of august and in scotland, until the 31st ofjuly in northern ireland, people have been advised to shield. as i say, it's best to check wherever you are.
that's something we're looking at this morning as well. lots to cram in. sally is here. a pretty powerful protest in formula 1 over the weekend. after leading formula 0ne's show of support to the black lives matter movement at the weekend, lewis hamilton's revealed he regrets not speaking out sooner about racism, adding that he was warned against doing several years ago. the six time world champion and several drivers took the knee ahead of the season opening race in austria as f1 returned — in a very different way, as ben croucher explains. since formula 1 last turn a wheel in angen since formula 1 last turn a wheel in anger, much as changed. from covid—19 and global efforts to tackle racism, sport is not immune. it's only black driver, lewis hamilton, was front and centre is 1a of the 20 drivers took a knee before the start of the austrian grand
prix. he said today was an important moment for me: to that end, if one has invested nearly £1 million in the newly found diversity foundation, and me to eliminate barriers to entry across motorsport. hamilton ‘s mercedes team has painted their cars black in support of the black lives matter movement. helmets on a duck racing after eight months away, it was a difficult return for lewis hamilton. this tangle saw him panelized. mclaren stormed around the final lap for a main podium. while that like much on sunday looked very different, the first international sport to return post lockdown showed just how it can drive bigger issues to a rider audience. —— wider audience. well, british f3 driver emaan ahmed was racing in austria this weekend and joins us live now.
thank you very much for talking to us thank you very much for talking to us early. how strange was it getting back to racing? we all carried on as normal. we just had to face masks and keep them distancing. it's not that early for me. we had to be at the paddock usually 630 every morning. it's pretty normal. it's been fantastic. the actions have still been really, really good. and especially the last half has been really good. are you surprised by what was hamilton set on the weekend? i mean, i wasn't what was hamilton set on the weekend? i mean, iwasn't that surprised. in motorsport, it's
definitely a sport that hasn't been the most diverse sport in the world. it can be better. a good friend of mine, alex alban, he has now left one from thailand but other than lewis hamilton, i can name a few indian drivers. there has never been much diversity in the sport, not only with the drivers but within teams. the engineers, mechanics, tea m teams. the engineers, mechanics, team bosses and i think it will be good to see some more diversity in formula 1 because it attracts a lot more people to watch the sport. as lewis did when he first came into the sport back into thousand seven. sorry to interrupt you, do you see yourself as an emerging role model? looking at what's happened to you over the past few years, how your pa rents over the past few years, how your pa re nts ha d over the past few years, how your parents had to work really hard and raise the money to get you and keep you in the sport, do you see something in yourself going forward
where you could be a role model for other drivers coming through? well, potentially. first i need to get to formula 1 and formula two as well next year. i would assume so, just like our lewis and ashley became a role model for all of us. maybe that could be the case. first of all i need to get there first. and is it true that you raced at the same track as lewis growing up?” true that you raced at the same track as lewis growing up? i started ata track as lewis growing up? i started at a track in hertfordshire. that's also where lewis started as well. thank you so much and best of luck with the rest of the races. liverpool bossjurgen klopp has told his players to not focus on breaking records as the premier league champions made it 17 home wins from 17 and in doing so, added to aston villa's relegation fears. they won 2—0 at anfield — sadio mane with liverpool's opener. two more wins will match a 128—year—old record of winning every home league game.
and 12 more points from the 15 left would beat manchester city's record of 100 points in a season. stand by for this as former champions manchester city lost for the ninth time this season. southampton's che adams with his first goal for the club — as they won 1—0. it's city's 3rd away defeat in a row. the games at newcastle and burnley ended in draws. i don't know if you've noticed this but since the premier league restart, it's been so difficult to predict results, hasn't it? everything a bit topsy—turvy and all on its head. great to watch. thank you very much indeed. passengers entering england from dozens of countries will no longer have to quarantine from the 10th of july. however, portugal is one of the countries that isn't on the list. the government says the decision is based on scientific assessments, but the portuguese foreign minister
has described it as absurd. we can speak to portugal's tourism board president, luis araujo. he is in lisbon for us. good morning and thank you for being on the programme. can i first of all start with your reaction, when you hurt the quarantine list from the uk and portugal was not on it, what did you think? -- portugal was not on it, what did you think? —— when you heard? portugal was not on it, what did you think? -- when you heard? morning everyone, good morning dan and louise. it was surprise and shock and then disappointment. the response with the pandemic here in portugal was and is exceptional. good control health measures, timely measures, a population that complies with the regulations. massive testing. we were quite surprised with the decision. i do not know if you know but how housing minister here christopher pincher was talking the other weekend and saying that portugal is an ally and friend and the government is using scientific
assessment so given what you have told us about the amount of testing going on in portugal, and the comparatively small amount of deaths from covid—19 in portugal, what do you make of those comments from the housing minister? well we know the situation here in portugal and sometimes what we see is that the reality is completely different from the decision, what the —— what the decision portrays. we are one of the smaller countries in europe, we tested more than 1.2 million test in portugal, more than 10% of the population. that is a strategy that has been followed by the government and the institutions to track as many situations and as many cases as possible and we want to fight this together. this is the way to fight. we think it is not a matter ofjust focusing on one item or one statistic. you have to see the overall picture of the situation inside the country and the overall picture is excellent. everything is working smoothly. hospitals have
almost 60% capacity. so everything is moving very smoothly and the situation is completely different from what this decision portrays, for sure. give us an idea, because i was looking at online traffic and because portugal is not on the list, there has been a reduction in the number of people looking to go to portugal from the uk so how hard is the tourism industry been hit in portugal? well terribly, terribly hard. ithink portugal? well terribly, terribly hard. i think it has been hit everywhere around the world. have to see that the uk represents 20% our tourists so it is really important tourists so it is really important to us, especially to the algarve and especially this time of year. we have been doing a very big effort to recover, especially with connectivity, and i have to tell you we still have roughly 2000 flights for the next two months, four months from portugal, especially to madeira
and the algarve which other two biggest destinations, and it has been quite a shock to hear this because everyone has been preparing itself very heavily to not only welcomed the british tourists and we welcomed the british tourists and we welcome everyone, especially the brits, but to welcome them with safety a nd brits, but to welcome them with safety and with very strict protocols with regards to safety and hygiene so it has been a shock, the longest alliance in the world, two countries that are friends, countries that are friends, countries that are friends, countries that have a community of citizens living in both countries. we have thousands of british people living in portugal, especially in the algarve stop thousands that have their own businesses here. so it is a difficult decision and a very tough decision also for the uk economy. you have to see that lots of travel agents will suffer because they are used to selling portugal at this time of year. are you still
having conversations with the uk government, and what have you been told in your response to not being on that list? i think the ministry of foreign affairs are having those conversations and on our case, our role is building trust to citizens and to consumers, building trust and telling them with all confidence that there is no country more transparent than portugal in what covid says in respect. we have been showcasing and showing all of our data since day one and every day we send the numbers and we issue the numbers daily of what is happening in portugal. we are prepared. we have more than 20,000 establishments prepared to welcome anyone. we think that this will pass, of course, but i think we still have to see the connection between the two countries and the proximity between the two countries. luis araujo, good to talk to you this morning. thank you for your time. thank you,
to you this morning. thank you for yourtime. thank you, dan. as we've been hearing this morning, theatres, music venues and galleries in the uk are to receive £1.5 billion from the government to help save the arts industry from job losses and closures. the announcement comes as many venues across the country have begun to lay off hundreds of staff. 0ur arts correspondent david sillito has this report. lockdown may be easing in some areas but theatreland is still a ghost town. theatres and music venues were already laying off hundreds of workers. to understand the problem, i went to kingston's rose theatre. the issue is social distancing. even
if they could open, the audiences would be two small. we cannot make a theatre work with a 30% full auditorium, it is not possible. for most drama it is completely impossible because drama relies on romance and conflict and choruses and singing together, all of the things that make theatre theatre are impossible to do if your performers are staying one metre apart. some are staying one metre apart. some are hoping they mightjust make it work. mousetrap has played non—stop for 68 in london. until coronavirus. we are very lucky, with a show where we are on stage, the eight actors can perform the show without being within one metre of one another. think that is very unusual in the theatre. 0ur economic model enables us theatre. 0ur economic model enables us to be able to perform for a shortish period of time with a limited audience. here is the new socially distanced seating plan, less tha n socially distanced seating plan, less than half the normal capacity and on stage, they are lucky. the
small cast means they can keep their distance both on stage... it is quite nice because you can see the marks here, little acts there and another 12 metres apart. and with minor adjustments... another 12 metres apart. and with minoradjustments... backstage. so this is your wind machine? if i was an actor i would have to walk past as you were operating it. in future? wind would move behind but the great thing about the wind machine is it works on an audio queue so when you hear the door latch, then know that the door is open to the person who is doing the wind machine doesn't necessarily need to see the person who is doing the door latch so they do not need to be in view of one another. but this is very much the exception. most venues doubt they will be able to open before next year and even then, you cannot
really have a socially distanced mosh pit. today's announcement of government support is hugely welcome but these are places that depend on crowds and close communal experiences. and while the virus is still with us, they are going to struggle. david sillito, bbc news. we are talking to 0liver down the culture secretary about that £1.5 billion arts funding, some grants, some loans, still many questions about where the money is spent on who exactly will get it. and cannot save all of those theatres? lucy powell from the shadow business consumers minister will be with us as well. millions of us gathered to cla p as well. millions of us gathered to clap the nhs yesterday. this was pa rt clap the nhs yesterday. this was part of a weekend of anniversary events to show appreciation for the work of healthcare staff at a time of challenges, unprecedented in its history. mark easton has this
report. this evening, the nation came together in gratitude. 0n pavements and doorsteps, mighty and humble, to say thank you to the nhs and all of those who do their bit to save lives during the pandemic. the hope is that everyjuly five, the health services birthday, the country will find a moment to remember britain's key workers, embedding what began as a social media post into the national calendar. what we have proven is that we can be there for each other in the last month, whether it is volunteering and looking out for one another, so if we can hold onto that we arejust stronger as another, so if we can hold onto that we are just stronger as a nation to go through any crisis that we are going to face. this afternoon, a spitfire took to the skies over east anglia to tip it swings above the region's hospital, a message of thanks painted on its underside. it also flew over the cambridgeshire village of whitford to acknowledge the efforts of local women who spent lockdown sewing scrubs for doctors and nurses. we have brought everyone
out who has been making the scrubs and we are really excited and honoured to see them, see them flying over. as the nhs celebrates its 72nd birthday, this is a moment not only for the country to record gratitude for the nhs but i think for all of us in the nhs to say thank you to everybody who has helped us help you. last night, public landmarks were eliminated in the blue of the nhs, including windsor castle, where the queen is in residence. the prince of wales paid his own personal tribute to health workers. remarkably softness, doctors, paramedics and colours of the staff of —— selflessness. i have made the staff of —— selflessness. i have ma d e costly the staff of —— selflessness. i have made costly sacrifices to provide treatment and in tribute to them, we have come together as a nation to thank them for their skill, professionalism and dedication.
after this evening's clapped, the country was invited to share a copper or a glass with the neighbours for hope the community spirit which terminated during the lockdown can be nourished for challenges to come —— cuppa. mark easton, bbc news. there is lots of different things going on in different parts of the uk with the restrictions, lockdown restrictions, being changed. today for example in scotland, the gardens and parks are opening and we have a lovely photograph to show you. here's a lovely shot of falkland palace in fife this morning. doesn't that look nice? absolutely stunning, actually. from this morning the gardens will be open so you have an opportunity if you live near there to go. meantime, whether there looks gorgeous, carole, so what about anyone else and look at this fantastic picture of the moon! absolutely right, a beautiful picture of the moon sent in by one of our weather watchers in gwinnett. it is the full moon, so—called because the male deer loses its
a ntlers because the male deer loses its antlers and they start to regrow again during july —— gwynedd. it is also called a fund moon because of all the thunderstorms we get during the summer, especially for example june— july. asked what i'm told there were good views ofjupiter and saturn and if you have any photographs you wish to share, we would love to see them, please. thank you! what we have today is a mixture of weather, not quite as windy as it was yesterday, sunshine and showers and a lot of them will be in the north and east of the country. here we have a weather front slipping southwards. the low pressure that brought all of the windy weather yesterday has pushed away but you can see all of the isobars close together, telling you it is still going to be a pretty breezy day, was not quite as breezy as it was yesterday. we also have showers, showers across parts of england, wales, ireland, scotland, many easing as we go through the day. as we head through the afternoon, a weather front will start to show its hand across the northern isles. that will introduce
some rain and gusty winds. these other wind gusts you can expect generally but of course, they will go generally but of course, they will 9° up generally but of course, they will go up and down as you would expect anyway. temperature—wise we're looking at 11 in the north to about in the south so feeling call if you are exposed to the breeze. heading on through the applicant overnight, showers will fade, the weather front sinks a bit further south, preceded by showers eventually across parts of scotland, a few into north—west england but by the end of the night will have a new weather front coming in from the atlantic, introducing thicker cloud and some rain into northern ireland. cool in the north where we have some clear skies, comparatively milder as we push further south with temperatures remaining in double figures. tuesday, this is the culprit bringing the rain by the end of the night, moving eastward, high pressure just clinging on for some. things are still fairly settled in some southern areas. is this weather front comes in across northern ireland it will bring rain and the
rain is going to sweep across central areas but still a level of doubt as to howjust how far north it will get, it could get into southern scotland, or how far south, it could get towards the m4 corridor, but the channel islands will have a fine day with a lot of sunshine and the far north of scotland, peppering of showers but some sunshine for you and the wind will not be a feature. temperatures ten in the north, 21 as we slipped down towards the south. then from tuesday into wednesday the system pushes steadily across the uk but we have this drill in front which will bring some rain into the south. the headlines are next.
good morning — welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. the 7am headlines today: a bail—out for the arts — theatres, music venues and museums are to get £1.5 billion of support. big changes in scotland, wales and northern ireland as lockdown restrictions are eased — we'll have all the details. lewis hamilton says he was silenced in speaking out about racism and regrets not taking action sooner as he's joined by several f1 drivers in taking a knee at the seasons first race. it's mondayjuly 6. our top story: the uk's struggling arts venues are to receive a support package worth more than £1.5 billion. it comes after many theatres,
museums and other cultural organisations had warned that they were on the verge of going bankrupt. 0ur arts editor, will gompertz, has more. theatres, music venues, cinemas and museums across the country have been brought to their knees by the covid—19 pandemic, with many saying they will be bankrupt within weeks without emergency government support. that arrived today with the culture secretary announcing the culture secretary, announcing a £1.57 billion rescue package for the culture and heritage sector. we wished it would come sonner but that does not mean we aren't extremely happy, but all i will say is that until we know what the future looks like for the performing arts, it will still always be a bandage on a wound of unspecified scale. the announcement has been warmly welcomed by many arts leaders, who say they can now see a way
for their organisations to survive — at least until the spring. of the total amount, £270 million have been made available as loans, with the rest, the vast majority, coming in the form of grants. all those communities, those regional vital social hubs have now at least got something to at least tide them over while they think of what is next. there are no guarantees, of course. my big next follow—up question would be, how do you plan to spend that cash, that emergency lifeline, to ensure that people still will be able to come and visit these vital venues? as ever, the devil is likely to be in the detail. the government has not specified how the money will be divided, and nor how the application process will work. there are likely to be many winners, but the money has come too late for some venues that have already been forced to close, while others only just clinging on to the hope of a post—pandemic return. will gompertz, bbc news. lockdown restrictions
are being eased in scotland, wales and northern ireland today. beer gardens and pavement cafes are allowed to open again in scotland. in wales the 5—mile travel restriction is being lifted. and in northern ireland nail bars, beauty salons and tattoo parlours can all reopen. 0ur correspondentjohn mcmanus has the details. soho in central london on saturday night. party—goers enjoy the return of pubs and bars but there was virtually no sign of the social distancing measures the government had insisted should be followed. elsewhere across england, it seems the reopening of bars went off mostly trouble—free. but one high—profile police officer said that drunk people can't or won't practice social distancing and that may become a problem as more venues reopen. yeah, let's go! in wales, the first minister, mark drakeford, joined in the celebrations for the 72nd birthday of the nhs on sunday evening.
he's urged visitors to the country to behave safely and respectfully as some welsh restrictions come to an end today. the bar on people travelling more than 5 miles has been lifted, and outdoor attractions can also reopen. the tourist sector may welcome more guests from july 11 if conditions are right. now, though, bars and remain closed. hi, how are you. good to see you. in scotland, though, beer gardens and pavement cafes will welcome back customers from today, although they won't be able to go inside until at leastjuly 15. at a rooftop bar in edinburgh, first minister nicola sturgeon saw for herself how venues will try to keep customers and staff safe. as in england, bar—goers will have to leave their contact details in case they need to be traced. everyone has a part to play. we've all got a personal responsibility right now to keep ourselves safe and to protect others and ultimately to save lives
and so each of us as an individual citizen, from washing our hands to in a shop or public transport, wearing face covering, make sure you are not getting into crowded places, complying with test and protect, all of that is really important. northern ireland reopened its hospitality industry on friday. today, hairdressers, barbers, beauty parlours and nail salons will follow suit. it's a welcome move. an analysis by the stormont government says job losses caused by the pandemic could match those of the 1980s. it's something that all parts of the uk are desperate to avoid. john mcmanus, bbc news. the government is announcing extra funding to provide 30,000 new traineeships in england. 0ur political correspondent nick eardley is in westminster this morning. nick, this is part of the government's atempts to deal with the economic fallout from coronavirus. this is part of that plan, to deal
with the economic fallout from coronavirus? it absolutely is and we will hear a lot this week about the government's plans to try and get the economy back on track, try and save jobs as we ease our way out of lockdown. the scheme you are talking about is a plan from the government to create 30,000 new trainees in england from september. that's about three times what the annual rate is at the moment. it's all because of this big fear in the treasury that young people are going to be among the worst affected by the economic downturn. they looked at the numbers, looked at the sectors and concluded they really need to do something to help young people get intojobs. something to help young people get into jobs. there's something to help young people get intojobs. there's a lot something to help young people get into jobs. there's a lot of other pressure on the government. we've seen pressure on the government. we've seen it over the arts set, money there today but there is a lot of suitable more money into things like high streets as well. labour today
are calling for £1.7 billion, this massive shortfall between what is needed and what's been promised already. we know that some sectors are saying they won't be able to keep staff once the furlough scheme ends, once thejob retention keep staff once the furlough scheme ends, once the job retention scheme ends, once the job retention scheme ends and before they can get back to normal so there's going to be a lot of questions the chancellor to a nswer of questions the chancellor to answer on wednesday when he speaks to mps about exactly what the is going to try and do to make sure there isn't that mass unemployment at some worried about. good to talk to you as ever. nick will be back with talking about what the culture secretary 0liver dowden has to say later this morning. delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could lead to thousands of excess deaths in the uk within a year, according to new research. scientists have examined data from eight hospital trusts which suggests millions of routine appointments have been missed and many urgent treatments delayed or cancelled. lauren moss has been
looking at the data. it's in my lung, it's in my liver, it's in my brain. kelly smith was diagnosed with bowel cancer three years ago when she was 28. the mum of one underwent surgery and countless treatments. then, on 23 march, the day uk went into lockdown, her treatment was paused following concerns that chemotherapy could make some patients more vulnerable to covid—19. kelly told bbc panorama the decision left her fearful of the future. terrified, absolutely terrified. i didn't want to die. i feel like i've got so much more to do, but yeah, terrified. kelly's health went downhill during lockdown. 10 days after speaking to the bbc, she died. nothing can prepare
you for the vacuum that is left when you lose a child. it cannot be filled. we have some saving graces in the fact that kelly left behind fantastic little boy, finley, so every time we see him we're reminded of her time, but yeah, it's notjust me, it's my wife, it's kelly's sisterjess as well, it's aunties, uncles, grandparents. we all feel that loss. deborah james has incurable bowel cancer. her treatment has continued. she's been investigating the disruption to cancer care. covid has taken up all the headlines but ultimately you cannot have a collateral from covid that costs even more lives. this programme is personalfor me. i've heard too many stories about treatment being stopped, about the impact that it's had, and we now have to talk about it.
panorama has been shown research suggesting that delays and interruptions could lead to thousands of additional deaths. certain treatments have continued at cancer hubs away from covid patients, and some nightingale hospitals are now being used to clear the testing backlog. i think all we can do is our best to try and get the service running again, to get the diagnosis going, get the treatments going again. the full consequence of decisions made during the pandemic are yet to be revealed. the impact on those involved, and their families, will be felt for a long time to come. lauren moss, bbc news. we've got more than that in about one hour. deborah james, we've got more than that in about one hour. deborahjames, who was presenting the panorama report will be here after eight o'clock. we are also talking about this government announcement that is going to pump £1.5 billion into the arts set.
the shadow business minister lucy powell can tell us more. shejoins us from south london. we've heard from so many different parts of the arts, theatres, music venues concerned about the future. is this going to be enough money? it's very welcome news indeed. we said when the government do the right thing, we will support them in doing that. i represent manchester central where i normally am, not just today and will gotta huge number, music venues. i know this will be an absolute lifeline to those institutions. the devil will be in the detail and hopefully the government will be able to get the money out of the door quickly enough. it's certainly very welcome news. what about getting them open? people still can't go to the theatre. i think that's what's becoming really clear now, today we are calling on the government to really get together this hospitality and high street fight what's
becoming clearer is that we're going to be be living alongside social distancing, living too many businesses and institutions. they won't be able to reopen if they are able to reopen, it will be on a much scaled back basis. these businesses that are most acutely affected by the coronavirus pandemic will need further support and they will need that support for longer. that's what we're calling on the government to do today, to save jobs and businesses. what do you mean by further support? do you mean investment? two things. firstly we are calling on the government to use some of the underspend in the cash grant scheme to redistribute that money which is about £1.7 billion, redistribute that money to local authorities with a lot more flexibility so that they can support those businesses in their area that have been most acutely affected, whether that is a b&b in blackpool or pubs, restaurants or music venues
in somewhere like manchester. because they are, many of them are unable to open beauty salons, gyms, swimming pools and so on, unable to open for longer and those that can be opened i having to do so on a much smaller scale with significantly reduced capacity in the second thing is, more flexibility and an extension to the furlough scheme, the job flexibility and an extension to the furlough scheme, thejob retention scheme because on the first of august, if all employers are having to contribute to that scheme, that is just to contribute to that scheme, that isjust going to to contribute to that scheme, that is just going to be a step too far, especially for those businesses which aren't able to reopen, or can only do it in a small way and that is what is behind the sort of last redundancies that we have started to see, many more thousands ofjob losses announced in the next few weeks unless the government takes action to do that now. you talk about extending furlough, who pays for that? the first thing to say is
thejob retention for that? the first thing to say is the job retention scream that was launched is designed to be just that, it's designed to be the job redundancy scheme. we all pay, society and the taxpayer all plays “ pays society and the taxpayer all plays —— pays a great deal more in the long run for mass unemployment and large—scale long run for mass unemployment and la rge—scale redundancies through increased benefits, payments and lost tax revenue and business is going bust. the best way to protect public finances is to ensure that every previously viable business can remain open, it doesn't go past and that we don't see the kind ofjob losses that we could see unless more support comes onstream so that's the very best way to ensure it. how would you pay for it? are you talking about an increase in tax, a
wealth tax? what are you talking about? we're talking about how we can protect the public finances by protecting jobs and businesses today. we will not know the full extent of the impact on the public finances for some time yet, nor will the government. when it comes to that point, which will be further down the road and we hope that when it comes to that point that the damage as they say on public finances can be minimised by keeping people in work now when it comes to that point we will be saying to the government, because it is the government, because it is the government who will be in charge at the time, that those are the broader shoulders should take the greater share of it, not what we saw after the last recession the conservative government which was the poorest in society bearing the greatest cost of austerity. we really do not want to see that going forward, if that is the case. lucy powell, thank you very much for that. we will speak to the secretary of state for digital
culture media and sport 0liver dowden in about 15 minutes' time. quarter past seven. people in all parts of the uk will see some easing of coronavirus restrictions from today, although some nations are continuing to emerge from the lockdown at a slower pace than others. we'lljoin our correspondent chris page in northern ireland in a moment but first, let's cross to our scotland correspondent alexandra mackenzie, who is at falkland palace and gardens, a national trust property in fife, for us this morning. it is looking magnificent! alexandra, what is changing there from today? morning! across scotland today, open air hospitality will be open, able to open up. but his pubs, cafes and restau ra nts to open up. but his pubs, cafes and restaurants that have open airspace. also the national trust for scotland will be opening up many of its gardens, like this one at falkland palace in fife. this was a royal
hunting lodge in the 1500s and i'm joined by the operations manager, wendy purvis. what have you been doing to make sure it is safe for people to come back today? what can they expect? we have over nine acres of gardens so plenty of space for visitors to spread out but we have had to work out what social distancing may look like so what is two metres looking like in our willow labyrinth and can people socially distant in there and sadly, it will not work out but we have lots of other spaces. we have things like all of our gates have been opened wide so people do not have to touch them to open, we have got a 1—way system going in the greenhouse which seems a bit crazy but it means that people do not need to cross each other in the greenhouse. and in the world tennis courts we have a one in, one out system, again so people can stay safe once they get into the beautiful gardens that we have here. just to sum up, what
concerns do you have about people who might not feel confident about coming to public spaces? we hope that people have been cooped up a quantum numberof that people have been cooped up a quantum number of months now wanting now to clean —— wanting now to come and enjoy these wide open spaces but we have to be mindful that falkland sits ina we have to be mindful that falkland sits in a village and it is part of a community and of course we need to be sure that our visitors will respect the fact that people live and work here too and it means our local businesses will hopefully benefit from the return of visitors we are just so grateful and pleased just to be able to open our gates to everyone so just to be able to open our gates to everyone so that they can enjoy these spaces again. so yeah, we have worked out two metres is about the width of two rakes which is great. we do hope that people are keen and they have plenty of space to stay safe. 0k, they have plenty of space to stay safe. ok, so some finishing touches will be taking place but everything is ready for this garden to open up in the next couple of hours. thank
you very much indeed and i know that dan has grass envy. it is so green and beautiful. i have become mildly obsessed with grass over the past couple of weeks! chris gets the best jobs. chris page is in a tattoo studio in belfast, which is opening for the first time in nearly four months. are you tempted ? are you tempted? i was thinking perhaps a bbc breakfast logo on my forearm may be appropriate, you never know, but this is another significant day for businesses in northern ireland, it will going back to work like beauticians, nail bars, spas, massage therapists and as you say tattoo parlours which is why i am here in india street tatou in south belfast, social distancing in place and i'm wearing a mask because staff and customers are critique perspex screens are up and the two metre rule is in place and i am pleased to say stencils and in the ready and craig is the owner with us with michael who is about to have the first two of the day so craig, what is it like to be open again?
very exciting to be back, looking forward to it, we have put time and effort into getting the shop ready with the screens and hand sanitisers and all of the things are in place to get started and we are excited to be back. it has the past 3.5 months been like? not easy. we have not been like? not easy. we have not been earning, a couple of issues as well with earning anything at all and now to be in a position where we can be back in ireland and get our customers back and back to normality is exciting now. we're really looking forward to it. hygiene is of course, given the nature of your work, something you are to anyway? in the tattoo business, people are not aware that we are used to dealing with cross contamination, wearing gloves, things like this, so now it isjust putting in the extra measures like social distancing, regular hand sanitising, washing, was kind of things but for us, it is just a few extra fat is now but we are ready to go. —— extra factors. the man who will benefit from your master craftsman chip is michael. you are a regular, what are your
thoughts on being back first there on the first day of business? great to be back and you can see the work that the guys have put into getting the shop ready and the guidelines and regulations that they have had to follow so i am happy to be back and it is nice to see craig back to work. yeah, just excited, this is the new normal now so we just kind of have to deal with it and yeah, just excited for the day and excited for going home and this is done. what design have you chosen? it is the rows of no man's land so craig suggested it to me, the symbolism of it, it hearkens back to sort of world war i, soldiers on the battlefield. and the nurses that came to tend to their wounds and things so it is kind of appropriate for the times we are in, you know? 0ur for the times we are in, you know? our support for the nhs and things like that. so, yeah, i our support for the nhs and things like that. so, yeah, lam our support for the nhs and things like that. so, yeah, i am excited to get it done today. absolutely. very
appropriate choice, given this is, we believe, the first post lockdown tattoo anywhere in the uk. we will let craig work along and pleased to say we will be back here after half past eight to see the result of his handiwork. excellent! we look forward to that! the first post lockdown tattoo on bbc breakfast. we are very busy! good morning. pubs and restaurants in england were allowed to open for the first time since march over the weekend. let's take a few minutes to reflect on how that went. steve cooper is an assistant chief constable at nottinghamshire police. he was on the beat in the centre of nottingham on saturday night. hopefully michael head willjoin us. he is a specialist in infectious diseases. steve, good morning. talk us through the weekend. what was it like? it was good! the vast majority of the public adhere to social distancing
guidance and certainly the licensees who we have been working with throughout the whole lockdown period ready for reopening behaved amazingly so it was a really successful weekend for us. there we re successful weekend for us. there were some public understand who had to close early. what was going on? very few decided to close early and we supported them in that decision. it was probably behaviour that before would have been annoying but as we are still in a bit of a pandemic, it became sort of unacceptable the people moving ta bles unacceptable the people moving tables around to try to have a dance and people putting their own music on so and people putting their own music on so the pubs took preventative work and actually closed with our support to make sure it did not get out of hand. were you concerned about what may have happened, steve? 0bviously about what may have happened, steve? obviously you are happy it was not an eventful weekend but were their concerns beforehand about what may have been seen over the weekend?” thinkjust like it is for the public, just like it is for the licensees, this was the first time this has ever happen so it was new to us we found our way through it, we had lots of plans and contingencies in place and
additional resources that we could flex around the whole of the city to deal with whatever came our way. we we re deal with whatever came our way. we were unsure what would happen but confident that our plans and confident that our plans and confident going forward. doesn't seem confident going forward. doesn't seem that everybody, you know, is aware of what they need to do and is making an effort to do that? yes, definitely, the pubs and clubs early in the night and throughout, they sort of dealt with it really well and put thought into how they can maintain their business safely within the new normal. 0bviously maintain their business safely within the new normal. obviously we had a few people who decided to go against that guidance and we encourage them and gave them advice and same with the licensees and the door staff, we work in partnership with them and keep a very safe night—time economy. with them and keep a very safe night-time economy. the weather a lwa ys night-time economy. the weather always makes a big difference with stuff like this and carol has been telling us it was a blustery weekend and a bit rainy in quite a few places. do you think that a sunny saturday would have been different? i think the weather does play a part when it is really hot you have a lot more people out on the streets but
what we tended to see this time is that once people found the pub or the restaurant they were going to they tended to sort of stay there and stay put and a beasley for the fear of moving on and not getting a table at the next one so the footfall across the county had diminished quite a lot so it would have made a difference but not significantly. when you see pictures for example and i am sure you have seen for example and i am sure you have seen them of a street in soho where people seemed to be very close together, what do you make of that and how will you police that, actually? i mean, we get times where people start to not adhere to social distancing and i think it is a huge amount of personal responsibility on every individual but this is not really for us to enforce, this is for people to do their best and try to get the pandemic over with as quickly as possible. it is about engaging with people, working with the licensees, making sure people understand why we are asking them to keep two metres apart and it is for their own safety and adhering to their own safety and adhering to their rules. stay with us, we will bring in michael head who is a global health research are based at the university of southampton. i am
not sure what you heard from steve there, talking about the situation in nottingham, but louise asked him about what we saw particularly in soho over the weekend. what was your take, given your background and your research and some of the scenes you saw, and were there any concerns for some of the arc of social distancing that was in place, in some areas, over the weekend? good morning. i did hear the previous conversation andi did hear the previous conversation and i think we saw most people on the whole were adhering to social distance guidelines and they are keeping their distance and it is one of the key main ways of not spreading the virus. in the uk at the moment there are still 3000— 4000 cases every day so things like adhering to social distancing will be very important as we go forward. just looking, you know, it is clear from what you have been saying that this is perhaps a small minority of people who may not be adhering to social distancing rules. how much difference can michael, a small minority make to, for example, impact on infection rates? at the
moment in the uk, most new infections are in institutions like ca re infections are in institutions like care homes or hospitals or those processing plants we have been hearing about in the last couple of weeks and it is key that we do not see too much community transmission, which we don't have at the minute. if there are lots of middle —— lots of people making contact with each other than it does run the risk of starting upa other than it does run the risk of starting up a community transmission and heading towards winter we particularly do not want a second wave is the health service has become particularly stretched. and steve, i do not know if you have next weekend off but seeing what you saw over the weekend, might you be tempted to go out with your mates or yourfamily, at tempted to go out with your mates or your family, at a safe distance, next weekend in nottingham or somewhere else? yeah, i mean, i feel perfectly confident going to most of the venues that we have in the city and the county. i have got next weekend off, i have not decided what i will do yet but i am very confident going into nottinghamshire. steve cooper from nottinghamshire. steve cooper from nottingham police and michael head, thank you indeed. i am glad we got michael in the end there. good to
speak to steve cooper who is busy over the weekend. the weather in fife looked absolutely fabulous this morning. carol has the details for all of us about what is going on and this looks lovely as well. good morning. louise is right, a beautiful start of the day and as we go through the day it is not going to be as windy as i was over the weekend. still breezy and you will still notice it but sunshine and showers through the afternoon, the heaviest will be in the north and east, particularly in a line from yorkshire towards norfolk where they could also be thundery. what is happening today is we have got high pressure just across a happening today is we have got high pressure just across a sure happening today is we have got high pressure just across a sure the touch, the low pressure at the weekend is moving away but we still have a lot of isobars across the chart and later, a weather front things south across the north of scotland. we have at 9am is a mixture of sunshine and showers across scotland. breezy as well, coming in from the north—west. the same for northern ireland and northern england, sunshine and showers under north—westerly breeze and infact showers under north—westerly breeze and in fact for the rest of england
and in fact for the rest of england and wales, it is the same, sunshine and wales, it is the same, sunshine and showers. and the north—westerly breeze. if you are in the breeze, it will feel quite cool, notjust this morning but through the day. many of the showers will ease through the afternoon but do not forget we have afternoon but do not forget we have a convergence line from yorkshire towards norfolk where we could see some heavy and potentially thundery showers. and then the weather front across the north of scotland introduces some rain and also the risk of gusts up to about 40 miles an hour. temperature—wise, 11 in the north to 21 in the south. through this evening and overnight, a few more showers developing across parts of scotland, north—west england, northern ireland. the weatherfront will sink south out of the northern isles across the north highlands and by the end of the night, we'll have this new front coming in from the atlantic, introducing thicker cloud and also some rain. cool in the north and in the south. tomorrow, we pick up the band of rain and it will be putting steadily eastward. through the course of the day. still
some uncertainty as to how far north it is going to get, maybe as far north as southern scotland, or it could get as far south as the m4 corridor. we will keep you posted. in current thinking this is what we think, in the south of southern coastal counties, the channel islands, you will see the best of the sunshine and in the fawn —— far north in the highlands, a mix of sunshine and showers. temperature is disappointing for this stage in july, 10—21. during wednesday, the whole system pushes into the north sea but we have a trailing front across southern counties of england. that means we're going to have thicker cloud here and some rain, some at times swinging in across south wales. the midlands seen some showers in northern england as well, scotla nd showers in northern england as well, scotland as well, northern ireland, you are not immune but generally speaking, north of the weather front it is going to be drier and brighter with temperatures 12— 20 degrees. 0n thursday we still have the remnants of that front across the south. producing all of this cloud in
southern england, south wales, the channel islands. here too will see a few showers. north of that, drier and brighter, some sunny skies and temperatures 13—21. so you will not be sunbathing all day in this kind of weather! not that you should anyway, dan and lou. you are quite right on all fronts, carol. thank you. just tiny you are right on all fronts. i'm certainly not sunbathing it 90 degrees. it's got to be 24, andi it 90 degrees. it's got to be 24, and i get the shorts on. falkland palace. it looks absolutely glorious. talking about slight changes to lockdown restrictions on all the nations of the uk if you wa nted all the nations of the uk if you wanted to know a bit of information about this. if you're a fan of tv series 0utlander, some of that was filmed in the markets they are just outside the palace. and it's also loved by mary queen of scots. and
another fun fact, it has bitten's old est another fun fact, it has bitten's oldest surviving tennis court. i don't know what state it is in but it's lovely i am sure. national trust scotland's parks and gardens opened to the public today and that's why we are there. theatres, museums and galleries across the uk package for the arts sector worth more than one and a half billion pounds, the government has announced. hundreds of staff have been made redundant. lockdown restrictions are being eased across countries. beer gardens and pavement cafe is related to open. in wales, 5— mile travel restriction is being lifted and in
northern ireland, nail bars and beauty salons and tattoo parlours can open. the first post lockdown tattoo will open as well. there could be thousands of excess deaths in the uk this year, because of a delay to cancer diagnosis and treatment during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research. scientists have examined data from eight hospital trusts and found gp referrals for cancer tests are still down by almost half. nhs england says it's working fast to put services back together and increase capacity to where it needs to be by the end of the year. thousands of people applauded the nhs once again to mark the health service's 72nd birthday yesterday. the prime minister joined in the tribute as staff gathered outside hospitals tojoin in the celebrations which were inspired by the weekly clap 4 carers which took place during the height of the pandemic. it is hoped the anniversary applause will become an annual tradition.
passengers entering england will know that longer have to quarantine from the 10th ofjuly but portugal is not on the list. the government here says it's based on scientific assessments. portugal's tourism board president told us he fears for his country's economy. it has been quite a shock. two countries that are friends. countries that have a community of citizens living in both countries. we have thousands of british people living in portugal, especially in the algarve. also for the uk economy. a lot of tour agents will suffer. you are right up today with the news. things getting a bit
back to normal. as the f1 season got underway 16 weeks later than planned — lewis hamilton's revealed he regrets not speaking out sooner about racism adding that he was warned against doing several years ago. the 6—time world champion was joined by 13 other drivers in taking a knee in support of the black lives matter movement before the austrian grand prix. six remained standing. earlier i spoke to british f3 driver enaam ahmed who believes the sport still has lots of work to do to improve diversity. 0ther other than lewis and a few other indian drivers, there has not been much diversity in the sport but also within teams, our engineers, mechanics and team bosses, it will be good to see some more diversity
in formula 1. when it first came into the sport. as for the race itself, hamilton initially finished second — behind mercedes team mate valterri bottas. however — this collision with alex albon meant he was given a five second penalty. that allowed fellow british driver lando norris to snatch a first ever top three finish with the fastest lap of the race on the last lap. iam super i am super stoked to be on the podium in the first place. to be able to hug a few more people. i'm just so happy. you never know what can happen in formula 1. well done, lando, great to see. back to you. theatres, museums and galleries across the uk will share a support package for the arts sector worth more than £1.5 billion
pounds, the government has announced. hundreds of staff have been made redundant. lockdown restrictions are being eased across countries. beer gardens and pavement cafe is related to open. in wales, 5— mile travel restriction is being lifted and in northern ireland, nail bars and beauty salons and tattoo parlours can open. where is this money coming from? there are a lot of grants in there. where is the cash from? it's all new ‘ absolute - of whether i local whether local or life, whether it's local theatre or pa rt life, whether it's local theatre or part of the history of our nation shakespeare . ed £880 a re