good morning. welcome to breakfast with dan walker and mega munchetty. our headlines today: vat is cut for meals, visitor attractions and accommodation from today, to encourage people to head out and try to help protect jobs. the tax is dropping from 20% to just 5%. i'll have a look at whether businesses will keep the savings themselves, or pass them on to customers. scotland's most significant easing of coronavirus restrictions since lockdown began. hairdressers, restaurants, tourist attractions and places of worship are allowed to reopen. good morning, and welcome to breakfast with dan walker and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today... the health secretary tells breakfast that face masks will need to be worn in shops and on public transport for the forseeable future but says stricter measures are introduced they will not become in parts of lancashire after a spike in coronavirus cases. mandatory in offices.
vat is cut for meals, ghislaine maxwell is denied bail visitor attractions by a judge in new york and accommodation from today — after pleading not guilty to helping herformer boyfriend, jeffrey epstein, to it's to encourage us to head out abuse underage girls. and to try to help protectjobs. a war of words over manchester scotland's most significant easing of coronavirus restrictions city's champions league reprieve. since lockdown began — jurgen klopp says it's bad hairdressers, restaurants, tourist attractions and places for football, jose mourinho calls it a "circus," but pep guardiola says of worship are allowed to reopen. city have nothing to apologise for. plus, it is a sense them today stricter measures are introduced today, so will it be a0 days of in parts of lancashire after a spike in coronavirus cases. sunshine or a0 days of rain? —— ghislaine maxwell is denied bail by a judge in new york after pleading not guilty saint swithins‘ day. either way, i to helping herformer boyfriend, will have a more detailed forecast jeffrey epstein, to abuse girls. coming up. it's wednesday, 15th ofjuly. our top story: a £a billion cut in vat has come into force this morning, allowing food, drink and hospitality firms to potentially cut their prices. the tax is reduced from 20% to 5% untiljanuary, it's wednesday 15th of july. to encourage people who can spend our top story... to go out, and help protectjobs. the health secretary, matt hancock, here's our personal finance has told breakfast that face coverings should be worn on public transport and in shops in england for the foreseeable future. correspondent simon gompertz. but he says there are no plans for that to be extended to offices and workplaces. in england, it becomes mandatory to wear one it is the chancellor's £a billion
in shops from next friday, giveaway to try to get the economy a rule which has already been brought in in scotland. 0ur political correspondent moving, slashing the vat on going helen catt is in westminster. out, including to restaurants and helen, what did mr hancock say? pubs and campsites, cinemas and zoos. pubs and campsites, cinemas and zoos. we need to give these you were listening to the interview businesses the confidence to know that if they open up, invest in about half an hour ago. what did matt hancock have to say that was of making their premises safe, and note to you? as you mentioned, this protects jobs, making their premises safe, and protectsjobs, demand making their premises safe, and protects jobs, demand will be there. idea about masks and the and be there quickly. it could be government's position has shifted since the beginning of the pandemic. worth a £5 saving on a meal for two initially they were saying the evidence was fairly weak for wearing normally costing £a0, nearly £ii them in public places. that has worth a £5 saving on a meal for two normally costing £a0, nearly £11 off an £85 room for two at a hotel or changed over time. it's fair that bed and breakfast, or £16 off family entry to a theme park worth £130. policy is going to change but some businesses, nando's is one of them, have promised to pass on 100% communication over the masks issue has been a bit patchy to say the of the saving. but the big worry is that others will hold onto some or least in recent days. we had boris all of the benefit, effectively johnson say we needed to be stricter about it on friday. 0n pocketing the tax cut, saying they johnson say we needed to be stricter about it on friday. on sunday michael gove said he didn't think are struggling and they are the ones they should be made mandatory and who need it. the treasury says it then the announcement earlier this week that they would be made
wa nts who need it. the treasury says it wants businesses to pass on the cut mandatory in the shops from july 2a. if they can, but it recognises they have been without an income for but this morning, health secretary months, and it is up to them to matt hancock said it would not decide. the majority of businesses happen in offices. we asked mr are going to look at using the vat hancock, why make them compulsory in cut to support themselves. and their shops but not offices. the reason for that is when you are in close proximity with somebody who you have employees, and reconfigure getting their business back on track after to work closely to, then if you're there for a long time with them, being in hibernation. bigger chains thena there for a long time with them, then a mask doesn't offer that are likely to pass on the cut. protection. as opposed to a shop or starbucks says it will on coffee on public transport for instance, when you are with somebody for a stop pubs like weatherspoon ‘s face the problem that alcoholic drinks don't qualify, so it is taking some reasonable amount of time, a few of the saving on food to reduce the minutes, but not all day, so this is price of beer. simon gompertz, bbc for the foreseeable future. i think news. the rate of covid—19 infections that's the best way of putting it. in england appears to have fallen people will have to wear masks in significantly in may, the month before lockdown shops and on public transport and in restrictions began to be eased. that's according to early results of a study commissioned by the government. the nhs for the foreseeable future. the research by imperial college london is yet to be endorsed by other academics but its initial findings were welcomed this relates to england, and as matt by the health secretary matt hancock. hancock said several times, this is 0ur political correspondent helen catt is in westminster. for the foreseeable future and helen, what did mr hancock say? because of that i don't think we
will see a debate about whether they should be worn in more places go helen, good morning. we have got to away anytime soon. helen catt, thank be quite clear about this data you. coming through and how it compares to what we already are given when it a £a billion cut in vat has come into force this morning, comes to the r number? yes, this was allowing food, drink and hospitality firms to potentially cut their prices. the tax is reduced from 20% to 5% a study done between may and june. untiljanuary to encourage people it was community testing to try to who can spend to go out and help protect jobs. work out the infection rates, and here's our personal finance what it has come out and suggested was that it was actually on the correspondent, simon gompertz. first ofjune it's the chancellor's £a billion was that it was actually on the first of june lower than was that it was actually on the first ofjune lower than perhaps people thought it was, what the giveaway to try to get the economy moving, slashing the vat government thought it was. they are on going out, including putting in an overall r—rate number to restaurants and pubs, and to campsites, cinemas and zoos. of 0.57. matt hancock, health we need to give these businesses the confidence to know secretary, has welcomed these findings. he said it would help us that if they open up, to better understand the spread of invest in making their premises the virus to date and predict how it safe, and protect jobs, might spread in the future. this is demand will be there, the important thing, he said it and be there quickly. showed the impact our national lockdown efforts showed the impact our national lockd own efforts have showed the impact our national lockdown efforts have had an straits we have taken the right actions at the right time. of course, there has it could be worth a £5 been a huge amount of scrutiny about saving on a mealfor two the time and the government's decisions to easily lockdown in normally costing £a0,
nearly £11 off an £85 room england. there were concerns it had for two at a hotel or b8b, been moving too fast. we know wales or £16 off a family entry to a theme and scotland chose to go into much park worth £130. slower rate. i think what this will some businesses, nando's is one do is, the government will point to of them, have promised to pass this and say, hold on, when were taking those very first cautious on 100% of the saving. steps, if you think back to the start ofjune, it was things like but the big worry is that opening outdoor markets and car others will hold onto some showrooms, but actually the or all of the benefit, infection rate was lower than we thought. i think what it doesn't effectively pocketing the tax cut, really help them to counter, if you saying they're struggling and they're the ones who need it. the treasury says it like, is that claimed that it didn't wants businesses to pass go into lockdown early enough, though, because this was, as i said, on the cut if they can, but it recognises they have been a study done between may and june. without an income for months, we are already quite a long way into and it is up to them to decide. lockdown by that point. so i think the majority of businesses they will still be questions asked about this, and the other thing matt are going to look at using the vat hancock said was we have made great cut to support themselves strides towards meeting the virus but we mustn't take our foot off the and their employees, and reconfigure pedal. i think that is something getting their business back on track that will be key to try to push as after being closed for some while. they bring in more measures like, in england, mandatory mask wearing in bigger chains are more shops, you know, they don't want likely to pass on the cut. people to think it has all gone starbucks says it will on coffees. away. helen, thank you. we should say we are talking to matt hancock at 7:30am. yes, health secretary pubs like wetherspoons face
the problem that alcoholic will be live on breakfast this morning. scotland has begun its most drinks don't qualify, significant relaxation so it's taking some of the saving of its coronavirus on food to reduce the price of beer. lockdown measures. hairdressers, bars, restaurants, cinemas, tourist attractions, simon gompertz, bbc news. and places of worship can now all reopen. scotland has begun its most the first minister, nicola sturgeon, significant relaxation has described it as the riskiest of coronavirus measures stage of the process so far. since the country went into lockdown in march. 0ur scotland correspondent hairdressers, bars, restaurants, cinemas, lorna gordon has the details. tourist attractions, and places of worship can now all reopen. it is the latest kit for hairdressers heading back to work. the first minister has described it as the riskiest stage of the process so far. scotland's salons are the last in earlier on this programme, the uk to reopen. in this one they are already booked up weeks ahead, when things will be very different scotland's national clinical to before. here we are, a small salon, so wejust director, prof jason leitch, to before. here we are, a small salon, so we just want to really told us that he was nervous ta ke salon, so we just want to really take every measure that we could to make things safe. so, the screens, about the new measures. this is the biggest single day of opening up, particularly indoors, obviously, will give each is what worries us. you will know this already because workstation safety. it is different, you have been paying attention. but i think it is a workable, fun 0utdoors better than indoors, large groups better than small groups, mixing households is bad. so indoor hospitality in particular space. it is safe. it is notjust makes us a little bit nervous, which is why we've done it hairdressers that are reopening. a lot of restrictions are easing in on a wednesday and not on a big scotla nd lot of restrictions are easing in friday night out in glasgow, scotland today. all holiday
accommodation, including hotels and so we want to give the retailers and the public a bit of time to get used to it. b&bs, can accept guests once again. new measures have been places of worship can restart introduced to curb the spread of covid—19 in two lancashire towns, following a spike in infections. communal prayer of services, and residents in blackburn and darwen will now have to limit museums, galleries, libraries and the number of visitors to their homes, and wear cinemas can reopen their doors as face coverings in all confined public spaces. long as strict physical distancing remains in place. table one, two, 0ur correspondent gill dummigan is in blackburn this morning. gill, what has changed? three, drinks aren't free, but they are on the bar... outdoor gardens and are on the bar... outdoor gardens a nd restau ra nts were what's the feeling there this are on the bar... outdoor gardens and restaurants were allowed to morning about the changes? people welcome customers back eight days ago. now they are also allowed inside a single hospitality reopens. here are very worried. the infection so, there are three stores here that rate is less than half of people will be able to sit out and le i ceste r‘s rate is less than half of leicester's but it's still one of drink at the bar, that will be the the highest in the country and it is only place someone can sit. in this rising, as is the positivity rate, the percentage of people who are bar, restaurant restrictions mean they will only be allowed after numbers they had before but i hoping tested for coronavirus who are people will quickly return. we are testing positive. they are bringing ina range testing positive. they are bringing in a range of voluntary measures, opening the garden, last week, we including wearing face masks in all have been swamped with customers, enclosed public spaces, no more than two people in any one household to and if we could have more people we would, but i'm not sure the same visit any other. they remind people they shouldn't be shaking hands or stand for inside. but i think the hugging and they are offering
more we can show that we are special help to small shops and adhering to the rules and the social businesses and things like distance guidance, the more co mforta ble distance guidance, the more comfortable be customers will feel ventilation and maintaining social coming back. hoping confidence, distancing. there is particular concern for the south asian customers and business will return, population and there is evidence as more restrictions ease in some of this transmission is scotla nd as more restrictions ease in scotland and many more aspects of normal life resume. happening within multi—generational households. the community here have been quick to respond. at the new measures have been introduced beginning of the week i started to to curb the spread of covid—19 make a series of videos in a number in two lancashire towns, of different languages and there following a spike in infections. have been leaflet drops. the mosques residents in blackburn and darwen will now have to limit the number have been leaflet drops. the mosques have been leaflet drops. the mosques of visitors to their homes, have been very much involved and they are trying to get the infection and wear face coverings rate down because the authorities in all confined public spaces. have already said that if it doesn't mass testing began at the weekend after 61 new cases sprang up come down then after two weeks they within a week. will have to reintroduce targeted a new yorkjudge has ordered that ghislaine maxwell should remain in custody until her trial lockdown measures. gill dummigan, for helping her former boyfriend, thank you for the latest live from jeffrey epstein, abuse underage girls. blackburn. the judge agreed with prosecutors' claims that the 58—year—old ghislaine maxwell, was likely to try to flee the us. the former girlfriend of the financier and convicted 0ur correspondent paedophile, jeffrey epstein, has been denied bail by a judge in new york. nada tawfik reports. maxwell pleaded not guilty to charges that she helped him to abuse underage girls. during the hearing, prosecutors said
after a life of luxury, this is now she was an "extreme" flight risk and should remain in custody. ghislaine maxwell's stone cold the trial will take place in july next year. reality. denied bail, imprisoned in china's ambassador in london has criticised the government's solitary confinement, and heavily decision to exclude huawei guarded here at the metropolitan from the uk's 5g networks detention centre in brooklyn with on national security grounds as "disappointing and wrong". her trial at least there the uk government has ordered companies to strip jeffrey epstein's equipment from huawei out alleged co—conspirator of the system by 2027. appeared remotely in court it follows sanctions imposed from a small white room, by the us, which claims the chinese and pleaded not guilty. stripped of her power firm poses a national security and privilege in a brown prison top, threat — something huawei denies. with her hair tied back, she sat mostly expressionless during the more the street artist banksy has than 2—hour hearing. weighed in on the debate her lawyers said she over face coverings. was not jeffrey epstein, and had been unfairly portrayed as a monster by endless media spin. on a video posted to his instagram page, he's seen on the tube but prosecutors disguised as a professional cleaner, successfully argued that she was stencilling his trademark rats an extreme flight risk and was skilled around the carriage. at living and hiding. the work, called "if you don't mask, annie farmer, one of maxwell's accusers in the indictment, phoned into the remote hearing you don't get", features a number and implored the judge to hold her detained. of rodents wearing face coverings — she said maxwell was a sexual predator one appears to be sneezing, who groomed and abused her, while another is spraying and never showed remorse for her heinous crimes. anti—bacterial gel. i don't think this is something at the end of the video, that is going to be over with this year. the words "i get lockdown" appear david boies represents 12 epstein accusers, on the side of a station wall before
including annie farmer. he says he's handed over the train's doors close to reveal evidence to prosecutors which could implicate others the phrase "but i get up again". transport for london said the art if introduced during the trial. has been removed in line with its prince andrew is clearly somebody "strict anti—graffiti policy". who is going to come under even more scrutiny now than he did before. there's...too much evidence of their connection, both independent of epstein, and with epstein. that's that chumbawamba song, i get prince andrew has denied having sex with under—age girls knocked down but i get up again. or being aware of epstein's crimes. this saga has been filled with twists, turns face coverings are about to become a "must—have" item in england — it'll be compulsory to wear one in shops from friday of next week. and disturbing revelations. with demand going through the roof, it means that some factories are now working flat—out. jayne mccubbin is in ghislaine maxwell's impending trial has the potential to be even more explosive. nada tawfik, burnley to tell us more. bbc news, new york. china's ambassador in london has criticised the government's decision to exclude huawei from the uk's 5g and you have a lovely bbc breakfast networks on national security grounds as "disappointing and wrong". the uk government has ordered number on as well. good morning. companies to strip equipment from huawei out of the system by 2027. 0ur asia business correspondent good morning to you. let me take you karishma vaswani who is in singapore back to the end of february. when for us this morning. there was only about nine cases of
covid—19 confirmed here in the uk. karishma, how significant this factory, lancashire textiles we re this factory, lancashire textiles were back making pillows and duvets, is this decision? well, it is massive. it can't be underlined just how significant this butjoanna, one of the directors, is. for highway, the chinese has family in poland where they were about three weeks ahead of our telecommunications infrastructure firm at the centre of all this, i curve. joanne knew that over in think it would be fair to say they we re think it would be fair to say they were expecting an outcome of this poland everyone was making face sort. —— huawei. it is still deeply masks. that was a bright idea, that's what we will do, so they disappointing. what the company had thought would happen, and certainly bought all this equipment, spending my understanding is, that they would about £30,000, to transfer some of be given some time to prepare for the production from duvets and this sort of outcome, and what they pillow cases into this type of thing have been given is the fact that its because not all of these, for children and adults and the bbc equipment will not be allowed to you brea kfast tea m children and adults and the bbc be used in the uk plus 2027. that is breakfast team as well. and they have had their busiest spring in 20 a fairly long time range. 0ne yea rs. be used in the uk plus 2027. that is a fairly long time range. one of the things i think the firm will be have had their busiest spring in 20 years. yesterday we went out to looking towards is weather or not speak to people in cheshire and on there is a different political the wirral, because if you were administration in place in the listening to that matt hancock interview a short while ago, he said united states after the november election later this year, and that these will be the reality in this
is because much of the fight over country for the foreseeable future. this is what people had to say about huawei and its presence in the uk, according to the company, is because that. the high street is back in business, but all signs say of the political pressure from the everything has changed. united states and its allies around the world to stop doing business and more change is on the way with mandatory face masks. with this firm. that is because tracy, how do you feel about this? washington believes that the company the masks, ijust think it's too is an agent of the chinese communist late to put them out now. party, both beijing and huawei deny it should have been done from the start. masks are already in the barbers, already in the cafes, this. but from the 2ath, they'll have hospital admissions for heart to be worn in all shops, attacks dropped by a third in england as the uk went and yasmin for one is concerned. into lockdown, according to new research. i feel that it might put off some the oxford university study suggests customers, to be honest. thousands of patients might have i do think it should be people's choice. missed out on life—saving treatment, because of fears of contracting how would you feel if you come to a situation where you have the coronavirus in hospital. there are fears avoidable deaths may to have that difficult conversation with somebody? well, i don't want to be forcing my customers to wear it. have occurred as a result. getting on the bus, jean tells me it's a policy which is already working on public transport. the street artist banksy has weighed in on the debate yes, the drivers do say over face coverings. you must wear a mask. everyone has got used to it? they are very good around here. but barbara explains why she won't be wearing a mask on a video posted to his instagram to travel today...
i'm exempt, yeah. page, he's seen on the tube ..or shop from next friday. ijust picked my letter disguised as a professional cleaner, stencilling his trademark rats up from the doctor's. around the carriage. the work, called "if you don't mask, "mrs barbara bradley has you don't get", features a number diagnosed disease copd. " of rodents wearing face coverings — one appears to be sneezing, i would actually feel while another is spraying anti—bacterial gel. at the end of the video, the words "i get lockdown" appear as if i was being suffocated. on the side of a station wall before the train's doors close to reveal have you got a mask? the phrase "but i get up again". in scotland, changes came in days ago. transport for london said the art nicola sturgeon says there is almost has been removed in line with its "strict 100% compliance with the rules, and yesterday this mp in westminster was furious. anti—graffiti policy." desmond swayne. a very strict anti— graffiti policy. nothing would make me less likely to go shopping than the thought of having to mask up. i have just got that, what was it, be chumbawamba song? i get knocked nonsense, says district nurse lisa and her family, who are all now getting used down, i get back up again. what was to masking up to go out, including her youngest, who's12. that we had yesterday?” down, i get back up again. what was that we had yesterday? i don't know. it is always baby shark for me. you are just in that age group. how do you feel about it? i'm not bothered about it. chumbawamba works for me this morning. it certainly does. if there isn't any more rules put cancer treatment can be incredibly gruelling, in place, i think we'll but how risky is it to reject have a second lockdown. conventional therapies? sean walsh was a young musician there'll be another one. from liverpool who had blood cancer,
but turned down chemotherapy and believed he could cure his cancer through alternative treatments. now, his family have spoken to a bbc3 documentary to warn others as a district nurse, not to follow the same approach. what would your message be 0ur health correspondent to the people who aren't exempt, but who do have a problem? just wear your mask. it's saving lives. it's a view the government absolutely agrees with. dominic hughes reports. but be warned — there are dos and don'ts when it comes to face masks. when it comes to those fabric masks # how was i supposed to know that you want to be looking for triple layer fabric. if you are looking to make your own, you'd walk out that door? sean the important thing is you're using the right fabric, so a tightly woven cotton. walsh, well—known on liverpool's when it comes to using them, the most important thing — music scene, was first diagnosed as and i cannot emphasise this enough — a teenager with hodgkin's lymphoma, is making sure it fits properly, a teenager with hodgkin's lymphoma, because the better it fits the less a type of blood cancer. you just likely you are to be messing don't imagine that your child is around with it. going to have cancer, itjust but one group feels it has been left doesn't into your head. sean endured out of this whole debate. the 9 million people the rigours of chemotherapy and at who are deaf or hard of hearing, first it looked like the treatment and need to see a face had worked but less than two years to properly communicate. absolutely, i mean, we had later, some devastating news, the cancer had returned. he tested again an appointment at the hospital recently and logan was trying to do his hearing test with a face
and they called to say the cancer mask around his hearing aids, was back. he had to go to as well as the audiologist wearing chemotherapy with a stem cell a full face mask and visor. transplant. 0bviously, can you ask logan, how does he feel about the mask situation? chemotherapy with a stem cell transplant. obviously, it's just were they scary? chemotherapy with a stem cell transplant. 0bviously, it'sjust not what you want to hear, he didn't wa nt to what you want to hear, he didn't want to do it all over again. yeah, it was like a ghost. chemotherapy, i've already had it. it did me no good. why would you he's saying it was like a ghost, which is scary. poison yourself? sean decided to yes, well, andy, that's why it's treat the cancer himself through so fantastic that your charity alternative therapies. he was also has come up with a solution. having scans at a clinic run by how many of the masks philip and rosalie rosa hughes which with the perspex screens have you guys given out? sean believed were monitoring his cancer. it's legal to offer these well, at the moment, scans but the nhs warns that there we order 100 masks. is no evidence that thermography is we are supporting about 30 families in trafford, our local area, an effective way to test the cancer but we do need more people to be 01’ an effective way to test the cancer or monitor its treatment. sean's aware of this. andy is making them. evidence is hope, its confirmation so many others are diying too. that working. this is all backed up from the 2ath in england, by this demographics dam that the and already in scotland, make sure you don't leave tumours are shrinking. it was pretty much the crux of everything. sean's
scans did carry a disclaimerfrom home without one. the company saying thermography: but the scan results seemed reassuring and sean believed his this place was one of the first in cancer had gone. we asked cancer the uk to really make at scale. so how busy have you been? very busy. specialist professor andrew wardley it's been the busiest period in 20 of in which rosa hughes, who yea rs of provided scans for sean, make some it's been the busiest period in 20 troubling medical claims to our years of manufacturing. you have had how many sales just in the last few reporter. minutes? the last 20 minutes, we have sold more than 50 masks. it's crazy, so how many are you making a day? 1700 per day. and are you still are expanding and recruiting? we are still expanding to meet demand. let me talk you through the process that's preposterous, you don't burst before we chat more. keith will introduce us to the team. good tumours. they are solid. you do morning from sharon, who is starting squash the breast down to do a a mask over here. she has put two mammogram, it's unpleasant but it's pieces of fabric together and they a short—term being. but you don't do are handed over to ella. good
morning. she is putting the elastic that, its complete fallacy. rosa and in there and sowing it all together. phillip hughes say that utterly she then hangs everything over to megan in the corner who then puts in reject the allegation they gave sean walsh inappropriate advice which sean's family believe the scans gave the all—importa nt little panels, him false hope. he thought he'd megan in the corner who then puts in the all—important little panels, the more ridges you have there, the more pleats, the better it is if you have killed himself. in reality, he was dying. he had a tumour the size of a a big beard. and then it's finished great fruit in his stomach, he had off here by marta. let's talk about tumours all in his chest and stuff. what goes into the products, what is the science? no strict science involved, is more to prevent you touching your face and to prevent sean died injanuary 2019, aged just droplets spreading to other people, in case you are carrying the virus 23. your vulnerable when you've got without knowing about it. what do you say to people out there who say cancer. you are looking to kill it's not worth it if it isn't yourself or you put yourself in medical grade? it is worth it in my remission at least or spend as much opinion. notjust my opinion, the time with your loved ones and people government as well, and the scientists as well. because it is who are actually making money out of reducing the amount of droplets we are spreading around the environment. thank you so much for the cancer industry through
vulnerable people. showing us around today, we really you can watch the full appreciate it and thank you to eve ryo ne investigation, false hope: appreciate it and thank you to everyone in the team. we are about alternative cancer cures, seven miles away from blackburn here where we are seeing new restrictions on bbc three on bbc iplayer. come into play wearface masks right great thanks to the family for now are compulsory in all public talking about something so painful confined spaces. the government say these things are in place for the but so personal and important for foreseeable future and they are one them to tell their story. let's take a look at today's papers. pa rt foreseeable future and they are one part of the strategy to try and keep the daily telegraph says face masks will soon be recommended in offices. the virus at bay. back to you. the paper says ministers are considering advising people studio: thank you, jayne mccubbin. to wear face coverings in all public spaces, having made them good to look around this morning. compulsory in shops. the picture is of cabinet ministers there are lots of questions around liz truss and michael gove. the best ways to use face the mirror also focuses on face coverings and who should masks, saying they will be worn be wearing them. let's try to get a few in shops until next year. answers from our medical its lead story says the rules correspondent, fergus walsh. good morning and how are you doing? will remain in place very well, thank you. lots of until a vaccine is found. questions coming in. we don't say facemasks, we say face covering. could i put a scarf up, facemasks, we say face covering. could i puta scarf up, ora facemasks, we say face covering. could i put a scarf up, or a polo neck above my mouth instead? you can the daily mail leads on ghislaine maxwell, who has been accused of grooming use a scarf or bandanna, anything
that can tightly fit around the back girls for her former partner of your neck and cover your knows jeffrey epstein, a convicted and your mouth. so, yes, i'm not sex offender, to abuse. the paper speaks of "ghislaine's sure about pulling up a polo neck tears" as she was told she must stay in jail ahead of her though! three layer masks, trial in july 2021. coverings? that's wales going out on its own. that's technical advice and one of the most read stories is from the world health organization that three layers is recommended. about glee star naya rivera, who but in england and scotland it's drowned after going boating with her son last week. are you a punctual really, anything will do as long as person? my wife is far more punctual it covers your face. the debate has than i. she can't bear to be late. been going on around this for some she is an early type person. here is time now. scotland imposed rules before england. i was listening to a comment that was 2300 years the radio and someone was saying, i earlier. you can see it at the have never seen so many people with moment out in the sky, it was named breathing problems or claustrophobia and the excuses are coming thick and after the tello telescope neowise.
thin about how they shouldn't wear it is now shining so brightly in the them. how do you prove and make clear if you are one of those people northern hemisphere, it can be seen who will find wearing a mask with the naked eye. the clouds are difficult. to take you through the exemptions and then we will talk added making it look very beautiful. about those. children under 11 in the reason it was early, it was england will not have to wear them in shops or supermarkets, whereas in around the solar system a500 years scotla nd in shops or supermarkets, whereas in scotland it is children under five. ago and wasn't expected to return, i don't know how they can relate this. then it is anyone with a physical or mental impairment which means they cannot wear them. and having checked another 6820 you'd fix my —— 6800 the guidance, it is anyone who would yea rs. another 6820 you'd fix my —— 6800 years. it's early. go have a look. have extreme or severe distress while wearing one. i checked this with the department of health and two quick things to mention. 0ne they said you do not have to prove football score which was glaring this if challenged but some last night. wigan and hull are threatened by relegation. wigan was charities are issuing cards to people. the official advice, and 7-0 threatened by relegation. wigan was 7—0 up at one time and they won 8—0 this has applied on public transport, if you say you are exempt then that should be good enough. in the stop a very surprising result by two teams in trouble. strictly is transport, if you say you are exempt then that should be good enoughm it true if a police officer sees a
passenger not wearing one then they running this year but it's likely to are to ask rather than the passenger be shorter. itv are really keen to to offer information? yes, and if a run. apparently they are looking at police officer asks you to remove remote castles in scotland. because the mask to check your identity, that's one of the reasons where you of fla reu ps are allowed to remove your mask, and remote castles in scotland. because of flareups and local lockdowns. they are having a look. a remote you also don't need to wear one if castle in scotland instead. what you also don't need to wear one if you are with someone who relies on you are with someone who relies on you for lip reading, so that's another situation. or if you are creepy crawlies do you find in a fleeing a situation where you are scottish castle? it sounds like the worried about your safety and you start of a joke. i'm sure they can don't have a mask. there are lots of just import them. reasons why for some reason you may not have to do have a mask but for many couples have had to cancel their weddings — but how would you feel if you had the vast majority, generally, it's to tell 600 guests that the whole wearing a face covering, not a thing is off? medical mask. they should be now, ceremonies in england can go ahead with a maximum reserved for health care workers. we of 30 guests. but some communities say large guest lists are key to their tradition heard from the health secretary that and customs, as sima they won't be made compulsory in offices at the moment, for the kotecha reports. foreseeable. what about shop staff? lots of people asking, why do i have pop music it's just the community, to wear one when i go into a shop in
the culture, the way we have been brought up. england from next friday but the staff do not? in scotland it is everybody is close and tight—knit, the culture's really strong and it's important to have traditional strongly recommended that staff wear elements of the wedding and to have everyone them. the advice in england, which there and be part of it. rajni and amit‘s engagement hasn't completely come out yet, but in september last year. it is that shop workers should be their wedding was supposed to be in march but then came protected by law. the companies have lockdown. to provide means to protect them, we kind of decided the best thing, and we have seen in supermarkets and the safest thing to do was just shops, lots of perspex screens. a postpone everything and, for us, it was very hard decision to make. hundreds were invited, a common feature of lot of shop workers do wear them but south asian weddings. she says her future it's not required by law and they plans are now in limbo. we don't know how many should be protected by the measures guests we can invite. unfortunately, the registry taken by their company to make sure office is also not open yet and i can't book a notice they are not at risk. one of the of marriage appointment, my notice of marriage has expired from last year. the reason weddings are small things i never thought i would be at the moment is for safety doing is looking at a mask and reasons, for health reasons thinking, how should i wear it. we to protect your guests. why is it so important have seen so many people with them to have hundreds of people at a south asian wedding? now, so is there a correct way. some weddings are really important people are thinking about wearing days and, so, coming together glasses as well. it can be awkward.
to celebrate that is they do tend to steam up glasses. part of who we are. they do tend to steam up glasses. the key thing is that they fit like i said, indian weddings snugly over your nose and mouth, and are really big and everyone's close—knit and connected and you can'tjust invite some people and not others, it doesn't really work like that in our culture. the government says weddings they are comfortable, so you are not in england can have no more than 30 guests. fiddling with them. they have to fit we could have invited 2,000 people. but offering hospitality at a time well, and when they are on you of celebration is integral to shouldn't be touching them until you ta ke shouldn't be touching them until you take them off. we have been given particular faiths and cultures. masks, but is there a correct way to if you have been invited put them on? i have one here and can to weddings, from the children and grandchildren, show you. this is not a medical grade mask, but the first thing, wash your hands first. and when you are out and about and you take it and then you do not return the favour, it does create a bad feeling off, you should use some alcohol amongst the community and friends and family. hand gel. but putting it on, just... and there is a belief the larger the guest list, the more good wishes for the couple. 0ne priest told us, put it like that, pinch it by the in india, it has been tradition for generations. the whole entire village nose, make sure it fits well, and will come, gather, watch, witness as the ceremony when it comes to taking it off, was done, as the couples were making their vows don't do this... i have been taught and the whole
idea is that it may be blessings and may all this by intensive care staff so i the people be witness to that. hope i get it right, but you take it by the back of the ears and lift it away, and then put it in a bag and it is unclear when the government then put some alcohol hand gel. and guidelines will change. ministers they safety is a priority. you should obviously wash that mask, rajni and amit hope by the end of next year, they'll be able to have their big, have a couple of them so you can dream wedding. sima kotecha, bbc news. alternate and put a clean mask on. fergus walsh, as always, very useful, thank you. i didn't know as long as the love is still there. about the nose pinch. some of them how very deep and meaningful. do have metal in them, which is why taxes will be cut for you pinch the nose. hospitality businesses today — but will the savings be passed on to the punters? it was quite a footballing moment on monday night, sean has been looking into it. as wycombe wanderers secured a place in the second tier of english football for the first time in the 130 year history of the club. i was just looking at it, and they beat oxford to earn promotion i wasjust looking at it, and i'm sure we had lots of comments. to the championship. i know quite a few people who will charlie on twitter has said, i'm be rather happy about this. i do 100% happy that his mrs to use the have some great stories from the vat cut to support themselves and manager. we're joined now by manager get back on track, not remotely gareth ainsworth — along with superfan, interested in getting a discount. if bill turnbull, who witnessed
the very moment live at an, almost empty, wembley stadium. you can afford it, to not take the a manfamiliarto a man familiar to many viewers. good cut. that's why different businesses will have a different decision to morning to both of you. lovely to make based on their situation. this see you on the programme, bill. we was one of those major announcements will get your recollections of the from the chancellor last week where game at wembley. gareth first, the most important question, i know you he said quite a few measures that he we re most important question, i know you were careful in your celebrations hoped would get the hospitality but what time did you get in? industry moving again and the big one was this cut in vat, value added inaudible tax, paid by us consumers when we buy goods and services. there are whoa, no! we missed that, what time did you get in? we will try to some exempt items like supermarket food or newspapers but we are seeing some of those reductions kick in. it is expected to cost the treasury re—establish our line with gareth. it isjumping a little bit to about £a billion. from today, this re—establish our line with gareth. it is jumping a little bit to stop bill turnbull, give us an idea of cut will go from 20% where it what it was like at wembley. it was probably a very strange scenario. normally is all the way down to 5% first of all, i can tell you what on things like food and non—alcoholic drinks. accommodation, time gareth got in, he told me yesterday, it was five o'clock in the morning. ithink admission to attractions, and it yesterday, it was five o'clock in the morning. i think his son woke will be in place all the way through up, and being the sort of guy he is, the summer until mid—january. why he took his middle and put it around
there are billions of pounds of cost his son's neck, quite a good reward of the treasury. let's take this for getting woken up at 5am! wembley example. a meal for two, was bizarre, as you can imagine, a of the treasury. let's take this example. a mealfor two, a5 quid, stadium with a capacity of 90,000, would whittle its way to just under £a0, a saving of five pounds. it and just a maximum of 100 people in there. it was a real shame that both needs that cut to be passed on. sides could only have ten guests and because the taxes collected by three members of their media team businesses on behalf of the outside the playing squad. i was one government, businesses decide of the media team because i have whether to keep it. they will pass commentated on matches in the past. on the full cut but treasury says to i was the first reserve commentator, just in case one of them went down help businesses survive, its right with a sore throat. once you get for businesses to do as they see fit. we spoke to this independent into the game it doesn't really matter but it was odd. bill, you copy chain about the plans. now more we re matter but it was odd. bill, you were there commentating. you said than ever, every business is trying it's an odd thing but this team is to market and get their customers back and feel comfortable to come one that despite all the mickey back and feel comfortable to come back and feel comfortable to come back and sit in and spend money on taking, you have suffered a bit, to brunch and coffee. 0ur back and sit in and spend money on brunch and coffee. our approach is to make it flexible so it wouldn't be fair, you have stuck through thick and thin. well, because when bea to make it flexible so it wouldn't be a blanket 15% across all our you tie your collars to a club, product. what it allows us to do was
comfortably put on a large discount that's what you do. and through the so we are passing comfortably put on a large discount years you will remember, bill so we are passing it on but i would say it's more in a flexible approach turnbull, he supports wycombe that was under our control depending wanderers. which division are they on, are they in the football league? on what sales are like in the coming that sort of thing. well, we are in months. we've been in similar situations before, back in 2008 a championship now and i still have to think about that when i say it. after the financial crisis. nearly dust mite in the championship. and 80% of businesses passed on the vat cut put in place. a bit different this is why we follow. every season this time. a balancing act of foot ball this is why we follow. every season football fans ask themselves, why am getting customers through the door, i doing this through the wind and businesses trying to get as much cash through their coffers as rain and in the dark, travelling quickly as possible to survive. keep those long distances and for the an eye out today, you may see heartbreak and disappointment. but this is why, because you have a businesses. there is an dream and dreams in football really do come true. let's bring gareth in administrative issue for businesses. changing menus. some may not decide on that. i remember speaking to you to do it. in contrast to what i told a few years ago, and to give people who don't know much about wycombe wanderers, there was a point when you earlier, james says he is going on holiday to yorkshire in cornwall. finances were so tight, you were he wants the vat cut passed on buying clothing and sourcing spare because it gives them more money to nets for training with your own spend on eating out. charlie ross
money. and next season you will be playing championship football with your own players. it sounds crazy was on the programme before, and he putting wycombe wanderers in the is not on twitter. can you imagine same sentence as the championship, it. you are watching bbc but we have been through some tough breakfast, still to come times. it's the fans and people who this morning. support the club, i am so proud that not your usual video call — we'll find out what happened when the queen spoke to members the team has been able to deliver of the armed forces about their work during the pandemic. this. there has been serious faith we'll be discussing that shortly and bringing you the latest put indows at times of real despair news and weather. and the club has been through a big it's 6:28. transition. but finally we have achieved the unthinkable. and that now let's get the weather with matt. man there, alongside me, or look at that. good morning, mr somewhere, he is one of the happiest ones as well, here's a great fan, swithin. st swithin ‘s day to day of bill, and he has always been a great course and of legend stands true, if supporter over the years. a lovely story about your son. when you got it rains today, it will rain for the in at five in the morning, did you wa ke in at five in the morning, did you next a0 days but if it stays dry, it wake up to your son and have a chat about giving him the medal? will for the rest of summer. all named after a ninth century bishop wake up to your son and have a chat about giving him the medal7m anybody has come in after a party at five in the morning, i think you buried outside winchester cathedral,
have to wake everyone up anyway! i and when he was dug up and moved inside, legend has it there were a0 walked in and at this time of the year it is bright, so the light was days of storms that followed. the good news for us i suppose is the coming through the curtains. he was up, he looked at me and i had the legend doesn't really hold true medal around my neck. i went over to because the most we haven't seen in him and said, we did it, and his modern—day is 3a days of rain at smile was huge. when i set off on sunday morning to go to the hotel at cassley in the highlands and you wembley, he said, are we going to do don't want that today because it's been ——it will be a cloudy and damp it, dad? i said, day to day. there will be sunshine wembley, he said, are we going to do it, dad? isaid, i'll give it wembley, he said, are we going to do it, dad? i said, i'll give it my best shot. so that moment will never best shot. so that moment will never be taken away from me. i'm glad i and the forecast in the days ahead. wasn't in too much of a mess, i do let's show you what is happening from space. this weather front is remember that, so it can't have been that bad. it's good to have that bringing you lots of cloud. wales, western england. it is edging moment. bill, how are you this morning and did you have to get up eastwards, those bursts of heavy rain. it's going to turn claudia at stupid o'clock? i'm pretty good. across eastern parts. sunshine in lam at stupid o'clock? i'm pretty good. iamona at stupid o'clock? i'm pretty good. lam ona new at stupid o'clock? i'm pretty good. i am on a new treatment at the moment and the results are east anglia and the south—east. a encouraging. it's a roller—coaster and you don't want to look too far ahead. but i have to say, gareth, he few breaks towards the west of
wales. 0verall, says it's for the fans and they have few breaks towards the west of wales. overall, a day dominated by grey skies and temperatures will be helped him along, but if one person held there accordingly, a better day is responsible for the success of this club, who almost fell out of for northern ireland. that cloud in the football league 60 years ago, place through tonight. the odd break one goal would have made a here and there. the patchy rain and difference, and has then gained two drizzle in the north and west. most promotions, only to make seasons places will be dry. as we head into from league 1, only one person is thursday morning. thursday will responsible. the players and fans start off fairly cloudy. a bit more have helped, but the guy in the other box did it this morning, brightness around. the best of the gareth ainsworth. he is outstanding. bra kes brightness around. the best of the brakes likely to be towards the east but if any big clubs are looking to of scotland. most of you tomorrow coach him, he isn't very good when he's not managing wycombe wanderers! will have a dry day and with winds lovely to see and hear from you this coming from the south—west, any brea ks coming from the south—west, any breaks in the crowd are all left, morning. -- looking to poach him. back to levels they should be to this time of year, some of the thank you to you both. enjoy next highest temperatures across the north—east of scotland, 23 or 2a in season. parts of aberdeenshire. a bit you are watching bbc brighter compared to what will breakfast, still to come... happen today. as we go through we'll find out why conservationist giles clark ended up living
with bears as he went on a mission thursday into friday, more cloud and to tackle wildlife crime. rain. this weather front comes with we'll be discussing that shortly and bringing you the latest news and weather. slightly stronger winds as well. most of the country still staying the time now is 8:31am. dry friday. much of england and now let's get the weather with matt. wales, the better chance of sunshine. could hit around 26 degrees in the south—east of good morning to you. if it is england. that pushes its way southwards. more sunshine by sunday. raining for you at the moment, more details later. according to weather lore, it will continue for the next a0 days! none hello, this is breakfast of that has ever run true however. with dan walker and naga munchetty. we'll bring you all the latest news and sport in a moment, but also on breakfast this morning, scotland will take its biggest steps towards easing lockdown today as hotels, great news for the folk of wigan who hairdressers and pubs reopen. have had the umbrellas of this we'll speak to the country's national clinical director, morning, as have many of you, great professorjason leitch. and drizzly and more damp weather to we'll be finding out why some people are taking to the water come during the day. one or two as the coronavirus outbreak means starting with sunshine this morning, more people holiday at home. parts of east anglia and the and denise lewis will be telling us south—east, but the cloudy weather
why she's turning to children to find a designer for the 2022 is on its way. mcleod is at its commonwealth games official mascot. good morning. thickest on the weather front and we have most of the rain there. you can see on recent radar charts the progress towards east anglia and the south—east will arrive as we go through the afternoon, so more sunshine to come during the hours ahead. rainfor sunshine to come during the hours ahead. rain for west wales, devon and cornwall, the grey sky remain in place, some further light rain and good morning. here is a summery of the main stories from bbc news. drizzle at times, particularly in a £a billion cut in vat has come into force this morning, northern and western areas. temperatures for mid july, a little allowing food, drink and hospitality bit on the disappointing side. highs firms to potentially cut their prices. the tax is reduced from 20% to 5% untiljanuary, of 16 or 19 degrees at the highest. to encourage people who can spend to go out, and help protectjobs. the wind is mainly light. this the treasury estimates households evening and overnight, we will see could save £160 a year on average, but many companies say the odd pocket of rain and drizzle the savings won't be passed to come, some breaks in the cloud directly to customers. but with largely cloudy skies and temperatures not dropping much. a mild start for tomorrow, many scotland has begun its most significant relaxation of coronavirus measures since the country went sitting in the teens first thing in into lockdown in march. the morning, but it will be another hairdressers, bars, restaurants, cinemas, tourist attractions, and places of worship great start for the majority, slightly lighter shades of grey
tomorrow and they will break up to can now all reopen. reveal some blue. some sunshine for the east of scotland and in places across england and wales developing the first minister, nicola sturgeon, through the day, and once that sun comes out with a gentle has described it as the riskiest stage of the process so far, south—westerly flow, temperatures and urged people to stick are well left more widely into the to public health measures. new measures have been introduced to curb the spread of covid—19 20s tomorrow, maybe 2a across the in two lancashire towns, following a spike in infections. north—east of scotland and aberdeenshire and the moray firth. residents in blackburn and darwen cougarfor will now have to limit the number aberdeenshire and the moray firth. cougar for the west coast of of visitors to their homes, scotla nd cougar for the west coast of scotland because we will have cloud and wear face coverings and outbreaks of rain and a in all confined public spaces. mass testing began at the weekend strengthening breeze, the breeze after 61 new cases sprang up continues with rain through friday. within a week. another weather front with colder air pushing southwards across ghislaine maxwell, the former scotla nd air pushing southwards across scotland and northern ireland slowly girlfriend of the financier on friday. the bulk of the rain in the west, parts of eastern scotland and convicted paedophile, jeffrey epstein, has been denied bail by a judge in new york. stay dry the same for northern maxwell pleaded not guilty ireland. northern englund and wales, to charges that she helped him sunshine as the cloud breaks up and to abuse underage girls. during the hearing, prosecutors said it will fuel warmer than tomorrow, she was an "extreme" flight risk we could to 26 degrees in the and should remain in custody. the trial will take south—east corner, a humid field to go with that. the weather front is place in july next year. on the move as we go through into china's ambassador in london has the start of the weekend, pushing its way southwards and eastwards. criticised the government's decision either side there will be some
clearer skies. a better chance of to exclude huawei from the uk's 5g networks on national security sunshine for some of you on saturday grounds as "disappointing and wrong". but temperatures will drop. that is the uk government has ordered companies to strip equipment how the weather is looking. enjoy from huawei out of the system by 2027. your day. it follows sanctions imposed by the us, which claims the chinese firm poses a national security hello, this is breakfast threat, something huawei denies. with dan walker and naga munchetty. the england and manchester united the health secretary, matt hancock, footballer marcus rashford has told breakfast that face will recieve an honorary doctorate coverings should be worn in shops from the university of manchester. it's being awarded for his campaign and on public transport in england against child poverty for the foreseeable future. as well as his sporting achievements on the pitch. in england, it becomes mandatory to wear one atjust 22 years old, in shops from next friday, he will be the youngest ever a rule which has already been recipient of an honorary degree brought in in scotland. but mr hancock told us there are no plans for the rule to be extended to offices and workplaces. from the university of manchester. well, the reason for that is when you are in close proximity should be fun. i bet he makes a good speech as well. i'm sure he does. we with somebody who you have to work closely to, then if you are there have lots of football to talk to for a long time with them, withjohn this morning, who is then a mask doesn't offer that looking after the sport. where will protection, as opposed to a shop you start today? i was talking to or public transport, for instance, when you are with somebody naga about the crazy 8—0 win for for a reasonable amount of time, a few minutes, but not all day. wigan over hull last night. do we
have that? yes, that trumps the so, this is for the premier league football this play out last night. foreseeable future. pre—match press conferences with football managers are often i think that is the best really dull affairs. way of putting it. they're always really cagey, they don't want to give anything people will have to wear masks away — well, not yesterday. in shops and on public manchester city's champions league transport and in the nhs repreive got some really big names, really quite angry. for the foreseeable future. jurgen klopp said the decision to overturn city's 2—year european ban was "bad for football," a £a billion cut in vat has come and the spurs bossjose mourinho into force this morning, struck a more sarcastic tone. allowing food, drink and hospitality firms to potentially cut their prices. the tax is reduced from 20% to 5% untiljanuary, to encourage people who can spend to go out, and help protectjobs. the treasury estimates households iam not could save 160—pounds a year i am not saying man city is guilty. on average, but many companies say iam i am not saying man city is guilty. the savings won't be passed i am saying if you are guilty, you directly to customers. do not pay, you are not punished, even with a pound. i know that money for them is white easy, but it is scotland has begun its most significant relaxation just the principal. why are you of coronavirus measures since the country went into lockdown in march. paying eight or 9 million or hairdressers, bars, restaurants, cinemas, tourist attractions, whatever if you are not guilty? and places of worship can now all reopen. city manager pep guardiola the first minister, nicola sturgeon, was pretty passionate has described it as the riskiest in his defence. he says the club have stage of the process so far, and urged people to stick done nothing wrong. to public health measures. i don't want to apologise for
new measures have been introduced anything, i'm sorry, guys. manchester city don't have to to curb the spread of covid—19 in two lancashire towns, apologise, because the three independentjudges have decided we following a spike in infections. have done properly everything. residents in blackburn and darwen will now have to limit the number we'll come to last night's of visitors to their homes, premier league action in a moment. and wear face coverings but we had to bring in all confined public spaces. you this this morning. after a really tough few mass testing began at weeks for wigan athletic, the weekend after 61 new cases they won 8—0 last night. sprang up within a week. that equals a championship record. they were 7—0 up at half time. ghislaine maxwell, the former girlfriend of the financier and convicted paedophile, hull city the team jeffrey epstein, has been denied on the receieving end. bail by a judge in new york. wigan face a 12—point deduction because of their financial troubles, maxwell pleaded not guilty but in spite of that to charges that she helped him could still stay up. to abuse underage girls. it would be remarkable. during the hearing, prosecutors said not a remarkable performance she was an "extreme" flight risk from chelsea but a win that keeps and should remain in custody. the trial will take them third, on course for champions league qualification. they beat alreday relegated norwich 1—0, 0livier giroud with the goal. they're four points ahead place in july next year. of leicester and manchester united, with two games to play. china's ambassador in london has criticised the government's decision to exclude huawei from the uk's 5g networks on national security grounds as captainjoe root is back training "disappointing and wrong". with the england team after missing the uk government has ordered companies to strip the first test against west indies for the birth of his daughter. equipment from huawei out of the system by 2027. the two sides have moved bio—bubbles it follows sanctions imposed from southampton to manchester
and will name their team this afternoon ahead of thursday's second by the us, which claims the chinese test at old trafford. firm poses a national security and competitive women's tennis threat — something huawei denies. returned in britain yesterday for the first time since the start of lockdown. the british number six katie boulter amongst the winners at the progress tour women's championships at the national tennis centre in roehampton. it's being played under coronavirus restictions, which means that players the time is 8:37am. call their own lines and collect the dates and the venues the balls at the end of a point. for the commonwealth games in birmingham in 2022 are all set — but there's still one big issue outstanding — who will be the mascot? today, a nationwide competition is being launched to find the child who can design it. let's speak to the president of commonwealth games england now, i don't want to point any and olympic gold medallist denise fingers here, but could you two be lewis. trusted to make your own line calls? shejoins us live yes. i'm a golfer. 0f she joins us live on breakfast. good trusted to make your own line calls? morning, lovely to have you here. yes. i'm a golfer. of course. dan is a golfer. 0f yes. i'm a golfer. of course. dan is what are we looking for for a mascot a golfer. of course. cheat at golf, for the commonwealth games? oh, it cheetahs life, john. you know the rules. i have seen naga plasma competitive spirit. i will come down is in birmingham, the west midlands, those two floors. don't think that i my patch, so we want personality, we won't, if you and i want to a conversation about this. we should wa nt my patch, so we want personality, we want the brummie personality to come settle it on the tennis court. no, through but we wanted to embody the
we will settle it on the golf culture and heritage of the region. course, then you will see just how to make it vibrant and perhaps the competitive and honourable i am. john suggested tennis, you suggested golf, you should do one game of golf and one game of tennis and then... yeah? what have i started! well bullring, the jewellery quarter, something representing the iconic done, john. dan lives with the mood, areas of birmingham. it will represent a region of over! million not you. see you later, john. people. a great way to kick—start the summer holidays of our young face coverings are about to become a must—have item in england, as it becomes compulsory to wear one in shops from friday of next week. people, aged up to 15, to get their with demand going through the roof, pens out and start drawing. it is a it means that some factories are now working flat—out. jayne mccubbin is in symbol for the west midlands and birmingham that will be seen everywhere. it can be a character, burnley to tell us more. an animal ora everywhere. it can be a character, an animal or a person. just make it lively and amazing. use your you have got a bbc breakfast face imagination. we want parents to mask on! good morning.|j perhaps not worry about the home you have got a bbc breakfast face schooling this time and if you see mask on! good morning. i have got one for you, dan and naga, specially your child working away this summer, don't do what i have done in the made for the bbc breakfast team. what do you think? did morning from past which is to look at the painting of the picture and go we everybody here. that morning, probably don't need that and put it
everybody, at lancashire textiles. in the bin. no, this could be a we are in burnley this morning, and masterpiece and then go on to be the just before the pandemic hit, have a bombing a mascot which i think is spin around. this is what this very exciting. great advice, denise. textile factory was doing. it was concentrating on stuffing duvets and pillowcases. but when it hits they everybody knows that the sporting schedule has been incredibly badly had the foresight to say, listen, we're going to make an investment. affected and infected, i suppose, £30,000 in all of the machines that you see here. we're going to shift schedule has been incredibly badly affected and infected, isuppose, in 2020. the commonwealth games in some of the production away from birmingham is scheduled for 2022. pillowcases and duvets and instead turned to face masks. for children, well that impact given that there will be other athletic events before for grown—ups, for the bbc breakfast and after that and other sporting team. this is what they are doing events ? now. almost around the clock, and after that and other sporting events? i think it impacts the decision of athletes as to what they will do what i think the organising 117,000 masks they are making every committee and the international sort day. we are going to chat to the of movement have really tried hard tea m day. we are going to chat to the team ina to make sure that they accommodate day. we are going to chat to the team in a minute, but first, ispent yesterday talking to shopkeepers, to the athletes as much as possible. like you said, it is the world shoppers, to people with disabilities, to everybody who is championships in oregon earlier that going to be in fact did by these summer, then we have got the uefa masks —— affected by these masks that will be with us for some time to come. women's football competition and the the high street is back in business, commonwealth games and also the but all signs say everything has
european championships. so it is changed, and more changes on the way busy, but hopefully athletes will with mandatory face masks. tracy, make the correct decision. think how do you feel about this? they about it, we have another home games masks, ijust think it is too late and we know how fantastic we have to put them out now. it should have hosted them in the past, all major been done from the start. masks are tournaments in the uk at this time. sol tournaments in the uk at this time. already in the barbers, already in so i would be encouraged to think the cafes, but from the 2ath, they that athletes would want to be will have to be worn in all shops, present at the commonwealth games and utilise that energy of having and jasmine for one is concerned.” home advantage. it has been feel that it might put off some challenging however, let's not make customers, to be honest. i do think it should be people's choice. how any mistake about that, it is a would you feel if you come to a difficult decision for athletes but it would be a good one if they chose situation where you have to have that difficult conversation with to compete at birmingham. and there somebody? well, i don't want to be forcing my customers to wear it. on has been the decision to bring back various sports and get the timetable the bus, jean tells me it is a going again, a difficult decision to policy which is already working on public transport. yes, the drivers make, and! going again, a difficult decision to do so you must wear a mask. everyone make, and i know that you will want has got used to it? they are very good around here. but barbara to talk about the fact that perhaps explains why she won't be wearing a certain male sports have been more mask to travel today or shop from next friday. just picked my letter positively encouraged than certain up female sports, what do you think next friday. just picked my letter up from the doctors. this is barbara about that? very diplomatically put
bradley has diagnosed disease copd. there, dan! at the time, at the beginning of lockdown, they did not i would actually feel as if i was seem to be many conversations about how we get women's sport back, how being suffocated. in scotland, we get women back to play and do what they love. it was very much changes came in days ago. nicola sturgeon says there is almost 100% client —— compliance with the rules, about male sport and reverting to type for a lot of people. let's and yesterday this mp in westminster think about men playing sport, that was furious. nothing would make me is what everyone wants to see! in a time of uncertainty you have to have less likely to go shopping than the thought of having to mask up. more conversations to pacify the anxieties and concerns of people. we nonsense, says district nurse lisa we re slow anxieties and concerns of people. we were slow to react, i think people and her family who are all now we re slow were slow to react, i think people were slow to react, i think people were slow to react, i think people getting used to masking up to go were slow to react, but at this moment in time those conversations out, including her youngest, getting used to masking up to go out, including heryoungest, he getting used to masking up to go out, including her youngest, he was have been had and there is a pathway 12. you are just in that age group. coming through for women to compete and get back into sport. and what how do you feel about it? i'm not bothered about it. when there isn't about diversity at the top level of sport? there has been an interesting any models put in place, i think, we discussion over the past few weeks. will have a second lockdown. they you are rare in the fact that you will have a second lockdown. they will be another one. as a district area you are rare in the fact that you nurse, what would your message be to are a black woman at the top of the people who are not exempt, but organising sport in this country. is that a conversation that will change
who do have a problem? just wear your mask. it is saving lives. it is the look of boardrooms and those top—level meetings? the look of boardrooms and those top-level meetings? it must do that. a few the government absolutely agrees with. but be warned there are we have had over decades of conversations, talking around the dos and don'ts when it comes to face subject and this is related time for masks. when it comes to those fabric action and yes, i do sit on masks you want to be looking for triple layer fabric. if you are commonwealth games england's board looking to make your own, the andl important thing is you are using the commonwealth games england's board and i have done so for a few terms right fabric, so it is highly woven already. we have listened to what we cotton. when it comes to using them, the most important thing, i cannot need to do to make our board more emphasise this enough, is making sure it fits properly, because the diverse, to have the gender balance better it fits the less likely you and the disability sport's voice are to be messing around with it. 0ne are to be messing around with it. one group feels it has been left out coming through at every level. i of this whole debate. the 9 million think other boards need to look at people who are deaf or hard of themselves. it is a time for action hearing, and need to see a face to now. we know, we have heard from properly communicate. absolutely, i people in the music industry, sports, you know, it has to start to mean, we had an appointment at the change, andl hospital recently and logan was sports, you know, it has to start to change, and i am pleased with what i have seen so far, with the trying to do his hearing test conversations that have been had, without face mask around his hearing but now it is about let's act. let's aids, as well as the audiologist
notjust keep wearing a full face mask and but now it is about let's act. let's not just keep putting adviser. can you ask logan, how does but now it is about let's act. let's notjust keep putting labels on foot ball notjust keep putting labels on football shirts, it is action and it he feel about the mask situation? has to be at the highest level now. were they scary? yeah, it was like a lovely to talk to you, denise lewis, and we will no doubt speak to you again when that mascot is announced ghost. he is saying it was like a ghost, which is scary. yes, well, for the commonwealth games in 2022. get your suggestions on. that was andy, that is is so fantastic that denise lewis speaking to us this your charity has come up with a morning. sports, events, things you solution. how many of the masks with might have been watching abroad, all the perspex screens have you guys given out? well, at the moment, we out of the window at the moment. people choosing to spend their have ordered 100 masks. we are summer holidays closer to home. perhaps you need to find activities supporting around 35,000 in our that are closer to home. when we ask local area, we do need more people to be aware of this. andy is making ofa that are closer to home. when we ask of a correspondence to go out and tell us a story, they often think, them. so many others are diy ing as yes, the health and safety rules are firmly in place and i will be in no well. from the 2ath in england, and danger whatsoever. of course, firmly in place and i will be in no dangerwhatsoever. of course, i firmly in place and i will be in no danger whatsoever. of course, i can just use the skills i have brought already in scotland, make sure you do not leave home without one. well, through life when i trained as a journalist. that is what ben bland let me introduce joe thought when he was asked to stand do not leave home without one. well, let me introducejoe mcbrien now,
the md here at lancashire textiles. ona thought when he was asked to stand on a paddleboard in east london this joe, has that amount really morning! yes, i probably missed that surprised you? joe, has that amount really surprised you ? how joe, has that amount really surprised you? how are you ahead of the curve? we had the idea because pa rt of morning! yes, i probably missed that part ofjournalism school! i am here my co—director has relations in at london's docklands taking to poland and they are three weeks in paddleboard for the first time. i'm front of us, and they started making not the only one, they have seen a face masks in the town where she surge in interest from people wanting to take to the water, partly comes from, so she asked if we could make them. we started to make them, for the health benefits, the mental health benefits as well. quite a few people out on the water this but the demand was horrendous, so morning. i dare say with more much so that even the office staff experience than i! let me speak to had to come from downstairs and help the general manager, john. we both out. it was all hands on deck. well, try to stay afloat! good to see you. listen, let me show everybody around why has there been a big interest the place. we will chat to you in a this year? is that the effect of the second. the process begins over here, cutting all the fabric that coronavirus? partly so. ithink comes in. ella here turns it into the basic squares and it goes down this year? is that the effect of the coronavirus? partly so. i think a lot of people have been in those wanting to be outdoors. a lot of the basic squares and it goes down the factory line, all the way down people have been locked in their homes. it is great to see people coming down to the royal docks and to marta, who does the finishing. i getting on paddleboards, and all wa nt to to marta, who does the finishing. i across the country, there has been a want to introduce the latest recruit, sharon. good morning. surge everywhere of people wanting hello. how long have you worked in to get out on the water. what are
textiles, in this old mill town? the benefits? what do people get out could you have ever imagined working of this? time spent in and out of on a global pandemic on this project? no, i've been working in the water can be a calming influence, there is a lot of textiles for over 30 years, ranging headspace here, it is not a built—up area. generally, getting and fresh from sofa furnishings and now down air. how do you go about making it to face masks. crazy days, hey? you covid secure? air. how do you go about making it are working and you are glad of it. covid secure ? we air. how do you go about making it covid secure? we are trying to keep nice to talk to you, sharon. this our distance but when you are teaching a class how do you keep isn't the first pandemic lancashire people safe? firstly, we have people textiles have worked on? arriving on site, we have our procedures and risk assessments with he will you we were required by the un to make a down pillow. we can covid capital —— compliance. there isa covid capital —— compliance. there is a lot of outdoor space here and people can stay away from each other at least two metres. i am remaining disinfect. now face masks. pricing two metres but that is helped greatly by the wind! when you look policies or down to supply and at the levels of interest, many demand. no demand has gone through the roof. we are holding the price. people are buying their own paddleboards, can anyone come down toa paddleboards, can anyone come down to a spot of open water like this, what are the rules? this is a licensed waterway and to paddle here you have to come through ourselves,
you have to come through ourselves, you cannot enter this area without it's 999 per mask. we've got masks an instructor. other waterways might be different. you have to look up online and find out any licensing to bring back to you as well. body that might be responsible for i think we have been given some the body of water that you want to masks. interesting what was said paddle on. we recommend checking the there because so many people have been getting in touch trying to buy british paddleboarder association for learning and getting information masks obviously, they want to comply with the law. the price is going from. thank you very much indeed for that, john. i am not sure if you through the roof. it's nice to see heard that we heard some honking in the background. the geese keeping a one factory sticking to prices. bdi on us! they are the experts! not just here but all over the country there is a surge in interest in facemasks are a huge issue and we will be speaking to the health these sports and morning like this, secretary matt hancock about it. i who would not be tempted? be put it on social media that he was coming on. there are thousands of careful, ben, the water looks very deep, at least six inches! questions. we'll be putting some of laughter. your questions to him in around a5 minutes' time. it is very cold and the date! you never know! don't do that! looks like a lovely morning there as well. nicola sturgeon has described it
as "the biggest step so far" in exiting lockdown — today hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among working from home means millions the businesses that can reopen in scotland today. but the first minister has also of people have taken warned that it brings the greatest risk for potential resurgence of the virus. to video calling in the past few lets speak now to scotland's national clinical director, months, but for some members professorjason leitch. of the armed forces, their recent calls have had a rather special guest. the queen has been speaking to people who are stationed around the world about their life and work during the coronavirus pandemic. during the coronavirus pandemic. how do you feel this morning?” prefer the aide to brock —— eight our royal correspondent nicholas witchell has been finding o'clock this chip to the 6:30am out how her majesty has been getting to grips with the technology. shift. we will sort that out for she normally meets her servicemen and women face—to—face, you. i am trumped by the secretary butjust now it has to be done via a conference call. no reason to forget of state. i feel nervous as well. protocol, though. watch the top right of the screen. genuinely and authentically. this is good morning. the biggest single day of opening yes, if you're a general, up, particularly indoors. you know chief of the defence staff, no less, you begin with a bow. and then to business. this already because you've been paying attention. large group ‘s, first to a sailor, speaking from a royal fleet auxiliary ship in the caribbean. and where are you at the moment? small groups, mixing households is i'm currently in curacao bad. indoor hospitality makes us at the moment, ma'am. well, i would think the last time
nervous. not on a big friday night i saw you, you wouldn't have imagined that this is what you'd out in glasgow. we want to give the be doing now. retailers in the public a bit of in holyport, we met. time to get used to it. you must be yeah, it was, ma'am, in 2014, i believe it was. confident and conditions are right. but understandably you are concerned about how it's going to go and no then to west africa, and a soldier from the yorkshire regiment who's been there since last year. doubt we will be keeping a close eye on things. our prevalence is if you the covid crisis has meant that the rest and recuperation flights have been put on hold, so i'm afraid my wife has can have such a thing in a global been slightly abandoned pandemic, it's good. i don't like with our two young children. and she works for the nhs? celebrating fewer deaths or infections, it seems the wrong way around the public health but we've gone six days now with no debts and she's training nurses and other health care professionals. single figures of in elections. it's finally, to a member of the queen's colour squadron of the raf, who has rather an unusual sideline. really agile. even today when you so i'm the pilot for the jamaican bobsleigh team. gosh! the queen laughs. wa ke really agile. even today when you wake up, you see new infections in sounds a very dangerous job. it can be quite dangerous. sydney, uc florida, california so how do you train? shutting schools. another piece of i've been pushing a car up and down the street. england having a local outbreak. the i've had to make... the queen laughs. virus is the same as it was in they all laugh.
well, i suppose that's march. nothing has changed about the one way to train! that's definitely one pathology. that feels so, so way to train, ma'am. well, i'm very glad to have been able to meet all of you, fragile. a lot of this is down to i and the best of luck. nicholas witchell, bbc news. suppose asking people to act responsibly. a confident that will and one of those service personnel happen. iam, based on lucky enough to video conference with the queen was lance corporal sha nwayne responsibly. a confident that will stephens from the raf, happen. i am, based on experience. who i am pleased to sayjoins us this is never happened before. don't now from peterborough. believe the people who tell you that he is the one who pushed the many this is just an and he is a bobsleigh competitor. believe the people who tell you that this isjust an infection. this has infected 12.5 billion people around lovely to see you again! i remember the last time we were talking to the world in 600,000 have died. this you, you were talking about pushing is never happened. it's brand—new. that many up and down! tell us about what we had to do as a result of it the preparation that went into that is also brand—new. we shut down zoom call with the queen? good society, we shut schools and higher morning. there was not a lot of education and retail, pubs and preparation, it was one day before restau ra nts, education and retail, pubs and that we got together to check our restaurants, we took away people's internet connection to make sure freedom and now, as we come out. i everything worked correctly, then the call went ahead last friday.” am as keen as everybody to get all the back. i want to see glasgow and have become obsessed with the
background of people whenever we do edinburgh streets filled with people, shops open, people whose these interviews. i saw the queen's businesses have been shot to get background which was very back to normal business. i am one of impressive, very elegant. why didn't the public health advisors so i got to do that in a safer way, safer you make more of an effort with your ways i can. so yes, the compliance own?! well, i am currently at home so far with the behaviours has been sat on my dining room table, so good, but it needs to continue or unfortunately there is just a blank we re good, but it needs to continue or were not going to get to the next wall in the background. your dining stages. a huge party 's face room and a bare wall will do for us! coverings, and there's been a lot of cani talk about what you've done in room and a bare wall will do for us! can i ask you, there were all sorts scotland. from next friday. iwonder of technical issues with previous zoom calls over the past few months, where you are taking it. some are where there are any problems like adamant it's a good idea and should have been done weeks maybe months that during the call? no, she took ago. 0thers, have been done weeks maybe months ago. others, a lot of people out to the technology really well, she there feel it's an infringement on personal freedom. they won't wear was really relaxed. it made me relax them or they won't use those shops. more to see how relaxed she was on the camera. how long that the whole what is your message and i know it's very confusing for a lot of us. thing take? we have only shown 1.5 what's your message when it comes to the use of face coverings. we tried minutes' worth. the whole to be as clear and explicit as we conversation was about 20 minutes,
she spoke to each person individually and then we all got to interact with her majesty. lots of can. we have the facts campaign, the people say whenever they have a conversation with the queen, on the rare occasion, they are really five things you need to do. f is for surprised. nicely surprised at how well—informed she is and how well engaged she is and how well she face coverings, retailers, more things on public transport but it listens. yes, definitely. she doesn't make you invincible, they obviously remembered sophie from are not special, you got to do them eating her previously and she also in addition to avoid crowded places, knew about me being in the queens clea n in addition to avoid crowded places, clean your hands, two metres cover squadron and the other events distance and self isolate if you have symptoms to those that i would have done. she cover squadron and the other events iwould have done. she is cover squadron and the other events i would have done. she is very well irrespective of the guidance, pieces rehearsed and she knew about of workplace guidance that you can individuals. —— colour squadron. read on line, if an individual takes rehearsed and she knew about individuals. -- colour squadron. and she knew about your training regime responsibility for those five as well which we have spoken to you things, we will get out of this. we about before. how is that going, are appreciate your clarity and honesty you still targeting the next this morning. hope goes well in olympics? yes, training is going scotla nd this morning. hope goes well in well and we are preparing for the scotland today. it's a good start of next olympics and competing in which starts around november. we are the day, getting up early. imagine all the things you can get done.
he's got an extra hour. what was seeing you training but you do these that? the only people i should not things... and you are trained as a complain about early mornings are sniper, is that correct? yes, i am you to mac. there is no sympathy here. thank you. shall we go to the pa rt of sniper, is that correct? yes, i am part of a ceremonial unit. i am part water? how are you on the water? ofa part of a ceremonial unit. i am part of a protection unit for the royal it's not my natural habitat. what air force and we protect royal air would you be doing? paddle boarding? force assets at home and abroad. what does today involve them? life i would be all over the paddleboard has obviously changed. life has but more serene. ben bland is down there. he will look at how people changed, but for me, personally, are going to be at home today, i am training for bobsleigh andl today, i am training for bobsleigh and i have another two sessions to staycationing but finding activities do today straight after this, i have closer to home. good morning, staycationing but finding activities sprints and yoga later this closerto home. good morning, ben. afternoon. you are pushing minis as if you're looking for something to well today? i will push on monday. do with an extra hour, how good is this? we are here in docklands in really good to talk to you. thank london and we got mike there doing you very much. i know having your some wakeboarding. the more serene last zoom call with the queen and
then speaking to us is slightly downhill, but thank you very much option. they have seen a surge in for that! he didn't deny that! interest in watersports like paddle boarding and wakeboarding and swimming. there's been such a surge living with a dog or cat to look after it is one thing in interest. some paddleboard clubs but doing the same for a bear cub is a different challenge entirely. that's what conservationist giles clark decided to do won't be able tojohn, good to see when he helped build a sanctuary in south east asia to help protect the animals and try to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. you. is it any more than normal in here he is with mary, the summer, the levels of interest you are seeing? we'd usually be busy a five—month—old cub. but we have seen a surge in people who bought the first paddle boards and are looking to get into the sport. people are extremely eager to get out now. it's not a swimming it's all part of his latest series, bears about the house. i have honestly never seen a cub this young enjoying the water pool get out now. it's not a swimming pool, there is no chlorine. is it to this kind of extent. if we walked away, she would sit safe to be doing paddle boarding? here for the next 40 minutes the transmission rate we are told is just playing on her own. it isjust hilarious. all of these opportunities are now really starting low, outdoor sports, the transmission rate we are told is to build her confidence, low, outdoorsports, responsibly socially distance should be no you can see her starting to come out of her shell.
she is absolutely loving it. problem. 0ut so, in the wild she would be socially distance should be no problem. out on the water, a lot of following mum at this stage, and they would definitely come space to yourself. ben is one of the across bodies of water. sun bears are not big swimmers like some of the other bears, but they certainly will splash around in the shallow parts, managers at open water docklands which helps to keep them cool. sun bears have the shortest and swimming. are you seeing a similar densest fur of all the bear family. level in open water swimming? this prevents overheating and also protects against the heavy rain in the tropics. definitely, we have the usual level of customers. people who are regular pool swimmers and because all of the if you think about all that she's gone through in her very short life pools, it's been enclosed until recently. can anyone turn up for a already, this is great to start swim? it's a bit different. we try to see her really enjoying life. and get people by membership. if fascinating pictures. they haven't swim in open water, we giles clarke joins us now run inductions so people can learn from his home in sussex. how it's different from the pool and millions of parents will have read do it ina how it's different from the pool and do it in a safe way and make sure they know what they are up to. you to their children going on a bear hunt and you are literally doing that now! what has that been like? mentioned a lot of people have their own boards. many waterways are going mary is an incredible little
character and she has pulled through and is doing incredibly well, to be licensed so you can't turn up to be licensed so you can't turn up thankfully. but ultimately, she was to certain places. accredited by the born in the wild and it is because of circumstances of the wildlife trade that myself and my friend matt british stand—up paddleboard had to take her in and look after association so we run interim courses to get people up to speed her. but when it comes to and when they are certified, they can go up and when they are certified, they challenges, any baby animal can go up and enjoy this area. thank definitely has its unique set of you both very much indeed. doesn't challenges but for mary, as her it just looks so serene you both very much indeed. doesn't itjust looks so serene and confidence grew, she is incredibly tempting, a little later in the programme, i'll be joining tempting, a little later in the programme, i'll bejoining them on adept at climbing and she could the water. maybe not on the literally climb up your legs when you are trying to make heart melt, wakeboard but the paddleboard. she would be on the bookcase, in the the water. maybe not on the wakeboard but the paddleboardm does look like a lovely morning. kitchen cupboard. a very different those paddle boards are quite swift. and unique one in comparison to other animals that i have raised. he did very, very well. giles, iamjust other animals that i have raised. giles, i am just looking about her working from home means millions gorgeous colouring, she is a sun of people have taken bear and that is because of the to video calling in the past few months — markings on her chest. yes, sun but for some members of the armed forces, their recent calls have had a rather special guest. bears get the name from that golden the queen has been speaking crescent that is on their chest, and to people who are stationed around the world about their life and work during the coronavirus pandemic. i have always found all animals and
0ur royal correspondent wildlife absolutely fascinating, but nicholas witchell reports. having the experience to spend 12 she normally meets her servicemen months with her and watching her and women face—to—face, butjust now it has to be done grow and develop was incredible. via a conference call. they are probably the least known no reason to forget out of the different bear species protocol, though. watch the top right of the screen. and they are also the smallest, but good morning. what she lacked in size, she yes, if you're a general, definitely made up for in character. chief of the defence staff, no less, you begin with a bow. how big is she now? she is nearly and then to business. first to a sailor, speaking from a royal fleet auxiliary ship in the caribbean. two years, shows she is getting close to being fully grown and for her, the female, that is between 13 and 14 kilos. immensely powerful, and where are you at the moment? i'm currently in curacao at the moment, ma'am. well, i would think the last time and 14 kilos. immensely powerful, i saw you, you wouldn't have and we see a few scenes in the imagined that this is series thatjust what you'd be doing now. and we see a few scenes in the series that just demonstrates how incredibly strong she is.” in holyport, we met. yeah, it was, ma'am, series that just demonstrates how incredibly strong she is. i am slightly fascinated by the length of in 2014, i believe it was. then to west africa, and a soldier mary's tongue as well! the important from the yorkshire regiment who's been there since last year. thing, giles, explained to us while —— why mary and other bears are the covid crisis has meant under threat and why they are so that the rest and recuperation flights have been put on hold, special? well, the wildlife trade, so i'm afraid my wife has been slightly abandoned with our
asi special? well, the wildlife trade, as i previously mentioned, is part two young children. of the reason that we have seen sun and she works for the nhs? bears, men bears and other bears across south—east asia are being she's training nurses and other driven to the brink of extinction health care professionals. now. there is all the usual threats finally to a member of the queen's colour squadron of the raf, who has rather that wildlife fates in terms of the an unusual sideline. habitat continuing to diminish or be so i'm the pilot for the jamaican bobsleigh team. gosh! fragmented, which then pushes that human wildlife conflict barrier and and border ever closer together. —— moon the queen laughs. sounds a very dangerous job. it can be quite dangerous. bears. but with bears, like a few so how do you train? i've been pushing a car up and down the street. other species, it is the demand for i've had to make... their body parts, specifically in the queen laughs. they all laugh. well, i suppose that's one way to train! their body parts, specifically in that's definitely one their case there gall bladders or their case there gall bladders or their paws etc, it is that demand way to train, ma'am. for traditional chinese medicines thatis for traditional chinese medicines that is really pushing them to the well, i'm very glad to have been brink of extinction. in the case of able to meet all of you, mary specifically, she would have and the best of luck. been with mum, her mother would have nicholas witchell, bbc news. what was your latest zoo meeting?” been with mum, her mother would have been caught in a snare and killed, was wondering about the strength of and she would have been bundled into wife shall —— wi—fi. i did the one
and she would have been bundled into a sack and taken out of the wild to start that journey. and when we show show on the line cut out intercepted her, she was probably on because one of the kids was watching her way to a bare farm in vietnam. a youtube video. a big rookie mistake, it would never happen to matt, he'd never have technical that is heartbreaking. well, well problems. no, never. sorry, sorry, done on getting her out and good luck with what you are doing and with your conservation, giles. i you've not a muted yourself. it's have very fond memories of you wednesday morning. and it is saints bringing in the jaguar, within is day—to—day are whatever have very fond memories of you bringing in thejaguar, myer, to have very fond memories of you you get, you are likely to get bringing in the jaguar, myer, to the sofa here. look after yourself. i hope she is doing well too. that programme is on 8pm tonight on bbc weather for the next a0 days the legend says. some grey clouds as two. we are back tomorrow at 6am. well to bring rain or drizzle. luckily the legend does not hold have a lovely day. goodbye. firm because for quite a few of you, a lot of cloud and damp weather to come through the rest of today. weather fronts spilling atlantic. with the thickest cloud is, patchy rain and drizzle mainly attached to that. a nice few hours pushing across parts of scotland into northern england. that will all
continue southwards and eastwards. even here, some damp weather potentially into the afternoon. patchy rain or drizzle in the west. fairly cloudy. cloudy where you should be for this time of year, 16— 20 celsius. as we go into this evening, fairly cloudy. a few breaks in the cloud here and there but most places staying cloudy. it does mean temperatures will drop away. 0nly around 12— 15 celsius as we start tomorrow morning. a muggy enough start. we will start a fairly cloudy. a lighter shade of grey and a bit of blue at times. 0ccasionally welcome to bbc news. i'm victoria derbyshire. here are the headlines. across england or wales. it is going
scotland's most significant easing of coronavirus restrictions. hairdressers, restaurants, tourist attractions and places to feel warmer. potentially what of worship are allowed to re—open. a temporary cut to vat for the hospitality and leisure industries comes in today — could happen in north—east scotland, from 20% to 5%. up could happen in north—east scotland, up to 2a degrees. cloud, outbreaks of rain and a strengthening breeze. health secretary matt hancock says this weather front will push its that face coverings will be ways doubt southwards across mandatory in shops and on public transport "for the foreseeable scotland and northern ireland as we go through to friday. more rain future" — but aren't needed across the west of scotland, turning in offices or schools. it down the across parts of northern it's when you are in interaction ireland. south and east, could stay with people you aren't normally dry. across parts of eastern with, that's where the mask can be scotla nd dry. across parts of eastern scotland will stay dry, sunny spells particularly helpful. and feel a bit warmer as we go china says it will take through to friday, even more so to "all necessary measures" to look the south and east where we could hit 26 degrees. it is not far off that through saturday but cloud and patchy rain pushing south in the sunshine will return for sunday but it will feel russia. headlines next. "it it will feel russia. headlines next. --it will it will feel russia. headlines next. ——it will feel more fresh. good morning.
welcome to breakfast with dan walker and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today: vat is cut for meals, visitor attractions and accommodation from today, it's to encourage us to head out and to try to help protect jobs. scotland's most significant easing of coronavirus restrictions since lockdown began. hairdressers, restaurants, tourist attractions and places of worship are allowed to reopen. stricter measures are introduced in parts of lancashire after a spike in coronavirus cases. ghislaine maxwell is denied bail by a judge in new york after pleading not guilty to helping herformer boyfriend, jeffrey epstein, to abuse girls. reusable packaging for big brands. from ketchup to cola, our biggest supermarket signs up to a new service for customers to get refills online. i'll speak to the boss of heinz about how it's going to work. a war of words over manchester city's champions league reprieve. jurgen klopp calls it a bad for football, jose mourinho labels it a " ' but pep guardiola
demands an apology. it's wednesday 15th of july. our top story: a £a billion cut in vat has come into force this morning, allowing food, drink and hospitality firms to potentially cut their prices. the tax is reduced from 20% to 5% untiljanuary, to encourage people who can spend to go out, and help protectjobs. here's our personal finance correspondent, simon gompertz. it's the chancellor's £a billion giveaway to try to get the economy moving, slashing the vat on going out, including to restaurants and pubs, and to campsites, cinemas and zoos. we need to give these businesses the confidence to know that if they open up, invest in making their premises safe, and protect jobs, demand will be there, and be there quickly. it could be worth a £5 saving on a mealfor two normally costing £a0, nearly £11 off an £85 room for two at a hotel or b&b, or £16 off family
entry to a theme park worth £130. some businesses, nando's is one of them, have promised to pass on 100% of the saving. but the big worry is that others will hold onto some or all of the benefit, effectively pocketing the tax cut, saying they're struggling and they're the ones who need it. the treasury says it wants businesses to pass on the cut if they can, but it recognises they have been without an income for months, and it is up to them to decide. the majority of businesses are going to look at using the vat cut to support themselves. and their employees, and reconfigure getting their business back on track after being closed for a while. bigger chains are more likely to pass on the cut. starbucks says it will on coffees. pubs like wetherspoons face
the problem that alcoholic drinks don't qualify, so it's taking some of the saving on food to reduce the price of beer. simon gompertz, bbc news. the rate of covid—19 infections in england appears to have fallen significantly in may, the month before lockdown restrictions began to be eased. that's according to early results of a study commissioned by the government. the research by imperial college london is yet to be endorsed by other academics but its initial findings were welcomed by the health secretary matt hancock. 0ur political correspondent helen catt is in westminster. helen, what did mr hancock say? he was quite interested in this, and the report when it came out, and spoke about it yesterday, didn't he? yes, he did. this report, as you say, it was the testing of 120,000 community volunteers, testing them
to see if they had coronavirus. what it found was that the infection rate had halved every eight or nine days over may, so we were quite a long way into lockdown at that point. it's gave a number of 0.57, lower than previously imported. matt hancock welcomes that and said it showed the impact restrictions and lockdown measures has had and said they had taken the right action at they had taken the right action at the right time. there was huge amounts of scrutiny on the government for the speed with which they chose to unlock, if you like, in england, and i think what the government will do is look at this, and there had been some criticism but perhaps they were going to fast, of course wales and scotland chose to go ata of course wales and scotland chose to go at a slower pace. i think what the government will do is look at this and say, but it shows is that when we began the unlocking process onjune when we began the unlocking process on june one, which when we began the unlocking process onjune one, which was a fairly cautious one, some of the first steps were quite small, actually, the rate of infection was lower than we thought it was even then, which sort of indicates their position. what it doesn't necessarily counter,
though, are the claims that they went into lockdown to late, so i think there are a lot of things to look at here. ok, helen, well, we will be speaking to the health secretary at 7:30am, live on the programme, and we will put some of your questions to him as well, and lots of those are about—face coverings and what will happen in shops from england next friday. scotland has begun its most significant relaxation of its coronavirus lockdown measures. hairdressers, bars, restaurants, cinemas, tourist attractions, and places of worship can now all reopen. the first minister, nicola sturgeon, has described it as the riskiest stage of the process so far. 0ur scotland correspondent lorna gordon has the details. this is the biggest single day of opening up, particularly indoors, so, you know this already because you have been paying attention, outdoors is better than indoors, large groups are better than small groups, mixing households is bad. so indoor hospitality in particular
makes us a little bit nervous, which is why we have done it on a wednesday and not on a big friday night out in glasgow. so we want to give the retailers and the public a bit of time to get used to it. new measures have been introduced to curb the spread of covid—19 in two towns in lancashire. this is after a spike in infections there. residents in blackburn and darwen will now have to limit the number of visitors to their homes, and wear face coverings in all confined public spaces. 0ur correspondent, gill dummigan is in blackburn this morning. raining there, but i imagine, i wonder what the feeling is, whether the feeling is that this is happened and it needs to be addressed now, or other more feelings of frustration, perhaps? i think we can say people are very worried here. the infection rate is less than half that of lester's, but it is rising, it is one of the highest in the country, and what is called the positivity rate is very high here as well. that is the percentage of people who are being tested to our being testing —
macular testing positive. they are introducing a number of voluntary measures here, asking people to wear face coverings in all public spaces, they are asking that no more than two members of the household visit another. they are reminding people they should not be hugging or kissing members of another household, elbow bumps instead. they are offering special support to small shops and businesses. there is particular concern for members of the south asian community. there is a feeling some of this bread is happening between multigenerational households, so the community here has been quick to respond. a couple of days ago they started making videos on a number of different languages. there have been leaflet dropsy, information campaigns comedy mosques and madras up there been taking an active part in this. they wa nt to taking an active part in this. they want to get this infection rate down as quick as possible, because the authorities have already said if it does not drop by the end of the fortnight they will have to start reintroducing some lockdown measures. jill, thank you very much. a new yorkjudge has ordered that ghislaine maxwell should remain in custody until her trial
for helping her former boyfriend, jeffrey epstein, abuse underage girls. the judge agreed with prosecutors' claims that the 58—year—old was likely to try to flee the us. 0ur correspondent nada tawfik reports. after a life of luxury, this is now ghislaine maxwell's stone—cold reality, denied bail, imprisoned in solitary confinement, and heavily guarded here at the metropolitan detention center in brooklyn with her trail at least a year away. jeffrey epstein's alleged co—conspirator appeared remotely in court from a small white room, and pleaded not guilty. stripped of her power and privilege in a brown prison top, with her hair tied back, she sat mostly expressionless during the more than 2—hour hearing. her lawyers said she was not jeffrey epstein, and had been unfairly portrayed as a monster by endless media spin. but prosecutors successfully argued that she was an extreme flight risk and was skilled at living and hiding. annie farmer, one of maxwell's accusers in the indictment,
phoned into the remote hearing and implored the judge to hold her detained. she said maxwell was a sexual predator who groomed and abused her, and never showed remorse for her heinous crimes. i don't think this is something that is going to be over with this year. david boies represents 12 epstein accusers, including annie farmer. he says he's handed over evidence to prosecutors which could implicate others if introduced during the trial. prince andrew is clearly somebody who is going to come under even more scrutiny now than he did before. there's...too much evidence of their connection, both independent of epstein, and with epstein. prince andrew has denied having sex with under—age girls or being aware of epstein's crimes. this saga has been filled with twists, turns and disturbing revelations. ghislaine maxwell's impending trial has the potential to be even more explosive. nada tawfik, bbc news, new york.
china's ambassador in london has criticised the government's decision to exclude huawei from the uk's 5g networks on national security grounds as "disappointing and wrong." the uk government has ordered companies to strip equipment from huawei out of the system by 2027. 0ur asia business correspondent karishma vaswani is in singapore for us this morning. good morning to you once again. it feels like a really significant decision, this? yes, and it really isa decision, this? yes, and it really is a very significant decision, not just for consumers in the uk, but also for this chinese company that is at the heart of the entire thing between the united states and china. now, the uk being embroiled in all of this. in a nutshell, effectively, huawei's 5g equipment cannot be used in the uk past 2027. the company itself said it was deeply disappointed by this decision, though from what i understand the
timeframe, given that it is a longer timeframe, given that it is a longer timeframe, means that it is hoping for some sort of political change in washington when there are elections in november. the reason for that is because the company believes that this was a political decision. washington has been pressuring its allies not to use huawei because it says this company is being used by the chinese government, something that both beijing and huawei deny. the statue of slave trader edward colston was replaced in bristol this morning with a sculpture of one of the black lives matter protesters. the figure ofjen reid, who was photographed standing on the plinth with her fist raised after the statue was toppled by demonstrators last month, was put up in the last hour. a team of ten people arrived before 5:00 to install the statue that they'd been secretly working on for weeks.
we will be speaking to her in a little while to find out how she feels about that, and also, i suppose, but she feels will be the impact of the kind of history of statues in bristol, and how we approach them. that is all coming up in the next half hour, a5 minutes. we have matt hancock, health secretary, at 7:30am stop i think jen reid will be here at about 7:50am. people in leicester will learn tomorrow whether local lockdown measures will be eased, after the city has faced more than a fortnight of tougher restrictions. a spike in positive coronavirus cases saw non—essential shops, businesses and schools close again, and it's taking a toll on the city's economy. many companies are considering their futures, as navteonhal reports. i have been running for two years now, or run for two years, and it
means the world to me. i'm devastated, having to close. i put all my time and effort and love into it, and created something that i want to go into work to every day. getting ready to say goodbye. arti's cafe and delhi will not be reopening when lester's coronavirus restrictions are eventually lifted. she says the local lockdown has forced her to close. i was 50—50 on it, and as soon as it happened, i went, that is it. my my decision was made. if there was people around here i could open, but nobody is coming in. if nobody is coming in, i don't have a business to run. i just coming in, i don't have a business to run. ijust sat in there because i love it and that is not enough. herfate is i love it and that is not enough. her fate is unlikely to herfate is unlikely to be unique, at least according to an organisation which represents businesses in the city centre. it's as many of them are crying out for help. it is a very simple message that we need ground support directly to our businesses if they are going to our businesses if they are going to survive. what impact will it have on the city if businesses do not get that extra support? if that support
does not arrive urgently we will see the shutters coming down, we will see the doors closing, we will see a lot of businesses, especially in non—essential retail, food and drink, closing. but lester's now believes help may be on the way after speaking to health secretary this week. although we still have not got the absolute commitment that is going to happen, i think that was certainly an indication that the secretary of state understood the importance of that and i very much hope that we will soon be able to give good news, at least to the businesses of the city. either way, any support will come too late for arti. how are you feeling today? upset, sad. it is sad. it is emotional. you don't expect to close a business after two years, especially in the situation that we are in. the government says the circumstances of individual local lockdowns will continue to be carefully assessed, and that it support package is one of the most comprehensive in the world. but it is clear that many businesses here in leicester believe that extra help is needed if they are to continue to
survive. new measures to curb the spread of the virus have been introduced in blackburn after a spike in cases, with stricter rules being brought in to try and avoid a leicester—style lockdown. we can speak now to the town's director of public health, professor dominic harrison. thank you very much for talking to us. good to happy with us in the programme. what's happening at the moment to cause more concern? we have what i call the rising tide event. not a traditional out break when you get one big event with a lot of people in acted, we have community transmission of the virus going on, largely in the black and asian minority ethnic community, for us asian minority ethnic community, for us it's mainly south asian and that
appears to be clustering in households, one person get into that did and then four or five people households, one person get into that did and then four orfive people in the same household and a number of those cases so we've triggered our outbreak control management board and bought in a series of measures to try and reduce that spread. how will those measures be affecting people? especially those households or communities who are concerned about? the minimum -- the measures of the whole community because people don't just live in of the whole community because people don'tjust live in our houses, there are five measures, we are asking people in the case of households meeting for gatherings, we wa nt households meeting for gatherings, we want one household plus only two more. not larger household to household gatherings and enclosed public spaces. we are targeting inspection and support to small shops to help them unable to be covid—safe, we've asked people to stop hugging and shaking hands.-
you think people will? i was under the impression that we're not supposed to and shake hands. do you think there was perhaps some easing in people's minds in certain parts? yes, many communities have not met for a long time and in very cohesive communities, our observation and intelligence is that we were seeing a significant amount of greeting, hugging and embracing and handshaking. it's really interesting when you say evidence or investigation because there is a balance to be made, isn't there, before telling people culturally, we have been used to this for safety and most people have taken it on board. as things have eased, it's understandable that something is relaxed, particularly with those people you know and you love and you think are hygienic and are abiding by the rules. absolutely. we've had
an enormous amount of collaboration and support from the community ‘s most affected are working very closely with us to work some of these messages across and are supportive of these five measures. the other we are taking is to increase testing so asymptomatic testing. people that perhaps have no symptoms but live in the areas affected a re symptoms but live in the areas affected are invited to come and be tested and we know that one of the consequences is that our rates will go up. we are currently on a rate of a8 per 100,000 confirmed cases. the bit we are worried about most is the rising rate of positivity, that's the percentage of those who take the tests were positive and that is around 7%. you were talking about lock down as well in leicester. in some ways, that would be the worst option for the problem we've got. we've tried to make our programme
targeted and proportionate to the problem we can observe. if we lockdown everyone in the household, and if household transmission is the main problem, a lockdown would be perversely one of the worst things we could do. in terms of it would breed in the densely populated households? exactly. what we think is going on is one person is a symptomatically infect it, and they go back to their own household and others are in fact did and it only becomes visible once somebody has symptoms. they go and get tested. the cluster in the household. that is happening across the bame, the south asian community, and that is driving a rising tide event. you
spoke about the bame community and the level of corporations. you been working closely with that as well. it's a positive story that seems all sides are engaged. thank you so much. for businesses in food, drink and hospitality, the coronavirus outbreak has had a devastating impact, but there could be a glimmer of hope from a tax change that comes in today.vat will be cut from 20 percent to 5 percent — but will businesses pass on the savings to their customers? we can speak now to two business owners. brittney bean who runs a small chain of restaurants in london and nick van breeman, the boss of a coffee chain in the north west.
we appreciate you coming on this morning and explaining how you feel about this. what will the impact of these vat changes stop?” about this. what will the impact of these vat changes stop? i think for us, we have to look at what we can get from it. i don't know how much the vat cut will drive sales. is it really a 15% discount going to bring us really a 15% discount going to bring us the level of revenue we need? how tough have the last few months been for you or your staff? very tough. 95% of our staff are on valve. the load. we sell meal kits. when we are
looking at our revenue, it's nothing. the biggest problem is, we are still being charged rent. we haven't had anything from the government about what we are supposed to do. we are hearing britney say she would pass the vat cuts to customers. what are you going to do? as she highlighted, it's been a tough four months for the set at us as well. we are looking to pass some of them on to customers and we are in survival mode right now. the public recognise this cut will go on a long way to help the business get through what will be a tough trading. in the months ahead. we've had lots of comments on social media. in more
normal times, if the business was holding onto the benefits of a vat cut, there would be little sympathy. in these times, this is about how you can protect holding on. it's massive. we can keep staff, we can plan. we are in what we call risk planning right now. i think any reduction that helps keep staff is a really good thing. you've given us a really good thing. you've given us a really clear picture brittany about the last few months and how you feel
about these vat changes. do you feel an airof about these vat changes. do you feel an air of confidence about what will happen in the future?” an air of confidence about what will happen in the future? i would feel an airof happen in the future? i would feel an air of confidence if we had some in apartfrom an air of confidence if we had some in apart from a code of conduct. when it comes to commercial rents. again, ithink when it comes to commercial rents. again, i think any sector specific help is great but it's not going to make any difference. it's hard to pay six months of rent when we haven't been able to trade. the way to fix that, all going to have to shut down. without some kind of solution. we could have a conversation with you for an hour just talking about what is facing small businesses. we appreciate what you are going through. nick, when you are going through. nick, when you look at your customers, the ones you look at your customers, the ones you have got, the ones that may be coming in. what is the impression you are getting in terms of consumer
confidence, willing to spend and willingness to keep their favourite business alive in the high street? it's a hard one to call it's hard to keeping state —— safer staff and customers. we've invested heavily in refurbishing stores to cover ppe and again making stores accessible. at the moment, with delayed reopening because we didn't want to rush into this. the signs are that the high street is still quite quiet. it's justified in delaying a phased opening but i'm confident with what the government have done, that there will be a level of trade that will get us through but we are anxious. i
am excited about being trading again. staff have been really patient for the last four months. i use the analogy. it's like driving a car intoa use the analogy. it's like driving a car into a dark tunnel with no headlights. you are hopeful that little pinprick of light starts to appear. and i think that pinprick of light is football and as a business, if we get that footfall, everything will be fine and we really hope, we've got a good brand and i really hope we will see the footfall and do what we can to make that happen. nick, i note dan anaya, we hope that glimmer of light becomes a lot biggerfor you all. nick, glimmer of light becomes a lot biggerforyou all. nick, owner of moose coffee. brittney bean, i will
say this carefully, founder of motherclucker, thank you both. it's great to see their perspective, to small businesses making the most of is happening. you are watching bbc breakfast, still to come. wyombe wanderers have made it to the championship for the first time in their history — we'll speak to club boss gareth ainsworth and famous fan bill turnbull. we'll be discussing that shortly and bringing you the latest news and weather, but the time now is 6:28. -- 7:28. time to talk to matt and find out what is happening with the weather. this is there a superstition that if it doesn't come true, something happens? because let's face it, it's not going to come true. that's the longest range forecast i can give
you. even i will beat this one today. it is st swithin ‘s day across the uk. legend has it all due toa across the uk. legend has it all due to a bishop who was buried on the grounds of winchester cathedral and when he was dug up, moved inside and it was storming for a0 days. if it rains today, it will rain for the next a0 days. that's the way it remained for the rest of summer basically. is it true? the closest we can get to any truth and that was 3a days of rain in cassley in highlands following the wet sense within state. good news today. if you are in places such as ipswich where you got the sunshine at the moment, you will be very pleased because for many, it is fairly cloudy and damp across the country this morning. patchy rain and drizzle around, all tied in with this area of cloud. just to extend the fact that we are seeing some of the fact that we are seeing some of the dampers conditions the moment. ba rely the dampers conditions the moment. barely patch in nature. splatters of
blue on the chart pushing southwards. even though it got the sunshine cost anglia in the south—east, it will not last all day. the club will push in on this afternoon, damp weather as well. further west, patchy rain and drizzle, particularly through the hills and coasts, something brighter into wales in south—west england but for many, it's going to stay fairly cloudy and temperatures down and where we normally expect this stage of mid—july, most in the teens, 20 in the south—east corner. this evening and overnight, plenty of cloud in place, further renal drizzle, more specially across scotla nd drizzle, more specially across scotland and northern ireland in north—west england. temperatures to start tomorrow morning will be somewhere around 11 and 16 degrees. another mild start to tomorrow but it will be a fairly cloudy and grey one for the vast majority but tomorrow, should be a lighter shade of grey to begin with and some of you will see that grey breakup to allow the blue of the skies to push
through and some sunshine. scotland best favoured, sunny breaks across england and wales and where you get the sunshine, it will feel warmer than today, a bit more humid, 23 in london. a bit cooler in the west of scotla nd london. a bit cooler in the west of scotland where we see cloud and outbreaks of rain and a strengthening breeze. it will introduce fresh air once again. it will slowly move across scotland and northern ireland on friday, ran across the highlands and into the north—west of northern ireland later on. much of england and wales stays dry, sunny breaks and temperatures climbing a bit more, particularly for england and wales. next update before eight o'clock. hello, this is breakfast, with dan walker and naga munchetty. a £a billion cut in vat has come into force this morning, allowing food, drink and hospitality firms to potentially cut their prices.
the tax is reduced from 20% to 5% untiljanuary to encourage people who can spend to go out and help protect jobs. the treasury estimates households could save £160 a year on average, but many companies say the savings won't be passed directly to customers. scotland has begun its most significant relaxation of coronavirus measures since the country went into lockdown in march. hairdressers, bars, restaurants, cinemas, tourist attractions and places of worship can now all reopen. the first minister, nicola sturgeon, has described it as the riskiest stage of the process so far and urged people to stick to public health measures. new measures have been introduced to curb the spread of covid—19 in two lancashire towns following a spike in infections. residents in blackburn and darwen will now have to limit the number of visitors to their homes and wear face coverings in all confined public spaces. mass testing began at the weekend after 61 new cases sprang up within a week.
we're joined now by the health secretary, matt hancock. good morning. good morning. i need to warn you that we put on last night that you were coming on the programme. we have nearly 3000 questions for you. i know we have not got time for all of those, but i would appreciate your brevity and clarity, if that is possible, so we can get through as many of these as possible. lots of them about face coverings and facemasks, as well. we have seen tighter lockdown rules imposed, we have been talking about that, in blackburn yesterday if given immediately. if you can impose new rules on black and without delay, why do we have to wait in england until next friday for face coverings to be compulsory in shops? well, we want to give businesses time to prepare and make that change, and ten days is a perfectly reasonable amount of time to do that. on blackburn, i think that the
council there are doing a fantastic job. there is a high rate of covid in blackburn compared with the average across the country. it is not as high as in leicester. we have gonein not as high as in leicester. we have gone in and are supporting them, working with them, for instance putting in much more testing. and they have taken these steps locally andi they have taken these steps locally and i applaud that. and they are doing that to get control of coronavirus in their area. i think this is exactly the sort of local action that we want to see, and while we had to take the action nationally in leicester, i announce it to the house of commons, in blackburn the council have taken the lead and done what they think is the right thing to do to tackle the problem in their area. and they have acted very quickly, which is what the question was about. what is more
important, i suppose? the question was about. what is more important, isuppose? is it the question was about. what is more important, i suppose? is it having the time to get the signage right and train your staff or actually get people to wear face coverings in shops? it is a balance on all of these things. in some cases we have had to move incredibly fast to make changes during this crisis. you know, one of the big challenges is the speed of the decisions that we have had to make has been unprecedented, certainly in my time in government, and that is a challenge. now, in terms of the face coverings on shops, they are already... face coverings in shops, sorry, they are already recommended. and the change we have decided to make is to make them mandatory, not just to control the spread of the virus, but also for the protection of the people who are working in shops. shops are safe, i am really glad we have been able to reopen them. on the workers in shops, there are them. on the workers in shops, there a re lots of them. on the workers in shops, there are lots of questions about this. this is from camilla. it is a good idea that shoppers wear masks, but it is odd that people who work there are exempt. after all, she says, they touch, they packed, they fold, they touch, they packed, they fold, they hang, and they breathe all over
they hang, and they breathe all over the products. so where is the safety for shoppers? well, the risk is not because of breathing on the products. the risk is that the people who work in shops come into contact with lots and lots of members of the public, and the purpose of a mask, it primarily protects other people from you transmitting to them. now, for staff who work in shops, there already is guidance, and there needs to be a risk assessment. and that is already there in the guidance that was put in place when we reopened shops. the change we are making is specifically about people going into shops, so it is highly recommended that staff in shops where facemasks. but as an additional measure, for the protection of those who work in shops and also to more broadly slow the spread of the virus, i think
this is an important step. so that is the explanation of the difference between the two. you were also talking yesterday and one of the statistics you mentioned in the commons was that shop workers are 75 7596 commons was that shop workers are 75 75% more likely than members of the public to die from coronavirus. the boss of one firm says they have 78,000 staff and only three of those cases were fatal. have you overstated the dangers faced by shop workers? no, i have given statistics and information, and our whole approach has been to be as transparent as possible. that was based on a very, very small sample. that is what lots of shop workers and shop owners and business owners are saying. well, it is absolutely true that shops are safe to go to, absolutely, but it is also true that those who work in shops, compared to the general public, have been at higher... well, the higher risk that out. and i think it is totally reasonable for us to be as open as
we possibly can be about the risks and how we are tackling them, and this is part of the explanation of why we have made this change. sorry tojump in, but i don't want to run out of time. if you are saying that thatis out of time. if you are saying that that is true, that they are 75% more likely to die, and you have already said this morning that you are happy to move incredibly fast in some cases during this crisis, if shop workers are in danger, more so than the general public, why is it taking another nine days to bring these face coverings in? well, i wasjust going to come into exactly that point, because it is a really important point. we have been learning about the nature of this virus all the way through. i mean, one of the challenges in dealing with it is that at the start we just didn't know anything about the virus, and we have constantly been learning. and the truth is that, unlike any other coronavirus that existed before late last year, this one passes from person to person a
symptomatically. we didn't know that at the start. we do know that now, and bringing in this change, where the risk to those that work in shops is, as you say, it is low, but it is slightly higher, 75% higher, than for other people. so these considerations, you have got to take them into account when you make the decisions, but also i wanted to give ten days for the... for businesses to be able to put in processes to make sure that this goes smoothly. 0k. yesterday you also told the commons that shop staff should call the police on people who don't wear masks. ken marsh was speaking on the programme yesterday, and this is what he had to say on that issue of police enforcing this new rule in england from next friday. for us to enforce what you are talking about i imagine would be nigh on impossible. shopkeepers do not have the power to detain someone, so they would only
ring the police. we would be driving madly around london, looking for individuals who were in their shop. it is just absurd. individuals who were in their shop. it isjust absurd. he is obviously talking specifically about the situation in london will how practically is this going to work? well, it is going to work the same way that shopkeepers manage their shops now, and as i set out in the house of commons yesterday, of course i shop can call the police, and they do now for other problems that they might have in their shop —— a shop. but in the very large part... sorry, does someone then wait in the shop for the police to turn up? how is it going to work?m you let me finish my point, in the very large part, this will be observed, because the british people obey the law, and we have seen that throughout this crisis. we have been able to use very light touch
enforcement, because when something is the law and recommended, and based on the scientific advice, people do it. compared to other countries, we have far, farfewer fines, for instance, in the intense lockdown period. but we had very, very high degrees of compliance with it. because people want to do the right thing, and people want to follow the guidelines. and when we make something mandatory, that's what people do. now, of course a shopkeeper can refuse entry and can call the police. of course, they shouldn't do that for people who have a reasonable exemption, a reason for their exemption, because some disabilities, and children under 11, some disabilities, and children under11, are some disabilities, and children under 11, are important considerations. we understand that. actually the whole point about the police in this country is that people follow the law, and the
police are there for enforcement of it. but in the very large part, people follow the law, and i fully expect that to happen in the case of facemasks as well. i am sure you and we and everyone else will be watching them closely. here is a question that has come from many people, john morrison, julia shepherd. shops from next friday in england, why not workplaces? well, the reason for that is that when you are in close proximity with somebody who you have to work closely to, thenif who you have to work closely to, then if you are there for a long time with them, then a mask doesn't offer that protection, as opposed to a shop or public transport, for instance, when you are with somebody for a reasonable amount of time, a few minutes, but not all day. in the same way, the same logic applies for schools, we are not recommending masks in schools because if you are ina masks in schools because if you are in a classroom with kids all day, then the mask doesn't give you that much protection. the point is that it is when you are interacting with
people who you aren't normally with, thatis people who you aren't normally with, that is when a mask can be particularly helpful. are you looking at it, as reported in one of the papers today, as something that is going to be the next extension of face coverings into workplaces? is that right? no. why is that in the paper? i am not ajournalist, i don't read the newspapers, ijust make the policy. that is not something that you as ministers are discussing? it is something i have looked at and rejected on exactly the grounds i havejust laid out. what you need an office as a social distancing. you need to be two metres apart or have other medications to make a workplace covid secure. we set all that out some months ago, and that's largely happening. but we are not proposing to extend masks to officers, no. one of the other areas so many people asking questions about is how long this is going to go on for. do you
expect that we will be wearing face coverings now until there's a vaccine? how long is this going last for? well, this is one of those questions that is impossible to answer. i wish that it was as short as possible, as soon as possible we canjust as possible, as soon as possible we ca n just totally as possible, as soon as possible we can just totally get back to normal. but we have got this virus living with us, and for some time now. i very much hope that a vaccine will work successfully, sooner rather than later. but, you know, the science on that is uncertain. we are giving the scientist as much support as possible. so this is for the foreseeable future. i think that's the best way of putting it. people will have to wear masks in shop send on public transport, and in the nhs, for the foreseeable future, because while we have got the virus right under control, and the number of cases is over 90% down on the peak,
it is still about, and the virus exists only to multiply, and without any measures, we know that each person infects another 2— three people. so we do have to have these measures in place, even though the number of cases is really low, to keep a number of cases is really low, to keepa grip number of cases is really low, to keep a grip on the virus. and i think people understand that and wa nt to think people understand that and want to play their part. he derek says there have been lots of questions about restriction of flights, ppe, quarantine. there are questions over a second wave. derek's question about a second wave is, what would you and the government do differently? that's a massive question. firstly, i don't wa nt to massive question. firstly, i don't want to have a second wave. in each of the areas you mentioned, have taken enormous strides forward in testing. we have capacity of over 300,000 tests a day was when this
first arrived at this virus, we didn't have a test at all, we had to invent one. and then we had to build—up that capacity. 0n ppe, we had to get those supply chains in from both around the world and manufacture domestically. we are now actually rebuilding the stock fires, because we got the supply in good shape that's obviously been an absolutely mammoth task led by the quy absolutely mammoth task led by the guy who delivered the olympics, he's done an amazing job in turning that around. a huge amount of things were put six months of work 2a—7 and we've learned a lot about the silence of the virus as well about asymptomatic transmission. the fact you can pass it on even without any symptoms. it means we've updated the
rules and the guidance right across the board and this decision on facemasks is one thing. we got to let you go, we appreciate your time this morning. it is 747. if you saw the clock, you'd have to wait. john has given us great stories about brilliant football scores. you've accused dan and i have been dishonest. but otherwise it's all going well. i was simply saying with the return of competitive women's tennis in england, they are going to have to call their own minds. i know there is a bit of competitive spirit amongst the pair of you. i wonder if you could be trusted to do that. i know you can both be trusted.
channelling that competitive spirit. we often know pre—match press conferences with football managers can be dull affairs, full of the usual stock answers. but when managers make their feelings felt, you know they are fired—up about something and so it proved yesterday as they spoke about city's champions league reprieve. jurgen klopp, said the decision to overturn city's two—year european ban was ”bad for football”...and the spurs bossjose mourinho said it was a disaster. if you're not guilty, it you are not punished. there is also the stress of decisions. maybe they are the victim, maybe they did nothing wrong and they are a victim of paying so many millions for nothing. maybe they are the victims. manchester city manager pep guardiola was pretty passionate in his defence of the club, insisting that
they've done nothing wrong. listen, but invest a lot in clubs. united have gone in periods before. making more money than the other ones. invest more money than the other ones. i'm a good manager but i won't win titles. good players are expensive. the english team has spent lots of money but we build a clu b spent lots of money but we build a club for the premier league and need to invest. we'll come to last night's premier league action in a moment, but we had to bring you this this morning. after a really tough few weeks for wigan athletic, they won 8—0 last night, to equal the championship record. they were 7—0 up at half—time, hull city the team on the receieving end. wigan face a 12—point deduction because of their financial troubles, but in spite of that, could still stay up. it would be remarkable. not a remarkable performance from chelsea, but a win that keeps them third, on course for champions league qualification.
they beat already—relegated norwich 1—0 in the premier league, 0livier giroud with the goal. they're four points ahead of leicester and manchester united with two games to play. and the professional footballers' association says it's had talks with social media companies after players were sent racist abuse. crystal palace's wilfried zaha was abused at the weekend, as was sheffield united's david mcgoldrick. the players union says the talks with instagram, facebook and twitter have been "broadly supportive". a huge amount of effort going on behind the scenes to bring in greater regulation of those social media companies so that those perpetrating this kind of abuse can be brought to justice and a lot of people very much in favour of that at the moment. a new service launches today designed to make it easier to reuse
containers for household staples like washing powder and tomato ketchup, and it could become a part of our big shop. sean is taking a look at this. many people will be used to refilling their own containers at local, often zero—waste stores. but today there's a new service that could see refilling become part of our big supermarket online shop. at the centre of it is a company called loop which is launching in the uk — an online platform to buy products in reusable packaging and have them refilled. tesco have signed up to a trial with them where you'll be able to get some products delivered to you, and the containers collected, cleaned and reused. if its successful more supermarkets may get involved.the products include big brands like coca cola, persil washing liquid and heinz tomato ketchup — and i'm joined now byjojo de noron—ha who is the northern europe president at kraft heinz. (tx float — —— noronha who is the northern
europe president at kraft heinz. good morning, sean. how easy will this be? it's a big part of people's finances. lip is straightforward to include this in that? we're very excited for tomato ketchup we love, in this country to be part of the little trial. this is initially a six—month trial. input the tomato ketchup back and then the loop will collected, clean it and we will refill it in our factory in poland and send it to consumers. that process might be easy in itself but when you got a your catch up as part of everything else. we're going to have to go to a different website. and different collections. that doesn't seem to be
making things easier.” collections. that doesn't seem to be making things easier. i think it's a start. we all aimed to make this a better world, we need to start somewhere. it doesn't yet offer all the products for your weekly shop but we will offer more products from heinz. also offering other products of the shopping becomes easier. potentially one day we could all do our shopping in refillable packaging. can you give us an idea over the next year how many plastic bottles of ketchup you are going to be selling to uk customers compared to the number of reusable glass bottles that will be in place? are glass bottles today are about 10% of our total sales of tomato ketchup so we are only going to be starting with a trial of loop and about 1% of
our total sales through loop but our aim is to be selling more and more through glass bottles in the future. it's a nice headline for the brands involved you are getting involved in. still producing a huge amount of plastic that can't be reused and is being thrown away every year. we have a very exciting project in place so yes, of course, we are all starting somewhere but our squeezy bottle, which is the plastic water you mention, will hopefully be fully circular by 2022 so yes, we are starting with loop and yes, consumers are going to be able to now use different bottles but in the future, we are going to be launching a fully circular plastic wattle which is the squeeze bottle you are very used to using, its a convenient way of using automated
ketchup and by making that fully circular, we will make it a better world. do you mean reusable? fully circular. you will use packaging thatis circular. you will use packaging that is fully circular by 2022 on your squeeze bottle which is the alternative bottle. part of your launch now, you've made a bit of a thing about this octagonal glass bottle you get your ketchup in. why can't the industry have a uniform bottle size, like milk bottles, where they can all be reused across all different businesses and all different brands? we have to think of the convenience for consumers as well. consumers are looking for sustainable packaging solutions. it's our responsibility to offer solutions as well as convenience and our squeeze bottle is a convenient solution because you can measure how
much ketchup you are putting on your plate. 0ur much ketchup you are putting on your plate. our aim is much ketchup you are putting on your plate. 0uraim is to much ketchup you are putting on your plate. our aim is to make that squeeze, fully circular bottle by 2022 which is something we are very excited about and again, it's important we offer both convenient and sustainable solution for consumers. thank you for explaining that. it will be fascinating to see if customers are happy with that. and how it might expand over the coming years. the statue of slave trader edward colston was replaced in bristol this morning — with a sculpture of one of the black lives matter protesters. the figure ofjen reid was raised this morning, after she was photographed standing on the plinth when the statue was toppled by demonstrators last month. jenjoins us now from bristol. good to talk to you. i've been reading about this stealth operation getting the statue up this morning. tell us about it. today, around 4:30
a.m.,a tell us about it. today, around 4:30 a.m., a statue of myself created by mark quinn went on to the plinth where edward colston stood. from what i've read, and please correct me, this wasn't approved by the council? it hasn't been yet approved but i think it's something that people have restored. tell me about the process of getting this statue made. you said mark quinn was the sculpture. what was the process involved. my husband took a picture of me. even put that social media.
i'd really like to collaborate with you. it's what you needed to do and i was you. it's what you needed to do and iwas in you. it's what you needed to do and i was in his studio by the friday after the protest. i had literally 201 cameras surrounding me. that went into a 3d pick. and yes, here went into a 3d pick. and yes, here we are. i do want to ask you, but i think it's kind of irrelevant in some ways as to whether or not you think it's a good depiction of you because it's about what it represents that's important, isn't it? you are totally right in saying that. had it not been myself, it's about what it represents rather than being about me. it's about educating