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SocialFlow : Burnley FC captain Ben Mee tells @karthisport that at Turf Moor ‘things will be put in place to help’ it to meet Premier League requirements to stage matches, otherwise they may have to use neutral venues.


SocialFlow : I "told her how proud I was to have been her brother and what gratitude I felt for what she had taught me about life".

The actor Rory Kinnear pays tribute to his sister Karina who died of coronavirus at the age of 48.


SocialFlow : As lockdown restrictions begin to ease across the UK, Dr David Nabarro says people should continue to "actively practice physical distancing".

Speaking Mishal Husain, the WHO Covid-19 special envoy says life "will be a different normal".

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SocialFlow : Environment Secretary George Eustice says govt is "being cautious" in easing some lockdown measures, scientific advice is the risk of transmission in outdoors environments is "very low".

People should take a "pragmatic and sensible" approach.


SocialFlow : As lockdowns begin to ease, WHO Covid-19 special envoy Dr David Nabarro warns that "this virus has not gone away".

"We have to be prepared as movements start to intensify for new outbreaks to build up very quickly."


SocialFlow : People who don't pay their mortgage during the pandemic SHOULD have a note of that on their credit rating, according to the boss of Nationwide. But "not a big black mark" This is people who take up 'mortgage payment holidays' BBC Business BBC Radio 4 Today

SocialFlow : Labour's Nick Thomas-Symonds MP says it's a "real fear" that some self-employed workers may not be able to afford to self-isolate if required.

The govt promised "people will not lose out for doing the right thing, they have to be held to that promise"


SocialFlow : “When I was told I had to shield, my world just went to pieces.” Coming up on @bbcr4today – the frustration and fury of the shielded, confined to their homes & feeling forgotten. As charities write to ministers demanding action

Twitter Web App : England ODI Captain Eoin Morgan on the road back to playing cricket.

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SocialFlow : Labour's Stephen Timms says some families are being forced into destitution during lockdown due to their 'no recourse to public funds' status.

Mishal Husain spoke to one of his constituents whose case the MP raised with the PM yesterday.


SocialFlow : As England's test & trace system begins, Health Secretary Matt Hancock tells Nick Robinson it is the public's "civic duty" to follow the instructions.

But will the actions of Dominic Cummings mean many people won't comply?

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SocialFlow : Employers will pay towards the furlough scheme from August. What else will change? Plus, statutory sick pay and the coronavirus ‘track and trace’ scheme, Nissan’s midterm plan, and the markets.

#R4Today business podcast with Dominic OConnell

SocialFlow : Thank you 10 yr old Umun for talking about your anxiety during lockdown. You’ve highlighted how other children are feeling - not easy to speak on national tv/radio “I feel tense inside&want to go out&let it out but can’t” #mentalhealth #bbcr4today #bbcnews

SocialFlow : "The goal of the whole system is to be more targeted towards having a lockdown for those who are at higher risk, which in turn will make us all safer and allow us to reduce all the blanket measures."

Health Secretary Matt Hancock


SocialFlow : Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth it's vital "this tracing regime works...I hope people do not take as a signal from Mr Cummings action, and ministerial endorsement of it, that they can break the quarantine laws" when asked to isolate.


iPhone : Up next on #r4today: Dame Anne Johnson on the shift from national lockdown to individual isolation with Test, Trace & Isolate. Not a magic bullet.

SocialFlow : Contact tracer tells me feeling deeply anxious about starting work after single afternoon of training. What if public just raise Dominic Cummings & refuse to comply they ask. Serco have apologised to staff meanwhile…

SocialFlow : Coming up:

Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Jonathan Ashworth, shadow health secretary. NHS Test & Trace system to go live today. The US passes 100,000 deaths in coronavirus outbreak. More protests in Hong Kong over controversial new security law.