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Meeting indoors after two Covid vaccine doses is safe — it’s just not allowed

Two fully vaccinated people would be ‘incredibly safe’ meeting indoors but ministers are not allowing it because they want to ease restrictions for everyone at once. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, the deputy chief medical officer for England, said the country was ‘extremely close’ to allowing people to meet indoors but urged us to ‘hold the line for just a teeny bit longer’. Matt Hancock said: ‘The decision we’ve taken, and I think it’s a decision very widely supported across the country, is to move together’ – Times

PM and Carrie Symonds may have to hand over personal emails and messages to official inquiry, as Electoral Commission opens formal investigation into funding of the couple’s Downing Street flat refurbishment – Guardian

Government ‘turning blind eye’ to harm from classroom face mask policy – Telegraph

Federal prosecutors ‘had secret backup plan to arrest Derek Chauvin in court if he was cleared of killing George Floyd’ – Mail

‘Man’s scalp is left lying in the road after machete attack’ in Manchester – Mail

German spies monitor anti-lockdown activists for suspected sedition – Reuters


Our pandemic exit strategy should be rational, not dictated by Covid anxiety – Robert Dingwall, Telegraph

Yes, Boris banished Corbyn and got Brexit and the jab done. But he’s chaotic, careless and cavalier and it has to stop – Stephen Glover, Mail

Ikea Starmer uses furniture row as an excuse to send in the removal van – Madeline Grant, Telegraph

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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