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Supermarkets ‘to be told to cordon off aisles with non-essential goods during lockdown’

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As part of the new national lockdown coming into effect from tomorrow, Thursday November 5th, supermarkets have reportedly been told to cordon off ‘non-essential’ items if they’re sold in separate departments.

According to The Grocer, the government has told retailers it won’t go as far as the Welsh ban, which has seen large sections of non-essential items cordoned off in supermarkets over recent weeks.

Supermarkets will be able to sell non-essential goods if they are located in ‘mixed aisles’, however the government has told retailers such items will be restricted when they are found in separate areas of the store, according to reports.

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Supermarket bosses have branded the move ‘confusing’, warning that it could lead to a backlash from the public like it did in Wales.

The ban would mean clothing departments in supermarkets – like Asda George, F&F in Tesco and the clothes sections in M&S – would have to be cordoned off from tomorrow.

A source involved in the talks told The Grocer: “The government has said that they are not going to force retailers to shut down all non-essential goods, like happened in Wales.

“However, those stores which have specific areas of so-called non-essential goods will have to cordon them off.

“They will not have to close off aisles where there is a mix.”

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Retailers had tried to convince the government to hold off on plans to cordon off non-essential items, to avoid a situation like the one in Wales.

Ministers had wanted to avoid a distinction between essential and non-essential goods, but sources told The Grocer that since the lockdown plans were confirmed they had toughened their stance – following dire warnings from scientific advisers. 

It’s expected that further details on what goods will be impacted by this will be released in the next 24 hours.

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Blackpool is set to get a new £300m ‘indoor theme park’

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The latest development proposals for Blackpool will be the single biggest investment in the seaside town for more than a century.

The range of new attractions will include the UK’s first flying theatre, the world’s first multimedia exhibition of its kind and the most advanced virtual reality experience on an epic scale.

The development is set to span across a 17-acre plot, attracting 600,000 additional visitors a year and contribute a massive £75m a year too.

There will also be 1,000 new jobs for the people of Blackpool created as part of the development.

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Blackpool Council

Based on the novels written by Eric Von Däniken in the 1960s and 1970s, the site will follow the theme of ‘Chariots of the Gods’.

It will include unsolved mysteries of the past such as the Pyramids of Egypt and Mexico as well as ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter Island and even alien visitors!

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Flying Theatre True flight movement will provide an unparalleled real-flying sensation and is the number one attraction across major cities and theme parks. The world’s most advanced VR experience will also find a new home in Blackpool with state-of-the-art visuals, body tracking and even touch and smell.

The development will also house a new restaurant with a breathtaking ‘rollercoaster service‘, in a one-of-a-kind place of fun, adventure and discovery, all serving healthy and organic food.

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Blackpool is currently working with Media Investment Entertainment – who own the intellectual property of Chariots of the Gods – and Nikal Ltd to help unlock the development of this opportunity.

The new development is set to be delivered over an eight to nine-year period and will bring new hotels, restaurants, food market, event square, residential apartments and multi-storey parking.

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Boris Johnson confirms England will return to three tier system from December 2nd

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Boris Johnson addressed the Commons remotely today, to lay out his ‘Covid Winter Plan’.

The Prime Minister spoke to MPs via videolink as he is still self-isolating.

Mr Johnson confirmed that England would be returning to the regional three tier system which was in place before lockdown began.

However, he announced that the three tiers would each become stricter to try and stop the spread of the virus.

In Tier 1, people should work from home where it is possible, while in Tier 2 alcohol can only be served as part of a substantial meal, and in Tier 3 indoor entertainment, hotels and all hospitality will have to close – except for deliveries and takeaways.

Also in Tiers 1 and 2, the 10pm curfew for pubs and bars will end, with last orders being at 10pm and establishments closing at 11pm, allowing people to leave in a more staggered way.

The Prime Minister confirmed that gyms, hairdressers, salons and all shops could reopen at the end of lockdown, and that outdoor sports can resume.

He also announced that some fans will be allowed back into sports stadiums in Tier 1 and 2 areas.

Mr Johnson said that ‘more regions will temporarily fall into the higher levels’, but that with mass testing it should be possible for these areas to move into lower tiers.

The government is also working with the devolved administrations of the UK to come up with a plan for Christmas, according to the Prime Minister, although he added: “I can’t say that Christmas will be normal this year”.

The government is also planning to ‘end automatic isolation’ for anyone who has come into contact with someone who has coronavirus, with a testing scheme replacing it, which will be piloted in Liverpool.

In the pilot, people who have come into contact with anyone who’s tested positive will be tested every day for a week – they’ll only need to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus. 

It’s expected the details of what tier the different regions and areas of England will be placed in will be announced on Thursday.

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Morrisons gives 10% Christmas discount to frontline workers in 16 jobs

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As a ‘thank you’ to thousands of frontline workers, Morrisons will be providing a 10% discount to people from now until Christmas.

Those employed in the emergency services, care workers and Armed Forces personnel who hold a Blue Light Card will qualify for the benefit at Morrisons stores.

Cardholders will be able to claim the 10% discount on their groceries by presenting their Blue Light ID Card at tills at any of Morrisons 498 stores.

Morrisons have launched the discount to show appreciation to the key workers who have gone above and beyond their usual roles throughout the pandemic this year.

People in these roles qualify:

  • Ambulance Service
  • Border Force
  • British Army
  • Fire Service
  • HM Coastguard
  • Prison Service
  • Police
  • Red Cross
  • Reserve Armed Force
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Marines
  • Royal Navy
  • Social care workers
  • HM Armed Forces Veterans
  • Community First Responders
  • Second Line Responders

David Potts, Morrisons’ chief executive said: “Our emergency services, social care sector and armed forces have worked tirelessly this year to provide support to the many people who need it across the UK, often in exceptionally difficult circumstances.

Blue Light Card Holders also have the opportunity to take advantage of the dedicated shopping hour for NHS staff and school Staff that occurs between 6 and 7am every day except Sunday.

Tom Dalby, chief executive of Blue Light Card, added: “Offering a Blue Light Card discount will make a huge difference to our members.

“I hope that this partnership will make the Christmas food shop that little bit easier for those who go the furthest for us.”

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