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28 November 2021

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If there were ever an admission that covid passports were useful, the government’s latest enquiry is it

If there were ever an admission that covid passports were useful, the government’s latest enquiry is it

Essential to keep checking at home so you contain the virus if you have it and keep your friends safe

As the UK weekly new cases hovers consistently and tantalisingly at just under a quarter of a million a week, today it is 243983, the government has launched a consultation requesting evidence on the proposal for mandatory covid passports for use in a Plan B scenario.
Are we being lulled into a false sense of security by the government attitude to whether we get infected by covid?

Are we being lulled into a false sense of security by the government attitude to whether we get infected by covid?

The message is changing, subtly but leaving no doubt as to its meaning

As cases continue to rise, new cases over the past seven days amounting to 238505 in the UK and deaths to 770, professors and others are saying that we are expected to catch covid a number of times in our lives and that on each occasion the effects of the disease should be milder.
England dropping restrictions – how must others feel? Has this really been properly thought about?

England dropping restrictions – how must others feel? Has this really been properly thought about?

Government advice is that covid passes should be required for “large events”. What is a large event? Surely any event which pushes people together tightly is going to be risky?

Is the decision of the British government to relax restrictions a selfish act which has little regard for the needs of others or does it herald the way for the rest of the world?

It’s official – restrictions to be relaxed from 19th July

It’s official – restrictions to be relaxed from 19th July

It would be nice to be able to go and out believe you are safe but your safety will shortly be your own responsibility. No good relying on government any more

At the point of writing the precise relaxations are not yet known but we expect to hear from the Prime Minister shortly following the announcement from the Health Secretary in Parliament. By the time you read this probably the announcements will have been made.
So much in the way of mixed up figures now – deaths today over 22000

So much in the way of mixed up figures now – deaths today over 22000

Case numbers go up and so are restrictions on going to other countries even though vaccinations continue

As our daily cases number now has crept over 22000, we learn that Portugal is stepping up it measures against holiday makers who cannot prove they are double vaccinated. And Portugal is not alone – Malta is to disallow arrivals who are not doubly vaccinated from Wednesday and Spain also needs travellers to show they are doubly vaccinated or produce a negative PCR test.

Truth spelt out by former government advisor

Truth spelt out by former government advisor

So do you think you are going to escape getting this virus? It is not actually a slam dunk

Sir David King, a former government chief scientific advisor, confirmed on television today that of those currently being hospitalised with covid-19, one in twenty five have already been double vaccinated.
Rise in UK cases is a real worry

Rise in UK cases is a real worry

We may yet have to batten down the hatches as cases start to increase exponentially

As the holiday and aviation industries get hot under the collar over the removal of Portugal from the green list, the ONS reports a 76.5% increase in cases in the past week in England.

Airships back in the news

Airships back in the news

Just think – noiseless travel in comfort; the ability to stop where you want and perhaps just hover in the sky. The possibilities are huge

Back in January we reported on how airships might become a transport of the future after the disastrous Hindenburg incident 84 years ago.

Railways – one of our greatest resources to become even greater?

Railways – one of our greatest resources to become even greater?

The new days of Great British Railways announced. The great nationalisation of the twenties – what an anachronism!

Michael Portillo is just one of many television presenters who have brought the railways of the world, let alone this country, into focus over the years with their amusing and sometimes startling documentaries on travel, railway architecture and engineering, and using books like Bradshaw’s guides!

Summer holiday options reduced as online holiday agent cancels bookings until September

Summer holiday options reduced as online holiday agent cancels bookings until September

All sorts of problems about going abroad on holiday and the earliest departure date has not even arrived yet

Is it all just too much of a frenzy? Is this desire to jet off to foreign parts just a reaction again having been stuck at home for so long? Is it really that important to get away that it is worth running the gauntlet with all the different restrictions and hurdles?

Pandemic is really getting out of control

Pandemic is really getting out of control

Not the right time to lower your guard when it comes to covid-19 safety

If you are in the UK it is really easy to begin to think that it is all over, with lockdown restrictions being lifted, life slowly returning to some semblance of normality and everyone crowing about how well the vaccination programme is going.

Johns Hopkins offers new data

Johns Hopkins offers new data

Easy data calculations to see how coronavirus is trending at home and abroad

There is a lot of scurrying around going on now because of the growing uncertainty as to which way the covid-19 virus is going. Whilst it looks a little more promising from a UK perspective with deaths dropping, new cases have become rather static.
Third wave now anticipated across Europe – where does the UK stand? What about your foreign summer holidays now?

Third wave now anticipated across Europe – where does the UK stand? What about your foreign summer holidays now?

The sudden deterioration in covid-19 saturation is a major worry likely to bring Europe to its knees again

It can be seen as this week has progressed a heightening concern that Europe is now heading for a third wave – so says Germany in pointing out that even if they get on with their vaccination campaign there is no time to prevent it.
Learjet production to cease

Learjet production to cease

Another change in the aviation map – this time from a different angle

In that once the word “hoover” was synonymous with vacuum cleaner, to many at one time any business jet was known as a Learjet.
Europe – ironical as ever

Europe – ironical as ever

Europe announces vaccination certificate to help the poor British!

The news that the European Union is intent on the development of a vaccination certificate, to be known as a “digital green pass” is ironical in the extreme.

Is there no end to the potential uses of personal data? The hospitality industry has huge possibilities here

Is there no end to the potential uses of personal data? The hospitality industry has huge possibilities here

Your experiences of eating and drinking out stand a good chance of improving hugely as we move forward

It is ironical that it has taken a pandemic to bring forward the revolution of the use of personal data. When we think of this, normally our minds turn to identification, bank accounts, in fact just about anything but now your food preferences?

Vaccination passport – it is inevitable and the UK does not need to be left behind. But hospitality businesses need this

Vaccination passport – it is inevitable and the UK does not need to be left behind. But hospitality businesses need this

We are normally pioneers and yet everyone else is working to get there first!

It is only a few days ago when we raised the question of vaccination passports, who might need them and when. Since then the issue has come up a number of times and passports are going to be needed and the UK runs the risk of being left behind if it does not get on board.

Vaccination passport – this is as inevitable as the day is long!

Vaccination passport – this is as inevitable as the day is long!

It will be essential for people in many different areas of life to be able to prove that they have been vaccinated

The question of a vaccination passport is hotting up and the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted on television that the matter is being discussed with other countries which are likely to require such a passport to allow people to go there.
Shoot the messenger – Britain’s great new game

Shoot the messenger – Britain’s great new game

Everyone is just being too impatient; there is nothing we can do to hurry this matter through

In ancient times, being the messenger was a double whammy – you probably got paid very little and as often as not your career would probably end up with your head being severed from your body, possibly being returned to your boss with compliments.
Can employers insist that their employees are vaccinated against Covid-19 or indeed their customers?

Can employers insist that their employees are vaccinated against Covid-19 or indeed their customers?

It will definitely become “those who have and those who haven’t”. And it will become as divisive as everything else during this pandemic

The question as to whether any party has a right to insist that any other party must be vaccinated has been raised before and as yet there are no definitive answers – indeed there are various possibilities.
Airships coming back as a serious mode of transport? Are you joking?

Airships coming back as a serious mode of transport? Are you joking?

May be “new norm” won’t be all bad! Definitely aviation with a twist

When the word “airship” is used, no doubt it conjures up in our minds that dreadful accident in 1937 in New Jersey when the Hindenberg caught fire. It was probably the most famous aviation disaster ever caught on camera and basically brought about the end of airships as a realistic form of transport. Airships, also known as “blimps” have continued to exist but are a relative rarity.
Booking.com to close a number of its world offices including two in the UK. Will this affect you?

Booking.com to close a number of its world offices including two in the UK. Will this affect you?

Worldwide travel industry is facing an immense reduction in size. This is more than just a short term glitch

Just about everyone who stays at a hotel at any time knows about Booking.com. As online travel agents, OTAs, go, it is probably just about the best known. Their site is comprehensive and they include loads of photographs of proposed destinations and provide a fairly good amount of information about venues to enable people to make their selections.

Digital ID cards – looks like they really could be on the way

Digital ID cards – looks like they really could be on the way

Impersonation of others is so easy these days – trouble is we are too trusting!

Over the years the idea of carrying an identity card in the UK has been a source of great controversy. The reasons why there are objections seem to revolve around the fact that it is yet a further encroachment into personal liberty but perhaps the time really has come when personal freedoms are less important than the needs of society to ensure that personal identity is always verifiable.
Time to look at the numbers again – why are more countries being added to the quarantine list?

Time to look at the numbers again – why are more countries being added to the quarantine list?

With the information in this article, you will have all the tools you need to determine the level of risk of having to quarantine when you return to the UK

The World Health Organisation today said that they hoped the Covid-19 pandemic would be over in “under two years”. This seems to be putting down a clear marker for the world to ruminate over – another two years of what we are going through?

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