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Weirdest things Brits do in the bathroom – including eating breakfast in the shower

Weirdest things Brits do in the bathroom - including eating breakfast in the shower

Eating breakfast in the shower, sipping tea on the toilet and even taking video calls from the bath are among the weird and wonderful things Brits get up to in the bathroom, according to research. A study of 2,000 adults found 42 percent often escape to the bathroom for a bit of peace and quiet away from the rest of their household.Weirdest things Brits do in the bathroom - including eating breakfast in the shower

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News: Ireland to open to vaccinated Brits from Monday

News: Ireland to open to vaccinated Brits from Monday

Ireland is to become the first country in Europe that fully-jabbed British citizens can visit without the need for any Covid-19 tests into or out of the country.

There will also be no requirement to self-isolate if fully-vaccinated from Monday.

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “We are pleased to confirm this change in arrangements to welcome British visitors to Ireland from July 19th.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone, and these changes will afford many people an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends in a way that hasn’t been possible for a long time.

“Ireland’s tourism industry has adopted a safety charter to ensure the wellbeing of both our guests and hospitality workers. We wish all our British friends a safe and enjoyable visit to Ireland.” 

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Before arriving in Ireland, British visitors will need to complete an online Passenger Locator Form which will be checked by their air or sea carrier before departure.

Passengers may also be asked for proof of vaccination.

On arrival in Ireland, British visitors will need to have proof of full vaccination, for example showing their NHS App Covid Pass, a vaccination status letter or their NHS vaccine paper card.

Passengers without proof of vaccination will require evidence of a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland and will have to quarantine for 14 days or a minimum of five days if they prove negative with a second PCR test provided by the Health Service Executive in Ireland on day five.

From Monday, children under the age of 12 will not need to take a PCR test prior to travelling to Ireland.

However, children aged 12 to 17, who are not fully-vaccinated, will need to show a negative RT-PCR test result on arrival in Ireland, even when travelling with fully vaccinated adults.

It is anticipated that indoor hospitality will recommence on July 26th in Ireland.

Indoor hospitality will only be available to those who are fully vaccinated or with proof of recovery from Covid-19 in the past six months.

Those staying in hotels will be able to avail of the indoor hospitality options within the hotel from Monday.

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‘I don’t think all Brits are racist’ Alison Hammond clarifies post after sparking reaction

'I don't think all Brits are racist' Alison Hammond clarifies post after sparking reaction

Following the Euro 2020 final, black England players were subjected to racial abuse which prompted many to defend them online. Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock shared a viral picture of players Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who had also been targeted by trolls.

She wrote: “You can live here but be quiet. You can work here but not all of you. You can speak at the table but not too loud.

“You can play for us but you can’t lose. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Black British Experience. We stand with you Kings.”

Alison Hammond shared the singer’s post writing: “My heart breaks!! The UK will never prosper when it’s core is Rotten!”

In response to her tweet, one Twitter user said she disagreed with Alison and highlighted that most British people were against racism.

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They wrote: ”I adore you Alison, but I have to disagree.

“England is not rotten at its core, a vast majority of Brits despise racists and are disgusted by there actions.(sic)

“Please do not think all white people are the same. We should be united against racism not divided x.”

Clarifying the meaning behind her message, the This Morning presenter said: “And that’s exactly what I interpreted my tweet to be.

The presenter replied: “He who feels it knows it!”

Rashford, Sancho and Saka were targeted by trolls after they bravely stepped up to take a penalty in the Euro 2020 final, but failed to score.

Following this, England lost to Italy in what was the former’s first final since the World Cup in 1966.

Speaking out after the game, manager Gareth Southgate condemned the racial abuse and clarified that he made the decisions about the penalty takers.

He said: “For some of [the players] to be abused is unforgivable. It’s just not what we stand for.

“The national team stands for everybody and so that togetherness has to continue.”

Marcus has since spoken out about his penalty, telling fans he felt as though he had let them down, as part of a lengthy post.

Despite his feelings, many flocked to his post to assure him that the nation was proud of him and his team mates’ efforts.

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PCR test prices: Where double-jabbed Brits can buy cheapest tests to visit amber countries

PCR test prices: Where double-jabbed Brits can buy cheapest tests to visit amber countries

Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed on Thursday, July 8, that fully vaccinated Britons will be able to travel to amber list countries without having to quarantine on their return to the UK. This change of rule will come into place from Monday, July 19.

However, from July 19, travel to and from amber list countries will be the same as holidaying to green list nations, for those vaccinated at least.

These Britons will not not need to quarantine on return from a green list country, but they still need to take two coronavirus tests.

Holidaymakers can buy a PCR test from Boots or order one online via an airline.

Here are the best and cheapest places to get your hands on a test.

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Boots

Customers can walk into a Boots store to take a PCR test for £85.

The service is available at more than 200 of the retailer’s stores across the UK.

A day two test costs £99, while day two and day eight tests bought together costs £160.

Customers can order these tests to take them themselves at home.

Ryanair

The budget airline has teamed up with testing kit brand Randox.

Its package for customers includes one pre-departure PCR test and one day two test, costing £86 in total.

The pre-departure test on its own costs £43.

Meanwhile, a test package that includes a pre-departure test, a day two test, and a day eight test, costs £129.

Jet2

Jet2 has partnered with both Randox and Collinson to offer its customers test kits.

A pre-departure test from Randox costs £40 if you order it to be taken at home, or £60 to take it in person.

The same test from Collinson costs £66.

Collinson also has a return to the UK test which costs £32.

But the provider’s day two test costs £66.

Randox’s day two test costs the same as its pre-departure test – £43 for an at home version, and £60 in person.

Which countries could go green next? The 22 countries Brits could jet off to

Which countries could go green next? The 22 countries Brits could jet off to

The Government’s traffic light system dictates which countries are considered safe enough for Brits to go on holiday to without the need to quarantine after they touch back down in the UK. With internal restrictions set to be eased on so-called freedom day on July 19, will the Government change its restrictions on international travel as well?

The Government’s traffic light system ranks each country according to its Covid risk level and is reviewed every three weeks.

Under current travel restrictions trips to countries with an amber listing can only be undertaken for essential work, family or compassionate reasons.

While trips to and from red list countries are banned unless the person has an exceptional reason to travel.

This will set Brits back £1,750 per person, as all arrivals from red list destinations must stay in a government-mandated quarantine hotel for 10 days.

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He said they meet the threshold the Government uses to decide whether or not to move a country from the amber to the green list.

Those 22 countries are:

Austria
Azerbaijan
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland

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Mr Boyle said he has used the same algorithm the UK Government uses to decide where a country sits within the traffic light system.

The Government’s criteria state infection rates must be lower than 20 cases per 100,000 and have a positive Covid testing rate of less than 1.5 percent.

They also look at the success of a countries vaccine programme to determine whether to upgrade the country to a green list status.

Mr Boyle said: “There seems to be nothing in the data the government says it is using that explains why they are languishing on the amber list at this point.

He added: “there doesn’t even seem to be any obvious political logic for why two apparently similar countries get classified differently.”

If Mr Boyle is right popular tourist destinations such as Italy and France as well as countries outside Europe could be added to the green list soon.

Israel and Jerusalem
Madeira
Malta
Montserrat
New Zealand
Pitcairn Islands
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Singapore
Turks and Caicos Islands

Brits eager to jet off to one of these holiday destinations should be warned many of these are on the green “watch list”.

The watch list means that a country is in danger of being moved to amber at short notice.

Author: Pip Murrison
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