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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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Jet2, easyJet, TUI, Ryanair and British Airways face mask rules from Monday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed face mask rules will be relaxed on Monday, July 19, however, has encouraged people to continue to wear them “in crowded and enclosed spaces”. The Government is also allowing travel operators and transport hubs to make their own rules surrounding the use of face masks.

Already, airports including Heathrow and Gatwick have confirmed the use of face masks will remain mandatory inside buildings for passengers and crew.

What will the rules be for those travelling with Jet2, easyJet, TUI, Ryanair and British Airways from July 19?

Jet2

Jet2 will continue to require customers to wear face masks following July 19.

A spokesperson for the airline told Express.co.uk: “The health and safety of our customers and colleagues will always be our number one priority.

“We will continue to follow the current CAA guidelines and regulations.”

According to Jet2’s website: “You can’t board any of our flights unless you’re wearing a face mask.

“While travelling, you can only take off your mask when we ask to ID you at the boarding gate and to eat and drink.

“But remember, you must put it straight back on when you’ve finished.”

The Leeds-based carrier says facemasks must be worn in the airport, on flights and transfers, and possibly in various parts of holiday accommodation and resorts.

Passengers who are exempt from wearing a face mask must let the airline know in advance of their flight.

“We’ll ask you for specific medical evidence to confirm this, as we don’t accept downloaded exemption cards or lanyards as proof of exemption,” it explains.

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easyJet

easyJet is set to continue its current face mask rules following July 19.

In a statement following the announcement, the orange-tipped carrier said: “At present, there are no changes to easyJet’s onboard mask policy and we will continue to keep this under review.

“We continue to be guided by our in-house medical adviser and a number of key industry governing bodies that airlines follow including the WHO (World Health Organization), Icao (International Civil Aviation Organisation), Easa (European Union Aviation Safety Agency), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and public health authorities across Europe, and at present their guidance around the wearing of masks onboard remains unchanged.”

According to the easyJet website: “Face masks must be worn at the airport, at the gate when boarding the aircraft, and throughout the flight.

“Passengers not wearing a mask will not be able to board the aircraft.”

Children over the age of six will also be required to wear a mask.

Cabin crew will also wear face masks.

“If you have an exemption from wearing a mask, you must bring a signed doctor’s letter or medical certificate (printed or digital format) with you to the airport when you travel with us, that clearly states that you’re exempt from wearing a face mask,” adds easyJet.

“This must have your name on it, the details of the medical practice and also, be dated within the last 12 months.

“We do not accept downloadable exemption certificates or lanyards.”

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TUI

TUI will continue to make face masks mandatory for passengers and crew.

An airline spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “Face masks will still be a condition of carriage on TUI Airways post July 19.”

According to the TUI website: “Everyone over six years old needs to wear a face mask on our flights, including while sleeping, unless you’re exempt due to a medical condition.

“You’ll need to wear a mask even if you’ve had your two vaccinations.

“Your face mask must cover your nose, mouth and chin – you can wear a face shield, but you’ll need to wear a face mask, too.”

Passengers are required to change their face mask every four hours.

It adds: “If you can’t wear a mask for health reasons, you can download a government exemption card, or you may wish to wear a face shield instead.”

British Airways

British Airways continues to ask customers to wear a face mask or covering following July 19.

The airline states: “We require you to wear your face mask at all times, as a guide one mask lasts four hours so please bring enough for your journey.”

British Airways also reminds customers they must wear a face mask “at all times in the airport.”

Express.co.uk has contacted British Airways for further comment on their face mask policy from July 19.

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Are newspapers published and delivered on May Bank Holiday Monday?

Author: Jon Rogers
This post originally appeared on Breaking UK news and exclusives | The Sun

YOUR daily newspaper should be published and delivered as normal on the May Bank Holiday Monday.

The Sun will be bringing you all the latest developments so you can keep up with events from home and abroad.

The Sun, along with all the other national newspapers should be available this bank holiday

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The Sun, along with all the other national newspapers should be available this bank holidayCredit: Getty

Are newspapers published on May Bank Holiday Monday?

The short answer is that the presses will run normally and you’ll be able to keep up with all the national and international news.

Barring any publishing difficulties all the daily national newspapers, including The Sun, should be available to buy on the May Bank Holiday Monday.

Rest assured national newspaper journalists will be working away so news hounds will be able to keep up with all the latest news in current affairs, sport and showbiz.

The national newspapers should all be available

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The national newspapers should all be availableCredit: Alamy

Are newspapers delivered on May Bank Holiday Monday?

They should be delivered as normal even though it is a bank holiday.

Some smaller newsagents may not provide their usual delivery.

It is best to check with your local retailer to make sure they are open and providing the service.

Readers will be able to keep up with all the breaking news

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Readers will be able to keep up with all the breaking newsCredit: Alamy

Where can I buy newspapers on May Bank Holiday Monday?

Most usual outlets will be open as normal, although some places may alter their opening times.

It’s best to check with your local shop just to make sure though.

You can check on the opening times of the main chains here.

Opening times will vary between stores.

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The Super Pink Moon will shine Monday night — but it won't be pink

Author: Mark Peña
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Monday night, one of two supermoons this year will shine bright in the sky, weather permitting.

Supermoons are full moons that get their name from looking larger and brighter than a typical full moon. This is because the moon’s orbit around the earth isn’t perfectly circular, but rather slightly more elliptical. If a full moon occurs on the perigee (the closest point to the earth on it’s slightly elliptical orbit) it can then appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than a normal full moon.

According to an article from space.com, during the April full moon tonight and early Tuesday, the moon will be about 222,064 miles (357,378 kilometers) away from Earth, that is about 8% closer than the distance of an average full moon (240,000 miles or 384,400 km). 

April full moon is also called the Pink Moon, but it has nothing to do with its color. 

According to NASA, the April moon got its name after the herb pink moss, also known as creeping phlox, moss phlox or mountain phlox, which is one of the earliest spring flowers appearing in the United States.

The Pink Moon will be full tonight and will reach it’s fullest phase at 10:32 CDT, but it will appear full to the casual observer through Wednesday night, April 28.

Our forecast for Central Texas is looking cloudy tonight, so viewing it will not be ideal. You can watch a live stream from Ceccano, Italy here (weather permitting).

For us that miss the Pink Moon tonight, the second supermoon of 2021 will be about a month from now on May 26, 2021. The May supermoon will be about virtually tied to tonight’s as far as fullness and brightness goes. Although it will be about 98 miles closer to us, and thus, about 0.04% closer.

A Texas-wide ban on public camping would make it a crime — lawmakers are considering it Monday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Even before Austin voters decide whether or not to reinstate the city’s public camping ban, state lawmakers are pushing a plan of their own.

The Texas Senate Local Government Committee will consider a bill on Monday that would establish a statewide public camping ban and create a Class C misdemeanor for violators.

Gov. Greg Abbott offered his support for the bill, and an identical proposal in the Texas House.

“We cannot sit idly by and allow Texas families and businesses to suffer the economic and public health consequences that these encampments bring into our cities,” Abbott said in a statement. “These pieces of legislation provide a uniform policy for the entire state that will hold cities accountable to develop meaningful and compassionate long-term solutions to support those experiencing homelessness.”

If approved, Senate Bill 987 would only allow local governments to enact stricter camping ordinances. Local governments would be able to provide space for camping on property owned by the government.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler compared the proposal to Proposition B — a ballot measure in front of city voters on May 1 that would reinstate a ban on camping.

“This bill, like Proposition B, offers no help and no solution,” Adler said in a statement. “We can and must do better to get people out of tents, not merely to move their tents out of sight. SB987 is not the answer.”

The hearing on Senate Bill 987[3] will be held at 12:30 p.m.

KXAN politics reporter John Engel will have a full report at 5 p.m.

John Engel

Neville picks dream Monday Night Football guest – and Man Utd fans would watch

Gary Neville has named Eric Cantona as his dream Monday Night Football guest.

The maverick forward was a catalyst for Manchester United’s success under Sir Alex Ferguson following his arrival from Leeds in 1992.

Cantona spent five years at Old Trafford and was at the centre of some of the most iconic moments in Premier League[1] history.

His famous celebration following his goal against Sunderland in 1996 has stood the test of time.

And while he enjoyed many heroic moments, the infamous kung-fu king at Selhurst Park in 1995 saw him banned for eight months.

Cantona would certainly not be short of stories to tell despite his relatively brief stint in England following his surprise retirement at 30.

Eric Cantona was a free spirited player at Man Utd who was involved in several iconic moments
Eric Cantona was a free spirited player at Man Utd who was involved in several iconic moments

Neville, who has sat in the Sky Sports studio with many famous names, has also said previously that the Frenchman would’ve struggled to adapt to the demands of the modern player.

Nowadays professionalism is key and the former player turned pundit believes Cantona’s free spirit wouldn’t have enjoyed the demands placed upon him, but longed to see players like the Frenchman in today’s game.

“We always talk about characters and personalities – people who do things differently,” Neville once said. “We thrive on that, it would be boring if you had the same stuff in interviews.

“We like characters but it happens less because of the importance of professionalism.

“In the 1990s, it was still allowed that you could go out for a drink. It wasn’t the idea that you were superstars, you were footballers but there was still a connection with the man in the pub.

“That’s become detached and players are now athletes, every time they put a foot wrong [they are criticised].

“People like [Eric] Cantona would’ve flouted lockdown rules. They’re mavericks, they do what they want, they want freedom. What we expect from football players now, we don’t allow that anymore – it’s not tolerated.

“The mavericks of the game are being weaned out because of behaviours. I was boring as hell, no one wanted to be a Gary Neville!

“You want to see people like Cantona who express themselves differently, we’re drumming it out of players.”

References

  1. ^ Premier League (www.mirror.co.uk)

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Family: DMX remains in a coma, prayer vigil planned for Monday

Rapper DMX was hospitalized Friday night and is facing “serious health issues,” according to a statement from his family.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A prayer vigil was planned for Monday outside the suburban New York hospital where rapper DMX remained on life support Sunday following a heart attack.

The family of the rapper said in an email Sunday that the vigil will be held outside White Plains Hospital at 5 p.m.
“On Friday night, April 2nd, 2021, our brother, son, father, and colleague DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, was admitted to White Plains (NY) Hospital, facing serious health issues,” the family said through a publicist. “We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges.”
Another statement released Sunday afternoon said the rapper remained in a coma and was on a ventilator.
Simmons’ longtime lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was admitted to the intensive care unit at White Plains Hospital after going into cardiac arrest. Richman said he could not confirm reports that DMX, 50, overdosed on drugs and was not sure what caused the heart attack.
DMX made a splash in rap music in 1998 with his first studio album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot,” which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The multiplatinum selling album was anchored by several hits including “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” “Get At Me Dog” and “Stop Being Greedy.”
The rapper had four other chart-topping albums including “…And Then There Was X,” “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood,” “The Great Depression” and “Grand Champ.” He has released seven albums and earned three Grammy nominations.
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Along with his music career, DMX paved his way as an actor. He starred in the 1998 film “Belly” and appeared in “Romeo Must Die” a couple years later with Jet Li and the late singer Aaliyah. DMX and Aaliyah teamed up for the film’s soundtrack song “Come Back in One Piece.”
The rapper also starred in “Exit Wounds” with Steven Seagal and “Cradle 2 the Grave” with Li.
Over the years, DMX has battled with substance abuse. The rapper canceled a series of shows to check himself into a rehabilitation facility in 2019. In an Instagram post, his team said he apologized for the canceled shows and thanked his fans for the continued support.
Last year, DMX faced off against Snoop Dogg in a Verzuz battle, which drew more than 500,000 viewers.
Associated Press writers Dave Collins reported from Hartford, Connecticut, and Jonathan Landrum Jr. reported from Los Angeles.

Easter Monday opening times: What time does Tesco, Morrisons and Asda open tomorrow?

Going shopping during the Easter weekend can be such a hassle when the opening hours of all the main supermarkets can vary so much. Whilst Easter Sunday is massively affected by the Bank Holiday, Easter Monday isn’t the same when it comes to rules put in place by officials.
It’s worth noting the Easter Weekend will only affect stores’ opening hours in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This is because Easter Sunday isn’t considered a Bank Holiday in Scotland therefore all operating hours will remain the same as usual.

However, elsewhere trading hours may be different than normal – so its best checking before heading to the shops this weekend. 

Express.co.uk outlines the opening hours for Tesco, Morrisons and Asda below.

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What are Tesco’s opening hours on Easter Monday?

Tesco, being the supermarket chain with the widest variety of stores – Metro, Extra, Superstore, Express and so on – is the best of the bunch when it comes to opening hours over the Easter weekend.

Luckily for Tesco frequenters, all Tesco Extras, Superstores and Metro stores will be open from 8am to 6pm.

In Northern Ireland, Extras & Superstores will be open from 10am to 7pm and in Scotland Extras and Superstores open usual hours.

Extras and Superstores in London are open between 8am and 8pm on Monday, and Tesco Express stores open everywhere as usual for the normal hours.

As well as this, all of the Tesco petrol stations will also open for their usual hours throughout the Easter weekend.

Opening hours may differ from store to store, and Tesco advises double-checking your local Tesco’s opening hours on the store locator here before paying a visit.

On Easter Sunday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, all Extras, Superstores and Metro stores closed but Express stores are open for the usual hours.

All Tesco stores in Scotland are open on Easter Sunday as normal.

Good Friday also won’t affect any of Tesco’s opening hours across all of their English, Welsh and Northern Irish stores.

Morrisons’ Easter Monday opening times

On Easter Monday, Morrisons stores in England and Wales are open between 7am and 7pm, and 8am to 7pm in Scotland.

Morrisons’ website has advised customers to check the store finder to look up specific stores’ opening times, however, the general information is as follows:

On Easter Sunday, the retail stores are closed in England and Wales but open for their normal hours in Scotland.

On Good Friday, Morrisons stores are open for their normal trading hours in England, Wales and Scotland, this is usually 7am until 10pm.

When is Asda open on Easter Monday?

On Easter Monday, Asda looks to be open from 8am until 8pm.

Check the store locator here to find the nearest Asda to you and the specific opening times.

Just like every other supermarket, large Asda stores cannot open on Easter Sunday.

Asda will be open on Easter Saturday, so luckily, you’ll still be able to pop down to your nearest branch for some last-minute shopping.

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Easter Monday opening times: What time does Lidl, Aldi and Sainsbury's open tomorrow?

Supermarket opening hours are notoriously difficult to pin down during Bank Holidays, and are subject to change or vary from store to store. Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Aldi are likely to be busy over the Easter weekend, and Easter Monday is no exception.
However, stores won’t be running to their usual opening hours this weekend.
So, what are the rules regarding store closures over Easter Bank Holiday?
UK law states that all large shops must close on Easter Sunday and Christmas Day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This is unfortunate for those who were banking on a trip to the local large supermarket on Sunday, but smaller stores could remain open, typically with reduced opening hours.

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The closures are due to rules stating large stores with a square meterage of more than 280 must not open on December 25 and Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday is this weekend, falling on April 4 in 2021,

If stores fail to comply with the bank holiday trading rules, there are significant fines.

However, these rules do not apply to Scotland, as Easter Sunday is not considered a Bank Holiday, and stores will remain open as normal.

What are Lidl’s opening hours for Easter Monday?

If you’re planning on making a cheeky trip down to Lidl on April 5, you’re in luck.

Easter Monday’s opening hours are looking like 8am until 8pm, but this can vary from store to store.

To double-check what time your local Lidl is open, use their store locator.

With that in mind, the general opening hours are as follows:

Aldi’s normal opening hours are 8am until 10pm, but Bank Holidays will affect this for stores in England and Wales only.

On Easter Monday (April 5), all Aldi stores will be from 8am till 8pm, giving you plenty of time to stock up on treats.

On Good Friday, Aldi will be operating with reduced hours and will only be open between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

When will Sainsbury’s be open on Easter Monday?

Unsurprisingly, Sainsbury’s opening hours will vary over the Easter weekend, and you should check the store locator to find out the exact hours for your local store.

Easter Monday will give you plenty of time to check around the store for any hidden reduced bargains as it’s open from 8am until 8pm.

On Good Friday, Sainsbury’s will also have the opening hours of 8am till 8pm.

Easter Saturday, hours will be slightly longer, open from 7am till 10pm.

As expected, Sainsbury’s will be closed on Easter Sunday.

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What happened to Jesus on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday?

What happened on Easter Sunday?

Easter Sunday, also known as Resurrection Day, is the day Jesus rose from the dead.

After his death on the Friday, his body was removed from the cross and his body was placed in a tomb and covered with a large stone, guarded by Roman soldiers.

When Mary Magdalene visited the tomb on Easter Sunday, she found that the stone had been moved and the body of Christ had been removed.

Jesus was seen later in the day by Mary and some other disciples.

Christians believe Jesus was raised from the dead by God as a sign of acceptance for his sacrifice, and that mankind is forgiven of its sins and will have eternal life in heaven.

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