Police beg parents to keep kids inside over Easter as park crowds risk new lockdown & Matt Hancock warns ‘nobody’s safe’

COPS are begging parents to keep their kids indoors over Easter as chaotic scenes at packed parks risk a fresh coronavirus lockdown.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Enjoy the sunshine, by all means, but nobody is safe from this virus until we can make everybody safe.”

Hundreds of revellers at a 'rave' yesterday evening in Manchester City Centre


Hundreds of revellers at a ‘rave’ yesterday evening in Manchester City CentreCredit: ASP
Cops were called to the Manchester event on March 31


Cops were called to the Manchester event on
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7 Recession-Proof Safe Stocks to Keep Close At All Times

Despite the stock market doing fairly well in the last 12 months, the same cannot be said for the general economy. Several industries such as airlines, auto parts and equipment, recreation facilities, oil and gas drilling, and restaurants have taken brutal hits. However, there are also several safe stocks out there that perform regardless of the conditions and the economy’s overall state.

Chart shows the price performance of safe stocks over the last year

Overall, this list provides a nice mix of

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4 top winter hiking trails near Lancaster County, plus how to stay warm and safe | Food + Living

The great outdoors widens horizons as we continue to hunker down. Going outside doesn’t have to stop when the temperatures drop. There’s beauty in taking a walk in the winter. Wilma Wagler loves walking through the covered bridges crossing the Conestoga River around her home near Leola, no matter the weather.

“It is so invigorating,” she says. “I love the scenery and getting outside. It keeps me emotionally and physically

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How One Race Is Making Things Safe When it Comes to COVID-19

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Photo credit: Grizzly Media

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With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to cancel in-person races, many athletes are feeling virtual event fatigue. There are only so many times you can race yourself against the clock in your own neighborhood.

That’s why Old Man Winter Rally, traditionally a one-day winter biking and running event in Lyons, Colorado, has come up with a new solution.

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5 Safe Growth Bets as We Enter 2021

Investor sentiment in 2020 has been on a rollercoaster. We started off with a robust economy that was beaten down to multi-year lows by a health issue that remains at large.

However, it’s a known devil now.  So we aren’t as scared of it as we used to be. Even before the vaccine was available, death rates had dropped to under 2%, signifying that although more contagious, this was hardly

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Black Friday shoppers look to stay safe both in stores and online this year

A lot of the shopping this year is expected to shift online. A place it can be easy to fall victim to scams.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Woodland Mall is prepared for a Black Friday like its never seen before. In an effort to keep visitors safe during the pandemic, don’t expect to see the massive crowds of the past.

“We’ve got a smaller capacity limit than what we’ve had

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As stores reopened, these Maine shoppers played it safe

Billiann Dolby’s grandfather lost two young sisters in the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

That loss is in the back of her mind as she takes precautions to shop for her family, which ranges in age from 3 to 71 years old under the same roof. In a word, her approach is “mindful,” including wearing a mask, shopping when stores aren’t crowded and being the only one in her household to

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How To Have A Safe Halloween In Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ —With Halloween just around the corner, Princeton Mayor Liz Lampert has shared some guidelines with residents on how to remain safe while celebrating.

This year Halloween will be different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But residents can still have fun if they follow the guidelines and public health recommendations.

Masks are mandatory for trick or treaters. And no, costume masks don’t count. Trick or treaters should avoid

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Tips for a safe and healthy Halloween | Features

Just like the rest of 2020, this Halloween season is shaping up to be one like no other.

With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching on into October, local municipalities have been weighing whether to host trick-or-treating. At the same time, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said trick-or-treating as it’s traditionally done is a higher risk activity for spreading COVID-19.

So maybe you’re holding off on trick-or-treating

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Ballot drop-off boxes start arriving in Maryland: How safe is your vote?

The first wave of what will eventually be hundreds of large ballot drop-off boxes are being stationed across Maryland. What are they made of? Who’s watching them? How safe will your ballot be?

A row of ballot drop-off boxes.

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A motorist drops off a mail-in ballot outside of a voting center during the 7th Congressional District special election, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Windsor Mill, Md. The election to fill a seat left open by the death last October of Congressman Elijah Cummings has been dramatically reshaped by the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A motorist drops off a mail-in ballot outside of a voting center during the 7th Congressional District special election, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Windsor Mill, Md.
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Opinion: California Tourism Industry Supports Safe, Responsible Travel Amid COVID

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Tourists from throughout the country are drawn to California’s spectacular coastline like this woman viewing the surf in La Jolla. Photo by Chris Stone

By Gene Zanger | Special for CalMatters

To those who’ve heard it, the history of the Zanger family business represents the quintessential American success story: Italian immigrant family prospers through decades of hard work, innovation and luck.

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Is It safe to travel again? Your coronavirus questions answered

Yes, though still not easily.

On Aug. 6, the U.S. State Department lifted the nearly five-month-old travel advisory warning Americans against all international travel, citing improved health and safety conditions in some countries. But both the State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still have advisories in place urging against non-essential travel to dozens of countries, including most of the European Union, Canada and Mexico.


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Can You Travel There and Is It Safe?

Now that the state’s hotels, bars, restaurants, and wineries have started to resume operations, California is asking travelers to visit with health and safety top of mind.

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In early June, hotels, vacation rentals, bars, restaurants, and wineries in California were able to begin reopening following the lifting of lockdown measures that were put in place in mid-March to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

Soon after, Visit

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Polaroid launches new stay safe collection

As the world battles a pandemic, an innate fear of contracting the virus has comfortably nestled into the average traveler’s mind. In a situation like this, ‘safety’, ‘protection’ and ‘contagion’ are the most searched words on the internet. 

Furthermore, there’s also a confusion regarding the correct safety equipment. Travellers fear flimsy protective gear, unreliable information related to safety gear, and not getting the right protective equipment for a carefree journey.

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Is It Safe To Go Boating During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Recreational boating has become a popular activity amid the pandemic. (Photo: Cliff Hawkins via Getty Images)
Recreational boating has become a popular activity amid the pandemic. (Photo: Cliff Hawkins via Getty Images)

With traditional summer activities and travel plans largely on hold, people are seeking safe ways to enjoy the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One popular approach is recreational boating. 

It’s not just your Instagram feed suggesting that boat trips are all the rage this summer. The data backs it up.

“We’ve seen a huge

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Here’s how to stay safe in the water, according to a former lifeguard

According to the CDC, an average of 3,536 people unintentionally drown every year — that’s roughly ten per day.

As a former lifeguard, swim and CPR instructor, I’ve been schooled in the nuances of water safety. Here’s what you need to know to keep your family safe at the lake, beach, and pool this summer.

What does drowning look like?

Unlike what you might see on TV, drowning may not

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Is it safe to stay in a hotel amid the coronavirus pandemic?

As travelers slowly begin to get back on the road and in the air amid the coronavirus pandemic, they may be wondering if it’s safe to stay in a hotel. 

Hotels have rolled out a slew of cleaning and safety programs, and last week the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the hotel industry’s major trade group, released a checklist for guests who plan to stay in hotels.

“Utilizing these

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What airlines are doing to help keep you safe

Because of coronavirus pandemic and the resulting quarantine, the airline industry has taken a major hit. In order to stay above water, most airlines in the U.S. have restructured their schedules and created new guidelines with pandemic safety in mind, in order to make potential travelers feel more confident to get on board. As of mid-July, domestic flights have been flying at about 50 percent seating capacity, but there are

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What’s Safe To Do Right Now? The Most Common COVID-19 Questions, Answered

With states in various stages of reopening, coronavirus cases are increasing across the country. And without standardized guidelines on how we’re supposed to behave, everyone seems to be living by their own rules.

Many of us are wondering: What is actually safe to do right now? Is it safe to fly or stay at a hotel? What about a road trip? Can you go to the dentist, restaurant or gym? 

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Take These Steps for Safe Swimming

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While experts consider waterborne transmission of the novel coronavirus to be unlikely, swimming at the local neighborhood pool or municipal beachfront might not be a simple option.

Some cities have said they’re keeping public pools closed. And in some communities in the U.S., “closed” may mean that a beach or lakefront is accessible but not staffed with lifeguards, so

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