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Skilled Worker visa

A Skilled Worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer. This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa. Some health workers and their families will get their visas extended for free because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you or your family are from …

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Coronavirus: ‘This is what a second wave looks like’ in an intensive care unit

The first thing that strikes me is the ages of the patients filling the critical care beds. The faces of COVID-19 victims seared into our collective consciousness are mostly elderly. Not exclusively but overwhelmingly. But as I walk through Warrington Hospital’s intensive care unit I see that many of these patients are not old. There’s …

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Coronavirus: ‘We must act’ to prevent second lockdown, says PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said “we must act” to avoid another lockdown as virus cases rise in England. He set out a new “rule of six”, restricting gatherings to a maximum of six people, enforced by police able to issue fines or make arrests. Mr Johnson also outlined a “moonshot” plan to control the virus …

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