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Coronavirus live updates: June 1 2020

By bristol247, Monday Jun 1, 2020

Children in Reception, Years 1 and 6 are able to return to school today, but many teachers and parents remain wary that restrictions have been lifted too early.

Also today, lockdown measures are being eased with groups of six people now allowed to meet outside.

Scroll down for all of today’s latest updates:

5pm
That’s the end of the live blog for today. Thanks for reading. See you at 9am tomorrow.

4.55pm
Bristol Wood Recycling Project is reopening tomorrow.

3.16pm
A memorial garden is being built at Westerleigh Crematorium  for people to remember and honour loved ones who they have lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. The focal point of the landscaped garden will be a stone memorial.

1.41pm
The Louisiana is among venues across the UK taking part in ‘Black Out Tuesday’ tomorrow in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

11.08am
Bristol Arts Channel has revealed more details of its first events and also released a trailer:

Throughout this month, they will be showcasing a pilot programme of some of the best of Bristol’s cultural offering, reimagined for audiences at home.

10.23am
The Watershed has lost nearly half of its income to coronavirus.

In an interview with BBC News, chief exec Clare Reddington said: “We’re predicting extremely conservative numbers from now until the end of the financial year. That will put us in a really difficult financial position and will eat up the reserves that we’ve spent 20 years building up. The short term picture is difficult but not catastrophic, but towards the end of the financial year we would start to reach the end of our reserves and start to be facing problems.”

9.11am
Finzels Reach Market has announced that it will be reopening on Friday for the first time since lockdown began.

8.45am
Welcome to today’s live blog.

In the latest news:

  • Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire has reminded parents that “there is no requirement to take children back (to primary school) if you, children or school aren’t ready”. She tweeted: “I know some children have been at school all along, other parents not keen to get back and some not ready. It’s important to be safe and child-focussed. Some schools can do social distancing and other measures and for others it is really tricky. Hence need for a specific and careful approach.”
  • Bristol Flyers’ season is now officially over following the British Basketball League confirming the cancellation of the 2019/20 campaign, but Bristol City are set to resume their season later this month.
  • A Black Lives Matter march is due to take place in Bristol on Thursday. The march is scheduled to start at 12.30pm from Eastville Park and work its way through the city, finishing on College Green.

Main photo: Martin Booth

Read more: 10 things to do this week in Bristol, June 1-7 2020

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