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Coronavirus live updates: June 10 2020

By bristol247, Tuesday Jun 9, 2020

The prime minister is expected to announce zoos, safari parks and drive-in cinemas can re-open from Monday.

The Government u-turn comes a day after Bristol Zoo has issued a stark warning about its future, saying it may not recover from the impact of an enforced closure.

Scroll down for all of today’s latest news:

5.15pm
That’s the end of the live blog for today. Thanks for reading.

4.56pm
Here’s a round up of some of the latest updates:

  • People across Bristol and beyond are invited to take to the knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement around the world.
  • Bristol is set to receive £102,000 in Government funding to help support rough sleepers.
  • Today is the last day employers can submit a new claim for the coronavirus job retention scheme.
  • Bristol Zoo bosses have said they are thrilled to be able to reopen on Monday following a u-turn by the Government.

4.17pm
People across Bristol and beyond are invited to take to the knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement around the world.

Organisers Stand Up To Racism say it is part of a nationwide action in the memory of George Floyd and others who have needlessly lost their lives.

They are encouraging people to take to the knee on their doorsteps at 6pm this evening and share photos of themselves via social media. More information is available via www.facebook.com/events/1533586230148508/.

2.53pm
Kayla Painter is in The Listening Room session with Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley this evening.

1.56pm
Bristol Zoo bosses have said they are thrilled to be able to reopen on Monday following a u-turn by the Government.

“There is no doubt that this is excellent news for us as well as zoos across the UK,” said Dr Justin Morris, chief executive of Bristol Zoological Society.

“But we are still in a very difficult position financially and we are not on safe ground yet.” Read the full story here.

12.44pm
Vegans of Bristol rejoice, Suncraft has announced it will be offering take away options from next Thursday.

11.22am
Bristol Libraries are hosting an online storytime today at 2pm.

10.18am
Today is the last day employers can submit a new claim for the coronavirus job retention scheme.

From June 30, companies will only be able to claim government support to cover wages of employees that they have furloughed for a full three-week period prior to 30 June. Full details are available via www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme.

9.20am
Bristol is set to receive £102,000 in Government funding to help support rough sleepers.

The city’s share of a £6m pot will be divided between inHope food bank charity and Caring in Bristol, which will get £39,463 and £63,000 respectively.

The announcement comes in the wake of concerns about people being forced back onto the streets when the ‘Everyone In’ scheme comes to an end.

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees recently joined other Labour leaders in calling for support for the Government to ensure the country doesn’t miss a “once in a generation opportunity” to end rough sleeping.

8.45am
Good morning and welcome to today’s live blog.

In the latest updates:

  • UWE Bristol has launched a digital innovation fund to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate during these turbulent times.
  • We The Curious has joined a campaign calling on the Government to set up an emergency resilience fund to support the UK’s science centres.
  • Police bosses will be holding a Facebook Live session tomorrow and responding to questions about the response to the Black Lives Matter protests and the latest coronavirus regulations.
  • Historic England has announced it is launching a second emergency fund to help the heritage sector recover in the wake of the pandemic.

Main photo by Lowie Trevena 

Read more: How the pandemic has affected Bristol businesses

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