PM @BorisJohnson joined TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the National Memorial Arboretum, in remembrance of those who served and died in the war in the Far East, which ended 75 years ago today.
“Prince Philip and I join many around the world in sending our grateful thanks to the men and women from across the Commonwealth, and Allied nations, who fought so valiantly to secure the freedoms we cherish today”
A message from The Queen on the 75th anniversary of #VJDay
75 years ago, brave men and women from many nations stood together in the Far East to bring an end to the Second World War. They fought for freedom, won the war and secured the peace.
Today, as every day, we will remember them.
My letter to the veterans who served in the war in the Far East, which ended 75 years ago today.
This morning, as the sun rose on the 75th anniversary of Victory Over Japan Day, a lone military piper played ‘When the Battle’s O’er’ on the deck of @I_W_M HMS Belfast, London. #VJDay75 #Neverforgotten
Restrictions on household gatherings will continue in parts of the North West, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire.
Find out how your area is affected: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/restrictions-on-household-gatherings-to-continue-in-parts-of-north-west-west-yorkshire-east-lancashire-and-leicester
Tomorrow marks #VJDay75, 75 years since peace was won in the Far East, and the Second World War ended.
This photo from 15 August 1945 shows service personnel and civilians outside Downing Street waiting for confirmation from the Prime Minister that the war in Japan is over.
Restrictions on household gatherings will remain in place in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester.
Households in these areas MUST NOT mix with other households within their homes or gardens.
More details: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/restrictions-on-household-gatherings-to-continue-in-parts-of-north-west-west-yorkshire-east-lancashire-and-leicester
From 15 August, we’re making changes to the lockdown restrictions in England.
Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-announces-stronger-enforcement-measures-as-easements-resume
! TRAVEL UPDATE !
From 04:00am on Saturday 15 August, if you are returning to the UK from the following countries you must now self-isolate for 14 days:
🇳🇱 The Netherlands
🇹🇨 Turks & Caicos
More details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/france-the-netherlands-monaco-malta-turks-and-caicos-islands-and-aruba-to-be-removed-from-travel-corridors-list
We have announced tougher measures targeting the most serious breaches of social distancing restrictions.
More here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-announces-stronger-enforcement-measures-as-easements-resume
Today I’ve been in Northern Ireland, to meet with the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
Westminster and Stormont have worked closely together throughout the crisis, and we will continue to do so as we recover.
Have you received your A Level results today?
We’ve introduced a process to help those unhappy with their grades.
Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/triple-lock-for-students-ahead-of-a-level-and-gcse-results
PM @BorisJohnson has held his first meeting with Taoiseach @MichealMartinTD.
They discussed the close ties between our countries.
Today PM @BorisJohnson is in Northern Ireland, where he met First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill.
If you are receiving A Level results today, we’ve introduced a new process to provide an additional safety net.
Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/triple-lock-for-students-ahead-of-a-level-and-gcse-results
We won’t hesitate to bring in quarantine measures for countries with rising coronavirus rates.
If you are coming to the UK you need to complete a passenger locator form so that together we can keep coronavirus under control.
If you have any coronavirus symptoms self-isolate and get a free test immediately.
Check first before travelling abroad.
Travel may be disrupted as we will act rapidly to bring in quarantine measures to keep people safe from coronavirus.
Check before you travel http://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
A new ‘triple lock’ process will provide an additional safety net for students receiving exam results.
GCSE and A-Level students in England COULD receive the higher of their calculated grade, an appeal based on a VALID mock result, OR if they sit one, their autumn exam result.
I am saddened to learn of the very serious incident in Aberdeenshire and my thoughts are with all of those affected. My thanks to the emergency services at the scene.
This morning I visited Hereford County Hospital and saw how extra funding is helping them build new wards and prepare for winter.
We’re getting A&E departments ready for winter with a £300m package to help hospitals upgrade their facilities.
PM @BorisJohnson visited schools in Upminster, east London today to speak to staff and see their COVID-19 Secure plans for welcoming pupils back in September.4