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We will be providing regular updates on the latest Government advice and actions to deal with the Coronavirus crisis through our eNewsletter ‘Newgate News’.  To subscribe email hello@newgatecomms.com We’ll have a personal report from a Newgate colleague around the world and suggest key social media accounts that you may wish to follow.  With so many people…

Face masks mandated in hospitals

By Gareth Jones, Newgate Public Affairs At today’s press conference, Health Secretary Matt Hancock outlined further rules on face coverings, this time applying to NHS workers and patients. He announced that, from 15 June, all hospital staff will be required to wear surgical masks and all hospital visitors and outpatients will be required to wear…

Travel is on the Aussie mind

By Ian Silvera, Account Director Research reaches us from Down Under that Australians are hoping to travel more domestically and to New Zealand as the country starts to open-up. Our colleagues at Newgate Research Australia have crunched the figures following a survey of 1,200 people, finding that nearly a quarter of respondents (24%) expect to travel within their…

Letter from… Madrid

By F. Javier de Mendizábal Castellanos CEO, ACH (Part of SEC Newgate) If I had to pick a word to define the situation it would be Confusion. Yes, confusion, the state of being bewildered or unclear in one’s mind about something. Because most of the people don’t really know what did exactly happen and, of course,…

It’s all gone quiet over there!

By Adam Bull, Consultant On 17th June Premier League football will return! Top-flight football in England hasn’t been played since 9th March and oh how it has been missed.  The goals! The fouls! The red cards! Gary Lineker! The pints! The controversy! The VAR (maybe not so much). The noise! The joy and the despair! Finally, this…

Wear face coverings on public transport or face fines

By Siân Jones, Newgate Public Affairs Today’s press briefing was led by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, alongside Sir Peter Hendy, Chair of Network Rail.  Mr Shapps began with data showing that there had been significant falls in public transport use, and said this was welcome news. The use of motor vehicles fell initially but…

Letter from… Berlin

By Geert Harzmann, Senior Consultant, Kohl PR & Partner (Part of SEC Newgate) After about two months of lockdown, public life in Germany changed abruptly on the weekend of Pentecost, at least temporarily. The relaxation measures of the past weeks, combined with the sunny weather, have led to people streaming out of their houses and apartments…

Creating Positive Change not being part of Radical Chic

By Emma Kane, Chief Executive This week, many corporates and high-profile individuals have come under fire for attempting to stand in solidarity with the black communities around the world. Blackout Tuesday was a move by the entertainment industry worldwide to stop work, keep off social media and reflect on what the death of George Floyd…

Hong Kong refugees set to follow illustrious path

By Charlotte Coulson, Account Director “We will meet our obligations, not walk away”. So said Boris Johnson earlier this week in The Times, in which he confirmed that, should China impose new security laws, Britain would look to change its immigration rules thereby allowing millions of Hong Kong citizens a route to UK citizenship.  This would amount…

Boris has a busy day

By Simon Gentry, Newgate Public Affairs Boris Johnson had a busy day today, leading the Government’s daily press conference and facing Sir Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions. The Prime Minister reported that there had been 1,871 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, down 16% on the figure this time last week.  He…