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16 June - 13 July 2021 Edition 130 Find your regular copy inside... The City of London’s independent newspaper with 45,000 READERS SQUARE MILE GAMING BARS DUBUFFET RETROSPECTIVE We are a l pumped to get back The Barbican’s Jean Dubuffet to the pub, but you have to try exhibition is made for the most one of the City’s gaming bars devout art lovers, but it might for something a little different not garner such love from a this summer Pages 10-11 broader audience Page 12 16 Jun - 13 Jul 2021 The City of London’s independent newspaper with 45,000 READERS Edition 130 City’s firms told ‘follow the rules’ Corporation lays down marker to employers and says businesses have a leading role to play in stopping virus THE City of London Corporation has urged businesses to “fo low the rules” after concerns were raised over COVID outbreaks because of poor compliance with social distancing guidelines in the workplace. Chairman of the Community & Children’s Services Commitee, Ruby Sayed, said that whilst everyone in the country is eager to reach Step 4 of the Government’s Roadmap – which would end a l legal limits on people’s social contact – a l steps must be taken to halt the rise in infection rising across the capital. This week Boris Johnson confirmed that most restrictions are to stay in place in England for four weeks longer than the slated ‘unlocking day’ on June 21. Public Health England has confirmed that the Delta variant – first identified in India – is more transmissible than the version that sparked the winter wave, the Alpha variant first seen in Kent. City workers and residents are being strongly encouraged to get Guidelines are in place vaccinated when they become of hands, face, space and fresh air because of poor compliance with eligible. Meanwhile, firms have been and get tested twice a week. City guidelines. The UK is now at a reminded that everyone who can businesses can co lect free rapid crossroads ahead of Step 4. work from home should do so, and home testing kits for their employees “Businesses have a leading role to ensure workplaces are COVIDsecure, including social distancing, employees can co lec test kits from it is important that companies, from Square Mile testing sites, while to play in stopping this virus and hand washing, high levels of fresh community pharmacies as we l. who may see an increase in air ventilation and mask wearing in Ms Sayed said: “We are ca ling staff coming back to offices over appropriate spaces. People who on a l firms to fo low the rules the coming weeks, stick to the rules cannot work from home should after concerns that there have to protect their employees and the fo low the COVID-secure guidelines been an increase in outbreaks public.” New London Eats campaign P5 What’s On in the City P8 Future of the City survey P14 Join the millions already vaccinated You’re much less likely to get serious Covid-19 or be hospitalised if you’ve been vaccinated. The NHS let you know when your Covid-19 vaccine is ready for you. EVERY VACCINATION GIVES US

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