UK coronavirus live: people on low pay to get Covid isolation payment

People will be paid £13 a day if they have to self-isolate for 14 days

7.58am BST

Also in the Guardian’s coverage this morning is the news that black, Asian and minority ethnic people were significantly less likely to trust public officials and government scientists at the height of the coronavirus outbreak.

Fifty-seven per cent of BAME people reported having either complete trust or a great deal of trust in information from health scientists, compared with 75% of white people.

Related: BAME Britons less likely to trust Covid health officials – survey

7.53am BST

Following the coronavirus lockdown, more than half of young people have developed anxiety about social interaction and six in 10 are concerned about being able to maintain social distancing at school, according to a survey.

The research, carried out for YMCA England, found that while nine in 10 missed face-to-face engagement, 52% have anxiety about social interaction and 63% are worried about being able to maintain social distancing when they return to school.

The introduction of lockdown has accelerated and exacerbated the situation, with young people forced to stay at home, isolate themselves from their peers and be without access to positive activities.

A generation which was already at a disadvantage have been dealt a further blow by Covid-19 and face deep uncertainty about what is next for them in its wake.

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