The government offer will be available from April and aims to support jobseekers during the pandemic.
The ban on households mixing in indoor settings will be enforceable by law and subject to fines.
Staff in stores selling alcohol after 10pm may be exposed to violence and infection, a union warns.
The government must choose between more austerity and permanently higher spending, a think tank warns.
Health bosses warn about rising Covid-19 cases, a major backlog in treatment and reduced capacity.