Rugby: South Africa has delayed their departure to the Rugby Championship while they decide whether to take part during the coronavirus pandemic. The Springboks have not played since beating England in the World Cup final in Japan last November. The six-week championship, which begins on 31 October, will be held entirely in Australia because of the pandemic. Tournament organiser has given the world champions another 48 hours to agree participation.
- New three-tier restrictions for Covid-19 come into force in England.
- Attention has been focused on increasing the retirement age of the private sector up to 60