Daily update: 28/03/2020

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Today’s Updates:

  • Workers can now defer their annual leave for two years. 
  • Banks are processing thousands of applications for loans designed to help businesses with an annual turnover below £45m. 
  • Local authorities are beginning to receive funds to distribute as grants to small and medium businesses.
  • There will be a temporary suspension of wrongful trading provisions for company directors to remove the threat of personal liability during the pandemic, backdated to 1 March 2020.
  • Government is reducing red tape to get more hand sanitisers to market quickly, allowing suppliers to be able to bring the product to market in a matter of days. 
  • Theatres and recovery areas are being used for patients as ventilators are already set up in those areas, doubling the capacity

Previous Measures remain in place:

  • People should not to meet with friends or family members they do not live with
  • Shopping is only permitted for essentials like food and medicine
  • Police have powers to enforce the rules, which include disbursements of gatherings and issuance of fines
  • All shops selling non-essential goods to be closed 
  • Libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship remain closed
  • All gatherings of more than two people in public excluding those you live with are banned
  • All social events are banned, including weddings and baptisms, but Funerals are excluded 
  • Parks remain open for exercise, however gatherings will be dispersed
  • These restrictions will be constantly reviewed 

Stay at Home.  Protect the NHS. Save Lives

For more information:

gov.uk/coronavirus

nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/