Daily Update: 29/03/2020

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Today’s Update:

  • Government to assist with food parcels for 1.5m asked to stay at home for 12 weeks. 
  • Guidance sent out to 900,000 identified as Extremely Vulnerable
  • The NHS will be able to deliver medicine while distribution teams will deliver food
  • Those requiring assistance can register online at gov.uk
  • Established national supply distribution response team supported by Armed forces and other emergency services
  • 750,000 have signed up to volunteer
  • Personal Protective Equipment delivered to 58,000 Healthcare sites
    • 170 million masks
    • 42.8 million gloves
    • 13.7 million aprons and 182,000 gowns
    • Nearly 10m items of cleaning equipment
    • 2.3 million pairs eye protectors all delivered to 58,000 to health care settings

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 
  • Self- Employed will be able to claim 80% of average monthly earnings over past 3 years, capped to £2500 per month, open to those who are already self-employed with trading profits up to £50,000 a year and have a self-assessment tax return for 2019

Stay at Home.  Protect the NHS. Save Lives

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