Daily Update: 30/03/2020

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Today’s Update:

  • Decrease in transport usage shows people are heeding the call to stay at home
  • Expect the measures for social distancing to reduce the number of new cases and the number of people needing hospitalisation 
  • UK Government working round the clock to get citizens home from other countries
  • Government to assist with chartered flights where commercial flights are not operating
  • Priority will be elderly or vulnerable and where large number of citizens are
  • Government has agreed deals with airlines such as BA, Virgin and Easyjet to fly people home
  • Those countries where commercial flights are still operating you should urgently book tickets home
  • Working with partner countries and governments around the world to keep airspace open
  • Hospital admissions for COVID-19 rose by over 20% on previous day in the North West and South East

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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