Daily Update: 01/04/2020

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Today’s Update:

  • London’s NHS Nightingale Hospital to begin accepting patients in the next few days
  • More than 16,000 staff may be needed to run new Nightingale London Field Hospital
  • Government removes cap on testing NHS staff due to spare testing capacity
  • 5 new drive-through COVID-19 test centres to be operational in a few weeks, priority will be NHS workers
  • Drug that could help treat COVID-19 to be trialled at hospitals in England and Scotland
  • Concerning increase in Motor Vehicle use over the past 2 days 
  • Wimbledon will not take place for the first time since the Second World War
  • Midlands Hospital admissions now a cause for concerns

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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