Daily Update: 07/04/2020

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Today’s Update:

  • PM is in a stable condition and in good spirits 
  • Transport use drop should lead to a reduction in transmission of the virus
  • New cases show there is not a swing in the increase of new cases and possibly a flatlining in the number of cases
  • Steady increase in hospital admissions and possible we might see a change in terms of curve flattening 
  • Figures suggest we are moving in the right direction 
  • 1900 participants in clinical trials in over 100 hospitals across the country
  • The number of ICU beds have been increasing with an increase of 30% in the past two weeks
  • Number of new deaths should start to come down in the coming weeks 
  • NHS volunteers to start receiving tasks.  Government has increased the support from 1.5 to 2.5 million vulnerable people due to huge response from volunteers
  • GoodSam mobile app will manage the process with Health professionals, Pharmacists and local authorities uploading requests to volunteers.
  • Alarming rise in weekend shoppers with footfall increasing 9.5% on Saturday and 21.3% on Sunday compared to the previous weekend according to Springboard

Previous Measures remain in place:

  • People should not 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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