Daily Update: 08/04/2020

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Today’s Update:

  • PM remains in ICU where his condition is improving and he’s been sitting up in bed and engaging with the clinical team
  • Government to provide £750M for charities with £370M being allocated for small local charities working with vulnerable people 
  • All charities can participate in the jobless scheme
  • Footfall at 17 train stations has dropped 94% at the end of March compared to the beginning 
  • The spread of the virus is not accelerating out of control and we are beginning to get close to a flat curve
  • In some parts of the country patients in critical care is starting to flatline
  • 282,074 tests have concluded across the UK, with 14,682 tests carried out on 7 April
  • The first patients have been admitted to the new NHS Nightingale Hospital
  • Veterinary scientists have advised cats should be kept indoors to help prevent the spread of coronavirus among animals
  • Achieving 100,000 tests daily a big challenge 
  • 1.3M British Citizens have returned from abroad

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

For more information:

gov.uk/coronavirus

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