Daily Update: 09/04/2020

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Today’s Update:

  • PM still in ICU and continues to make positive steps forward 
  • There will be a further review at the end of next week
  • Decisions will be guided by science 
  • Deaths are still rising and not reached peak of virus
  • The public should continue to followed Government guidance
  • Stay at home this bank holiday weekend
  • The number of new cases are not rising sharply and beginning to see first signs this is levelling off
  • Impact of lockdown starting to show with social distancing breaking the transmission and preventing hospital admissions and deaths
  • The Welsh Government have confirmed lockdown measures will be extended beyond next week
  • The second NHS Nightingale field hospital in Birmingham scheduled to open on Friday
  • Government to keep the measures in place under review

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/