Daily Update: 10/04/2020

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Today’s Update:

  • New Nightingale Hospitals to open soon in Sunderland and Exeter.
  • PM Boris Johnson’s condition continues to improve and has been moved out of ICU
  • Confirmation all key social care staff and NHS staff  can now be tested 
  • Opened 15 drive through test centres
  • Lighthouse Mega Lab opened in Milton Keynes, a  diagnostics facility which has the capacity to test tens of thousands of patient samples each day for coronavirus. Two more planned in Cheshire and Glasgow in the coming weeks.
  • Government goal everyone working in critical role should receive PPE
  • Huge international demand for PPE and squeeze on global supply with some countries introducing export bans
  • The government PPE Plan is focused on who needs it, distribution and future supply. General public advised best protection to regularly wash your hands and keep 2M distance and most importantly stay at home.
  • Over 742M PPE delivered to date with NHS hospitals receiving deliveries every 72hrs. In the coming days they will receive daily deliveries. 
  • If you have production facilities and can meet the PPE requirements the government wants to hear from you.

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/