Daily Update: 13/04/2020

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Today’s Update:

  • Social distancing is reducing the transmission of Covid-19
  • Positive signs from data that UK are starting to win the struggle but still not past the peak of the virus
  • The aim is to keep numbers below NHS capacity in order to save lives
  • More testing taking place for critical workers 
  • Number of people in Hospital beds with Covid-19 starting to flatten 
  • UK testing 18,000 daily for coronavirus
  • 290,720 people have been tested, of whom 88,621 tested positive with 11,329 deaths.
  • Number of deaths expected to increase this week before plateauing for a period before declining 
  • Government to continue to review evidence on the benefits of general public wearing masks
  • Lockdown measures will be reviewed this week

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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