- Home Secretary reinforces the importance of following lockdown rules as the UK is not out of danger yet.
- Motor vehicle usage increasing which is cause for concern.
- Fall in overall crime during the coronavirus outbreak however some sophisticated criminals exploiting the current circumstances.
- Sustained reduction with the number of people being treated in hospital with Covid-19.
- NHS launching campaign to make sure those in need visit Hospital A&E after seeing a 50% fall in visits this month.
- UK now the fifth country to report over 20,000 COVID-19 related deaths.
- A clinical trial has been given the approval to determine if plasma donated by patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can help those battling the illness.
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
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