- Food availability back to normal levels after initial panic buying.
- 500,000 food parcels have been delivered to shielded groups with over 300,000 priority deliveries made to this group by supermarkets.
- Supermarkets have increased delivery slots to 2.6 million from 2.1 million and plan to grow to a further 2.9 million.
- Charities now have access to Good Samaritans app enabling them to make direct call outs for people to deliver food to those not covered for example those with specific disabilities.
- University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust confirms that the Birmingham Nightingale hospital is currently not in use due to existing capacity in trust hospitals.
- Mobile testing units targeting frontline workers will travel around the UK to increase access to coronavirus testing in areas with high demand.
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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