Daily Update: 27/04/2020

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Today’s Update

  • Government launches a life assurance scheme for NHS Workers. Family of staff who died from coronavirus will receive a £60,000 payment. This includes foreign and returning NHS staff.
  •  The Prime Minister says the UK is at a point of “maximum risk” and he won’t ease restrictions too quickly.
  • Call for Britons to observe minute’s silence at 11 am on Tuesday to remember key workers who have lost their lives to coronavirus..
  • Chancellor announces a new micro loan scheme which allows small businesses to apply for a bounce-back loan from 9am Monday.
  • NHS will begin restoring other services, starting with the most urgent like cancer care and mental health support. But the pace will be determined by local circumstances on the ground.
  • New cases and hospital figures flat or falling
  • Government states the UK is “on track” to hit its target of 100,000 tests by the end of month.

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/