- Government commitment to Gavi, an international vaccine alliance, of the equivalent of £330m each year for the next five years.
- Reducing care home infections “has been a challenge”.
- Care homes ‘complex sector’ to test. Government states they are doing “everything possible” in this area, although acknowledging the “distribution issue”.
- 1.3 million British nationals repatriated back to the UK. This includes 19,000 people who were on cruise ships when Foreign Office advice changed.
- There has been a “slightly worrying” increase in road traffic, with the largest uptick since 23 March. Government states everyone needs to be vigilant.
- 52,429 tests took place yesterday. Government has a target to hit 100,000 by Thursday.
- 20% divergence in deaths in hospitals and deaths in all settings.
- Outdoor activities are being kept “under detailed review” .
- The Government states the matter of certain immigrants from accessing benefits is being kept “under constant review”.
- Social distancing ‘tricky’ in schools but scientific evidence is being researched.
- Government states Nightingale hospitals set up across the UK have been making greater use of them and are “under constant discussion” to manage future 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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