- The Health Secretary has announced the restoration of fertility services by the NHS extending restoration services announced earlier in the week.
- Government has met its ‘Audacious target’ of 100,000 daily tests, with over 122,000 tests on the last day of April.
- Rate of COVID-19 related deaths showing a downward trend, as stated “The numbers vary from day to day but overall the number of deaths is beginning to trend downwards”.
- By mid-May, the government will have recruited 18,000 contact tracers in place and will be scaled bigger as required.
- Government’s test, track and trace strategy will drive the number of infections down and help lift lockdown measures.
- The UK now has a substantial testing capability and gives the government the flexibility it needs.
- Most people are avoiding contact with vulnerable people.
- Schools will not be reopened unless safe to do so. The virus affects children less than adults or elderly and is a mild disease to them.
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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