Daily Update: 06/05/2020

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Today’s Update

  • Public asked to adjust to a new normal as we move towards phase 2 of lockdown.
  • Cyber Criminals are trying to exploit the crisis and the UK national cyber security centre have published a warning on Cyber Criminals. Government taking a range of measures to tackle those threats from hostile gangs and criminal states.
  • Number of COVID-19 deaths has been falling since the middle of April.
  • From the start of April to the 24th, Care Home Deaths were half as many as the deaths in hospitals. There is a real issue to understand what is happening in Care Homes.
  • Reopening schools all schools in one go will increase the risk of the infection rate going up and a second peak.
  • The Government Targeting 200,000 daily tests by the end of May.
  • 290,000 boxes of essentials being delivered to shielded every week.
  • Government to provide guidelines on how transport, manufacturing and leisure can operate. 
  • Government is working with Mayors to ensure vital building work can continue such as replacing unsafe cladding in high rise buildings.
  • High Street Businesses started receiving grants last week with local authorities paying out £8.6 billion in grants to over 700,000 businesses.
  • Businesses have received discounts of almost £10 billion on their rates bill with 1.1 million rate payers not paying anything this year.
  • Primary Care is still available with the likes of GP’s and Pharmacies still open.
  • Number of people in hospitals with COVID-19 has dropped by 15% in the past week.
  • Religious leaders thanked for working with Public Health England and NHS to handle sensitive issues in terms of gatherings and funerals.

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/