Daily Update: 09/05/2020

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Today’s Update

  • COVID 19 patients in Hospital down 17% since last week.
  • Public Transport will only have a capacity for 1 in 10 passengers when implementing social distancing.
  • Government encouraging the use of bikes and walking by announcing a £2 billion package to put cycling and walking at the heart of transport policy. 
  • There will be some visible changes in the coming months such as popup bike lanes and cycling and walking only streets.
  • Fast tracking trials of e-scooters which are being brought forward by a year to next month.
  • £10 million package for parked charging points. 
  • Apps being developed to help share data on crowding on transport networks.
  • The rate of infection is between 0.5 and 0.9 with London most likely having the lowest rate.
  • The rate of infection has increased due to the epidemic in Care Homes and reducing this is challenging. 
  • Public Health England is looking at the impact of COVID-19 on different communities and especially BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) communities. 
  • Data to be published on the deaths of those with learning disabilities and autism who had tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Government states at least 5,000 frontline charities across England will benefit from the £16m fund which comes from the £750m pot announced for charities on 8 April.

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

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