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Public Health England reports on impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities
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Public Health England reports on impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities

Today’s Update Public Health England report on impact of COVID-19 on communities shows the death rates highest among people of Black and Asian ethnic groups. Furthermore, the mortality rates from COVID-19 in the most deprived areas were more than double the least deprived areas. Follow the link for the published report: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-review-of-disparities-in-risks-and-outcomes Self-Employment Income Support...

Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1st June
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Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1st June

Today’s Update The UK announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals requiring all travelers to self-isolate for 14 days, bar a short list of exemptions. This will be enforced from 8th June with possible spot checks and fines being imposed. Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1 June....

Job Retention Scheme extended until the end of October
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Job Retention Scheme extended until the end of October

Today’s Update The Government is now advising that people should aim to wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible. SAGE advises that the risk of infection outside is significantly lower than inside. Fines have been increased to £100 for members of public in England for breaking rules during the...

Daily Update: 10/05/2020
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Daily Update: 10/05/2020

Today’s Update The UK Government unveils amended official Guidance to stay alert, control the virus, save lives. Follow the link for more details: PM address to the nation on coronavirus: 10 May 2020 Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland government measures largely remain unchanged.  For Scotland follow the link: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ For Wales follow the link: https://gov.wales/coronavirus...

Daily Update: 06/05/2020
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Daily Update: 06/05/2020

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...

Daily Update: 02/05/2020
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Daily Update: 02/05/2020

Today’s Update Government announces through the Domestic Abuse bill, victims will get the priority need status to access local housing services. Refugees services will receive £16 million to help them. Over £76m in new funding to support the most vulnerable in society in this pandemic.  This funding will help charities helping survivors of domestic and...

Daily Update: 26/04/2020
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Daily Update: 26/04/2020

Today’s Update Food availability back to normal levels after initial panic buying. 500,000 food parcels have been delivered to shielded groups with over 300,000 priority deliveries made to this group by supermarkets.  Supermarkets have increased delivery slots to 2.6 million from 2.1 million and plan to grow to a further 2.9 million. Charities now have...

Daily Update: 25/04/2020
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Daily Update: 25/04/2020

Today’s Update Home Secretary reinforces the importance of following lockdown rules as the UK is not out of danger yet. Motor vehicle usage increasing which is cause for concern. Fall in overall crime during the coronavirus outbreak however some sophisticated criminals exploiting the current circumstances.  Sustained reduction with the number of people being treated in...