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

Today’s Update: Children who receive free school meals to be eligible for vouchers to ensure they are fed over Easter holidays Pattern of Hospital admissions in London from 1-2 April have fallen but increased elsewhere Midlands area is now a particular area of concern with admission rates up 47% 5G mast spreading Coronavirus is nonsense ...

Daily Update: 03/04/2020
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Daily Update: 03/04/2020

Today’s Update: Nightingale London field hospital has been opened Two further Nightingale hospitals to be built, one in Bristol (South West) with a capacity of 1000 beds, the other in Harrogate (North East) with a capacity of 500 beds Hospitals in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow already being built Established 3 national clinical trials – primary,...

Daily Update: 02/04/2020
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Daily Update: 02/04/2020

Today’s Update: UK Increasing NHS capacity by increasing beds and facilities Construction of the 4,000 bed Nightingale London field hospital, equivalent to 10 district hospitals, has been completed in 9 days 45 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) delivered to the NHS 5 million aprons  6 million surgical masks £13.4 billion of past NHS...

Daily Update: 01/04/2020
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Daily Update: 01/04/2020

Today’s Update: London’s NHS Nightingale Hospital to begin accepting patients in the next few days More than 16,000 staff may be needed to run new Nightingale London Field Hospital Government removes cap on testing NHS staff due to spare testing capacity 5 new drive-through COVID-19 test centres to be operational in a few weeks, priority...

Daily Update: 31/03/2020
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Daily Update: 31/03/2020

Today’s Update: Number of infections is plateauing  Next one to two weeks will be critical  There is no peak date for the epidemic  Government increasing tests for NHS Staff Electronic system being developed to make it easier for care homes to get the PPE British Airways is suspending all flights from London’s Gatwick airport, the...

Daily Update: 30/03/2020
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Daily Update: 30/03/2020

Today’s Update: Decrease in transport usage shows people are heeding the call to stay at home Expect the measures for social distancing to reduce the number of new cases and the number of people needing hospitalisation  UK Government working round the clock to get citizens home from other countries Government to assist with chartered flights...

Daily Update: 29/03/2020
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Daily Update: 29/03/2020

Today’s Update: Government to assist with food parcels for 1.5m asked to stay at home for 12 weeks.  Guidance sent out to 900,000 identified as Extremely Vulnerable The NHS will be able to deliver medicine while distribution teams will deliver food Those requiring assistance can register online at gov.uk Established national supply distribution response team...

Daily update: 28/03/2020
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Daily update: 28/03/2020

Today’s Updates: Workers can now defer their annual leave for two years.  Banks are processing thousands of applications for loans designed to help businesses with an annual turnover below £45m.  Local authorities are beginning to receive funds to distribute as grants to small and medium businesses. There will be a temporary suspension of wrongful trading...

Daily update: 27/03/2020
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Daily update: 27/03/2020

Todays Updates UK Infections are now doubling every 3-4 days New alliance has been created bringing together businesses, research institutes and universities to increase testing for health workers Testing for NHS workers will be “dramatically scaled up” next week  Government to convert Birmingham NEC and Manchester GMEX exhibition centres into field hospitals, similar to the...

Daily Update: 26/03/2020
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Daily Update: 26/03/2020

Today’s Updates UK Government announce extension of support to Self-Employed via a grant Self- Employed will be able to claim 80% of average monthly earnings over past 3 years The amount has been capped to £2500 per month and will initially last three months The scheme will only be open to those who are already...