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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: 09/05/2020
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Daily Update: 09/05/2020

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...

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: 04/05/2020
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Daily Update: 04/05/2020

Today’s Update Over 200,000 key workers and their families have been tested. Over 60% of schools were open during Easter for children of key workers. Over 35 million redeemed in school meal vouchers. 600,000 people are helping with daily errands through the NHS volunteers programme. The London NHS Nightingale hospital has been placed on standby...

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...