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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...

Daily Update: 24/04/2020
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Daily Update: 24/04/2020

Today’s Update Trilateral agreement with British, French, and Irish governments to keep freight routes open during this crisis to ensure delivery of medicine and foods. In addition, 26 different freight routes between Britain and other European countries are being protected. Up to £17 million made available to help freight operators.  Transport support unit launched to...

Daily Update: 23/04/2020
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Daily Update: 23/04/2020

Today’s Update Testing capacity has increased to 51,000 expanding access to any essential worker. From tomorrow, all essential workers and their households will be able to book appointments directly on the government website. Network of test locations now over 30 across the UK. Government focused on bringing the number of new cases down and then...

Daily Update: 22/04/2020
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Daily Update: 22/04/2020

Today’s Update Ministry of Defence have helped build Nightingale hospital, mobile units and the delivery of PPE Providing PPE has been one of the biggest logistical tasks with the supply chain increasing from serving 223 hospital trusts to over 58,000 in different locations within a space of 25 days Over 13,000 people on 63 flights...

Daily Update: 21/04/2020
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Daily Update: 21/04/2020

Today’s Update Government states the plan to slow the spread of the virus is working – but there is still some way to go. PPE delivery is happening on an “unprecedented scale” and the government has delivered more than a billion items, working with 159 UK manufacturers. Numbers “remain high” and there has not been...

Daily Update: 20/04/2020
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Daily Update: 20/04/2020

Today’s Update HMRC opened the Job Retention Scheme today, as of 4pm today 140,000 firms have applied. The grants they will receive will help pay the wages of over 1 million people with firms receiving payments within 6 working days. Two new initiatives launched to support most innovative firms in the country worth £1.25 billion....

Daily Update: 19/04/2020
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Daily Update: 19/04/2020

Today’s Update Government cannot give a date as to when schools will reopen  130,000 children are currently in school every day including vulnerable children and children of critical staff Government is providing £1.6 million to NSPCC and Childline to help children and adults seeking advice  OAK National academy online learning tool will launch tomorrow and...

Daily Update: 18/04/2020
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Daily Update: 18/04/2020

Today’s Update Government providing an additional £1.6 billion to support councils in providing vital services  The government deferring £2.6 billion in business rates to be paid by council and paying £850 million in social care grants  250,000 essential goods packages have been delivered to vulnerable people with this increasing to 300,000 from next week Councils...

Daily Update: 17/04/2020
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Daily Update: 17/04/2020

Today’s Update Government has set up a vaccines task force to coordinate together government, academia and industry to accelerate the development of a coronavirus vaccine. This will include mass producing a vaccine The government has greenlighted a further 21 research projects to help fight coronavirus. This is in addition to the 6 projects announced last...

Daily Update: 16/04/2020
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Daily Update: 16/04/2020

Today’s Update Government has extended current social distancing measures for another 3 weeks Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) to review lockdown at the end of the month Relaxing measures early will risk public health and damage the economy  Evidence measures are working however there are some settings infections are increasing 1 infected person will...