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#1 Sylvia Denning

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 08:27 AM

For the latest Government adivice, please follow this link:


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#2 Mark


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:28 PM

New rules from today...



The major points:

  • From tonight, people in Britain will be allowed to leave their homes for only “very limited purposes”:
    • shopping for basic necessities
    • for one form of exercise a day
    • for any medical need
    • to provide care or help a vulnerable person
    • to travel to and from work when “absolutely necessary”
  • People are warned not to meet friends or family members who they do not live with
  • Shopping is only permitted for essentials like food and medicine, and people are advised to do it “as little as you can”
  • Police have powers to enforce the rules, including through fines and dispersing gatherings
  • All shops selling non-essential goods, such as clothing and electronic stores, are ordered to close
  • Libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship are to close
  • All gatherings of more than two people in public - excluding people you live with - are banned
  • All social events, including weddings and baptisms are banned
  • Funerals are not included in the new restrictions
  • Parks will remain open for exercise but gatherings will be dispersed
  • Restrictions “under constant review” and will be checked again in three weeks. They will be relaxed “if the evidence shows we are able to”

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#3 Steve Morgan

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 02:16 PM

Here's a link to latest government advice on staying at home if you or someone in your house has symptoms of coronavirus illness:


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#4 Kate Morgan

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 03:34 PM

The Government's Coronavirus Bill is published today. 


The bill enables action in 5 key areas:

  1. increasing the available health and social care workforce – for example, by removing barriers to allow recently retired NHS staff and social workers to return to work (and in Scotland, in addition to retired people, allowing those who are on a career break or are social worker students to become temporary social workers)

  2. easing the burden on frontline staff – by reducing the number of administrative tasks they have to perform, enabling local authorities to prioritise care for people with the most pressing needs, allowing key workers to perform more tasks remotely and with less paperwork, and taking the power to suspend individual port operations

  3. containing and slowing the virus – by reducing unnecessary social contacts, for example through powers over events and gatherings, and strengthening the quarantine powers of police and immigration officers

  4. managing the deceased with respect and dignity – by enabling the death management system to deal with increased demand for its services

  5. supporting people – by allowing them to claim Statutory Sick Pay from day one, and by supporting the food industry to maintain supplies

The proposals set out in the bill will significantly enhance the ability of public bodies across the UK to provide an effective response to tackle this epidemic.


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