Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

30 October 2020

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad.

Key Announcements:

  • Yesterday 23,065 people tested positive for the virus in the UK, bringing the total to 965,340. Sadly, 280 people died yesterday from the virus.
  • The furlough scheme will end this weekend and be replaced with the Job Retention Scheme. The Office for Budget Responsibility has warned that the jobless rate could hit 12 per cent – around 4 million people – before the end of 2020.
  • The Daily Mail reports that London could be in Tier 3 in two weeks. The BBC’s Nick Triggle examines whether a full UK-wide lockdown is inevitable.
  • The crime and justice consultancy Crest Advisory have warned that the backlog of cases in courts could reach 195,000 by 2024 unless action is taken.

Regional /Devolved

  • Nottinghamshire becomes the latest area to move into England’s highest tier of coronavirus restrictions .
  • West Yorkshire in England will move into tier 3 restrictions from 12.01 on Monday.
  • Business leaders in Glasgow have raised concern that travel restrictions could hit retailers relying on trade over Christmas.


  • The United States has nearly reached 9m cases. According to the John Hopkins University the daily infection numbers is over 80,000.
  • New Zealand has instructed Air New Zealand to stop bookings to the country as quarantine facilities near capacity.
  • The lockdown in France will come into effect at midnight, restricting outdoor movement and making working from home mandatory.


  • The NSPCC has warned that the Government are at risk of failing a generation of babies born during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, responding to a survey by the Early Years Alliance revealing that one in six nurseries may not survive the winter due to continued impact of Covid-19, said “Labour has been warning for months that the childcare sector is on the brink of collapse