|23 June 2020
A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad.
- At mid-day, Boris Johnson is expected to announce further easings with cinemas and museum, galleries, pubs, hotels and restaurants allowed to open from 4 July.
- In an interview with Sky’s Ed Conway and former chancellor Sajid Javid, Governor Andrew Bailey said he was not so confident there would be a full recovery , with consumer behaviour changes having occurred with the pandemic. He said the Government may need to consider finding a vehicle to resolve the many bad debts left by companies that fail over the COVID-19 period.
- Bailey revealed that the Government could have run out of the funds in March had it not been for the Bank’s intervention.
- In the press conference yesterday, Matt Hancock noted that for the first time since the peak, the number of positive cases of Covid -19 was under 1,000 at 958 patients
- From 6 July, those shielding will be allowed to meet in groups of up to 6 people outdoors, including those outside their household. ‘ Support bubble’ arrangements could also be used by those shielding. From 1 August, shielding will be paused, and people could leave their home whilst practicing social distancing.
- The Government has tabled two new statutory instruments on Monday to make it more difficult for foreign buyers to acquire any assets related to the nation’s healthcare self-sufficiency , artificial intelligence and other high tech.
- Downing Street has said it will keep plans to relax Sunday trading rules “under review” after discontent from Tory MPs.