COVID-19: UK lockdown latest

After almost eight weeks since lockdown measures were enforced in the UK, the country is now past the peak of this coronavirus pandemic and the government is gearing up to announce a very gradual easing of those measures from Monday.

The lockdown is still in force, and will be for at least another three weeks, but minor changes can soon be expected for both businesses and individuals.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to address the nation on Sunday to outline government's plans. He is expected to detail which sectors and types of businesses can begin a phased return to work. Caution is key, so as to avoid a second wave of the virus.

As of 6th May, the UK has suffered 30,076 deaths from 201,101 cases during the coronavirus outbreak. To put that in perspective, as a proportion of population that is less than Spain and Italy, but more than France and Germany.

The current rules on social distancing in the workplace still stand. Employers in England may access those here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/social-distancing-in-the-workplace-during-coronavirus-covid-19-sector-guidance

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