The benches have been removed from the High St and Avon and Somerset Police now have dispersal powers to help ensure everyone in Glastonbury adheres to the social distancing guidance
First Bus – Between Monday 30 March and Saturday 4 April inclusive 376 services will run approximately every 60 mins. Timetable here
Citizens Advice Mendip have closed their face to face services but are still giving advice online or by phone
Coronavirus related fraud is on the increase. Action Fraud say that the majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser, and other products, which have never arrived. Other frauds being reported include ticket fraud, romance fraud, charity fraud and lender loan fraud.
The PM, Health Secretary and Professor Chris Witty have all got mild symptoms of coronavirus
The total number of UK deaths from coronavirus has reached 759, with 14,543 confirmed cases. UK infections are now doubling roughly every three to four days
The first of three new laboratories is expected to start operating over the weekend and will initially process around 800 samples, the government said.
The two other labs are currently being set up and will be opening soon.
This is all being done with the help of universities, research institutes and companies such as Boots, which are lending their testing equipment for use in the labs.
Samples from frontline health workers in coronavirus hotspots like London will be tested first.
Sir Simon said NHS staff were pulling out all the stops to cope with the crisis but he said pressure on the NHS was only going to intensify over the coming weeks.
6,200 patients with Covid-19 were currently being treated in hospitals in England
33,000 beds were available to treat coronavirus patients
18,000 retired doctors and nurses had volunteered to help the NHS
cancer patients will be able to continue their treatment at private hospitals
Italy’s death toll has risen by more than 900 – believed to be the sharpest hike in fatalities of any country
Employees at a Tunisian factory are churning out 50,000 face masks a day and other protective medical gear after opting to go into lockdown at work.
The 150 staff have isolated themselves at the Consomed factory for a month.
Cyclists in the UK have been warned not to continue riding in groups this weekend – or face having the right to get on their bikes taken away from them.
Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people’s mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. So how can we protect our mental health?
Here are a few pointers for those in a rush:
Limit the amount of time you spend reading or watching things which aren’t making you feel better. Perhaps decide on a specific time to check in with the news
Have breaks from social media and mute things which are triggering
Stay connected with people
Wash your hands – but not excessively