UK releases coronavirus technical briefing strategy

Technical briefing on Covid 19 strategy

  • this is not a short-term crisis
  • May allow household groups to mixed with one another
  • advises people to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces
  • no part of plan assumes acceptable level of deaths
  • possible no vaccine will ever be found
  • estimated 1 and 36,000 people in England affected by May 9
  • cannot afford to make drastic changes in short-term
  • may allow some hairdressers, cinemas to open from July 4
  • UK will require all international arrivals not on a short list of exemptions to self isolate in their accommodations for 14 days on arrival into the UK
  • international travel measures will not come into force on May 13 but will be introduced as soon as possible
  • further details and guidance will be set out shortly on quarantine for international travelers
  • stage II envisions permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast
  • UK’s scientific advisors to examine whether to allow people to expand their household group to include one other household
  • looking at New Zealand’s model of household bubbles
  • is examining how to enable people to gather in slightly larger groups to better facilitate small weddings
  • stage III ambition is to open some of the remaining businesses including hairdressers, salons, food services, pubs and accommodation, places of worship and cinemas
  • UK will in stage III carefully phase and pilot reopenings of such businesses to test their ability to adapt the new Covid 19 secure guidelines
  • employers should limit risk of transmission by changing shift patterns, maintaining good ventilation
  • government financial support measures are extraordinary expensive and cannot be sustained for a prolonged period of time
  • people may exercise as many times each day is a wish
In other news, UK says
  • death toll rises to 32,065 from 31,855. That is a rise of 210. The prior day was at 269.
  • Ccases rise to 223,060 from 219,183