#AceHealthReport – June.06: The Department of Health said trusts have all of next week to implement the changes and that it had made NHS England aware of the announcement before it was made public: On Thursday, Transport Secretary Grant Schapps announced that face masks will be mandatory on public transport in England from 15 June to help stop the transmission of coronavirus, as more people go back to work:
Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus #COVID19 05: June: 2020
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the 5 June 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
And today I want to set out further that we are taking further steps to protect the NHS and especially around face coverings and face masks: Yesterday, the Secretary of State for Transport announced that face coverings will become mandatory on public transport from June 15 – with a few specific exceptions – for instance those with breathing difficulties………..This doesn’t mean surgical masks, which need to be kept for clinical settings, but the kind of face masks that you can easily make at home – in fact there’s a good guide on GOV.UK………As more people go back to work, and the passenger numbers start to increase, so face coverings on transport are more important…………………Likewise, as the NHS reopens right across the country, it is critically important to stop the spread amongst staff, patients and visitors too……………So today we are setting out that all hospital visitors and outpatients will need to wear face coverings………………..One of the things that we’ve learnt is that those in hospitals, those that are working in hospital are more likely to catch coronavirus, whether they work in a clinical setting or not.
And so to offer even greater protection, we are also providing new guidance for NHS staff in England which will come into force again on the 15 June, and all hospital staff will be required to wear Type 1 or 2 surgical masks: And this will cover all staff working in hospital………….And it will apply at all times, not just when they are doing their life-saving work on the frontline. It will apply in all areas, except in those areas designated as covid-secure workplaces:
Number of cases and deaths
As of 9am on 4 June, there have been 5,005,565 tests, with 220,057 tests on 3 June: 281,661 people have tested positive: As of 5pm on 3 June, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, across all settings, 39,904 have died:
Transport Secretary’s statement on coronavirus #COVID19): 4 June 2020
Face coverings will be required on public transport from 15 June 2020.
Across all settings, the total number of deaths now stands at 39,904. That’s an increase of 176 fatalities since yesterday: When measured by a 7-day rolling average, the daily number of deaths currently stands at 241, down from a peak of 943 on 14 April………..These figures are a reminder that COVID-19 still represents a very real threat…
That the fight still goes on to defeat it………..And that there are tragically still too many people across the country who are losing loved ones……….Our thoughts are with them all.
Transport leading green recovery:
As we’ve made clear in recent weeks, our road to recovery must be carefully and cautiously managed: Most importantly, we must avoid a second infection spike……….This careful, deliberate approach has been central to the restart of public transport……..In advance of previous easing of the total lockdown, we ensured transport availability was increased to allow for adequate social distancing: In addition, we also announced measures to help people choose other forms of transport…………………….For example, with a record £2 billion investment in cycling and walking…………..As well as the acceleration of e-scooter trials, brought forward to the end of this month:
#AceHealthDesk report …………..Published: June.06: 2020:
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