Prime Minister’s matter on coronavirus (COVID-19): 31 Jul 2020

Good afternoon,

Two weeks ago, we updated we from this lectern on a swell we had done as a nation opposite coronavirus.
And in many ways that swell continues.

The series of patients certified to hospitals is still falling, and now stands during only over 100 any day.
In Apr there were some-more than 3,000 coronavirus patients in automatic movement beds, though now a latest figure is 87.

The series of deaths continues to fall. That is apparently encouraging

But we have also consistently warned that this pathogen could come behind and that we would not demur to take quick and wilful movement as required.

I am fearful that in collection of Asia and Latin America a pathogen is now entertainment pace. And a European friends are also struggling to keep a pathogen underneath control.

As we see these rises around a world, we can't dope ourselves that we are exempt. We contingency be peaceful to conflict to a initial signs of trouble.

Today, a weekly consult by a Office for National Statistics reports that a superiority of a pathogen in a village in England is expected to be rising for a initial time given May.

Around 1 in 1,500 now have a virus, compared to 1 in 1,800 on 15 Jul and 1 in 2,000 on 2 July. The ONS also guess there are now 4,900 new infections any day, adult from around 3,000 per day on 14 Jul and 2,000 per day during a finish of June

We can’t means to omit this evidence.

It’s critical to highlight that we are in a distant improved position to keep a pathogen underneath control now than we were during a start of a pestilence – since we know so most some-more about a pathogen and have so many some-more collection during a ordering to understanding with it.

Our contrast ability has increasing 100-fold.

We have a hit tracing complement adult and using that has led to over 184,000 people isolating who might differently have widespread a pathogen and is able of tracing thousands of contacts any day.

We have cumulative reserve of billions of equipment of PPE to withstand new final on hospitals and caring homes.

And of march we have new treatments, like dexamethasone and remdesivir, to digest liberation times and revoke mankind rates.

But as we say, we can't be complacent. we can't – we won’t mount by and concede a pathogen to means some-more pain and suspense in this country.

Last night a Health Secretary announced new restrictions on domicile hit in a North West – privately Greater Manchester, and collection of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

These are targeted measures on amicable hit between households, that a information tells us is pushing a stream boost in cases. Businesses and workplaces should continue as before in those areas.I know how it is tough to have restrictions like this imposed on saying your family and your friends. But we have to act fast in sequence to strengthen those we love.

And we know this arrange of involvement works – measures taken in Leicester and Luton have suppressed a virus, permitting us to relax measures.

Even as we act locally, it is also my shortcoming to demeanour again during a measures we have in place nationally in light of a information we are saying about incidence.

At any indicate we have pronounced a devise to free multitude and a economy is redeeming – that it relies on continued swell opposite a virus, and that we would not demur to put on a brakes if required.

With those numbers creeping up, a comment is that we should now fist that stop pedal in sequence to keep a pathogen underneath control.

On Saturday 1 August, you’ll remember, we had hoped to free in England a series of aloft risk settings that had remained closed. Today, we am fearful we are postponing these changes for during slightest a fortnight.

That means that, until 15 Aug during a earliest:

Casinos, bowling alleys, skating rinks and remaining tighten hit services contingency sojourn closed.
Indoor performances will not resume.

Pilots of incomparable crowds in sports venues and discussion centres will not take place.

Wedding receptions of adult to 30 people will not be permitted, though ceremonies can continue to take place, in line with COVID-Secure guidelines.

I know that a stairs we are holding will be a complicated blow to many people – to everybody whose marriage skeleton have been disrupted, or who now can't applaud Eid in a approach they would wish, we am really, unequivocally contemptible about that. But we simply can't take a risk.

We will of march investigate a information delicately and pierce brazen with a goal to open adult as shortly as we presumably can.

Two weeks ago, we also pronounced that from tomorrow a supervision would give employers some-more option over how employees can work safely – either by stability to work from home or attending a Covid Secure workplace. We know that employers have left to outrageous lengths to make workplaces safe, so that superintendence stays unchanged.
We also pronounced we would postponement helmet nationally from 1 Aug – formed on clinical advice, that inhabitant postponement will ensue as planned, and a medical experts will be explaining some-more about that preference after and about helmet after today.

Most people in this nation are following a manners and doing their bit to control a virus. But we contingency keep a discipline, we contingency be focused and we can't be complacent.

I have asked a Home Secretary to work with a military and others to safeguard a manners that are already in place are scrupulously enforced.

That means internal authorities behaving to tighten down premises and cancel events that are not following Covid Secure guidance.

And it means a larger military participation to safeguard face coverings are being ragged where this is compulsory by law.
We will also extend a requirement to wear a face covering to other indoor settings where we are expected to come into hit with people we do not routinely meet, such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship.
We now suggest face coverings are ragged in these settings, and this will turn enforceable in law from 8 August.

At this stage, we are not changing a manners on amicable hit nationally. we don’t wish to tell people to spend reduction time with their friends. But unless people follow a manners and act safely, we might need to go further.
Two weeks ago, we pronounced we would wish for a best though devise for a worst.

And of march we continue to wish for a best. The approach to get there and to grasp that best outcome is if we all follow a rules, rinse a hands, cover a faces, keep a stretch – and get a exam if we have symptoms, so that NHS Test and Trace can keep a pathogen underneath control.

This is how we will equivocate a lapse to full inhabitant lockdown.

We’ve done outrageous swell together.

I know we are going attain and we know we are going to kick this – if any and any one of us plays a part.

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