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Covid-19: Government’s publishes ‘recovery plan’

Today the Government released a 50-page document following the address last night, and statement today in Parliament, by the Prime Minister.

The document is attempting to flesh out the latest Government plans as easements start to take place from lockdown.

The plan provides some more detail about what people and employers can and cannot do amid Covid-19, ahead of further guidance expected in the coming days.

It includes some limited information about how more people will be encouraged to go back to work, how some schools and businesses will potentially open in June, and how from July, remaining businesses such as hairdressers may be allowed to open.

Stephen Morgan MP added:

“Today’s announcement comes against the backdrop of more Covid-19 deaths bringing the count tragically to 32,065, the highest in Europe. This is a stark reminder of the need for government to get this right.

Whilst I welcome the publication of guidance today, I am deeply concerned by the lack of clarity not only for people potentially heading back into workplaces on Wednesday, but also for those coming into the country.

The government new plan has failed to address whether quarantining new arrivals only applies to airports and there are fresh allegations that the Transport Secretary has told the Airline industry that quarantining will be too complicated to enforce.

There seems to be an issue with mixed messaging and a lack of clarity. We can’t afford for this much chaos this late in the game.”

The government full 60-page recovery plan document can be seen here