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  1. A message from Oldham Athletic 1 Hour ago An update from the club regarding the response and impact of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the suspension of football. First and foremost we hope all Latics supporters are safe and well in these troubling and uncertain times and would like to thank you for your support during this very challenging period. As football is in lockdown for the foreseeable future and no further changes due in the short-term, the club has taken the decision to use the government’s support system and in turn furlough a large majority of Oldham Athletic staff as a result of income streams being severely impacted. With Boundary Park also being closed to prevent the spread of the virus which is the priority at the moment, it has meant the workforce have been unable to carry out their usual duties and this decision will safeguard the future of the football club whilst also retaining our hardworking and committed workforce. The decision in essence puts the club into ‘hibernation’ like many others have done and once football resumes the club will be able to function again, whilst also offering all staff the support and guidance that is available at this moment in time. This also means there will be no further updates from the club via the website and social media until staff return. In the meantime, continue to be safe, follow the guidelines to help the NHS and stay at home where possible. Finally, for clarity, the Early Bird deadline for season tickets has now been extended to Monday 1 June 2020 with renewals and purchases still available online for those that want to do so. We understand though that more information is needed from the authorities including the FA and EFL on when and how football will return once it is safe. However, if your query is urgent and you need to contact the club, you can through the Managing Director on Natalie.Atkinson@oldhamathletic.co.uk Keep the faith!
  2. It said between 210 and 330 peak likely. Although 260 is still the peak to be fair, as yesterdays numbers went down. but like I said, yes I think it will be wrong very soon probably.
  3. Wasn’t this shown to be fake. Also, I think we, and other countries are reporting deaths where people died WITH the disease rather than OF the disease. Germany only reporting cases where the cause of death is Covid.
  4. Hope this guy is right! But some of those numbers elsewhere are horrific.
  5. List of high consequence infectious diseases A list of HCIDs has been agreed by a joint Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England HCIDProgramme: Contact HCID Airborne HCID Argentine haemorrhagic fever (Junin virus) Andes virus infection (hantavirus) Bolivian haemorrhagic fever (Machupo virus) Avian influenza A H7N9 and H5N1 Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) Avian influenza A H5N6 and H7N7 Ebola virus disease (EVD) Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) Lassa fever Monkeypox Lujo virus disease Nipah virus infection Marburg virus disease (MVD) Pneumonic plague (Yersinia pestis) Severe fever with thrombocytopaenia syndrome (SFTS) Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)* *No cases reported since 2004, but SARSremains a notifiable disease under the International Health Regulations (2005), hence its inclusion here
  6. I know. I just found it interesting. We will see how much of a problem it was/is in the fullness of time when numbers are known and can be properly scrutinised. Some countries are reporting numbers in a VERY different way.
  7. Hmmm. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid Status of COVID-19 As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK. The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase. The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID. The need to have a national, coordinated response remains, but this is being met by the government’s COVID-19 response. Cases of COVID-19 are no longer managed by HCID treatment centres only. All healthcare workers managing possible and confirmed cases should follow the updated national infection and prevention (IPC) guidance for COVID-19, which supersedes all previous IPC guidance for COVID-19. This guidance includes instructions about different personal protective equipment (PPE) ensembles that are appropriate for different clinical scenarios.
  8. Pulled out of an online virtual football charity event because of Orients real world shirt sponsor?
  9. Usually it’s a little accounting trick to buy time. I know it sounds counter intuitive, but it works.
  10. I see OEC and Brassbank are playing the lets shorten accounting periods game. reassuring....
  11. EFL statement: Board update on coronavirus Primary objective to deliver a successful conclusion to the 2019/20 season Just now @EFL_Comms 29453 views The EFL Board met today to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 outbreak for the League and its Clubs. After receiving a detailed brief on a number of matters, the Board reaffirmed that the health and well-being of EFL staff, players, Club employees and supporters would remain central to all decisions in these fast-changing circumstances. The EFL Board also acknowledges the positive role that member Clubs are playing in community solidarity, especially in supporting the vulnerable at this time. 2019/20 SEASON SCHEDULE The primary objective, in order to protect competition integrity, is to deliver a successful conclusion to the 2019/20 season, subject to the over-riding priority around health and well-being. Plans continue to be developed on the agreed principle that it is in the best interests of the EFL and Clubs to complete the current season at the appropriate time. The EFL is continuing regular dialogue with the Government and relevant health authorities and, as and when more information is known regarding the scale and extent of the coronavirus outbreak in this country, a decision will be taken on the resumption of the League’s fixtures. Conversations will continue with the EFL’s counterparts at the FA, the Premier League, the PFA and the LMA to ensure football achieves a joined-up and collaborative approach. FINANCIAL SUPPORT As part of the League’s continued contingency planning, the Board heard the comments and observations from EFL Clubs, before discussing a number of issues including the current financial position and implications, insurance, regulatory matters and broadcasting arrangements. Discussions centred on financial relief for Clubs in the short term and while there is no one single solution, measures are to be put in place to immediately assist with cash flow via a £50million short-term relief package. This fund consists of the remaining Basic Award payments being advanced to Clubs immediately, with the remainder made up through interest-free loan facility available to Clubs, calculated in line with the EFL’s Article of Associations. The cash injection is included as part of a series of measures, that includes potential Government support to help Clubs and their associated businesses through this period of uncertainty. The EFL welcomes last night’s announcement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and is continuing discussions to understand how our Clubs can access the funding made available to support businesses. In addition, we will continue our discussions with our football partners to determine how we can all get through this difficult, challenging and unprecedented situation. CONTINGENCY PLANNING The EFL, through a dedicated taskforce, continues to review the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, and its impact on our Clubs and competitions. Alongside ensuring the 2019/20 season reaches a successful conclusion, protecting the EFL and its Clubs is a key priority for the EFL Board, who have today agreed on the following objectives to support future decision-making: • Ensure the health and well-being of our Clubs’ employees, supporters and communities • Make a positive contribution to the UK’s efforts to tackle coronavirus • Protect the EFL’s financial model and Club finances • Enable the EFL to continue to function as a business • Deliver a successful conclusion to the 2019/20 season
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