GDA Coronavirus update - 17th April 2020

GDA Coronavirus update - 17th April 2020

Watch a BSL video of this update by clicking here.

Here is GDA's round-up of news for today, with points from the Government as well as Gloucestershire and GDA:


  • The UK furlough scheme to be extended until end of June - government will
  • A new taskforce has been set up to create a vaccine against Coronavirus and they are already working towards this
  • You can watch a detailed briefing with a BSL interpreter on the BBC News iPlayer, here

  • The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Gloucestershire, has risen to 825
  • New information shows that sadly 113 people have now died of COVID-19 in the county - our thoughts are with everyone who has lost a loved one
  • Even more Gloucestershire businesses are supporting the fight against Coronavirus, with CM Downton and Kier also helping

  • Remember, there will be no Saturday night virtual event this weekend. We will be back next Saturday
  • Over the last few weeks our team of volunteers have been supporting deaf people across the county with accessing food and medical supplies. Our thanks to them all for their continued efforts. If you need support, do get in touch.