GDA Coronavirus update - 20th April 2020

GDA Coronavirus update - 20th April 2020

Watch a BSL video of this update by clicking here.

Here is today's update with news from the Government, Gloucestershire and GDA.


  • Ministers want to avoid a second peak in Coronavirus so we must continue to stay home
  • Although the number of new deaths announced - 449, is the lowest for two weeks, we must treat this news with caution
  • Watch the full briefing, with a BSL interpreter, on the BBC News iPlayer channel, here.

Gloucestershire - information taken from Punchline Gloucester:

  • Sadly the number of people who have died from Coronavirus in Gloucestershire, is 136. GDA's thoughts are with everyone who has lost a loved one
  • A new police team has been created in Gloucestershire, to help protect those at risk of abuse during the Coronavirus lockdown
  • New defibrillators have been donated to Gloucestershire by building firm, Barratt Developments


  • We hope you can join us this week for a series of virtual events, starting with our next children's bedtime story tomorrow evening at 6pm.

Take care everyone,