Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

Update: local authority watchlist areas 25 SeptemberNew restrictions on household mixing brought in for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds London added as an area of concern as hospital admissions rise Teesside added as an area of enhanced supportIn close discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), Public Health England (PHE) and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed to introduce local measures in parts of the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds have been escalated to areas of intervention and London has been added…

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NHS COVID-19 app: emails and SMS messages

The email will come from NHS Test and Trace COVID-19 App. This is a public health message from NHS Test and Trace. As part of the governments coordinated response to Coronavirus, NHS Test and Trace has developed the new NHS COVID-19 app. It is now available for download to all residents of England and Wales, and we strongly recommend that everyone over the age of 16 downloads and uses it. Download the NHS COVID-19 app from the App Store or Google Play. There is more information at https://covid19.nhs.uk/. The app will help you to understand and manage you personal risk, and reduce the spread of Coronavirus. The more…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK

Department Of Health Details The 14-day period starts from the day after you leave a non-exempt country or territory. A non-exempt country or territory is any country or territory that is not on the travel corridors list.This guidance sets out:who must self-isolate how you should travel to the place where you are self-isolating how to self-isolate support to help you self-isolate what to do if you get coronavirus symptoms Published 3 June 2020 Last updated 25 September 2020 +show all updates 25 September 2020Updated to reflect the self-isolation requirements for international travellers arriving into the UK. The changes exempt travellers arriving from countries on the travel corridors…

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Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

Update: local authority watchlist areas 25 SeptemberNew restrictions on household mixing brought in for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds London added as an area of concern as hospital admissions rise Teesside added as an area of enhanced supportIn close discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), Public Health England (PHE) and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed to introduce local measures in parts of the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds have been escalated to areas of intervention and London has been added…

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Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

Update: local authority watchlist areas 25 SeptemberNew restrictions on household mixing brought in for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds London added as an area of concern as hospital admissions rise Teesside added as an area of enhanced supportIn close discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), Public Health England (PHE) and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed to introduce local measures in parts of the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds have been escalated to areas of intervention and London has been added…

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Open consultation: Early years healthy development review: call for evidence

The Prime Minister has asked Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP to lead a new review into improving health and development outcomes of babies and young children in England. The time from conception to the age of 2 is a critical time for development and can impact physical health, mental health and opportunity throughout life.Wed like to hear from recent parents, including those who gave birth during the lockdown and public health response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, about the experiences of care and services you received.Wed also like to hear from health service professionals, charities, volunteer groups and academics.We will use your views to check where progress has…

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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 10 September to 16 September 2020

Department Of Health ODS, 64KB This file is in an OpenDocument format NHS Test and Trace regional breakdowns 28 May to 16 September 2020: data tables View online Download CSV 23.1KB ODS, 21KB This file is in an OpenDocument format ODS, 14.7KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details The data reflects the first 16 weeks of operation of NHS Test and Trace in England, and testing operations in the UK since late March.For NHS Test and Trace (England), this includes:Testingpeople tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), England people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), England time taken for test results to become available, EnglandContact tracingpeople transferred to the…

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UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Edinburgh

A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Edinburgh. The new facility is being provided by the UK Government as part of a UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.The centre, in the Usher Hall, will offer pre-booked tests for those with coronavirus symptoms.The new site is situated so as to be easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.Anyone attending an appointment…

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