Press release: Venues required to enforce rule of 6, NHS QR code posters and contact logs

Regulations come into force today to ensure that businesses comply with the rule of 6 and maintain social distancing between customers businesses failing to comply could be issued with fines of up to 4,000 designated venues will also will now have a legal requirement to maintain records of customer contact details and display an official NHS QR code poster ahead of the rollout of the NHS COVID-19 appHospitality and leisure venues in England are from today (18 September) legally required to enforce the rule of 6 or face a fine of up to 4,000.Designated businesses and organisations, including hospitality, close contact services and leisure venues, will also be…

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Emergency presentations of cancer: data up to December 2019

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Detailed guide: Leicester: local restrictions

Additional businesses and venues can reopen in Leicester City from 8 and 15 September. Other restrictions remain in place.A local outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Leicester. The government and local authority are acting together to control the spread of the virus in Leicester and affected surrounding areas.The next review will take place by 25 September.Read the latest information from Leicester City Council.Affected local areasLeicester City (restrictions remain)Local restrictionsThe advice to shield remains in place in Leicester City.Business and venue closuresAs of 15 September, the following businesses and venues can now reopen in Leicester City:casinos skating rinks bowling alleys indoor play areas, including soft play areas…

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Guidance: Privacy notice for maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

Department Of Health Details To support NHS Test and Trace in England, some organisations in certain sectors of the economy must collect the details, and maintain records, of staff, customers and visitors on their premises.This privacy notice is concerned with the processing of this personal data by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) from the point that it is shared by the relevant venue/establishment. Published 3 July 2020 Last updated 17 September 2020 +show all updates 17 September 2020Updated to reflect that the use of customer logs in designated venues to support NHS Test and Trace will be mandatory from 18 September 2020. 3 July…

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Corporate information: Department of Health and Social Care – Statistics at DHSC

Coronavirus (COVID-19) DHSC statisticsDaily statistics on testing, cases and deaths NHS test and trace statistics (England): weekly reports Summary of UK test and trace data available PPE deliveries statistics (England): weekly reportsOther relevant coronavirus statisticsOffice for National Statistics (ONS) data and analysis on coronavirus in the UK ONS data on registered deaths Central government dashboard for coronavirus in the UK Public Health Wales rapid coronavirus surveillance Scotland daily coronavirus data Northern Ireland Public Health AgencySupplementary statisticsDHSC: supplementary statistical dataAbortion statisticsDHSC publishes annual statistics on abortion for England and WalesSex ratios at birth statisticsDHSC publishes birth ratios for all mothers, by mothers country of birth (within Great Britain) and…

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Press release: New funding to help hospitals introduce digital prescribing

To mark World Patient Safety Day today, Minister Nadine Dorries confirms 8.7 million to help 7 NHS trusts introduce digital patient records to hospitals E-prescribing has already been rolled out to over 130 NHS trusts The new technology helps the NHS to access patient history and prescribe medication digitally, which can reduce errors by up to 30%More patients and healthcare staff will benefit from single electronic patient records as 7 hospital trusts receive a share of 8.7 million to introduce digital records and e-prescribing, Minister for Patient Safety Nadine Dorries announced today on World Patient Safety Day.The roll-out has already been introduced to over 130 NHS trusts, and…

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Detailed guide: Bolton: local restrictions

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Bolton. The government and the relevant local authorities are working together to control the spread of the virus.Restrictions and guidance apply to the specified areas below.Affected local areasBolton (Metropolitan Borough Council)Local restrictionsBusiness and venue closures and restrictionsThe following businesses and venues must not open in Bolton:casinos skating rinks bowling alleys indoor play areas, including soft play areas exhibition centres and conference halls for external attendeesWe advise that the following settings and activities should not reopen or restart in Bolton:indoor performances close contact services, which are any treatments on the face such as eyebrow threading or make-up applicationHospitality venues must…

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

You can get a swab test to check if you currently have coronavirus. This is part of the 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.Who can be testedAnyone with symptoms can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age.Once youve received a coronavirus home test kit, you must register it so that we can send your results to you.See the guidance below on testing for care home residents and workers.Employer referral for essential workersEmployers can refer essential workers for testing if they are self-isolating because either they or member(s) of their household have coronavirus symptoms.They can do this by uploading the…

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Ministerial meeting to discuss key drugs issues

Building on the Drugs Summit held in Glasgow in February, the meeting brought together academics, experts and government ministers from across all four nations of the UK.Topics discussed included reducing drug deaths, treatment and recovery and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on illegal drug taking.There was also a focus on opportunities to work together to tackle drug harms.Kit Malthouse, Minister for Crime and Policing, said: Illegal drugs ruin lives and corrode the foundations of society. We are continuing to work closely across all nations within the UK to tackle drug misuse and the harm that it causes.Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care Jo Churchill said:…

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