Covid-19: Final Restrictions Lifting Delayed To Get More People Vaccinated

The lifting of the final covid-19 restrictions in England, scheduled for 21 June, has been delayed by four weeks (until 19 July). The Government says this is to head off the risk of a new wave of covid-19 caused by the delta variant. They say the postponement will buy time to vaccinate more people. According … Continue reading Covid-19: Final Restrictions Lifting Delayed To Get More People Vaccinated

Government Guide: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants

What surge testing is Surge testing is increased testing (including door-to-door testing in some areas) and enhanced contact tracing in specific locations in England. It involves testing of people who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19. Surge testing started on Monday 1 February. Genomic sequencing is the process of testing a sample of the … Continue reading Government Guide: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants

Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 16 April 2021

The latest Government Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain report is out. It is based on the Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the periods 31 March to 4 April and 7 April to 11 April 2021 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities … Continue reading Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 16 April 2021

Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing from 9 April 2021, the Government has announced. Everyone in England, including those without symptoms, will be able to take a free rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) test twice a week Alongside vaccine rollout, regular testing is at the heart of plans to … Continue reading Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England