Contacts of people infected with coronavirus may have to self-isolate for as little as seven days amid concerns in Whitehall about the levels of public compliance with the Test and Trace system.
Department of Health and Social Care
Updated Covid-19 guidance for visiting care homes is “confusing” and “encourages blanket bans on visits” in areas under the highest alert levels, a charity has argued.
Local authorities have been asked to urgently identify “designated facilities” to manage any rapid discharge of hospital patients into care homes during a second wave of coronavirus.
An “uninterrupted” supply of personal protective equipment has been promised by the Government for health and social care workers in England as coronavirus cases rise.
More than 10 million people have downloaded the NHS Covid-19 app since it launched on Thursday, the Health Secretary has said.
Tighter restrictions on care home visits in areas with high numbers of coronavirus cases are expected to be announced by the Government in its winter action plan.
The UK needs to act fast to stop coronavirus cases growing out of control, with a delay of even a few days potentially “dangerous”, according to an academic who advises the Government.
Concerns are growing over an increase in Covid-19 cases in care homes, prompting the Government to send an alert to care providers to highlight the rising rates and to call for action.
Coronavirus cases in England were doubling every seven to eight days at the beginning of September, new data suggests.
Childhood obesity is rising and progress tackling the issue has been “slow”, according to a new report.
A charity is mounting a legal challenge over the Government’s guidance on family visits to care home residents during the coronavirus outbreak.
New measures have been announced to strengthen the UK’s ability to deliver a coronavirus vaccine if one becomes available.
American giant McKinsey was paid more than half a million pounds for a 40-day-long consulting contract to advise the Government on the “vision” for a new test and trace body.
Local measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 could cause divisions across the country and lead to fear and anger among communities, according to scientific advisers.
Local health protection teams continue to be more successful than call centre workers at reaching close contacts of people who have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the latest data.
The latest data on England’s contact tracing system will be published today amid concerns about the effectiveness of the operation.
Pharmaceutical companies should stockpile six weeks’ worth of drugs to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period, the Government has warned.
Pubs, cafes and restaurants can reopen in Leicester from Monday after the announcement lockdown measures would be eased.
North-east residents are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
An app that helps people self-manage lower back pain is among the winners of a government fund designed to help those with health conditions remain in employment.