It was a “serious error of judgment” to think that military barracks could be suitable to house asylum seekers, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration has said.
Public Health England
A former army barracks being used by the Home Office to house asylum seekers is “unsafe and entirely unsuitable”, the High Court has heard.
The High Court will hear a legal challenge brought by six asylum seekers previously housed at a former army barracks who claim conditions at the site pose “real and immediate risks to life”.
The use of the Body Mass Index (BMI) in determining if an individual’s weight is healthy should be scrapped due to concerns it contributes to eating disorders, according to a report by MPs.
The Covid-19 vaccination programme has prevented the deaths of some 10,400 older people in England since it began, new analysis suggests.
Secondary school and college pupils in England will need to continue wearing face masks in class when they return after Easter, the Government has said.
Tributes have been paid to leading public health expert Professor Sir Paul Cosford, who has died after a four-year battle with cancer.
The UK was not fully prepared for a pandemic of this type, England’s deputy chief medical officer has said.
Fewer than one in five people request a Covid-19 test if they have symptoms, while adherence to self-isolation is low, according to a large study examining the Test and Trace system.
Tens of thousands of people are still becoming infected with Covid-19 each week, health officials have warned.
Case rates of Covid-19 in England have risen among children and teenagers, the nation’s public health body has said.
Social distancing measures and face coverings may be required for years to come, Public Health England’s head of immunisation has said.
Love Island star Yewande Biala has urged young people and those from ethnic minority backgrounds to get the Covid-19 jab.
The Government will prioritise homeless people in the rollout of coronavirus vaccines following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
People should be “reassured” that there is a “minimal chance” that tests being rolled out across schools and in the community will give false positive results, ministers have said.
People have been “put off” from seeking care for symptoms of stroke during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have warned.
The nation should prepare itself for a “hard winter” with the threat of Covid-19 and a flu surge still a possibility, a Public Health England official has said.
All businesses in England are now able to sign up to receive free rapid coronavirus tests under the Government’s workplace testing programme.
A team of 40 people, armed with just a single bar code and limited test data, spent days using “dogged determination” to track down the mystery person infected with the Manaus coronavirus variant.
The emergence of another new coronavirus strain is being tracked by scientists as efforts to increase targeted testing and suppress the spread of variants of concern are expanded.
MPs should fully return to the House of Commons no later than mid-June, a senior minister has suggested.
Health officials are to examine whether paying people to exercise could help drive down levels of obesity.
Between 25% and 61% of people who have previously had Covid are susceptible to reinfection with the worrying P1 variant, research from the Brazilian city of Manaus has suggested.
Real-world data on the effectiveness of the Oxford and Pfizer vaccines is “stunning” and countries across Europe will take note, a scientist behind one of the jabs has said.
The decision to delay second doses of Covid vaccines in an effort to jab more older people has been credited with saving a “large number” of lives, after data suggested hospital admissions are being greatly reduced by the rollout.
Wearing one face covering with at least two layers in it is effective, a health official has said, after US President Joe Biden was pictured wearing two masks.
Matt Hancock has urged Britons not to break coronavirus rules and “blow” progress, despite “exciting” data suggesting the two vaccines being used in the UK reduce hospital admissions in over-70s by 80%.
Surge testing has begun in South Gloucestershire after cases of the Manaus variant of coronavirus – a new strain that may spread more rapidly and may respond less well to existing vaccines – were discovered.
School staff are not at a higher risk of Covid-19 infection than other working-age adults in their local communities, new figures suggest.
Surge testing will take place in South Gloucestershire after cases of the Manaus variant of coronavirus – a new strain that may spread more rapidly and may respond less well to existing vaccines – were discovered.