An Update from Us 17.10.2021

On Sunday 17 October: PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS! Complete relaxations are in force, but we’re still asked to: ventilate indoor meetings; wear face masks in crowded & enclosed spaces; get vaccinated if haven’t already; LTF test regularly. Adults double-vaccinated 14 days before a Covid contact & children in contact don’t have to isolate but are recommended … Continue reading An Update from Us 17.10.2021

New non-emergency patient transport service

Content originally from Mid Essex CCG The five NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) within mid and south Essex have announced Thames Ambulance Service (TASL) as the preferred provider for a new single non-emergency patient transport service following a robust procurement process. Currently there are two different providers of patient transport services operating across mid and … Continue reading New non-emergency patient transport service

Essex primary school children should get a PCR test if there is a Covid-19 case in their class

Content originally from Essex County Council Primary school children in Essex are now advised to get a PCR test if another child in their class has Covid-19. We have asked all primary schools in Essex to introduce this new measure to help keep Covid-19 in check. Cases among schoolchildren in Essex are rising, so it … Continue reading Essex primary school children should get a PCR test if there is a Covid-19 case in their class

First UK manufactured rapid tests deployed across England

Content originally from UK Health Security Agency Last week, the first UK-manufactured rapid tests – otherwise known as lateral flow devices or LFDs – began to be rolled out to universities across England. These new tests will bolster efforts to detect asymptomatic cases of COVID-19. Responding to the announcement, Chief Executive of UKHSA, Jenny Harries, said: "Testing … Continue reading First UK manufactured rapid tests deployed across England

UK Health Security Agency: Addressing the impact of health threats on the nation

Content originally from GOV.UK I am delighted to announce that the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is now fully operational, bringing together the strengths and expertise of Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace. The creation of UKHSA has meant reimagining the country’s health security defences and how we can keep people safe and … Continue reading UK Health Security Agency: Addressing the impact of health threats on the nation