Health and Wellness

Press release: Consultation launched on staff COVID-19 vaccines in care homes with older adult residents Staff in care homes with older adult residents in England may be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine to protect residents from the virus.
Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Southwark NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing in a targeted area within Southwark, South London where the variant first identified in South Africa has been found.
Detailed guide: National arrangements for incidents involving radioactivity (NAIR) NAIR provides assistance to the police and other emergency services where no radiation expert is otherwise available.
Independent report: Priority groups for phase 2 of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme: advice from... Final statement from the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination in phase 2 of the programme.
Guidance: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants How ‘surge testing’ and genomic sequencing is being used in locations in England where COVID-19 variants have been identified.
Guidance: COVID-19 vaccination: blood clotting information for healthcare professionals Information for healthcare professionals on blood clotting following COVID-19 vaccination.
Open consultation: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes We are seeking your views on a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes.
Guidance: Hepatitis B vaccine: patient group direction template Patient group direction (PGD) template to help provide hepatitis B vaccine to individuals before and after exposure to hepatitis B.
Guidance: The R value and growth rate in England The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in England.
Guidance: COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting Information on the benefits and risks of the COVID-19 vaccination.
Guidance: Hepatitis B vaccine for renal patients: patient group direction template Patient group direction (PGD) template to support the provision of hepatitis B vaccine to renal patients.
Corporate report: UK National Screening Committee recommendations: annual report This report summarises the work of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) to review screening recommendations.
Guidance: National protocol for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]) This protocol is for the administration of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]) to individuals in accordance with the national COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for adult day care centre workers Sets out how open day care centres providing essential care in England can order weekly PCR testing for their staff.
Press release: UK moves into next phase of vaccine roll-out as government target hit early Everybody in cohorts 1 to 9 has been offered a vaccine, with people aged 45 to 49 now invited to book their appointments.
Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Finchley, Barnet Additional testing will take place in N3 in Finchley, Barnet, where a confirmed case of the variant first identified in South Africa has been found.
Promotional material: Step 2 COVID-19 restrictions posters: 12 April 2021 A poster displaying information about COVID-19 Restrictions in England from 12 April.
Guidance: Self-isolation compliance checks after international travel Information on the self-isolation compliance checks carried out by the government on people who have entered England following international travel.

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