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Public Health England Update: 3rd August 2020 

Update – 17:00, 03.08.20 - Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information added since the previous update on 31.07.20 is highlighted. Please use update to brief local partners.

As of 17:00hrs on Monday 3 August, 305,623 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK (pillar 1 and 2, see descriptions below). Of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 46,210 have died across all settings.  Please see link here for information


  • Government further boosts UK vaccine manufacturing capacity
  • Roll-out of 2 new rapid coronavirus tests ahead of winter
  • Prime Minister’s earlier statement on Coronavirus:
  • New rules on gatherings in some parts of Northern England - Government announces changes to rules on gatherings in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire after increase in COVID-19 cases
  • ·    Luxembourg removed from list of travel exemptions for the whole of the UK following data showing a significant change in confirmed cases

    ·    The Government has confirmed that registered health and care professionals travelling from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate on return to England

  • The UK Chief Medical Officers yesterday announced that the self-isolation period has been extended to 10 days for those in the community who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or a positive test result
  • DHSC today announced the new NHS Test and Trace Business Plan which details how the service will be expanded over coming months
  • ·    NHS Test and Trace announces launch of campaign to encourage everyone with symptoms to get a free test


  • A £20 million new funding to help smaller businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been announced today
  • PHE has launched the Better Health campaign to support people to live healthier lives and reduce their risk of serious illness, including COVID-19. More information is available here: and here:
  • PHE’s National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems. (updated 31 July)
  • NHS test and trace stats for England 16 – 22 July have been published today
  • The ONS today published early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society see link here:
  • The ONS today published comparisons of all-cause mortality between European countries and regions (January to June 2020). Information available here:
  • Follow this link for the latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK (updated 31 July).
  • ONS Deaths involving COVID-19, England and Wales: June 2020 (published 17 July).
  • Weekly number and percentage of care homes reporting a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 to PHE by local authorities, regions and PHE centres.
  • Information, advice and guidance

  • Following last night’s announcement please see guidance on North West of England: local restrictions – what you can and cannot do
  • Updated  guidance re Care Homes to reflect that self-isolation period for people with symptoms of coronavirus has changed from 7 days to 10 days, and added link to recent updated guidance on visiting care homes during coronavirus
  • Updated Coronavirus Guidance for Local Government today (30 July 2020) with added links to: Local restrictions and managing a local outbreak; Next Steps Accommodation Programme launched; Visiting care homes during coronavirus; Draft options for regional or local coronavirus interventions; Government’s approach to managing local coronavirus outbreaks; Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus.
  • The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and our collective knowledge of the virus is growing by the second. Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response
  • Marketing and communications materials

    NHS Test and Trace

    Various resources for different settings featuring a new creative:

  • Posters
  • Social statics
  • TV Ad
  • Customisable posters
  • Eid

  • Translated social media assets including Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Kurdish, Punjabi-Pakistan, Punjabi-India, Somali and Urdu.
  • New communications toolkit assets, including key messages and long and short copy document
  • Enjoy Summer Safely

  • New posters and static social media resources with café reopening messaging.
  • Stay Alert

  • Updated Urdu posters
  • Local Outbreak Toolkit

  • Updated Urdu posters

    For info on the Stay Alert campaign, contact Cabinet Office at

    Additional Guidance Links:

    Collections of Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance and Information:

    Dudley PH - Knowledge Services - links to various government departments:  Guidance Bulletin - 24th June 2020

    Dudley PH - Knowledge Services - links to various academic, news sources and professional bodies:  Coronavirus Resources Page

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG - covering various topic areas:  Guidance Document - 23rd July 2020

    Data Links:

    Office for National Statistics:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup

    Office for National Statistics:  List of ONS Data Sources

    Office for National Statistics: Death registrations and occurrences by local authority and health board  - Provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales, including deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19)

    GOV.UK:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in the UK

    Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University: COVID-19 Dashboard - Worldwide

    British Red Cross:  COVID-19 Vulnerability Index  OCSI (Ward and Local Authority Geographies)