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 http://coronavirus.data.gov.uk
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/prime-ministers-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19-31-july-2020
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 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-rules-on-gatherings-in-some-parts-of-northern-england
· Luxembourg removed from list of travel exemptions for the whole of the UK following data showing a significant change in confirmed cases https://www.gov.uk/government/news/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 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/health-and-care-workers-to-self-isolate-on-return-to-england-from-high-risk-countries
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 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-from-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-on-extension-of-self-isolation-period-30-july-2020
DHSC today announced the new NHS Test and Trace Business Plan which details how the service will be expanded over coming months https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/developing-nhs-test-and-trace-business-plan/breaking-chains-of-covid-19-transmission-to-help-people-return-to-more-normal-lives-developing-the-nhs-test-and-trace-service
A £20 million new funding to help smaller businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been announced today https://www.gov.uk/government/news/20-million-in-new-grants-to-boost-recovery-of-small-businesses
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/major-new-campaign-encourages-millions-to-lose-weight-and-cut-covid-19-risk and here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tackling-obesity-government-strategy/tackling-obesity-empowering-adults-and-children-to-live-healthier-lives
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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-test-and-trace-statistics-england-16-july-to-22-july-2020
The ONS today published early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society see link here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-and-the-latest-indicators-for-the-uk-economy-and-society-30-july-2020
The ONS today published comparisons of all-cause mortality between European countries and regions (January to June 2020). Information available here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/comparisonsofallcausemortalitybetweeneuropeancountriesandregions/januarytojune2020
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 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-admission-and-care-of-people-in-care-homes
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. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government
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:
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.
Updated Urdu posters
Local Outbreak Toolkit
Updated Urdu posters
For info on the Stay Alert campaign, contact Cabinet Office at email@example.com