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Extremely vulnerable in UK given high priority for coronavirus vaccine

Extremely vulnerable in UK given high priority for coronavirus vaccine. Other people with priority include those in care homes and care workers. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP. Those with conditions such as blood, bone or lung cancer put in same category on interim guidance list as over-70s Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage People at very high risk of contracting coronavirus due to health problems, who were made to shield during the pandemic, have been given the same priority as the over-70s [...]

England’s new Covid rules: what is allowed in tiers 1, 2 and 3?

England's new Covid rules: what is allowed in tiers 1, 2 and 3? Christmas decorations in Covent Garden. All of London’s 32 boroughs will be under tier 2 restrictions. Photograph: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock. Most people are in higher tiers, which means no indoor mixing and strict limits on hospitality What tier am I in? Latest Covid rules in England post-lockdown Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage On Thursday, ministers set out the places in England where millions of people will face stricter Covid restrictions when [...]

Covid crisis has created a moment of clarity about what is truly important in life – Carnegie Trust UK

Covid crisis has created a moment of clarity about what is truly important in life – Carnegie Trust UK. The Health Foundation found that people in Britain’s poorest postcode areas have faced far higher excess Covid-19 deaths than those in richer neighbourhoods (Picture: John Devlin). Our experience of work, education, health care, shopping, and maintaining our relationships has been completely transformed, with coronavirus disrupting all areas of life, even for those not made severely ill. It has created a unique moment of [...]

Health and Social Care Secretary announces bureaucracy-busting drive

Health and Social Care Secretary announces bureaucracy-busting drive. The new drive seeks to empower frontline health and care staff by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and locking in positive change seen during the pandemic. New bureaucracy-busting strategy will lock in positive changes seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, saving staff valuable time Changes include freeing up doctors’ time by shortening lengthy appraisal processes, and cutting the amount of paperwork required for qualified international GPs to work in the NHS More than 600 frontline health and care [...]

Test to Release: England introduces testing strategy for international arrivals

Test to Release: England introduces testing strategy for international arrivals. Tests will be at the cost of the traveller to protect the capacity of NHS Test and Trace. testing strategy for passengers arriving into England to be introduced from 15 December 14-day self-isolation period reduced by up to two thirds on receipt of a negative COVID-19 test from a private provider after 5 days of isolation new funding committed to support commercial airports across England as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic Passengers arriving [...]