Report a COVID-19 test result

Use this service to report your result to the NHS after using a coronavirus (COVID-19) lateral flow test kit.A lateral flow test is a coronavirus test you do yourself. It shows you the result on a handheld device that comes with the test.Report the result: every time you use a lateral flow test kit as soon as possible after you get the resultYou cannot report a result after more than 24 hours. Source link

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Detailed guide: PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

The PPE portal can be used by social care and primary care providers to get critical coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (PPE).Providers who can use the service will receive an email invitation to register.The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has partnered with eBay, Clipper Logistics and Royal Mail to develop this service.Who can use the portalYou can only log in and place an order if youve received an email invitation to register.The PPE portal can be used by: GPs residential social care providers domiciliary social care providers pharmacies dentists orthodontists optometrists childrens care homes and secure homes childrens residential special schools community drug and alcohol services…

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Press release: UK to support rest of the world to find COVID-19 virus variants

UK genomics expertise and capacity to be offered worldwide to find new variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 The New Variant Assessment Platform will help countries to identify changes in the virus, while providing an early warning of new mutations that could endanger the UK New commitment to improve Global Health Security comes as the UK holds G7 presidency this yearThe UK will offer its world-leading genomics expertise to identify new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 to countries who do not have the resources to do so.The announcement comes as part of a speech the Health Secretary will deliver at Chatham House. As part of…

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 25 January 2021

Good afternoon and welcome back to Downing Street for todays coronavirus briefing. Im joined by our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jenny Harries and Dr Susan Hopkins, who is the Chief Medical Advisor to Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace.I want to update you on the latest coronavirus data and the vaccine rollout. In the last week in the UK, we have seen 37,258 cases of coronavirus, on average each day. The NHS is still under intense pressure across all parts of the country with 37,899 people in UK hospitals with COVID-19 and that includes 4,076 on ventilators.Sadly, today 592 more deaths were reported. We must…

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

You can get a swab test to check if you currently have coronavirus. This is part of the 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.Who can be testedAnyone with symptoms can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age.You may be offered a test if you do not have symptoms. For example, if you work in a hospital or care home, if you attend a university or school, or if there is community testing where you live.Register a home test kitThis advice applies to home swab test kits that are sent to a lab for processing (PCR tests).Once youve taken your…

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Community Champions to give COVID-19 vaccine advice and boost take up

23.75 million funding for councils and voluntary groups toexpandcovidcommunications with at risk groups Community Champions will share COVID-19 vaccine advice and information to boost local vaccination take-up Funding will support extra school programmes, helplines and phone calls to those in at risk groups Over 23 million funding has been allocated to 60 councils and voluntary groups across England to expand work to support those most at risk from COVID-19 and boost vaccine take up, Communities Secretary RobertJenrickannounced today (25 January 2021).Through the Community Champions scheme councils and voluntary organisations will deliver a wide range of measures toprotect those most at risk - building trust, communicating accurate health information…

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Community Champions to give COVID-19 vaccine advice and boost take up

23.75 million funding for councils and voluntary groups toexpandcovidcommunications with at risk groups Community Champions will share COVID-19 vaccine advice and information to boost local vaccination take-up Funding will support extra school programmes, helplines and phone calls to those in at risk groups Over 23 million funding has been allocated to 60 councils and voluntary groups across England to expand work to support those most at risk from COVID-19 and boost vaccine take up, Communities Secretary RobertJenrickannounced today (Monday 25 January).Through the Community Champions scheme councils and voluntary organisations will deliver a wide range of measures toprotect those most at risk - building trust, communicating accurate health information…

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Press release: Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance on the new variant of COVID-19 in the UK

Commenting on the new variant of COVID-19 in the UK the Governments Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said: The new UK variant comprises a significant number of the our cases. It is spreading 30 to 70% more easily than the old variant. It doesnt differ in terms of age distribution to the original variant. When we look at severity and mortality, data for patients who are in hospital with the virus suggest the outcomes for those with the original variant look the same as the new variant. However, when looking at the data for people who have tested positive, there is an indication that the rate for…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to England

Department Of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to England HTML Details When you arrive in England, you must travel directly to the place where youre staying and self-isolate for 10 days. The 10-day period is counted from the day after you leave the departure country, territory or island.This guidance sets out: who must self-isolate how you should travel to the place where you are self-isolating how to self-isolate support to help you self-isolate what to do if you get coronavirus symptoms Published 3 June 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Updated to include links to the list…

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