Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities

Published 18 September 2017 Last updated 3 March 2021 + show all updates 3 March 2021 Updated measles and rubella sections in the staff health chapter (chapter 7). 27 March 2019 Updated exclusion table to include new guidelines on Rubella. 28 December 2018 Replaced the exclusion tables. 29 May 2018 Updated guidance on Gastroenteritis in chapter 9. 22 February 2018 Updated guidance on Chicken pox and Hand, foot and mouth disease. 12 February 2018 Amendments to guidance on Chicken pox. 21 December 2017 Updated guidance in Chapter 4: what to do if you suspect an outbreak of infection. 18 September 2017 First published. Source link

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First real-world UK data shows Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides high levels of protection from the first dose

Data analysed by Public Health England (PHE) shows the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides high levels of protection against infection and symptomatic disease from the first dose. Early data from PHE’s SIREN study shows a promising impact on infection in healthcare workers aged under 65. Healthcare workers in the study are tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) every 2 weeks – whether or not they have symptoms. Data shows one dose reduces the risk of catching infection by more than 70%, rising to 85% after the second dose. This suggests the vaccine may also help to interrupt virus transmission, as you cannot spread the virus if you do not have infection. PHE’s…

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Statement to Parliament: Strengthening our health protection at the border

Mr Speaker, with permission, Id like to make a statement on new measures to keep this country safe from coronavirus.Thanks to our collective efforts, were turning a corner.Cases of coronavirus have fallen 47% in the last 2 weeks, and theyre falling in all parts of the UK.But were not there yet. Hospitalisations are falling, but there are still many more people in hospital than at the April or November peaks, and the number of deaths, whilst falling, is still far too high.Our vaccination programme is growing every day.Weve now protected over 12.2 million people almost 1 in 4 adults in the United Kingdom, including: 91.4% of people aged…

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Statement to Parliament: Strengthening our health protection at the border

Mr Speaker, with permission, Id like to make a statement on new measures to keep this country safe from coronavirus.Thanks to our collective efforts, were turning a corner.Cases of coronavirus have fallen 47% in the last 2 weeks, and theyre falling in all parts of the UK.But were not there yet. Hospitalisations are falling, but there are still many more people in hospital than at the April or November peaks, and the number of deaths, whilst falling, is still far too high.Our vaccination programme is growing every day.Weve now protected over 12.2 million people almost 1 in 4 adults in the United Kingdom, including: 91.4% of people aged…

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Guidance: Liberty Protection Safeguards factsheets

Department Of Health Details Information about the LPS system, which will be replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).DoLS is the system used to authorise the care or treatment arrangements of an individual who lacks mental capacity to consent to their arrangements. These safeguards apply when a person is deprived of their liberty in a care home or hospital, in England or Wales.More factsheets will be added. Published 27 November 2020 Last updated 26 January 2021 +show all updates 26 January 2021 Added document 'Liberty Protection Safeguards: settings and Responsible Bodies'. 30 November 2020 Added another factsheet attachment: 'Liberty Protection Safeguards: overview of the process'. 27 November 2020…

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Health Protection Report volume 15 (2021)

Health Protection Report (HPR) comprises: routine reports on infections (microbiological and epidemiological data and associated commentary) reports from PHE’s Environmental Health Protection Surveillance System a digest of news on infections and other health protection topics For a full listing of the most recently published HPR infection reports, see latest infection reports. Subscribe to weekly email alerts. Contact The HPR editorial team: john.manos@phe.gov.uk Archives Access HPR Volume 14 (2019). Access HPR Volume 13 (2019). Access HPR Volume 12 (2018). Access HPR Volume 11 (2017). Access HPR Volume 10 (2016). Access HPR Volume 9 (2015). Access HPR Volume 8 (2014). Access HPR Volumes 1 to 7 (2007 to 2013). Access…

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Guidance: Liberty Protection Safeguards factsheets

Department Of Health Details Information about the LPS system, which will be replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).DoLS is the system used to authorise the care or treatment arrangements of an individual who lacks mental capacity to consent to their arrangements. These safeguards apply when a person is deprived of their liberty in a care home or hospital, in England or Wales.More factsheets will be added. Published 27 November 2020 Last updated 30 November 2020 +show all updates 30 November 2020Added another factsheet attachment: 'Liberty Protection Safeguards: overview of the process'. 27 November 2020First published. Source link

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Guidance: Liberty Protection Safeguards factsheets

Information about the LPS system, which will be replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).DoLS is the system used to authorise the care or treatment arrangements of an individual who lacks mental capacity to consent to their arrangements. These safeguards apply when a person is deprived of their liberty in a care home or hospital, in England or Wales.More factsheets will be added. Source link

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Contacts: PHE health protection teams

What HPTs do Local HPTs lead Public Health England’s response to all health related incidents. They provide specialist support to prevent and reduce the impact of: infectious diseases chemical and radiation hazards major emergencies HPTs can help with: local disease surveillance maintaining alert systems investigating and managing health protection incidents and outbreaks implementing and monitoring national action plans for infectious diseases at local level Sending personal identifiable information (PII) and sensitive information Take care when sending PII, and never put PII in the subject line of the email. Sending PII to South London HPT Please encrypt any personal identifiable information (PII) you send to slhpt.oncall@phe.gov.uk. If you are…

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Health Protection Report volume 14 (2020)

Published 15 January 2020 Last updated 28 August 2020 + show all updates 28 August 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(15) news and infections reports. 3 August 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(14) news and infection reports. 21 July 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(13) news and infection reports. 26 June 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) infection reports. 12 June 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(11) news. 29 May 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(10) news and surveillance reports. 19 May 2020Added Health Protection Report 14(9) news and infection reports. 29 April 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(8) news and infection reports. 8 April 2020Added Health Protection Report…

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