No review of face mask rules in English schools, says minister
Alok Sharma says there are no plans to look again at guidance despite Scottish pupils being asked to wear coveringsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe business secretary, Alok Sharma, has said there are no plans to review the wearing of face masks in English schools despite a plea from headteachers.The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), a trade union that represents more than 19,000 senior staff, has called on the government to review its guidance.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Murphy Political correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Schools Education Teaching Source Type: news
Scotland's handling of virus boosts support for independence
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has won praise for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, her calm and sober response to the crisis standing in contrast to the sometimes-chaotic approach of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
General Practice in the time of Covid-19, Deep End
12 general practitioners in Deep End practices in Glasgow and Edinburgh report and reflect on their experience of how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected patients and practices. As the pandemic continues and the economic consequences unfold, the report also considers the future implications. Part of the Scottish Deep End Project involving general practices serving the 100 most deprived populations in Scotland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Seventeen teachers at Dundee school contract Covid-19
Contact tracing under way as staff and pupils at Kingspark special school told to self-isolateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth officials in Tayside have disclosed that 17 teachers at a special school in Dundee have contracted Covid-19, alongside two pupils and three community contacts.NHS Tayside shut Kingspark school last Wednesday for deep cleaning after the outbreak emerged, and on Friday closed it to allow staff and pupils to self-isolate for 14 days because of the pupils ’ complex needs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Severin Carrell Scotland editor Tags: Scotland UK news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Schools Education Source Type: news
Statement on schools and childcare reopening
This is a consensus statement from the Chief Medical Officers and Deputy Chief Medical Officers of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales on the current evidence of risks and benefits to health from schools and childcare settings reopening. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
'It was an act of principle': The Covid doctor who quit over Cummings
Dr Dominic Pimenta resigned from his cardiology post after Boris Johnson ’s chief advisor made his controversial car journey. Was it the right decision?On 24 May, a couple of days after it was revealed thatDominic Cummings had travelled to Durham during the lockdown, a British cardiologist, Dr Dominic Pimenta,published a tweet in which he threatened to resign if Cummings did not. For Pimenta, news of Cummings ’s trip had landed like a blow. In March, he had been drafted on to a Covid-19 intensive care unit, where he had witnessed suffering and death, struggle and recovery: “This sheer volume of human capa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alex Moshakis Tags: Dominic Cummings Coronavirus outbreak NHS Science Infectious diseases World news Health Society Medical research Source Type: news
New survey will reveal state of NHS staff car parking
UNISON has launched a survey of NHS staff in hospitals, to get a fuller understanding of what is happening about free car parking for workers as the lockdown eases. Hospital parking has been free for NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, while local authorities and private providers have also offered free parking to health and social care staff. At the beginning of July, the prime minister confirmed that parking would remain free until the end of the pandemic. In addition, NHS England People Plan, which was published at the beginning of August, stated that: “NHS organisations should continue to give their people fr...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - August 21, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 hospital car parking charter NHS Source Type: news
UK coronavirus live: Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago added to quarantine list – as it happened
Shapps announces change asPortugal added to Covid safe list;Birmingham ‘likely to join Covid watch list’as cases rise; Sturgeon keeps Scotland incurrent state of lockdownas country records 77 new casesPortugal added to Covid safe list as Croatia taken offCoronavirus cases in England rise by 27% in a weekGovernment spends £56m on consultants to help with pandemicEnd of eviction ban ‘could lead to Covid surge’Global coronavirus live: latest updates6.58pmBSTThat ’s all from me today, folks. Thanks for reading. Here is a summary of today’s key events:6.30pmBSTThe shadow transport secre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd; Fran Lawther and Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Education GCSEs A-levels Sixth form Exams Schools Boris Johnson Gavin Williamson Infectious diseases Politics Science Medical research Source Type: news
Nicola Sturgeon rejects calls for an urgent inquiry into Scotland's Covid-19 care home scandal
It was revealed at the weekend that at least 37 patients - in Ayrshire and Arran, Grampian, Tayside, Fife and Lanarkshire - who had tested positive were discharged into care homes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Framework for supporting people through Recovery and Rehabilitation during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic, Scottish Government
This paper provides a strategic framework with overarching principles and high-level recommendations, which inform and shape the provision of rehabilitation and recovery services across Scotland for the coronavirus (COVID-19) period and post coronavirus (COVID-19). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Scottish mental health and capacity law: the normal, pandemic and 'new normal' - Stavert J, McKay C.
A state's real commitment to its international human rights obligations is never more challenged than when it faces emergency situations. Addressing actual and potential resourcing pressures arising from the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in, amongst other... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Coronavirus UK: 13 new fatalities in preliminary daily death toll
NHS England confirmed the deaths of five people apiece in the North West and North East, along with two in the Midlands and one more in London. Scotland has now gone one month with no deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Coronavirus (COVID-19): the equality response, Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland
This article highlights some of our main concerns in the areas of health and social care, living standards, work, access to justice and education. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
UNISON calls for ‘ sustainable and sufficient ’ university funding
UNISON today called on the government to properly support universities, staff and prospective students, as admissions departments face the chaos created by the handling of the exam situation throughout the UK. “Only a month ago, many universities were predicting a 20% reduction in the number of UK students going to university – yet this year looks set to see high demand for university places,” said UNISON senior national officer Ruth Levin. UNISON members in university admissions were already working under difficult conditions this year, due to the pandemic, while supporting A-level, Scottish highers and ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 higher education Source Type: news
Coronavirus Scotland: Teaching unions react as schools reopen
Unions say science has not been clear enough about how much young people get sick with coronavirus or spread it to others, sparking fury over plans for schools to return in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Coronavirus in Scotland: Care home residents to be allowed more visitors
Residents will be allowed up to three outdoor visitors at a time from Monday, ministers announce. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Coronavirus: Face covering use expanded in England and Scotland
The new rules apply to cinemas, museums and places of worship as more quarantine restrictions start. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Archie Young obituary
Geriatrician who pioneered the idea of strength training for elderly peopleUnlike other exercise researchers in the 1980s who were focusing on heart health, the geriatricianArchie Young, who has died aged 73, was interested in strength and balance. To live independently and avoid falls, it is fundamental to have sufficient balance to stand upright and the muscle strength to get up from the toilet or a low chair, but before Young ’s discoveries many assumed that deteriorating muscle strength was both inevitable and irreversible in elderly people.In the early 80s Young was a doctor in a rehabilitation unit in Oxford, w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Penny Warren Tags: Medical research Older people Scotland Glasgow Edinburgh Health Source Type: news
Proposed law in Scotland could make owning a bible a hate crime
(Natural News) Catholic bishops are concerned that proposed hate crime legislation could criminalize the Bible and Catholic Catechism in Scotland. The controversy is related to the Scottish Government’s new Hate Crime and Public Order Bill. Section 5 of the bill relates to the “possession of inflammatory material.” They worry that the low threshold could render... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
UK Biobank COVID-19 antibody study: round 1 results, DHSC
UK Biobank, commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care, has produced its first tranche of results after testing over 20,000 people for coronavirus antibodies. The study is tracking the spread of the virus across England, Scotland and Wales over 6 months. Overall in the study, 7.1% of the participants had been infected previously. 30 July. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Coronavirus: Shielding ends for two million in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Vulnerable people can now leave their home for the first time since lockdown began. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Scottish decision on neratinib for early breast cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
UNISON joins attack on housing minister over fossil fuel divestment
UNISON has added its voice to an open letter signed by more than 70 civil society leaders this week, condemning the government for encouraging investors to practice “constructive engagement” with fossil fuel companies. Writing on the government website GovUK, pensions minister Guy Opperman acknowledged that the best way of pension fund trustees “seizing sustainable opportunities” was through financing green tech and energy revolution. But at the same time, the minister argued that funds should hold onto their stocks in oil and gas companies, in order to “nudge, cajole or vote firms towards low...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News green unison local government local government pension scheme Source Type: news
Assessment of COVID-19 in primary care: the identification of symptoms, signs, characteristics, comorbidities and clinical signs in adults which may indicate a higher risk of progression to severe disease, SIGN v2 (updated 21st July 2020)
This rapid review aims to provide NHSScotland with advice on assessment of patients with COVID-19. Primary care clinicians should consider using the COVID-19 Scottish Primary Care Hub Triage Guide to inform initial consultations with patients presenting with potential COVID-19. 6.2.1 Updates to the literature review A rapid scoping search was carried out between 18 –23 June 2020 using BMJ Best Practice (https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/3000168/history-exam) as the source. All references which were cited as preprints in the original version of this synthesis which have been subsequently published have been ap...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Guardian view on a new normal: holidays abroad, quarantine at home | Editorial
Covid-19 is lingering such that the public believes things are getting better, long after they are going wrongAnother day, another sadly predictable U-turn from the government of Boris Johnson. A few weeks ago ministers were encouraging the public to go abroad for their holidays. They did so without a comprehensive airport testing regime for passengers, unlike in many parts of the world. As restrictions have been lifted across Europe, countries have reportedrises in Covid-19 cases. People returning from Spain, which has seen a spike in infections,now face mandatory quarantine. The farce means that the transport secretary w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Spain Boris Johnson Politics Conservatives Travel Air transport Infectious diseases Europe Science NHS UK news Wales Scotland Universal credit Health Source Type: news
Coronavirus: Vietnam coma pilot warns people 'not to be blasé'
Scot Stephen Cameron spent more than two months in a coma in Vietnam after contracting coronavirus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
UK announces 53 more coronavirus deaths taking the UK total to 45,554
There are zero new victims in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland , the countries' own health agencies said, suggesting today's fatalities reported by the Department of Health were all in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
‘We need our union to be stronger than ever’ Dave Prentis tells NEC
As the health crisis turns into an economic crisis, UNISON needs to be stronger and more united than ever, so it can be in a better position to look after all its members, general secretary Dave Prentis told the union’s NEC on Thursday. Mr Prentis told the online meeting: “The economic outlook is grim. My meetings with other general secretaries is a salutary reminder of the huge scale of job losses already happening in retail, aviation, hospitality and manufacturing. “We are already seeing the effects. In many councils, in the charity sector, across higher education, we are seeing redundancies, cuts, chan...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News austerity Covid-19 dave prentis general secretary election NEC Source Type: news
Coronavirus UK: 79 new fatalities in daily death toll
Statistics show another 10 deaths have happened in NHS England hospitals, with one more in Wales and none in either Scotland or Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Homicide in eight countries from 1980 to 2000: the flow from crimes committed to time served in prison - Farrington DP.
This article summarizes national data on completed homicides for eight countries in three time periods: around 1980, 1990, and 2000. The eight countries are England/Wales, the United States, Sweden, Australia, Scotland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Coronavirus England: Family visitors allowed in care homes
The much-anticipated move brings England in line with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which have been allowing visits in care homes for weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do, Cabinet Office (updated 22nd July 2020)
This is national guidance that applies to England only – people in 2 External 0 0 0 Scotland false https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-scotland true false%>, 2 External 0 0 0 Wales false https://gov.wales/coronavirus true false%> and 2 External 0 0 0 Northern Ireland false https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19 true false%> should follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK. If you live in an area that is experiencing a local COVID-19 outbreak and where local lockdown measures have been imposed, different guidance and leg...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Shaming people who refuse to wear face masks isn ’t a good look | Arwa Mahdawi
Yes, they are selfish. Yes, they are putting lives in danger. But do they deserve to be vilified? NoCostco Karen; Walmart Karen; Starbucks Karen; Target Karen. Name a US retail establishment and there ’s probably a viral video of a “Karen” (internet slang for an angry white woman) fuming about face masks in it or getting chased out of the store forrefusing to wear one. “Mask meltdown”videos have become a feature of the pandemic, part of a larger trend of mask-shaming. Sneering at people who refuse to wear face coverings has become a particularly viral form of virtue signalling.Britain is a few...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science Microbiology World news Source Type: news
Coronavirus: Scottish victims older than average life expectancy
National Records of Scotland data reveal the median age of a Covid-19 death north of the border is 81 for men and 85 for women. Life expectancy for a man in Scotland is 80.5 and 84 for females. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Why no-one can ever recover from COVID-19 in England a statistical anomaly, CEBM
People living in England have become increasingly concerned in the face of Public Health England's (PHE) figures demonstrating a relentless daily toll of more than a hundred COVID-associated deaths several days a week. This is in stark contrast to the more reassuring recovery in neighbouring regions (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), where there are days with no COVID-associated deaths whatsoever. One reason for this due is a statistical flaw in the way 2 External 0 0 0 that PHE compiles false https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/about#covid-19-associated-deaths true false%>' out of hospital'deaths data, rather than an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Coronavirus: Potential Covid-19 cluster in Lanarkshire
BBC Scotland understands officials are investigating a potential outbreak at a test and trace call centre. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Second daily jump in Covid-19 cases in Scotland
The first minister says fluctuation is "to be expected" as Scotland records another 23 Covid-19 cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
England's £20,000 golden hello scheme could poach GP partners from other UK countries
GPs partners in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland could be poached by the English NHS under the £20,000 golden hello scheme rolled out under the 2020/21 GP contract. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news
UK coronavirus live: 649,000 people lose their jobs during lockdown
News updates: Unemployment grew by 74,000 in JuneFull story: number of workers on UK payroll falls by nearly 650,000Train passengers to be tempted back with ‘safe travel’ campaignNHS boss who blamed outbreak on staff pictured without maskChildren in Scotland need post-Covid-19 mental health careGlobal coronavirus updates - live8.41amBSTHere is the Guardian ’s economics correspondentRichard Partington’s piece on the ONS figures.The figures reveal that the number of hours worked in the UK plummeted between March and May at a record pace, the steepest drop since records began in 1971.Related:Number of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases UK news Unemployment Source Type: news
Rate of decline in Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales slows in latest ONS data
Separate study shows rate of Covid-19 infection halved every eight to nine days during MayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 deaths in England and Wales have dropped steadily for the past seven weeks, but the rate of decline slowed in the most recent week of data.The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showed 532 deaths related to Covid-19 in the week ending 3 July. This was the lowest death toll since the week ending 27 March. Lockdowns were introduced in England, Wales and Scotland on 26 March.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niamh McIntyre and PA Media Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology UK news Source Type: news
Napier staff to be balloted over planned redundancies
UNISON is to ballot for strike action at Edinburgh Napier University, after the employer moved to make at least 60 staff compulsorily redundant. The union is also calling on Richard Lochhead, the minister for higher and further education, to intervene and enforce the Scottish government’s much vaunted fair work standards. The announcement came as the university made the move before student recruitment income is clear and before less drastic alternatives have been exhausted. Members at Napier should receive their ballots from the middle of next week, and the union is urging people to back their representatives a...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - July 15, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News higher education Scotland Source Type: news
France, U.K. Move Toward Requiring Face Coverings in More Public Spaces Amid Reopening
(LONDON) — Britain and France moved Tuesday to make face coverings compulsory in more places as both countries try to get their economies going while at the same time seeking to prevent further coronavirus outbreaks. Following days of procrastination and mixed messages, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from July 24. On the other side of the English Channel, amid signs of a slight virus resurgence in France, President Emmanuel Macron said he also wants to require masks inside all indoor public spaces by Aug. 1. Britain and ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Kirka and Pan Pylas / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news
Increasing inequality in experience of victimization during the crime drop: analysing patterns of victimization in Scotland from 1993 to 2014-15 - McVie S, Norris P, Pillinger R.
Research on the international crime drop has predominantly focused on the nature and extent of overall crime or changes in specific crime types, but less attention has been paid to how equally the crime drop has been distributed across society. Applying a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
COVID-19 - guidance for paediatric services, RCPCH (updated 11th July 2020)
This guidance has been prepared to provide health professionals working in paediatrics and child health with advice around the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Guidance on this page is applicable to all paediatricians, with advice signposted information for settings specific guidance (community, neonatal and acute). It also links to further information developed by national bodies. Updates in this version (published 10 July): Tonsillar examination: updated advice on PPE. Updates in version published 7 July: Child protection, looked after children and vulnerable children processes in Scotland: guidance updated i...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Calls for clarity on face masks after Boris Johnson said 'stricter' approach is needed in England
The government is allegedly considering following Scotland's lead by making wearing face masks mandatory in shops after Boris Johnson was seen wearing one in Uxbridge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Improving the quality of care for female rape survivors at Scottish Livingstone Hospital, Molepolole, Botswana: a quality improvement cycle - Debley OA, Malan Z.
BACKGROUND: Rape is prevalent in Botswana, but there has been limited research undertaken to improve the quality of healthcare for female rape survivors in this clinical setting. Research can not only influence the health outcomes of victims but also has t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
The week in wildlife - in pictures
The pick of the world ’s best flora and fauna photos, including a ring-tailed lemur and a spiky sea cucumberContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Science Biology Germany Japan Italy UK news Scotland Source Type: news
U.K. Government Relaxes Quarantine Rules For Travelers From 58 Countries
The U.K. government is relaxing quarantine rules for travelers arriving from 58 countries, who will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days when entering the country. Starting on July 10, travelers from a range of destinations including Spain, France, Italy and Germany will be able to move freely between countries. The UK Department for Transport says the named countries pose “a reduced risk to the public health of UK citizens.” “Whether you are a holidaymaker ready to travel abroad or a business eager to open your doors again, this is good news for British people and great news for British busi...
Source: TIME: Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized Londontime Source Type: news
Britain records 85 more Covid-19 deaths
NHS England today posted 22 deaths in hospitals across the country. Two Covid-19 fatalities were recorded in all settings in Wales, none in Scotland and none again in Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Wear face coverings over nose and mouth, stresses No 10
Government to launch public information campaign amid criticism of lax face mask regime in EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDowning Street will launch an information campaign to tell the public in England that face coverings should cover both the nose and the mouth if they are to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.Amid criticism over the more lax regime in England, where face coverings are mandatory on public transport but merely advised in other settings, Boris Johnson ’s official spokesman stressed that they are only effective if they cover the wearer’s nose.Continue r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Heather Stewart Political editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Scotland Source Type: news