Executive Chair of NHS Test and Trace encourages public, businesses and organisations to “play their part in new national effort” by providing names and phone numbers with venues and businesses they visit from this Saturday
On Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, the International Olympic Committee and WHO together with the United Nations launch a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to be #HEALTHYTogether. The three partners and Olympic athletes will spotlight the global collaboration needed to stay healthy and reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19
An update from the CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the alert level in the The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from Level 4 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation; transmission is high or rising exponentially) to Level 3 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation) The CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence and agree with this recommendation to move to Level 3 across the UK.
Source: Department of Health (DH)
The government has announced the next phase of development in building an app that supports the end-to-end NHS Test and Trace service.
Source: BBC News
Anyone travelling on public transport in England must wear a face covering from Monday under a new rule.
Source: Department of Health (DH)
Staff and volunteers at the forefront of the national coronavirus response across England will be able to access a new Psychological First Aid training course from today
WHO is following up with Chinese authorities about a cluster of COVID-19 cases in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. As of 13 June, 41 symptomatic laboratory confirmed cases and 46 laboratory confirmed cases without symptoms of COVID-19 have been identified in Beijing
An overview of the NHS test and trace service, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive
World Blood Donor Day 14 June 2020 - Even during a pandemic Key messages https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/key-messages Campaign materials https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/campaign-materials-world-blood-donor-day-2019 What you can do https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/what-you-can-do Who can give blood https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/who-can-give-blood Giving blood in the time of COVID-19
The new voluntary coronavirus (COVID-19) study will assess and monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among pre-school, primary and secondary school pupils and teachers.
Source: Health Protection Scotland
Public Health Scotland will join a new expert group working with the Scottish Government to provide a clearer picture of how minority ethnic communities in Scotland are affected by COVID-19
Every care home in England will now be offered a coronavirus test for all residents and staff, even if they have no symptoms The government is extending whole care home testing to all adult care homes after meeting the target of offering a test to every care home for over-65s and those with dementia in England by 6 June
On 7 June 2020, the United Nations will mark the second global World Food Safety Day, led by two of its specialized agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). On Friday, 5 June, ahead of World Food Safety Day 2020, FAO and WHO will hold a virtual celebration including video messages from FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
New Ebola outbreak detected in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo; WHO surge team supporting the response
The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak
The new NHS Test and Trace service has launched tomorrow across England, the service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives