Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious which is why these key protections are being retained:•testing when you have symptoms and targeted asymptomatic testing in education, high risk workplaces and to helppeople manage their personal risk•isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace•border quarantine: for all arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries•cautious guidance for individuals, businesses and the vulnerable whilst prevalence is high with the Government no longer instructing people to work from home if they can•people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport•being outside or letting fresh air in•minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts•encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use the NHS COVID Pass in high risk settings.FACE MASKSThere is now no legal requirement for people to wear masks on public transport and in shops and other indoor spaces from Monday 19th July.Instead, guidance says it "expects and recommends" people to wear masks in these settings – which has left businesses with the responsibility of setting their own requirements on whether they expect customers to wear masks.The Rail Delivery Group, which represents passenger and freight rail companies, said that passengers would be encouraged to wear masks when stations are busy. Many rail operators have said they will expect passengers to put on masks when in a crowded carriage and raises the prospect of passengers having to put on and then remove coverings throughout a journey, depending which rail service or station they are using and how busy it is.PINGINGPeople must continue to isolate after being alerted by the NHS Covid app until August 16th.Health and social care staff who have had both vaccinations and have received a negative PCR test will be exempt.This, despite concerns that the pingdemic could see a return of food shortages and undermine critical infrastructure, according to the vaccines minister.
Who will be ‘Brought To Account’ ?
The Public Accounts Committee could not have been more damning. This financial year £22 billion has been allocated to Test and Trace, with another £15 billion next year = £37,000,000,000.00.At one point, more than 2,000 consultants were employed on the project at an average cost of £1,100 per day, and some on £6,624 (per day)Wehavebeenpayingthewagesof25,000tracers,evenwhentheyhavehadnothingtodo–atonestagelastyeartheywerebeingutilised just 1 per cent of their working hours.But then, no-one was / will / will ever be ‘bought-to-account’ for the debarcles of •theBristolBrabazon(£3,400,000.00-at1953prices)-an8engined,propeller-poweredaircraft,ofwhichonlytheprototypeflew,only the once•Tony Blair’s £10,000,000,000.00 failed I.T. system for the NHS•Test and Trace £37,000,000,000.00•HS2 £107,000,000,000.00 - according to Lord Berkeley of the government's independent review into the project.
as per 17th July 2021
of LOCKDOWN UK
Total Virus Tests daily 1,177,716Positive tests (daily) 51,870Mortalities: 182,856UK Deaths (per day) 49People vaccinated- 1st dose 46,159,145 (as of 16 July 2021)- 2nd dose 35,543,321Worcestershire cases39,371Worcestershire deaths809Wyre Forest cases6,453Worcester City cases7,595Wolverhampton cases 27,577Sandwell cases38,581Dudley cases30,320Birmingham cases120,090The Acute Hospital Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.
Free flu jab will be offered to more
than 35 million people this winter
including ALL secondary school
pupils as UK faces double threat of
Covid and influenza
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said
the flu programme which will begin
in September will be the biggest in the
UK's history as it will extend to
secondary school students too.
Why the rush to holiday abroad ?Professor Andrea Crisanti from Padova University contrasts the careful step-by-step reopening in the UK with the headlong dash in parts of Europe where intensive care units in hospitals are still near breaking point. The daily death toll is running at the equivalent to an Airbus A320 crash - every day - in each of several European countries.