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Working towards a healthy Commonwealth Games

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This summer the West Midlands is hosting the Commonwealth Games. Preparing for, and managing the Games, is a massive undertaking involving a diverse range of agencies from across the UK and the Commonwealth.

One of the most important tasks partners have is keeping the 6,600 competitors and their teams from 72 nations, around 40,000 volunteers, spectators (one million tickets have been sold) and the local community healthy during this huge event.

Clean Air Day – how UKHSA is tackling air pollution, and how you can help

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Breathing in polluted air affects our health, reduces our life expectancy, and costs our society billions of pounds each year. It is estimated that two million healthy life years are lost in Europe due to the impacts of poor air …

UKHSA’S weekly surveillance report: focusing on ‘Pillar 1’ data

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Changes to how we carry out and support COVID-19 testing mean that ‘Pillar 2’ testing data, which includes community LFD and PCR testing of both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases, will no longer provide the same volume of data; it will therefore not be the key component of our weekly reports, which will be dominated by ‘Pillar 1’ test results from the NHS.