Throughout the pandemic young people have made big sacrifices, but thanks to the Covid-19 vaccine programme, which has meant the easing of national restrictions, there is an exciting outlook for the academic year ahead. This blog lists some important things to know for students starting or returning to university this year.
Reforms to the public health system announced in March become operational on 1 October. At this point, PHE will transfer its health protection functions into the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and health improvement / healthcare public health functions into …
All viruses naturally mutate over time, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, is no exception. We've seen variants emerge in South East England, and variants first seen in South Africa, Brazil and Japan.
Find out what we know so far about the new COVID-19 variants.
Right now, COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out at pace across the UK. In this blog we answer some of the most common questions about the vaccines.
The safest way to celebrate over the festive period is to keep it short (24 hours), local and wherever possible celebrate at a distance. Read our blog for more tips on how to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Find out more about the roles of the MHRA and JCVI in approving COVID-19 vaccines.
Local Alert Levels are now in place across England so if you’re considering or have booked a trip for the Autumn half term break, it’s important to be aware of how your region, and the one you’re travelling to, might be impacted.
Whether you’re a fresher, returning student or a postgrad, you’ll no doubt have lots of questions or concerns about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact your student life. Read more to find out what you need to know before the university term starts.
If you’re planning a trip overseas, it’s never been more important to know the potential health risks of your destination. This blog provides some top tips to help you and your loved ones to stay safe and make your trip memorable for all the right reasons.
As more tourist and visitor attractions re-open to the public, many people will be planning breaks and day trips around the UK. This blog aims to provide some simple advice to help you get out and about and enjoy summer safely.
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