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Health security labs: Keeping us on the front foot in the fight against health hazards

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The scientific capabilities and technologies at our health security laboratories, including those in our science campuses at Porton Down, Chilton and Colindale and our regional labs co-located with the NHS, are at the core of our mission to protect people from all health hazards.

Understanding the transmission and future risk scenarios of COVID-19

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Disease surveillance is one of UKHSA’s most essential functions. We ensure that we gather the right information at the right time – and present this information clearly and accurately to inform public health decisions in response to emerging or ongoing threats of disease.

Using lateral flow tests to reduce the self-isolation period

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With COVID-19 cases reaching record levels across the UK, there is an increasing strain on key services, including the NHS. It is important that we continually review the evidence to ensure we are balancing steps to limit the spread of the virus with the need to ensure that these services can continue.