The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it has made necessary have had a significant impact on the education, health and social development of our children and young people.
We know the pandemic is not over, so it’s important we continue to take simple and effective actions that will protect our families and communities, particularly those at the greatest risk of severe illness.
*Data presented in this blog is accurate as of Thursday, February 10, but is subject to change over time. For the latest data on vaccine effectiveness, read the UKHSA’s Vaccine Surveillance Reports, published weekly. Since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines …
To adapt to the changing picture on COVID-19 reinfections, UKHSA has changed the case definition for COVID-19. This blog explains how we have done this and why.
Over the last two years the COVID-19 Dashboard has played a central role in managing the pandemic. This blog looks at the evolution of the dashboard, how the data features in our daily lives and why transparency is so important.
The huge increase in COVID-19 cases across the country in recent weeks has shown that the pandemic is not over and highlighted that we must keep working together to slow the spread of the virus, protect others and reduce pressure on the NHS.
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.
At this time of year many of us stop to reflect. The past two years have been hard on us all, the world as we know it changed forever. Like the vast majority of people, physical and social isolation were …
This blog has been produced by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) and NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI). It highlights the unequal impact of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza (flu) on people from …
Christmas and New Year are special times when people come together. This blog looks at ways we can stay safe over the festive period.