Tag Archives: England

Covid: Care home isolation rule axed for low-risk trips in England

Leigh Day partner Tessa Gregory, who is representing John’s Campaign, said: “It appears under the threat of legal proceedings, which the John’s Campaign were due to issue next week, the government has finally agreed to drop the blanket requirement that care home residents self-isolate for 14 days following any visit out. BBC News – Health

Coronavirus: Calls for government to clarify face coverings in England

MPs have called for the government to clarify its position on face coverings, after the PM said a “stricter” approach to their use in England was needed. Senior sources have said the government is considering making face coverings mandatory in shops in England to slow the spread of coronavirus. Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said… Read More »

Norovirus outbreak latest: 60 schools in England hit by winter vomiting bug

And the one preventative method you should carry out to avoid catching the virus, according to Dr Jonathan Hayes, is to practice good hygiene. A GP and clinical chair at Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) CCG, Dr Hayes told SomersetLive: “One of the best ways to protect against norovirus is by practicing good… Read More »

Sex diseases on the rise in England

Cases of sexually transmitted infections are increasing in England. In 2018, there were 447,694 new diagnoses of STIs, a 5% increase on the 422,147 in 2017. Gonorrhoea increased the most – by 26% to 56,259 cases, the largest number since 1978. There were 7,541 cases of syphilis – a 5% increase on 2017. High-risk groups… Read More »