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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing: privacy information

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing: privacy information

Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.

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Guidance: Making a childcare bubble with another household

Guidance: Making a childcare bubble with another household

How you can get informal childcare for anyone under 14 from friends and family you do not live with.

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Guidance: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID 19) variants

Guidance: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID 19) variants

How ‘surge testing’ and genomic sequencing is being used in locations in England where COVID-19 variants have been identified.

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Transparency data: Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 1 April to 7 April 2021

Transparency data: Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 1 April to 7 April 2021

Experimental statistics on NHS Test and Trace since its launch on 28 May 2020. Includes reports on NHS Test and Trace (people tested and contact tracing) and rapid (lateral flow device) testing for people without symptoms.

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Transparency data: Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 1 April to 7 April 2021

Transparency data: Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England): 1 April to 7 April 2021

Experimental statistics on NHS Test and Trace since its launch on 28 May 2020. Includes reports on NHS Test and Trace (people tested and contact tracing) and rapid (lateral flow device) testing for people without symptoms.

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Guidance: NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Guidance: NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports.

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Guidance: Coronavirus COVID 19 serology and viral detection tests: technical validation reports

Guidance: Coronavirus COVID 19 serology and viral detection tests: technical validation reports

Findings from technical validations and in-service valuations reviewed by the Technical Validation Group.

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID 19) variants

Guidance: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID 19) variants

How ‘surge testing’ and genomic sequencing is being used in locations in England where COVID-19 variants have been identified.

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Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Finchley, Barnet

Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Finchley, Barnet

Additional testing will take place in N3 in Finchley, Barnet, where a confirmed case of the variant first identified in South Africa has been found.

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Press release: Consultation launched on staff COVID 19 vaccines in care homes with older adult residents

Press release: Consultation launched on staff COVID 19 vaccines in care homes with older adult residents

Staff in care homes with older adult residents in England may be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine to protect residents from the virus.

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Guidance: COVID 19 enforcement powers for local authorities

Guidance: COVID 19 enforcement powers for local authorities

Additional powers for local authorities to enforce COVID-secure regulations.

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Open consultation: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes

Open consultation: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes

We are seeking your views on a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes.

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Guidance: Providers of day 2 and day 8 coronavirus testing for international arrivals

Guidance: Providers of day 2 and day 8 coronavirus testing for international arrivals

Information on the 2 tests you must book, pay for and take during your mandatory 10-day quarantine period after arriving in England, including how to book.

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Press release: Consultation launched on staff COVID 19 vaccines in care homes with older adult residents

Press release: Consultation launched on staff COVID 19 vaccines in care homes with older adult residents

Staff in care homes with older adult residents in England may be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine to protect residents from the virus.

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Southwark

Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Southwark

NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing in a targeted area within Southwark, South London where the variant first identified in South Africa has been found.

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Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Southwark

Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Southwark

NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing in a targeted area within Southwark, South London where the variant first identified in South Africa has been found.

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Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Southwark

Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Southwark

NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing in a targeted area within Southwark, South London where the variant first identified in South Africa has been found.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

Guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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UK health ministers’ statement on JCVI advice (13 April 2021)

UK health ministers’ statement on JCVI advice (13 April 2021)

A joint statement from the 4 UK health ministers on JCVI advice for phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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Press release: UK moves into next phase of vaccine roll out as government target hit early

Press release: UK moves into next phase of vaccine roll out as government target hit early

Everybody in cohorts 1 to 9 has been offered a vaccine, with people aged 45 to 49 now invited to book their appointments.

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Press release: UK moves into next phase of vaccine roll out as government target hit early

Press release: UK moves into next phase of vaccine roll out as government target hit early

Everybody in cohorts 1 to 9 have been offered a vaccine, with people aged 45 to 49 now invited to book their appointments.

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Official Statistics: PPE deliveries (England): 5 April to 11 April 2021

Official Statistics: PPE deliveries (England): 5 April to 11 April 2021

Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.

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Independent report: Priority groups for phase 2 of the coronavirus (COVID 19) vaccination programme: advice from the JCVI

Independent report: Priority groups for phase 2 of the coronavirus (COVID 19) vaccination programme: advice from the JCVI

Final statement from the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination in phase 2 of the programme.

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): providing unpaid care

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): providing unpaid care

Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Wandsworth and Lambeth

Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in Wandsworth and Lambeth

NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing across parts of South London where the variant first identified in South Africa has been found.

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Guidance: Providers of day 2 and day 8 coronavirus testing for international arrivals

Guidance: Providers of day 2 and day 8 coronavirus testing for international arrivals

Information on the 2 tests you must book, pay for and take during your mandatory 10-day quarantine period after arriving in England, including how to book.

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Guidance: Self isolation compliance checks after international travel

Guidance: Self isolation compliance checks after international travel

Information on the self-isolation compliance checks carried out by the government on people who have entered England following international travel.

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Guidance: Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

Guidance: Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus.

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance: Providers of day 2 and day 8 coronavirus testing for international arrivals

Guidance: Providers of day 2 and day 8 coronavirus testing for international arrivals

Information on the 2 tests you must book, pay for and take during your mandatory 10-day quarantine period after arriving in England, including how to book.

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Detailed guide: The R value and growth rate in England

Detailed guide: The R value and growth rate in England

The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in England.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing for adult day care centre workers

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing for adult day care centre workers

Sets out how open day care centres providing essential care in England can order weekly PCR testing for their staff.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing for personal assistants

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing for personal assistants

How personal assistants working in adult social care in England can access twice-weekly COVID-19 testing.

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Visas extended for thousands of frontline health and care workers

Visas extended for thousands of frontline health and care workers

Extension to benefit 14,000 applicants.

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Press release: New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week

Press release: New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week

From Friday 9 April, everyone in England will be eligible for free rapid COVID-19 tests, twice a week.

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Press release: New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week

Press release: New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week

From Friday 9 April, everyone in England will be eligible for free rapid COVID-19 tests, twice a week.

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Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund

Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund

Sets out the measures that the new Infection Control and Testing Fund will support, including distribution of funds, conditions on funds and reporting requirements.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.

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Detailed guide: Understanding lateral flow antigen testing for people without symptoms

Detailed guide: Understanding lateral flow antigen testing for people without symptoms

An explanation of the technology behind asymptomatic testing and the role these tests play in the national COVID-19 testing programme.

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Correspondence: Letter from the Health and Social Care Secretary on use of the Moderna vaccine

Correspondence: Letter from the Health and Social Care Secretary on use of the Moderna vaccine

Matt Hancock wrote to the JCVI in response to their advice on use of Moderna in the COVID-19 vaccination programme and recommended dosing intervals.

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Guidance: Organisation testing registration: record of users

Guidance: Organisation testing registration: record of users

Guidance and spreadsheet to record the details of people you've tested for coronavirus on that day.

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Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund: round 2

Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund: round 2

Sets out the infection control measures that the new infection control fund will support, including information on the distribution of funds and reporting requirements.

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