Please continue to wear masks in NHS settings With covid cases in Newcastle on the rise, we want to encourage patients to continue to wear masks when visiting us or any other NHS setting. For GP practices to smoothly deliver safe, efficient services to patients, we need to minimise the risk of covid spreading as … Continued
From Friday 1 April, free large-scale testing for covid-19 has ended. This means that venues for PCR testing have now closed, and lateral flow test kits are not available for free to everyone online or in pharmacies.
‘Living with Covid’: What you need to know Today, Thursday 24th February, the government has lifted all remaining legal restrictions to deal with the covid-19 pandemic. This means that there is no longer a legal requirement to isolate after a positive test. Routine contact tracing has also ended, so close contacts of positive cases no … Continued
Covid Prevention Measures in GP Practices From 27th January sees the lifting of all remaining ‘Plan B’ measures around covid. People will no longer be advised to work from home, face coverings will no longer be mandatory in indoor venues, and organisations will be able to choose whether to require NHS COVID Passe However, it … Continued
From today, the length of time you need to self-isolate can be reduced to five full days.
From 11th January you no longer need to take a PCR test after a positive lateral flow (LFD) test. Instead, you should isolate immediately. This is a temporary measure while COVID-19 rates remain high across the UK. Whilst levels of COVID-19 are high, most people with positive LFD results can be confident that they have … Continued