Public Health for Berkshire
On 1st April 2022, the government removed remaining domestic restrictions in England, including the availability of free Covid-19 tests. Due to the scaling down of testing, any case rate, testing and positivity data will not represent the true picture in the area. This means the data we have been providing via our dashboard is no longer reliable or fully accurate. So, we have removed the dashboard section of our Berkshire Public Health website, and the regular Weekly Briefing round-up of Covid-19 cases in Berkshire is moving to a Monthly Briefing.
We will be sharing plenty of exciting new content on the site within the coming weeks, so watch this space. In the meantime, we’d like to thank you for being one of the thousands of visitors per month, and we’d love you to continue visiting for valuable updates on latest news, living with Covid-19, the vaccination programme and its benefits, and lots more health information.
If you want to check flu and Covid-19 data for England, please visit gov.uk for the national flu and Covid-19 surveillance reports.
Animation. Living with Covid-19. 5 things you can do to help protect yourself, your family and your community. Get vaccinated to reduce your risk of becoming seriously ill. If you feel unwell and have flu-like or Covid-19 symptoms and a high temperature avoid close contact with others and stay at home if you can. Let in fresh air when you meet others indoors, especially if they are at high risk from Covid-19. Wash your hands and cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze. Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places and when coming into contact with people at higher risk from Covid-19.
Our website has now been updated with all the latest guidance to reflect the government’s decision to move towards managing Covid-19 in a similar way to other respiratory infections. Please continue to use it to find the information you need.