Public Health for Berkshire
Directors of Public Health Annual Report 2021/2022
This year’s report has a broad focus – on food.
At first glance this may seem a surprising choice, with little relevance to the current pandemic. In fact, the opposite is true. The choices we make every single day about what we eat have a profound effect not only on our individual health and susceptibility to various diseases, but also on the health of our planet. We encourage you to read our report and watch the myriad short films from organisations across the county sharing their wonderful stories about how they are helping to provide sustainable, accessible and educational food choices within our communities.
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.