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Beware of Covid Scams

Please beware of Covid scams. Remember, the NHS will never ask for your bank details, so please be aware of suspicious emails or text messages. Find out more here.

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Long Covid

How long it takes to recover from Covid-19 is different for everybody. Many people recover quickly, however some people have symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called long Covid. Click here to find out more.

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Covid Pass

What is an NHS Covid Pass and how do I get one? Click here to find out more.

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Self-isolation Guidance
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Self-isolation Guidance

Make sure you are up to date with the latest self-isolation guidance to help reduce the risk of spread to others. Click here to find out more.

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What is Plan B?

New Covid restrictions are now in place across across England after the government implemented 'Plan B' in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant. Read more here.

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Are you ready for parenthood?

Becoming a new parent is life-changing. It can also be in varying measures exhilarating, exhausting, and extremely challenging. The #ReadyforParenthood campaign, which launched in November, aims to support new parents. It will be promoted by local authorities, NHS organisations and local support groups. Each month of the campaign focuses on a different aspect of being a parent. Click here to find out more.

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Guidance for Schools

The government continues to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. Schools and colleges are maintaining proportionate protective measures such as testing, ventilation and extra hygiene precautions that help keep pupils and staff safe and minimise disruption to face-to-face education.

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Help with winter chest infections in children aged 0-3

This winter, there will be an influx of coughs, colds and chest infections in children aged 0-3. To reduce pressure on local healthcare systems, Barnardo’s will be providing a helpline focused on supporting parents/carers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. The Boloh helpline can provide advice on getting the help you need, and guidance on self-managing respiratory infections at home. Parents/carers can call Boloh helpline on 0800 151 2605. Professionals can also refer their service users to the helpline. For more information, visit Barnardo’s website.

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Winter vaccinations: flu and Covid-19 booster

There are two essential vaccines that you may need this winter - flu and the Covid-19 booster. The flu vaccine is offered every year by the NHS to people who are eligible. The Covid-19 booster will help give longer-term protection against serious illness from Covid-19. The booster vaccine will be offered to people most at risk from Covid-19 who had their second dose at least six months ago. If you are offered both vaccines, it's safe to have them at the same time. For more details, and to find out if you’re eligible, click read more. If you are not a frontline health or social care worker, please wait to be contacted by the NHS before booking your booster dose.

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How to cope with getting back to normal

Lockdown has affected us all, and it’s natural to feel concerned about adjusting to the ‘new normal’. Here are some tips to help you take care of your mental health as things change.

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International travel rules and measures

From 4am on 7 January the rules for international arrivals to England are changing. Read more and register for updates from gov.uk.

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Stay at home: self-isolation rules

Self-isolation is one of the most important things we can do to help stop the spread of the virus and protect our friends and family, our community and the NHS. People in England are required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

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Berkshire COVID-19 Weekly Briefing

Our Weekly Briefings have been developed to share Berkshire’s latest COVID-19 information with a wider audience. They include current surveillance information and key Public Health messages for the local area, updated on a weekly basis.

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The Berkshire Public Health Annual Report
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Annual Public Health Report 2020

Looking Forward to Recovery: 10 things to consider for COVID-19 recovery planning in Berkshire.

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