Public Health Berkshire Information Centre

We host a range of documents, reports, videos and useful links on this page all related to matters concerning public health.

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NEW Berkshire Monthly Covid-19 Briefing

Our Monthly Briefings have been produced to share the latest, relevant local Covid-19 information with a wider audience.

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What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

The NHS has published a list of the 12 most common symptoms of Covid-19, but what are they? Click here to find out.

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What to do if you’ve been in close contact with someone with Covid-19

On 1 April the government updated the guidance for what to do if you've been in close contact with someone with Covid-19. To find out more, click here.

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What to do if you have coronavirus or symptoms of Covid-19

On 1 April the government updated the guidance for what to do if you have coronavirus or symptoms of Covid-19. To find out more, click here.

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What to expect after your child’s Covid-19 vaccination

Soon the NHS will be offering the Covid-19 vaccine to all eligible children. Click here to read the government leaflet on what to expect after your child has had their vaccination.

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Covid-19 Vaccination: A guide for parents of children aged 5-11

Experts have advised that parents of all children aged 5 to 11 years will soon be offered the chance to have their child vaccinated. Vaccination is particularly important for children who have health conditions that put them at high risk from Covid-19, as the benefits are greater. For more information click here to read the governments guide on the Covid-19 vaccination for parents of children aged 5 to 11.

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Living with Covid-19 Overview

The government has announced that, because levels of immunity are now high and deaths are low, we can move to the next phase of the Covid-19 response, ‘Living with Covid-19’. Click here to find out what this means for you.

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We welcome your views on your local pharmacy

We would like to hear from patients and the public who use pharmacies in Berkshire by completing our online survey.

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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

As of April 2022, the Government has removed the current guidance on domestic voluntary Covid-status certification and will no longer recommend that certain venues use the NHS Covid Pass. The NHS Covid Pass will remain available within the NHS App for a limited period, to support the use of certification in other parts of the UK. You may still need a Covid Pass for travel, therefore the NHS App will continue to allow individuals access to their vaccination status for international travel.

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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 that help keep pupils and staff safe and minimise disruption to face-to-face education.

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Help with chest infections in children aged 0-3

With the current influx of coughs, colds and chest infections in children aged 0-3. To reduce pressure on local healthcare systems, Barnardo’s is 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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International travel rules and measures

From 4am on Friday 18 March, you do not need to take any Covid-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form when travelling to the UK from abroad. These changes apply whether you are fully vaccinated or not. For more information read more here.

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Berkshire Covid-19 Weekly Briefing

The publication of the Berkshire Covid-19 Weekly Briefing ended with the last report on the 6th April 2022. This is in line with the governments removal of remaining domestic restrictions and scaling down of testing.

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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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