As of Wednesday 12 August 2020 4.00pm 313,798 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK (pillar 1 and 2, see descriptions below). Of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 46,706 have died across all settings. Further information is available here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ (NB changes following the revision to the methodology now used https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/about-data )
- Response to the Secretary of State's announcement of 12 August 2020 Ofqual responds to the statement by the Secretary of State for Education about 2020 GCSE, AS and A level results.
- Ofsted to visit nurseries and childminders this autumn Ofsted will start carrying out visits to some nurseries and childminders from September 2020.
- United Kingdom supports the implementation of protocols against COVID-19 in municipal markets The British Embassy and AGEXPORT are working together to prevent the spread of the virus and to mitigate the risk of infection in 10 mayoralties in the country.
- Response to media coverage about results in Scotland A response to recent stories on exam results in Scotland this summer and any impact on results in England.
- Companies House to resume the compulsory strike off process From 10 October 2020, we’ll resume the process to strike off companies we believe are no longer carrying on business or in operation.
- NHS Test and Trace service to strengthen regional contact tracing NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England will extend its partnership with local authorities to reach more people testing positive and their contacts.
- PHE’s National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems (updated 7 August)
- NHS test and trace stats for England are here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-test-and-trace-statistics-england-16-july-to-22-july-2020
- ONS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey pilot: England and Wales, 7 August 2020 Initial data from the COVID-19 Infection Survey. This survey is being delivered in partnership with IQVIA, Oxford University and UK Biocentre.
- Weekly all-cause mortality surveillance: 2019 to 2020 - How the actual number and type of death registrations in England and Wales compare to predictions for each week.
- The ONS comparisons of all-cause mortality between European countries and regions: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/comparisonsofallcausemortalitybetweeneuropeancountriesandregions/januarytojune2020
- Follow this link for the latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK (updated 7 August 2020).
- ONS Deaths involving COVID-19, England and Wales: June 2020 (published 17 July).
Coronavirus cases in the UK: daily updated statistics The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, cases and deaths in the UK.
- Weekly number and percentage of care homes reporting a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 to PHE by local authorities, regions and PHE centres.
Regional excess death reports to publish this week
Tomorrow, Thursday 13 August, regional excess deaths reports will be published alongside our national report at 2pm. These will be one-off reports rather than regular, but further similar reports may publish in future. Monitoring excess mortality provides understanding of the impact of COVID-19 during the course of the pandemic and beyond. Excess mortality in these reports will be defined as the number of deaths in 2020 which are above the number expected based on mortality rates in earlier years. Excess deaths will be estimated by week and in total since 20 March 2020, based on the date each death was registered rather than when it occurred. Excess deaths will be presented by age, sex, Upper Tier Local Authority, ethnic group, level of deprivation, cause of death and place of death. The data is official statistics and so will not be available prior to publication tomorrow.
Information, advice and guidance
- Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person - Guidance for contacts of a person with a positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19) who do not live with that person. Updated: 12 August 2020
- Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person - If you live with a person who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
- COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection - Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Updated: 12 August 2020
- Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection - Symptoms The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent…
- Guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection - This is national guidance. If local restrictions are in place in your…
- Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) - Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. Updated: 12 August 2020
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested - Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested. Updated: 12 August 2020
- Responsibility for autumn exams A guide for schools and colleges on who should enter students for autumn exams. Updated: 12 August 2020
- Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Updated: 12 August 2020
- ESF action notes: 2014 to 2020 programme Action notes to inform European Social Fund (ESF) grant recipients of an action they must complete. Updated: 12 August 2020
- COVID-19: background information - Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Updated: 12 August 2020
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation - This page provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated when new advice is available. Updated: 12 August 2020
- Education plans from September 2020 - Guidance for education providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection. Updated: 12 August 2020
- Interim visits: registered early years providers - An operational note for Ofsted inspectors carrying out interim visits to registered early years providers from 1 September 2020. Updated: 12 August 2020
- Student number controls - The measures to protect students and universities during the coronavirus outbreak, including temporary student number controls and additional places. Updated: 12 August 2020
Marketing and communications materials
Test and Trace
- Translated posters promoting drive through testing and self-isolation are now available in 11 languages from the Campaign Resource Centre.
- Translated posters promoting ‘cough’ and ‘loss of taste’ symptoms are now available in 11 languages from the Campaign Resource Centre.
Stay Alert to Stay Safe
- Translated posters promoting the use of face coverings on public transport and safe distancing for young people are now available in 11 languages from the Campaign Resource Centre.
- A new ‘face covering exemptions’ toolkit containing posters, social statics and badge/card is now available from the Campaign Resource Centre.
Social Media Animations: New ‘hands, face, space’ messaging with youth focus are now available from the Campaign resource center: https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/stay-alert-to-stay-safe-/resources/social-media-animations/