As of 4.02pm on Monday 20 July, 295,372 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, 45,312 have died across all settings. Further information is available here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/
- New production lines will make millions of face coverings each week
- Millions could be vaccinated against COVID-19 as UK secures strong portfolio of promising vaccines
- PM statement on coronavirus: 17 July 2020
- Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy - the Government’s roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis (published 17 July)
- New powers and framework to help contain coronavirus (COVID-19) locally - A new framework setting out how to manage COVID-19 outbreaks through the use of national and local expertise has been published by the government.
- Government confirms allocations of £500 million additional funding for councils in England to help deliver essential services for residents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- PHE’s National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems. (updated 17 July)
- NHS test and trace stats for England 2-8 July are now available.
- Follow this link for the latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK (updated 17 July).
- ONS Deaths involving COVID-19, England and Wales: June 2020 (published 17 July)
- 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
- The PHE dashboard can be found here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ Our daily reporting includes deaths that have occurred in all settings where there has been a positive COVID-19 test, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community. The report also includes case rates per 100,000 resident population at lower tier local authority level. Also, positive cases from testing in the wider community (also known as pillar 2) at UTLA and LTLA level in England have been added to the daily COVID-19 dashboard. Although this does not affect the total number of cases in England, it shows an increase in the UTLA/ LTLA figures which have previously only included pillar 1.
Information, advice and guidance
- National reports and tools to support the monitoring of the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on the population
- A number of documents were updated last week including guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing, staying safe outside of your home, working safely during Coronavirus, meeting people outside of your household from 4 July, and staying alert and safe (social distancing)
- COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable was updated on 23 June – you can access the guidance via this link.
· Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: “what you can and can’t do”, has been updated (9 July 2020)
Marketing and communications materials
Local outbreak toolkit
Translated versions of the ‘informative’ posters featuring messaging for working from home, limiting contact, keeping a safe distance, self-isolating when alerted and handwashing are now available from the Campaign Resource Centre (please note you will need to be logged-in to access these and only available to users with a .nhs.uk or .gov.uk email address). They include the following languages:
- Punjabi (Pakistan)
Please note that Punjabi (IN), Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese version will be available shortly.
Stay alert to stay safe
New social media animations for social distancing (1m+) and face coverings are now available from the Campaign Resource Centre.
Customer logging toolkit
A Customer Logging Toolkit to support the reopening of many businesses
Ports of entry
New Ports of Entry assets to reflect new guidance and guidelines
Stay Alert to Stay Safe
Posters: White background easy print for face coverings and distance
Social media animations – 1m + messaging and resources with youth focus
Posters: Face coverings and social distance, A3 & A4 high res and low res (PDF)
Social Media Statics: Face coverings and social distance (JPG)
Social Media Animations: Face coverings (MP4)
Radio: 30 radio with bus driver and delivery driver (Wave Sound)
Social media – outdoor guidance: 3 x social static images for Twitter
NHS Test and Trace
Posters: White background easy print for drive through testing and self-isolate
Posters: Drive through test and self-isolate, A3 & A4 high res and low res (PDF)
Social Media Statics: Drive through test and self-isolate (JPG)
Social Media Animations: Drive through test and self-isolate (MP4)
Posters: White background easy print for taste and smell
Posters: Taste and smell poster, A3 & A4 high res and low res (PDF)
Social Media Statics: Taste and smell (JPG)
Social Media Animations: Symptoms and testing (MP4)
Return to School
Radio: 30s radio ad with Andrea a teacher (Wave Sound)
Leaflets: A5 Q and A leaflet for primary and secondary school
Social media animations: Primary and secondary