As of 3.56pm on Tuesday 21 July, 296,377 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, 45,501 have died across all settings. Further information is available here:


  • 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


  • 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:  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

·       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 or email address). They include the following  languages:

  • Somali
  • Slovak
  • Punjabi (Pakistan)
  • Polish
  • Urdu

New translations of the above posters, including Bengali and Hindi, are now available to all partners (non-localisable).  We also have additional translations for the local outbreak toolkit, in Hindi. These are customisable and available only to our professional users.

Please note that Punjabi (IN),  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

The NHS Test and Trace service has produced a briefing pack consisting of a set of standard messages outlining the Test and Trace journey. These messages will ensure you have everything you need to help your key audiences understand and engage with the service. Please sign in to the PHE campaign resource centre and download the Local outbreak communications toolkit. The NHS Test and Trace briefing template will be updated regularly to reflect the current messaging. Please use this toolkit to check that you are using the most up to date messaging.

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