Latest PHE information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 10.12.20 16.45 hrs

Update – 16:45, 10.12.20 – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information added since the previous update on 08.12.20 is highlighted. Please use update to brief local partners.

As of Wednesday 9th December 2020, 1,766,819 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK (pillar 1 and 2) and there have been 62,566 deaths (deaths within 28 days of positive test). Further information on the data is available here:


Contact tracing teams: we’re asking our local partners to get in touch if they think they might have footage of contact tracing teams at work. DHSC are working on a piece to celebrate the work of COVID-19 heroes. If you think you might be able to help, please contact your regional PHE communications leads.

PHE COVID-19 Update: feedback sought: We would like your thoughts on the PHE COVID-19 Update. With this in mind, we have prepared a short survey that should take you no longer than five minutes to complete.

Your feedback will help PHE continue to support our regional partners and stakeholders with the latest COVID-19 updates. The survey is open now until 11 December and be accessed here:

Please note – due to increased demand on the PHE survey platform, the above survey may take a little longer than usual to open.

Data Updates to Surveillance Reports and Dashboard


Information, advice and guidance

Marketing and communications materials – Updated 10 December

Campaign Resource Centre

To view all COVID-19 related assets, and other campaign materials, please visit the Campaign Resource Centre. A ‘sort’ function has now been incorporated within every campaign section, allowing you to easily see the most recently uploaded resources.

COVID-19 vaccine

  • New assets for Health Care Workers (HCW), Social Care Workers (SCW) and Care Home Workers (CHW): posters, digital screens and email signatures.
  • Additional Social/ multiple creatives:
  • Expertise drawn from
  • NHS Deployment

View here:

  • The BBC has published another set of videos in South Asian languages, this time the topic is vaccines. You can see the content here: (script attached).

COVID-19 vaccine

Festivals and Celebrations

Hands Face Space


LA comms – please use this to brief councillors, MPs etc.

LRF Comms – please use this update to brief LRF Chairs via their secretariat.

CET members – please cascade to your team leads.

ICC – please share with the Incident Lead