PHE update – 17.00hrs 25.03.21 – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Update – 17:00, 03.21 – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note that all of the information below has been added since the previous update on 22.03.21. Please use update to brief local partners.
  • As of Wednesday 24 March 2021, 4,312,908 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK (pillar 1 and 2) and there have been 126,382 deaths. Further information on the data is available here:


Data updates to Surveillance Reports and Dashboard

Information, advice and guidance

Marketing and communications materials – updated 25 March 

To be aware, we will be updating lots of new materials on the 29th March to meet the new rules coming into play from then so do check back on the CRC then and the next few days as we receive new materials on Hands Face Space & Fresh Air, Testing and Vaccinations.

  • NEW BBC video content in 5 South Asian languages now available. Please share this content where appropriate through your channels. Content includes:
  • Travelling Rules – NEW
  • Lockdown Mental Health Tips
  • Vaccine Scams
  • Lockdown rules explained
  • Test and trace
  • Vaccine explainer
  • Vaccine Q&A
  • Vaccine myths busting

Webinar on infection prevention and control

The Department of Health and Social Care and the Better Care Fund team are hosting a webinar at 2pm on 29 March on the continued importance of infection prevention and control during the coronavirus outbreak.

The event is free to join. For any questions, please contact