People in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to only come forward for a Coronavirus test if they have symptoms.
A regular bulletin for key stakeholders setting out the latest local position in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the response of NHS partners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
This period of extended lockdown has been a considerable challenge to residents and businesses, forcing us to explore different ways of doing things.
A GP in Oadby and Wigston, the area with the highest coronavirus infection rate in Leicestershire is urging local residents to get tested for the virus in a bid to reduce the infection rate. The advice comes as the borough and the city face a further local lockdown for at least another fortnight.
Coronavirus video messages by Leicester GPs in a range of languages have been viewed by more than 216,000 people over the first few days since they were released, and over a million people have seen the social media messages promoting the campaign.
A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Evington in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 18th June 2020.
A local NHS chief is calling for a big conversation with local statutory and public sector bodies in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) in a bid to reduce health inequalities, following Public Health England’s (PHE) recent review into the disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19.
Visitors and outpatients attending any NHS hospital setting from today (Monday 15 June) will be required to wear a facemask or face covering to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. All staff in hospitals must also wear facemasks to reduce the risk of transmission in hospitals
A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Loughborough in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 10th June 2020.
A Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Melton in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from 8th June 2020.