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Covid-19

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INTRODUCTION WE began the year, with three separate reports every day. By early January, there was 1327 cases of Covid-19 in a single day. By early March, as there were encouraging signs, we condensed it into one daily report. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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A Variant of Concern has been detected in Chelmsford, and residents are being advised by public health experts to get tested to keep it in check. Essex County Council is working closely with Public Health England, our council partners and Essex and Southend Contact Tracing…

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FROM today (Monday 17 May), the town is under new planned easing measures as lockdown restrictions continue to be phased out. Harlow Council is carefully following the government’s plan and is geared up for the third stage of its own service recovery roadmap. This next…

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THE chief executive of Harlow Foodbank has highlighted the growing partnership between his organisation and local schools. Andy Thornton said: ‘Harlow Foodbank currently has a partnership with 20 of the 55 Harlow Schools, placing food in their premises for teachers to give without prejudice to…

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THE Indian variant of Covid-19 has been detected in Essex, the county’s public health chief has confirmed reports BBC Essex. Essex County Council director of public health Dr Mike Gogarty said the cases were mostly in Chelmsford but was not sure how many. Cases of…

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PEOPLE must continue to play their part in stopping coronavirus, Boris Johnson has said, as lockdown rules ease in England, Wales and most of Scotland reports the BBC. Millions of people can now socialise indoors in limited numbers, hug loved ones and visit pubs and…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has written to the boss of the Harlow Leisurezone over concerns that the vaccination centre based there may close. The vaccination process is going well in Harlow with over 44,000 residents having had the first vaccine and 20,000 the second but…

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AHEAD of non-essential international travel resuming on Monday, London Stansted is advising passengers of everything they need to know before jetting off from the airport. The airport has pulled together guidance from all of its partners, including airlines, retailers and Border Force to create a…

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OVER 65,000 vaccines have now been issued in Harlow. A total of 3,944 vaccines were issued in the last week. There has now been: First Vaccines: 44,248 Second Vaccines: 20,780 First Vaccination Under 40: 6,985 40-44: 4,351 45-49: 4,532 50-54: 5,380 55-59: 5,393 60-64: 4,580…

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SECOND vaccine doses could be brought forward and local restrictions introduced to help tackle the Indian variant in the worst-affected areas, the government has said reports the BBC. It said “economic and social” restrictions could be reimposed in parts of England if necessary. Public Health…

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AROUND a million text messages are being sent to 38 and 39-year-olds in England, inviting them to book an appointment for a Covid vaccine reports the BBC. Booking will open from 07:00 on Thursday on the NHS website. Pregnant women will be directed to centres offering…

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AS part of the ongoing testing rollout in Essex, all businesses with under 50 employees are now being encouraged to have their staff, who are not showing Covid-19 symptoms, regularly tested to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and potential workplace outbreaks. Companies with 1-49 employees,…

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ANYONE over 40 can walk into a number of vaccination centres across Hertfordshire and west Essex this week without an appointment – making it even easier to start to get protected against COVID-19.  For the first time in the local vaccination programme, drop-in sessions are…

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INTRODUCTION WE began the year, with three separate reports every day. By early January, there was 1327 cases of Covid-19 in a single day. By early March, as there were encouraging signs, we condensed it into one daily report. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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IT WAS another super Saturday as hundreds flocked to Lister House for their vaccinations. YH editor, Michael Casey went up to the surgery on Abercrombie Way for his second jab. When he arrived, at just after 10am, the queue snaked around the block. With the…

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A NUMBER of staff at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have joined the fight against the pandemic by becoming vaccinators. Responding to the national appeal for volunteers, staff at the fire service have undergone 50 hours of training to become fully qualified vaccinators and…