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Covid-19

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ONE in five people being admitted to hospital in England with Covid is aged between 18 and 34, the new chief executive of NHS England has said reports the BBC. In her first major interview, Amanda Pritchard told the BBC that about 1,000 young adults…

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A WEBSITE offering free and immediate access to support from mental health specialists has been launched by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) and partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The website www.covidwellbeingsupport.com features a series of self-help videos created by trained psychologists and therapists…

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UK experts are set to recommend all 16 and 17-year-olds should be offered a Covid vaccine, the BBC has been told. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation stopped short of making the move last month, saying it was still assessing the benefits and risks.…

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WITH release from lockdown now passed, we will do the Covid-19 report a few times a week. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital…

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A NEW trial date has been set for a Harlow gym owner accused of breaching Coronavirus restrictions. Michelle Meade-Wyatt, aged 46, of Faraway House, High Hills, Liverpool has been charged with the following. On November 5th, 2020 at Harlow being the owner of premises at…

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FEARS have been growing many thousands of people could be made redundant as the furlough scheme gradually phases out reports The Evening Standard. From Sunday, employers will have to contribute 20 per cent towards the wages of furloughed staff which rises from 10 per cent. However,…

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WITH release from lockdown now passed, we will do the Covid-19 report a few times a week. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital…

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IT was a so-so week for the number of vaccinations issued in Harlow. There were 1,245 issued. Last week there was 2,682 and the week before that there was just 866. Most weeks, the number of vaccines issued has been anywhere between 3 and 4,000.…

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WITH release from lockdown now passed, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital figures;…

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A STUDY by the University of Oxford has found that daily testing of secondary school students who were in contact with someone with COVID-19 was just as effective in controlling school transmission as the current 10-day contact isolation policy.  Burnt Mill Academy took part in…

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WITH release from lockdown now passed, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital figures;…

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THE Director for Public Health in Essex is calling on secondary pupils and their families to continue Covid-19 testing over the summer holidays to help Keep Covid in Check. As schools break up across Essex, the county’s Director for Public Health – Dr Mike Gogarty…

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A NEW memorial has been unveiled in Harlow to remember the victims of the pandemic reports ITV News. The tribute was revealed to the public for the first time on Wednesday morning at Parndon Wood Cemetery.  It was designed by Camilla Fitzjohn who won a…

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SUPERMARKET depot workers and food manufacturers will be exempt from quarantine rules as the government tries to prevent food supply problems. The move comes after the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate was beginning to affect the availability of some products. The…

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THE number of vaccines issued in Harlow improved after last week’s dip when just 866 were issued. There were 2,682 vaccines issued. Most weeks, the number of vaccines issued has been anywhere between 3 and 4,000. There were 647 first vaccines. There were 2,035 second…

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SUPERMARKETS Sainsbury’s, Iceland and Co-op have revealed they are suffering stock shortages as concerns grow about the impact of the so-called “pingdemic” reports Sky News. Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket, said it “might not always have” products customers want while Iceland revealed it was also…