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7-day average COVID-19 rate tops 1,000 in Oxfordshire

COVID-19 rate in Oxfordshire tops 1,000 in week to 17 December

Coronavirus cases have risen steeply across Oxfordshire, and people in the county are being urged to take extra care during the festive period to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
PM sets new booster target amidst ‘Omicron tidal wave’ fear

PM sets new booster vaccination target amidst ‘Omicron tidal wave’ fear

In a pre-recorded address to the nation on Sunday evening, the PM announced that everyone eligible aged 18 and over in England will have the chance to get their booster vaccine before the new year.
Mobile COVID testing returns to Oxford as cases reach highest ever level

Mobile COVID testing returns to Oxford as cases reach highest ever level

People in Oxford will be able to get a PCR test as an extra mobile COVID testing unit returns to the city in response to rising COVID cases in the city.
Boris Johnson sets out Plan B COVID restrictions for England

Boris Johnson sets out Plan B COVID restrictions for England

A year to the date that the UK administered the first vaccine, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a series Plan B COVID-19 restrictions for England.
Three cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant found in Oxfordshire

Three cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant found in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is set to become the focus of targeted COVID-19 testing activity following the identification of three cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Council urges residents to do what they can to protect Christmas from COVID

Council urges residents to do what they can to protect Christmas from COVID

People in Oxfordshire are being encouraged to do all they can to take precautions to reach the Christmas period free of COVID by abiding by new government restrictions in response to the Omicron variant.
Mandatory mask-wearing in Oxfordshire shops and public transport from Tuesday

Mandatory mask-wearing in Oxfordshire shops and public transport from Tuesday

The government is aiming to help contain the spread of this variant by tightening up the rules on face-covering in shops and on public transport.
Temporary closure of swimming pool at Ferry Leisure Centre

Temporary closure of swimming pools at Ferry Leisure Centre

Oxford City Council announced the four week closure from Saturday 31 July for enable the removal of asbestos debris found in the plant room that heats the swimming pools at the centre.
All the places to go swimming outdoors and indoors in Oxfordshire

Where to go swimming outdoors and indoors in Oxfordshire

As temperatures continue to soar across the country, take your pick from the lidos and indoor public swimming pools in Oxfordshire - because there’s nothing quite like taking a dip in the pool to cool down.
Summer holiday activities and food support available to Oxfordshire children

Summer holiday activities and food programme for children expanded

The £400k investment by Oxfordshire County Council will fund wellbeing initiatives for five to 16 year olds, such as swimming lessons, bike riding, dental care and hygiene.