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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.