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Living safely with COVID as pandemic moves to next phase in Oxfordshire
Wellbeing

Living safely with COVID as pandemic moves to next phase in Oxfordshire

People are being advised to continue taking the simple steps taken during the pandemic to help us live safely with the virus as testing ends and Oxfordshire moves into next phase of COVID response.
Oxford team publish blueprint for making millions of doses of a new vaccine within 100 days
Life Sciences

Oxford team publish blueprint for making millions of doses of new vaccine

The researchers believe their work could help compress vaccine development timelines to 100 days from pathogen identification to mass production and distribution.
7-day average COVID-19 rate tops 1,000 in Oxfordshire
Wellbeing

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.
Oxford to exit COVID-19 Enhanced Response Area as cases fall
Community

Oxford to exit COVID-19 Enhanced Response Area as cases fall

Over the last five weeks, the city has had additional resources to tackle high case numbers including five walk-in PCR test sites that offered symptom-free testing.
Extra PCR testing options remain in Oxford with two new sites
Community

Extra PCR testing options remain in Oxford with two new sites

Although cases in the city are now falling, there has been a 21% rise in cases in those aged between 30 and 59. Those aged 18 to 29 still make up more than half of cases overall.
Freedom day as almost all lockdown restrictions are lifted in Oxfordshire
Community

Freedom day as almost all lockdown restrictions are lifted in Oxfordshire

Almost all restrictions on social contact end in Oxfordshire as the country moves into the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions in the so called ‘Freedom Day’.
Oxford’s culture venues to continue to encourage masks after 19 July
Culture

Oxford’s culture venues to continue to encourage masks after 19 July

In a collective statement, the Oxford Cultural Partnership are encouraging visitors to wear face-coverings and practice social distancing when visiting Oxford’s culture venues.
All adults in Oxford invited to take COVID-19 PCR tests
Community

All adults in Oxford invited to take COVID-19 PCR tests

The decision to widen the availability of testing beyond the 18 to 29 year-old age group was taken after there was a 21 per cent increase in cases in those aged 30 to 59 in the last week.
Enhanced government support to bring down the high COVID cases in Oxford
Community

Enhanced government support to help bring down Oxford COVID cases

Oxford is to receive increased testing and help to maximise vaccine uptake, and people are advised to be cautious about non-essential travel in and out of the city.
COVID-19 cases in Oxford is highest in south-east
Community

COVID-19 cases in Oxford is highest in south-east

At 629 per 100,000 population, the case rates in the city is over two and a half times the national average and at a similar level to what it was in the previous peak in January.