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What to expect in Oxfordshire as pandemic enters new phase
Wellbeing

What to expect as we enter new phase of pandemic in Oxfordshire

Despite recent welcome declines in the number of people contracting COVID-19 in the county, the number is still in the thousands each week.
PM sets new booster target amidst ‘Omicron tidal wave’ fear
Wellbeing

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
Wellbeing

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

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.
Study finds COVID-19 presents a higher risk of blood clots than vaccines
Life Sciences

Study finds COVID-19 presents higher risks of blood clots than vaccines

The study concludes that there are increased risks of some haematological and vascular adverse events following vaccination, but the risks are substantially higher following a coronavirus infection.
A Primary School in Oxfordshire
Education

Schools in England will not be able to reopen before March

Schools in England will not be able to open after the half-term break next month, but they could begin to return from 08 March. A final decision would depend on meeting vaccination targets and schools would get two weeks' notice.
Up to 1 in 36 people infected with COVID-19 in England
Community

Up to 1 in 36 people infected with COVID-19 in England

Initial findings from one of the country’s largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England shows infections increased by 50% from early December, with an average of 1 in 63 people infected nationally. The prevalence was highest in London, with 1 in 36 people infected.
Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccination
Community

Every adult in the UK to be offered coronavirus vaccine by September

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that the UK was making "good progress" in ensuring every adult was offered a vaccine by September and "if it can be done more swiftly, that's a bonus"
Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccination
Community

Every adult will be offered a vaccine by the autumn

Every adult will be offered a vaccine by the autumn says Health Secretary, and the government is "on track" to have offered a vaccine to everybody in the top four most vulnerable groups by mid-February.
A Primary School in Oxfordshire
Community

Coronavirus restrictions ‘probably about to get tougher’ says PM

Primary schools in Oxfordshire will reopen on 04 January while the start of term is delayed for secondary schools and colleges. Universities have been asked to reduce the number of students returning to campus at the start of January.