- On Wednesday 13 January, a new neighbourhood testing facility opened in Barton and Tredworth (Gloucester) area, where rates continue to be high, as part of a drive to help bring infection rates down. Testing at this site is being offered mainly to those who, for work or caring responsibilities, are still having to leave the house, and who are residents in the Barton and Tredworth area. We are still awaiting further guidance following Government’s announcement on the plans for further local roll out, but we are in a good position to be able to take this forward, quickly, using learning from our December pilot, as well as uptake data from our new Gloucester site. Se the Gloucestershire update below for latest uptake data.
- The Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) have recommended that all frontline health and social care workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. In line with this advice, we are working on a plan to ensure that staff receive the vaccination as soon as possible – prioritising those who work with the most vulnerable people in our community or who are considered vulnerable themselves – in a bid to have the quickest and biggest impact on the number of people becoming infected with and dying from COVID. Health and social care workers should wait to receive their letter of eligibility before they book their vaccination.
In Week 2
(Monday 4th January – Sunday 11th January):
New confirmed cases in Gloucestershire
The rate of cases in the last 7 days per 100,000 is 325.2 in Gloucestershire, 385.3 in the South West, and 609.2 in England.