Avoid 10 days quarantine with two jabs: Fully-vaccinated people who come into contact with Covid carriers will be able to avoid self-isolation by taking daily tests under new plans
Britons who have received both jabs would take a test each morning for a week People would be exempt from quarantine for 24 hours after every negative result Health Secretary Matt Hancock is said to be 'very keen' on the new approach It comes amid warnings that a 'third wave' of infections 'is definitely under way'
What are you so scared of Matt Hancock? There are 200 props keeping the roof from falling in and finally yesterday you went along to take a peek. Perhaps now health secretary you understand how serious the problem is? Because you've ducked and dodged our questions about it for months.
Fully vaccinated Britons could soon avoid the ten day isolation period if they come into contact with someone who has Covid-19, according to reports. Under new plans being considered by the government hundreds of thousands of people would be spared from quarantining at home if they agree to take a test each morning for a week.
When Theresa May entered Downing Street in 2016 in the wake of the EU referendum result that prompted David Cameron to resign, her team wanted to purge the Osbornites. But rather than just sacking them, they played on their vanity. They were offered a demotion with the assumption that they would walk rather than accept the humiliation.
At last, social care reforms on the way: Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will hold crunch talks on how to change England's broken system next week - two years after the PM vowed to fix it
, and Health Secretary Matt Hancock to meet Tuesday Proposals for long-promised reforms in England could be published this summer PM is understood to favour imposing a lifetime cap on the cost of social care and will hold crunch talks next week to agree the shape of long-promised reforms to England's broken care system.
The has gained more than 2.7 million users since an update was added allowing people to show if they have received the Covid-19 vaccine. More than six million users in total have been reached, according to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). The app – not to be confused with the NHS Covid-19 app – began enabling people to show proof they have received the vaccine from May 17, to be able to travel internationally or attend sporting events.
Sandie Tweedie is the male co-owner of a tattoo studio, not a female tattoo artist as an article suggested (‘There’s been a shift’, 29 May, page 16). The saxophonist Jess Gillam received an MBE, not a British Empire Medal as we had it (Leith, Sissay and Moyet among those recognised, 12 June, page 12).
Brian Reade says the Tory government is being shamed by the activism of our professional footballers BACK in the 1960s the Prime Minister was so respected in my neck of the woods that a pub was named after him. The Pipe and Gannex was a warm gesture to our local MP, Harold Wilson, who made the people of Huyton proud.
Health secretary Matt Hancock is accused of running scared after a hush-hush visit to the crumbling Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King's Lynn. Mr Hancock's visit was attended by a limited number of media organisations - which did not include the EDP, which is campaigning for the hospital to be rebuilt.
Hospital bosses in Lynn have been praised by the Health Secretary for their pledge to learn the lessons of the coronavirus crisis. Senior officials say they have written to all 341 patients who are believed to have caught the virus in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's care, or their relatives.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the new Cambridge Children's Hospital will be "one of the most cutting-edge children's hospitals in the world." Speaking to Cambridgeshire Live at the opening of Hinchingbrooke Hospital's new emergency department today (June 18), the West Suffolk MP also spoke about the need to clear NHS backlogs following the coronavirus pandemic - and addressed claims he was branded "hopeless" by the Prime Minister.
Political leaders and health campaigners have welcomed today's visit to Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital by the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. Mr Hancock saw the scale of the crisis posed by the condition of the hospital's roof during a tour of the Gayton Road site. West Norfolk Council leader Stuart Dark was among the representatives present for the visit, which also included the formal opening of the hospital's new Sandringham unit.
has revealed private WhatsApps from the Prime Minister Mr Hancock brushed off the criticism defended his handling of Covid response Boris Johnson today insisted he has 'completely confidence' in as he tried to gloss over explosive messages branding the health secretary 'f****** useless'.
How are you enjoying Dominic Cummings’ mission to dump on Matt Hancock from the greatest possible height? I am beginning to think of it as Operation Moonshit. This week Cummings opted to release a series of WhatsApp messages dating back to the first wave of Covid last year, in which Boris Johnson referred to his secretary of state for health as both “hopeless” and “totally fucking hopeless”.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock, visited Hinchingbrooke Hospital today, Friday June 18, where he heard about the hospital’s exciting redevelopment plans and chatted to staff, thanking them for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr Hancock also visited the new urgent and emergency care facilities which has improved the experience for patients using the Emergency Department and has created a new Ambulatory Care Unit and Acute Assessment Unit.
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has arrived in Cambridgeshire this afternoon to open the new emergency department of the Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The West Suffolk MP is there as part of his previous pledge to build 40 new hospitals in the UK and to update existing ones. Mr Hancock has come under fire this week after alleged messages between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his former aide Dominic Cummings, who leaked them, called the Health Secretary "useless".
COVID vaccinations are to be made compulsory for care home staff in England – as figures reveal around one in eight workers in Herefordshire are yet to receive a jab. Staff will be given 16 weeks to get fully vaccinated from the time new legislation is approved by Parliament, health secretary Matt Hancock has announced.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is "very confident" that the remaining coronavirus restrictions in England will be lifted on July 19. Prime Minister Boris Johnon has made a series of announcements on a visit to Yorkshire today. The PM addressed so called Freedom Day - July 19 - during his trip to Dewsbury.