The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released an update on the coronavirus variant Omicron, which has been translated into the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Spanish and Russian.
The statement covers the following topics:
- Current knowledge about Omicron, including its transmissibility and severity of disease
- Effectiveness of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection
- Effectiveness of vaccines
- Effectiveness of current tests
- Effectiveness of current treatments
- Studies underway
- Recommendations for countries (and their populations)
The UK Health Security Agency have published guidance outlining personal protective equipment (PPE) advice for unpaid carers who do not live with the person they care for.
This leaflet is available to download or order in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, BrazilianPortuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Pashto, Polish, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu and Yiddish.
UK Gov guidance for funerals and commemorative events during the coronavirus pandemic has been updated to reflect changes in guidance on face coverings and the introduction of the NHS COVID Pass.
Public Health England have provided guidance for all staff involved in the support of asylum seekers in all accommodation settings.
This guidance has been updated:
- to reflect changes to self-isolation requirements for contacts of people who have been identified as a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus (COVID-19)
- in line with Plan B rule changes on the use of face coverings in indoor settings and changes to advice on self-isolation for contacts, encouraging daily LFD tests.
Following the UK government’s change in rules for anyone attending certain venues on 15th December, the guidance has altered for customer-facing employees whose workplaces operate Covid-19 status checks.
Employees in venues or events where certification applies are strongly advised to be vaccinated or regularly testing.
The UK government have issued a poster reminding people to wear a face covering when in certain areas, which can be used by organisations to remind the public that they must adhere to this unless they are exempt.
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