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210331 | Children - 7.4% of those aged 2-11 years 8.2% of those aged 12-16 years - LongCovid - ONS Statistics

At 5 weeks with 95% confidence intervals (any symptom):  read more »

210331 | Coronavirus confirmed at nine Cornwall schools and colleges since reopening

Coronavirus confirmed at nine Cornwall schools and colleges since reopening

Schools welcomed pupils back in person on March 8  read more »

210330 | G7 Summit: Police chief warns occasion could become Covid-19 'superspreader' event

G7 Summit: Police chief warns occasion could become Covid-19 'superspreader' event

He is concerned that many police officers attending won't be vaccinated when the summit happens  read more »

210329 | Meet entrepreneur who started up business despite pandemic; Rachel Leaver launched Baba’s Mezze with Outset Cornwall

Meet the entrepreneur who started up a business despite the pandemic

With help from start-up programme, Outset Cornwall, Rachel Leaver launched her business, Baba’s Mezze  read more »

210324 | Three years later: government promises to act on second homes tax loophole

Three years later: government promises to act on second homes tax loophole

Posted By Julia Penhaligon on 24th March 2021

By Julia Penhaligon  read more »

210322 | South African president to join G7 summit as guest

South African president to join G7 summit as guest

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall in June as a guest (Andrew Parsons/PA)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited So  read more »

210320 | Stay Covid safe this Easter - don't put pressure on local NHS unnecessarily - NHS bosses in Cornwall asking people...

Stay Covid safe this Easter and do your bit not to put pressure on your local NHS

NHS bosses in Cornwall are asking people not to put pressure on the NHS unnecessarily by turning up at A&E or calling 999 when calling 111 would do

20 March 2021

By Olivier Vergnault

The number of Covid cases may be at its lowest for months, but health experts in Cornwall believe now is not the time to let our guard down and risk overrunning health services over the busy Easter weekend.  read more »

210317 | Cornwall Council may take Government to High Court over Levelling Up - £100m if stayed in EU or Johnson honoured pledge

Cllr Dwelly said: "Why does that first year matter? There are two words - Covid and Brexit. This is the worst possible time for Cornwall to go down.

"In Devon there are eight authorities which will each get £3m from the fund so in Devon they will have £3m times eight which is £24m. Cornwall will get just £3m.

"I can't see how you can look at what is coming next year to be anything other than a huge disaster.  read more »

210311 | A Cornwall public health expert has tested your face covering She uses a candle to see how much air gets through

A Cornwall public health expert has tested your face covering

She uses a candle to see how much air gets through  read more »

210321 | What CAN we do after March 29 that we can't do now?

21st March  read more »

210308 | Families asked to take regular Covid tests as children return to school - Asymptomatic cases third of all infections

Families asked to take regular Covid tests as children return to school

Asymptomatic cases are thought to make up a third of all infections

8 March 2021

By Dave Doyle

Millions of children and their families are being asked to take Covid tests as schools reopen this morning, even if they show no symptoms.  read more »

210309 | Chris Whitty predicts surge in Covid cases and delay in easing of lockdown

Chris Whitty predicts surge in Covid cases and delay in easing of lockdown

By Kieran Doody @kierandoody UK Trending Editor
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210305 | UK’s Covid-19 R rate rises for first time since January | overall level has increased despite the ongoing lockdown

UK Covid-19 R rate rises for the first time since January

The overall level has increased despite the ongoing lockdown

5 March 2021

By Feargal Brennan

The UK’s Covid-19 R rate has risen slightly this week in a first increase in levels since the middle of January.  read more »

210204 | Covid-19: How the UK is using lateral flow tests in the pandemic | BMJ

Public Health England’s evaluation of the Innova test showed that its
sensitivity was 79.2% when used by trained laboratory scientists, 73%
when used by trained healthcare staff, but only 57.5% when used by track
and trace centre staff employed by the pharmacy chain Boots

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Where the tests have been used among asymptomatic people in real world  read more »

210217 | Nationwide ‘surge testing’ to see 400,000 coronavirus tests sent to homes every day The plans are part of Boris Johnso

Key points -

  • Individuals will be encouraged to use the lateral flow tests whether or
    not they have symptoms, with the Royal Mail told to prepare for
    delivering 400,000 each day
  • Rapid-testing kits deliver results in just half an hour but are less
    precise than alternatives, with regulators previously expressing concern
    at trusting untrained people to use them effectively  read more »

210112 | Holiday home owner tried to get £10,000 Covid-19 grant had no right to; Ombudsman said Cornwall Council not at fault

Holiday home owner tried to get Covid-19 grant he had no right to

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman said that Cornwall Council was not at fault in refusing a holiday home owner's claim for a £10,000 Covid-19 business grant  read more »

210211 | Cornwall Council Cabinet recommends budget which invests in residents' priorities | 1.99%, +3% Gov adult SC £1.52/week

If budget is adopted, council tax will rise by 1.99%, plus an extra 3% for the Government precept for adult social care. This is equivalent to an extra £1.52 a week for the average property (band D).  read more »


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