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FAQs on the new days 2 and 8 tests and how to quarantine when you arrive in England

When can I take my day 2 and 8 tests in quarantine? Day 2 test You will need to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of your quarantine period. The day of arrival in England will be treated as day zero. This first test is designed to help identify any potentially harmful …

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Covid-19: 10-year jail term for travel lies defended

A maximum 10-year jail term for lying about recent travel history has been defended by the government. From Monday 15th February, people arriving in England from “red list” countries must isolate for 10 days in hotels, costing £1,750. It follows concerns that existing vaccines being rolled out in the UK may struggle to control new virus …

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First vaccine dose delivers two-thirds protection across all age groups, provisional results find

A single dose of the Pfizer vaccine delivers around 65 per cent protection against coronavirus in both older people and young adults, provisional results have found. The jab begins to become effective in just two weeks, according to The Sun, and after the second dose people’s protection rises to 84 percent. It has been reported the Oxford vaccine is …

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Covid: Data shows outbreaks in England’s offices in lockdown

More than 60 suspected Covid outbreaks in offices were recorded in the first two weeks of the current lockdown in England, a BBC investigation has found. Under England’s lockdown rules, in force since 6 January, people should work from home if they can. Public Health England figures, obtained via a Freedom of Information request, suggests …

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