15 Feb February Covid-19 Updates
COVID-19 Update 12/02/2021
It’s been another relatively quiet couple of weeks in terms of announcements so I will dive straight in.
Health Secretary’s Statement 01/02/2021
In his statement the Health Secretary updated us on the vaccine and informed us that 90% of people over 80 had been vaccinated and over 50% of the over 70’s. Government has also agreed to purchase another 40 million doses of a vaccine being developed by Valneva. The Health Secretary also noted that surge testing has been introduced following identification of a strain first identified in South Africa.
International Travel Quarantine
Government has announced that as of the 15th February 2021 those entering the UK from countries on the UK’s Travel Ban List will be required to isolate and take to mandatory COVID-19 tests as part of a required package of measures. This comes with heavy fines of up to £10,000 for those who fail to follow the requirements.
PM’s statement 10/02/2021
In his statement to the nation the Prime Minister updated us on the vaccine roll out with the target to vaccinate 15 million people by Monday 15th February 2021. At the time of his statement just over 13 million had received their first vaccination. The Prime Minister noted that that left approximately 2 million to be vaccinated and also encouraged those in the top 4 priority groups who had not yet been contacted to receive a vaccination to get in contact with NHS 119.
As always stay safe everyone.
James Sumner FdA