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Better Health Obesity Campaign 2022

Public Health England’s ‘Better Health’ campaign returns in January 2022 with positive and motivating messages for us to take action and improve our health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO): Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity[…]

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Yr2022 – Government Press Releases related to COVID-19

Scroll down or click on the relevant month: January January January 24th – 48/2022 – COVID-19 Travel Certificates January 20th – 44/2022 – Chief Minister COVID-19 positive January 19th – 42/2022 – COVID-19 Vaccine, booster dose offered to immunocompromised individuals January 19th – 41/2022 – GHA Director General: Zero tolerance for[…]

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Dry January 2022

The Dry January campaign is a campaign that promotes a month free of alcohol; and was initiated in 2013 with approximately 4,000 people taking part. The campaign has continued to grow with around 130,000 taking part in 2021. Many of us drink to relax, socialise or celebrate. However, before we[…]

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New rules on self-isolation

As from 00:01 on Thursday 23rd December, close contacts who have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or more will not need to self-isolate. This is regardless of the variant of the COVID-19 positive case. Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for 7 – 10 days[…]

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Mask Use and Infection Prevention

A great number of us are tired of the COVID-19 pandemic. A mix of COVID-19 updates and reports, local and global, continue to feed our fear, uncertainty and doubt. In order to stay physically, mentally and emotionally healthy, it is important that we learn to live with the virus, making[…]

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Work and Wellbeing this Festive Season

Whether you are focused on finishing to-do lists before your well-earned annual leave or you are working over the holiday, staying on top of everything can feel particularly challenging at this time of year. UK registered Charity MIND have developed some top tips to help manage mental health in the[…]

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Vaccination Exemption

Vaccines are a key public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging. Studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. There are some limited reasons when an individual may seek exemption from[…]

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Yellow card scheme

The Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site is used to report suspected side effects to the vaccine, or medicines used to treat a COVID-19 infection. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) request that all suspected side effects to COVID-19 vaccines are reported, as this helps to provide prompt investigation[…]

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – 18th to 24th November 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the public, health workers, farmers, animal health professionals and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. The theme for WAAW 2021 is:  Spread awareness, stop[…]

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