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Peterborough Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Covid tests scrapped for fully vaccinated arrivals

Covid tests scrapped for fully vaccinated arrivals

Coronavirus testing for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England will be axed, Boris Johnson has announced. 
Schools to receive £1,000 in support of vaccination programme

Schools to receive £1,000 in support of vaccination programme

Secondary schools in England will receive £1,000 to help support the Covid-19 vaccination programme. 
PM: Teachers must abandon masks as face-to-face education ‘vital’

PM: Teachers must abandon masks as face-to-face education ‘vital’

Boris Johnson has urged teachers who insist masks should still worn in lessons to follow the rules which state that they are no long required for use in classrooms. 
New helpdesk to support 85,000 patients waiting for hospital care

New helpdesk to support 85,000 patients waiting for hospital care

A new Patient Helpdesk was recently set up to support thousands of people waiting for hospital and community healthcare appointments in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
Peterborough hospital facing high levels of staff absences amid Omicron wave

Peterborough hospital facing high levels of staff absences amid Omicron wave

Hospitals across the country are facing increased pressures as cases of coronavirus, in particular the Omicron variant, continue to sweep throughout the nation.
'Vaxi-taxi' scheme offering free rides to your Covid jab appointment

'Vaxi-taxi' scheme offering free rides to your Covid jab appointment

Two Peterborough taxi companies are offering free rides to those going to get their Covid-19 vaccination.
PCH postponing some non-urgent appointments amid staffing issues

PCH postponing some non-urgent appointments amid staffing issues

Some non-urgent operations and appointments are being postponed at our hospitals due to staffing issues, the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT) has announced.
Pre-departure Covid tests scrapped for travellers arriving in England

Pre-departure Covid tests scrapped for travellers arriving in England

Pre-departure Covid tests for travellers arriving in England are to be scrapped, Boris Johnson has announced, in a major boost for the beleaguered travel industry. 
'Risk of closure': Staff shortages at city schools after festive break

'Risk of closure': Staff shortages at city schools after festive break

Schools across the country, including Peterborough are raising concerns of staff shortages, fearing the situation could worsen in the new term and cause further disruption to children’s education. 
Face-to-face teaching to continue with on-site Covid tests and masks in class

Face-to-face teaching to continue with on-site Covid tests and masks in class

The Secretary of State for Education said face-to-face teaching will continue and remain “the norm” as he outlined a series of Covid measures for schools.