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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.
‘Irresponsible’ and a ‘royal cock-up’ – reactions to Covid test supply issues

‘Irresponsible’ and a ‘royal cock-up’ – reactions to Covid test supply issues

The dearth of coronavirus tests has been described as “irresponsible” and a “royal cock-up” by people desperate to get hold of one during the Christmas and new year period. 
Hospital vaccination hubs open for walk-in COVID-19 jabs

Hospital vaccination hubs open for walk-in COVID-19 jabs

Hospital Vaccination Hubs have opened their doors across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to people looking to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, this week
Review of the year: May - 'Historic' elections, Covid jabs and hope for normality

Review of the year: May - 'Historic' elections, Covid jabs and hope for normality

May was an interesting month with many significant developments for Peterborough this year. 
Covid: £1bn Support package offered for hospitality

Covid: £1bn Support package offered for hospitality

Rishi Sunak has offered a £1 billion support package to businesses hit by Covid restrictions amid concerns over the Omicron variant.