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Peterborough Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

NHS prescriptions up by 38% as public fears shortage amidst covid-19, Brexit

NHS prescriptions up by 38% as public fears shortage amidst covid-19, Brexit

Patients in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire are being urged not to over order their monthly prescriptions from the NHS. 
Vaccine will not be compulsory, says minister, but businesses may insist on proof

Vaccine will not be compulsory, says minister, but businesses may insist on proof

Hundreds of people in Peterborough have signed a petition calling for no restrictions to be placed on those who refuse to get a vaccination for Covid-19.
Coronavirus: Visitor restrictions at PCH to continue

Coronavirus: Visitor restrictions at PCH to continue

The second national lockdown will be replaced by a tier system from December 2. However, the current visitor restrictions at Peterborough City Hospital will continue with no change from Wednesday.
Covid-19: The latest Peterborough figures as hospital deaths pass 200

Covid-19: The latest Peterborough figures as hospital deaths pass 200

Peterborough is one of the 18 local areas in England where Covid-19 cases are rising, according to Public Health England data.
Covid: When will the tiers be reviewed and how are they decided?

Covid: When will the tiers be reviewed and how are they decided?

MPs are due to vote this week on a tougher tier system in England for when the second national lockdown ends on December 2.
Mass virus testing plan for students 'flawed'

Mass virus testing plan for students 'flawed'

A university union has expressed "grave concerns" over plans for mass coronavirus testing for students as they return home for Christmas.
'All hospitals in England could be overwhelmed without new tiers', Minister warns

'All hospitals in England could be overwhelmed without new tiers', Minister warns

Every hospital in England could be overwhelmed with coronavirus cases if new tier restrictions are not introduced, Michael Gove has warned.
20 new marshals join team to tackle rates of Covid-19

20 new marshals join team to tackle rates of Covid-19

On Monday, November 30, Peterborough City Council has confirmed 20 new Covid-19 marshals will join the team to increase the amount of time that can be spent engaging with people in areas where there is a higher prevalence of coronavirus.
Covid-19 backlog at crown court

Covid-19 backlog at crown court

The ongoing pandemic caused a backlog of cases at both Peterborough Magistrates Court and Peterborough Crown Court, but the crown court are still struggling to tackle the issue.
Fall in R value across East of England suggests outbreak is in retreat

Fall in R value across East of England suggests outbreak is in retreat

The reproduction (R) value across the East of England has fallen since last week and now sits at between 0.9 and 1.1.