More than 100,000 people were wrongly included on coronavirus ‘shielding’ list

More than 100,000 people were wrongly included on coronavirus ‘shielding’ list

When the shielding policy was announced in March, ministers said 1.5 million people would be contacted within days and asked to isolate fully for 12 weeks because of the risk that they would suffer severe illness if they contracted coronavirus.  But just 900,000 were sent letters in the first instance, meaning hundreds of thousands who should […]
Am I an essential worker? The Government list of key workers

Am I an essential worker? The Government list of key workers

Food and other necessary goods Food chain workers, including those involved in production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of goods. Key public services Postal workers, those required to run the justice system, religious staff, and those responsible for...
Why the UK list of coronavirus symptoms may be too simplistic

Why the UK list of coronavirus symptoms may be too simplistic

The NHS online symptom checker for coronavirus is too simplistic and may be causing the public to discount mild symptoms and underestimate their risk, say experts.  Across the globe governments and private companies have created online tools for their  citizens to...