One of PHE’s core functions is disease surveillance; making sure we have the right information available to us at the right time to inform decisions and actions across the public health system. In this blog we set out PHE's approach to tracking COVID-19.
Staying at home during Ramadan will play an important part in the nation’s effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). That’s the message from health experts and Muslim leaders as communities across England prepare to celebrate the holy month.
I love my job. For ten years I have worked at Public Health England (PHE) and its predecessor, the Health Protection Agency, responding to major public health emergencies including the ebola outbreak and the Novichok poisoning. There is nothing more …
As we start to see more coronavirus cases in the UK, and more widespread community transmission of the virus, further measures to reduce the contact people have with each other may be needed. In this blog we explain what these measures, sometimes referred to as social distancing, mean.
As more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) appear in the UK, we outline 5 things you can do to protect yourself and your community.
COVID-19 - In this blog, we will explain what self-isolation is, why it is important, and which groups are currently being advised to self-isolate.
One of the ways we protect the public from infectious diseases like novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is contact tracing. In this blog Nick Phin, Deputy Director at PHE’s National Infections Service answers some questions about how this works.