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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The information requested is not held centrally in the format requested as individual Departments are responsible for managing exemptions relevant to their responsibilities.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The information requested is not held centrally as tests can be obtained from a number of companies. We are unable determine the number of tests not completed as this information will not be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We do not hold data in the format requested. However, weekly data on the number of tests taken by people returning from overseas is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/nhs-test-and-trace -statistics-england-weekly-reports

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Our objective is to slow ingress of Omicron cases through our measures at the border. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test required on or before day two test has a minimum standard of reporting of no more than 48 hours. Current estimates suggest that the majority of PCR travel test laboratories are able to test for S-gene target failure, which can be used as a proxy for identifying...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Seventeen private laboratories have reported they can detect S-gene target failure (SGTF). There are nine National Health Service pillar 2 laboratories with the primary assays which test for the presence of the S gene and can report SGTF.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Test and Trace: Telephone Services (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We are not aware of any specific issues. If an individual believes that their COVID-19 vaccine data is inaccurate, this can be resolved with the Vaccination Data Resolution Service (VDRS) via 119. The VDRS will contact the individual within 21 days. Where vaccine data does not appear on records in England, this will not prevent people from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals affected...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: During the Christmas period, people are encouraged to take a test before they mix with people in crowded enclosed places and visit someone who is at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, such as an elderly relative. The Government’s current advertising campaign will support our testing guidance throughout December.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The National Booking System was updated on 22 October 2021 to allow parents or guardians to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment for 12 to 15 year olds. This is available as soon as the child reaches 12 years of age. This complements the existing schools-based offer. All vaccination services provided through the National Booking System are required to have the appropriate staffing and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: No specific estimate has been made. The identification of those who are housebound is managed at a local level as it requires access to detailed patient information. General practitioners determine the best approach to vaccination alongside community teams, based on their knowledge of the individual patient’s circumstances. For those unable to leave their homes, Primary Care Networks (PCNs)...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: All adults over 18 years old are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine and the booster dose will now be given no sooner than three months after completion of the primary course. The booster vaccine is being offered in order of descending age groups, with priority given to the vaccination of older adults and those in at-risk group. This includes all those aged over 16 years old with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Data sharing agreements are in place across the United Kingdom to ensure health records of individuals are updated if they receive a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in another part of the UK. Should an issue with an individual’s vaccine record occur, this will not prevent them from receiving their booster vaccination. They can attend a walk-in site to be vaccinated for either their booster or...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We are keeping COVID-19 testing capacity under close review and actively considering options in the event that the system struggles to meet demand. We are also working with our existing providers to increase capacity in the current network further over the coming weeks.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: At present, it is not known whether recurrent booster doses will be required annually. The current advice on COVID-19 booster vaccinations applies to this highly active phase of the pandemic so that individual protection is maximised in response to the Omicron variant. We continue to monitor the situation informed by the latest scientific evidence and we will plan for all eventualities, such...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We have no current plans for a fourth mass COVID-19 vaccination programme. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has stated that it is not known whether recurrent boosters will be required in the long term. The current advice on booster vaccinations applies to this highly active phase of the pandemic. We will continue to be informed by the latest scientific advice from...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Hazards (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We have no current plans to do so.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Software (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The National Health Service (NHS) COVID-19 app cannot currently provide differentiated advice between positive cases of the Delta and the Omicron variants. Where the app notifies an individual that they have had close contact with someone with COVID-19, it provides advice based on the information the user provides about their age and vaccination status. We are currently exploring whether the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.


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