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Call to delay compulsory Covid vaccines for NHS staff

25/01/2022

The Royal College of GPs asks for a national conversation on mandating jabs, as protests are held in UK cities.
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Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

25/01/2022

There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is
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Covid-19: Cases falling in UK cautiously good news - epidemiologist

25/01/2022

Epidemiologist Professor Mike Tildesley says we could be seeing the Omicron wave turning around.
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PM announces end to Plan B Covid measures

25/01/2022

Various restrictions in England, including the recommendation to work from home, will be lifted.
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Back on the Covid wards: How is the NHS coping now?

25/01/2022

Clive Myrie visits the Royal London Hospital as experts speak of "light at the end of the tunnel".
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Coronavirus: Do face masks actually work?

25/01/2022

With face masks in high demand, we look at whether they really can protect people from the virus.
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Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?

25/01/2022

While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.
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Coronavirus: Intensive care and other key terms explained

25/01/2022

Use our tool to check the meaning of key words and phrases associated with the Covid-19 outbreak.
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All you need to know on the coronavirus

25/01/2022

A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms of coronavirus.
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How to get a Covid test

25/01/2022

Across the UK, people without symptoms no longer have to confirm a positive LFT result with a PCR.
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Coronavirus: What it does to the body

25/01/2022

What is it like to have the coronavirus, how will it affect you and how is it treated?
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How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

25/01/2022

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.
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Covid: When can teenagers get a second dose?

25/01/2022

All 16 and 17 year-olds in the UK can now have a second dose 12 weeks after the first.
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Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe?

25/01/2022

As social-distancing and other Covid rules end in England, how can people who were shielding stay safe?
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Why you shouldn't get a second Covid jab too early

25/01/2022

A government scientific advisor tells Newsbeat why four weeks is too soon between Covid jabs.
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Long Covid: Ipswich Hospital worker says it has changed her life

25/01/2022

Jodi Avery experiences fatigue, breathlessness and brain fog after contracting coronavirus twice.
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Covid: Why are 12-15s now being double-jabbed?

25/01/2022

All children aged 12 to 15 are being offered two doses of Covid vaccine.
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Why bonding over the Euros appeared to increase Covid cases in men

25/01/2022

Psychologists say men need to be part of a group in order to vent their feelings and emotions.
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Covid vaccine ‘waning immunity’: How worried should I be?

25/01/2022

Is the effectiveness of Covid vaccines waning over time? We look at how much protection being double vaccinated offers.
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Covid: How to look after yourself at home

25/01/2022

What can you expect if you have Covid, and when should you get extra help?
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What are the Covid rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

25/01/2022

England is scrapping "Plan B" as Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also ease rules.
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What are the Covid variants and will vaccines still work?

25/01/2022

A new Covid variant has emerged that looks worryingly different to the one vaccines were designed to fight.
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What’s really going on with Covid deaths data?

25/01/2022

A bigger proportion of deaths recorded in the daily data are people who died with Covid, rather than from it.
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Covid: NHS in push to vaccinate the final four million

25/01/2022

Hard-to-reach groups – from rough sleepers to fairground workers – are being targeted in a final vaccine push.
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Covid in Scotland: Easing of restrictions 'a significant moment'

25/01/2022

For the first time since Boxing Day nightclubs can reopen and indoor capacity limits are removed.
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Covid-19: 'We'll be second-class citizens if self-isolation rules go'

25/01/2022

People with conditions that mean the vaccine does not work fear the removal of self-isolation rules.
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Shield badges for Scots to distance from Covid

25/01/2022

Badges and lanyards signal that the wearer would like others to give them extra space in public.
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Covid travel tests axed in England and Scotland for fully vaccinated

25/01/2022

From 11 February, arrivals in England and Scotland will no longer have to take a test within 48 hours.
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Covid: Wales could recruit non-jabbed English NHS staff

25/01/2022

Covid vaccines are not compulsory for NHS staff in Wales but are being mandated in England.
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Covid vaccine: Your concerns answered

25/01/2022

BBC Reality Check answers your vaccine concerns - from pregnancy fears to production speed.
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