An update from Dr Rupert Suckling – 18 February

This week, we’ve seen the Covid-19 rates in Doncaster continue to fall across all age groups and we are currently at 363.8 for the period from 6th to 12th of February, our positivity rate – the percentage of people who receive a positive PCR after being tested in Doncaster – is now at 9.9.

Our rate continues to be below both the regional and national average, this is obviously good to see, and we are expecting the rates to continue to fall in the coming week.

Your actions are helping these rates to fall, by getting vaccinated, testing regularly, and making informed decisions about when and where you meet people, you are helping to protect yourself and those in our community.

The roll out of vaccinations for 5 -11 year olds has been announced from April and further information about how this will be offered is expected soon.

On Monday we are expecting the Government to announce their strategy for living with Covid. At present we do not know what this may include but it may replace the remaining legal requirements including self-isolation with advice and guidance.  

As soon as we have the details, we will update you on what this means for you and for Doncaster. We need to remember that the virus is still in circulation, so we need to remain cautious as we look to implement the new strategy.

It is important that businesses still follow workplace health and safety measures to protect their employees and that ventilation is good across all settings.

We’ll be working with our school community to ensure that the updated guidance works in their environment and with all our partners. 

Please continue to wash your hands, meet in places with good ventilation, and test regularly to help to keep each other safe.


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Last updated: 18 February 2022 13:27:11

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