• Rates continued to increase in all age groups and across all English regions; the rate for the North-West was 5.0% (in the previous week it was 4.2%).

Please continue to wash hands or sanitise regularly, wear a mask in crowded public places, sanitise frequently touched places in the home, and open windows occasionally to let in some fresh air.

These small actions will help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

Being fully vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from the most serious effects of Covid-19. Full details at