As of 9am on 8 July, 286,979 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK (pillar 1 and 2). As of 5pm on 5 July, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 44,517 have died across all settings. Further information is available here:



  • Our latest weekly surveillance report published 2 July. Also, positive cases from testing in the wider community (also known as pillar 2) at UTLA and LTLA level in England have been added to the daily COVID-19 dashboard. Although this does not affect the total number of cases in England, it shows an increase in the UTLA/ LTLA figures which have previously only included pillar 1.
  • The PHE dashboard can be found here:  Our daily reporting includes deaths that have occurred in all settings where there has been a positive COVID-19 test, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community.  The report also includes case rates per 100,000 resident population at lower tier local authority level.
  • NHS test and trace stats for England 11 – 17 June published last week – you can access the data here

Information, advice and guidance

Marketing and communications materials

A number of new campaign materials are now available from the PHE Campaign Resource Centre:

Enjoy summer safely

Local Authority Toolkit

Local comms pack which includes toolkit overview, matrix planning tool & guide and press handling guide

Posters available to localise (social statics and easy print to come)

Stay Alert to Stay Safe

Posters: White background easy print for face coverings and distance

Social media animations – 1m + messaging and resources with youth focus

Posters: Face coverings and social distance, A3 & A4 high res and low res (PDF)

Social Media Statics: Face coverings and social distance (JPG)

Social Media Animations: Face coverings (MP4)

Radio: 30 radio with bus driver and delivery driver (Wave Sound)

Social media – outdoor guidance: 3 x social static images for Twitter

Stay alert shielding guidance

Social media assets promoting the new shielding guidance are now available from the Campaign Resource Centre. 

NHS Test and Trace

Posters: White background easy print for drive through testing and self-isolate

Posters: Drive through test and self-isolate,  A3 & A4 high res and low res (PDF)

Social Media Statics: Drive through test and self-isolate (JPG)

Social Media Animations: Drive through test and self-isolate (MP4)


Posters: White background easy print for taste and smell

Posters: Taste and smell poster, A3 & A4 high res and low res (PDF)

Social Media Statics: Taste and smell (JPG)

Social Media Animations: Symptoms and testing (MP4)

Return to School

Radio: 30s radio ad with Andrea a teacher (Wave Sound)

Leaflets: A5 Q and A leaflet for primary and secondary school

Social media animations: Primary and secondary

For info on the Stay Alert campaign, contact Cabinet Office at