Update – 18:00, 01.09.20 - Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information added since the previous update on 28.08.20 is highlighted.

As of Tuesday 1 September 2020, 337,168 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK (pillar 1 and 2, see descriptions below) and there has been 41,504 deaths. Further information on the data is available here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/



Updates to Surveillance Reports and Dashboard

  • The latest National COVID-19 surveillance report is now available (28 August).  For the first time the report includes regional graphs for incidence by ethnicity and age.  It includes regional graphs of weekly COVID-19 incidence adjusted for the population size of ethnic groups, accompanying data already available for England.  This will allow the public to more easily see how the pandemic is affecting different ethnic groups in different parts of the country, and to inform action to protect our most vulnerable communities. Regional graphs for incidence by age group will also be added and indications show that the age groups most affected appears to be young working age adults (20-29), this is likely due to different patterns of mixing with others compared to older people.

Marketing and communications materials

  • New JBC action cards

A second tranche of Joint Biosecurity Centre Action cards are now live on the PHE Campaign Resource Centre. Cards have been released for the following settings. As ever, feedback on the cards is very welcome through the mailbox jbcactioncards@dhsc.gov.uk.


Setting Category



Early Years

Primary, secondary and special schools, and alternative provision for schools

Residential settings in education

Further education

Higher education

Commercial Workplaces

Contact centres, offices and operations rooms

Industrial workplaces

Working in factories, plants, warehouses and waste management and storage sites

Laboratory and research facilities

Food & Drink

Food delivery, food to go and mobile catering

Food truck, kiosks, stands and open air markets

Food contract catering


Approved premises

Armed forces and defence

Detention and immigration removal centres

Youth detention centres

Small & Large Gatherings

Business event venues

Community activities and other hobby clubs

Children's community activities, holiday clubs, after school clubs, tuition and other out of school provision for children


Grassroots sports, gyms/leisure facilities

Sports grounds and venues


Airports, seaports, stations and terminals

Harbours and marinas

Ships, ferries, aircrafts and other vessels

Taxis and hire cars

Trains, trams, tubes, buses and coaches