UK coronavirus live: Christmas household mixing could lead to tens of thousands more cases, expert warns

Latest updates: Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter warns relaxing restrictions over Christmas could lead to a spike in cases and deaths

11.18am GMT

In case you missed it this morning, the NHS is preparing to open dozens of mass vaccination centres across England to vaccinate people against Covid-19.

There will be at least 42 centres, based in places such as conference centres, and the NHS is planning to hire tens of thousands of staff to run them, the Health Service Journal reported.

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10.54am GMT

People who previously had Covid-19 are “highly unlikely” to become ill with the disease for at least six months, early findings suggest.

Researchers at the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust have found that healthcare workers who tested positive for antibodies to Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, did not develop symptoms of the disease again.

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