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Top five tips for a safer Christmas

Christmas is coming, but it is certainly going to be different this year. With all areas of the country in varying different levels of restrictions, we will all need to be thinking carefully when making plans for the festive season.

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How to prepare for winter

Dr William Bird, GP and founder of the Beat the Street game, talks in this Beat the Bug blog about staying well through winter. Despite the US President’s assurances that we “should not be afraid of COVID”, the virus has not gone away and there are thousands of new cases being reported every day. However, there are things we can all do as individuals to protect ourselves and to kick out COVID-19!

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How to go back to school safely

Unbelievably, September is upon us and many children have already returned to school – or are about to.

There may be some parents – and teachers - who are hesitant and feel it’s not yet safe. Perhaps you’re worried that your child may bring Covid-19 back to the house where you might have an elderly or shielding relative.

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The latest on the Covid-19 vaccine

This week, Dr William Bird talks about the recent results of the vaccine trial developed to try to combat Covid-19.

There has been some good news this week as the initial findings of a clinical trial into a possible treatment for Covid-19 have been published in The Lancet medical journal.

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Winter resilience, local lockdowns and wildlife ponds

In his Beat the Bug blog this week, Dr William Bird, the founder of the Beat the Street game discusses preparing for winter and local lockdowns while our Intelligent Health Content Officer Emily Lowson writes about the wellbeing benefits of gardening and creating a wildlife pond.

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How to get started in BMX!

This week is #BikeWeekUK, so what better time to try BMX?

Libby Hawkins, the local co-ordinator for Beat the Street Chesterfield, is the founder of the Tuff Riders BMX School and club manager and coach for Chesterfield BMX Racing Club based at Ringwood Park in Brimington, Chesterfield.

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Coronavirus we're not all in this together

A report has recently been released by Public Health England, revealing that people from BAME backgrounds are disproportionately affected by Covid 19.

Dr William Bird, CEO of Intelligent Health, and the founder of the Beat the Street game has a look at why this might be and what can be done to rectify this.

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Test and trace - what to expect

The next step in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 started at 9am this morning (Thursday).

‘Contact tracing’ aims to contain an outbreak by ensuring that anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person can be tested and asked to self-isolate.

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Two things you can do NOW to reduce your risk of Coronavirus

At a time when we are all worried about the risks of Coronavirus, I am getting a lot of questions from patients asking what they can do to reduce their risksof getting Coronavirus, or of experiencing a severe case of Coronavirus if they are infected.

What two things can I do to reduce my risk of becoming seriously ill with Coronavirus?