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Originator: CMO Messaging

From: CMO Messaging

Issue date: 24-Dec-2020 18:20:50

This alert has been issued to:
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Chief Executive
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Chief Executive

  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Special Health Authorities
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Non-NHS Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Regional Directors of Public Health
  • Consultants in Communicable Diseases
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Director of Public Health
  • GP - Locum
  • NHS 111 and Out of hours providers
  • GP Practices
  • Out of hours contacts
  • Primary Care Networks
  • GP Practices 1

Action category: Important information for immediate action

Title: Immediate Actions in response to SARS-CoV-2 virus new variants of concerns

Broadcast content:
Immediate Actions in response to SARS-CoV-2 virus new variants of concerns

1. UK VOC122020/01 , lineage B1.1.7, first identified in Kent on 20/09/2020
2. UK VOC122020/02, lineage B1.351 or 501Y.V2 first identified in South Africa in October 2020


Additional information: NHS England and NHS Improvement Regional Offices: please cascade this alert to Community Pharmacy, Dental and Optometry contractors.

Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2020/043

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