Public Health

Hull’s Director of Public Health, Julia Weldon.

Advice for Hull, as Coronavirus restrictions end

As the government confirms all remaining Coronavirus restrictions will end, Hull’s public health lead has explained what ‘living with Covid’ looks like for Hull.

Key changes announced this week include:… More

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Drop-in test clinics to mark HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week will be marked in Hull this week with a series of free, drop-in testing clinics. The sessions, which offer quick and confidential results, are taking place … More

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Exhibition reflects on life with Coronavirus

People in Hull can explore the story of how the city has coped, worked and adapted to live through the continuing Coronavirus pandemic through a new exhibition opening Friday January … More

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How to get a Lateral Flow Test

Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs), also known as ‘no-symptom’ tests are currently affected by national supply issues. This has resulted in a temporary pause in the availability of home testing kits … More

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New free healthy weight scheme launches

A free support service focussing on nutrition and activity is now available for people in Hull. Healthy Hull provides comprehensive support for adults who want to eat well, move more … More

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Get ready to go dry this January!

Anyone looking to make healthy changes in 2022 is urged to take up the Dry January challenge and start the year sober. A month off alcohol could have a number … More

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Testing and vaccination over Christmas

Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs), vaccine appointments and walk-in sessions will be available in Hull over the holiday period.

Here’s your handy guide to what’s happening, including:

  • Where and how to


Call for people to join Hull’s vaccine drive

An urgent call has been issued for workers to join a drive to get thousands of people vaccinated. Local NHS teams have urged applicants to register with the Humber Coast … More

Julia Weldon, Hull's Director of Public Health sits at her desk. She is wearing a red check jacket and has a serious expression

Coronavirus rule changes – what it means for Hull

Hull’s public health lead has urged residents to make sure they follow the latest Coronavirus restrictions. The call follows the Government announcement that ‘Plan B’ will be implemented. In an … More

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Omicron: what you need to know in Hull

As details continue to emerge on new Coronavirus variant, Omicron, Hull’s Director of Public Health has said the time to act is now. Julia Weldon urged people to follow new … More

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Good news for air quality in Hull

Data shows air quality in Hull has been steadily improving since 2016 and is expected to continue to get better. Levels of Nitrogen Dioxide, the main pollutant of concern across … More

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Where to get free no-symptom tests this week

There are a number of walk-in no-symptom testing clinics this week.

With cases having increased in Hull over the past few weeks, routine testing with LFTs  is one of the … More

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Bike hub opens at the University of Hull

A new bike hire hub, ready to loan out more than 60 refurbished bikes to University of Hull students, has opened on campus.

The new scheme, run in collaboration between … More

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Where to get Covid-tested for Hull Fair

Hull Fair starts this Friday (October 8) and everyone planning a visit has been asked to play their part in reducing the spread of Coronavirus.

One of the most important … More

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The countdown to Hull Fair has begun!

There are less than three weeks until Hull Fair begins. The earliest stages of set-up have already begun, and it will not be long before Showmen and women begin arriving … More