ERRATUM: Please note that the legend of the Figure 1 was incorrect and this has now been amended.
In week 52, overall assessment is yellow (normal season activity). Seasonal influenza is having a moderate impact on the population. There is continuing evidence of increasing secondary care pressure based on virological detections of influenza.
Community circulation of influenza prompted the issue of a CMO letter in week 50 advising that GPs may prescribe antivirals.