This is the last report of the season and from week 21 reports will be published on a 4-weekly basis. Respiratory surveillance systems will continue to be monitored weekly and any exceptions will be reported.
Influenza activity appears to be at low levels with almost all indicators suggesting falling activity. A CMO letter was issued in week 49 advising that GPs may prescribe antivirals.
A Scottish addendum to the Public Health England guidance on use of antiviral agents for the treatment and prophylaxis of seasonal influenza has been published on the HPS website.