Covid-19 News Flash – 新冠疫情新闻快讯 31/12/2020

Covid-19 News Flash – 新冠疫情新闻快讯 31/12/2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Tier 4 The Government today confirmed that Birmingham will move into Tier 4 at 00:01 tomorrow morning (Thursday 31st December).  Key changes:    II: Schools re-opening  Secondary schools Secondary schools will open as follows:  4th January – open for vulnerable children and children of key workers only 11th January – Years 11 & 13 (exam years) return  18th January – all other years  Primary schools  Primary schools will reopen on Monday 4th January. Universities  Only students who need to attend physical classes involving practical tasks in order to gain qualifications will return in January.  Schools and universities will introduce lateral flow tests.  III: AstroZeneca ‘Oxford’ vaccine approved  The Government approved the Oxford vaccine today. Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Jonathan Van-Tam states that the Pfizer and Oxford…
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End of year Christmas message

End of year Christmas message

News
Watch this special end-of-year Christmas message from our Chair Dr Yeow Poon to our members (old & new), partners, sponsors, donors, funders -all our friends & supporters 🎄 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZu2UGfpC9g&feature=youtu.be
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WEEKLY UPDATE 23 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月23日

WEEKLY UPDATE 23 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月23日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Christmas Bubbles – Revised  Covid-19 has a new variant. All viruses mutate so change was predictable and is nothing new.  According to Birmingham Director of Public Health Dr Justin Varney, there is currently no evidence that the effects of the new variant are worse or that the vaccine won’t work against it. However it appears to be highly transmissible.  The growth rate is doubling every 7 days in London/South East where 60-70% of cases are of the new variant.  For this reason the Government introduced a new Tier 4 which applies to London/South East from 20.12.2020.  In Tiers 1-3, changes have been made to the Christmas Bubbles policy. Although 3 households (+ their existing support bubbles) can still form a Christmas Bubble, they can now only meet on Christmas…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 18 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月18日

WEEKLY UPDATE 18 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月18日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Restrictions  I.I Tier review Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed Birmingham remains in Tier 3   I:II Christmas Bubble The Government has issued guidance that will apply to the 5-day Christmas Bubble period. We have inserted this into our Christmas period table.  PM Johnson stressed that 3 households mixing for 5 days are maximum limits, not targets; he urged people to do the minimum possible in order to reduce transmission. He also advised people to start reducing their contacts 5 days before Christmas ie from this weekend.  Restrictions 17.12.2020 – 27.12.2020 The Tiers will be reviewed every 14 days - the first review took place on 16.12.2020. For a 5 day period over Christmas, the Tiers will be lifted and replaced with the ‘Christmas Bubble’ system.  What happens from…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 11 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月11日

WEEKLY UPDATE 11 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月11日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Vaccine update I.I Covid-19 vaccinations start to roll out The first Covid-19 vaccine was adminstered this week to 90 year old Margaret Keenan at University Hospital Coventry  https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventry-hospital-covid-19-vaccine-19417389 I.II Allergic reactions People with a history of strong allergic reactions are advised not to have the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55244122 At a glance guide to the priority order for vaccination set out by the Government:  Detailed Government information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has been produced in large blocks, can be moved a maximum of 4 times and must be stored below  minus-70°C.  As  care homes cannot provide the storage facilities, the programme has changed so that the first group to receive the vaccination has been older people aged 80+ who are going to hospital as outpatients or who are…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 4 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月4日

WEEKLY UPDATE 4 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月4日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
This week MPs voted through the amended Tier system so we can confirm that Birmingham is in Tier 3 – Very High Alert level.  Here is an outline of the restrictions News  I: Vaccine update I.I Get your flu jab!  This year the seasonal flu jab is being given free of charge to all people aged 50+. It is available now – you don’t have to do anything as your GP will contact you to book an appointment.  The Government is urging all people over 50 to have the flu jab this year to reduce possible complications if people contract flu and Covid-19 at the same time.   I.II Covid-19 vaccines  The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has approved the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine for use in the UK.…
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Dim Sum Sale Fundraising Event 2020 点心售卖筹款活动

Dim Sum Sale Fundraising Event 2020 点心售卖筹款活动

Dim Sum, Event
https://youtu.be/XRt5pK74YvY Chinese Community Centre - Birmingham has created a fundraising Dim Sum Sale. 24 Dishes and list of ingrediants  Best eaten by All Dim Sum are now all sold out. Thank you to everyone who has ordered and for supporting our fundraiser! We are no longer taking in any orders. Due to our legal responsibility to ensure a Covid-safe building, we are only allowing one person in at a time to collect. Entrance is at the front door on Bradford St and exit is by the back door only. Customers will have a time slot, and you must collect during this time in order to avoid different households mixing. Thank you. last updated 15 Dec 17:00
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