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

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 vaccines were developed differently but are judged to be as good as each other. They both require 2 doses to be effective but there will now be a 12-week gap between the doses to enable more people to be vaccinated more quickly. 

  • You will be contacted when the vaccine is available for you; please do NOT call your GP
  • Ensure you return for your 2nd dose when contacted
  • The vaccine works against disease if you catch Covid-19; it may not prevent transmission. Even after having the vaccine, you must still remember: 

Hands ● Face ● Space 

 

I:第4级疫情防控

政府今天确认,伯明翰将于明天上午(12月31日,星期四)凌晨00:01进入第4级疫情防控地区。

主要内容包括:

II:学校开学安排

中学

中学将按以下时间开学:

14仅向弱势儿童和一线员工子女开放

111– 11年级和13年级(考试年)学生返校

118其他所有年级学生返校

小学

小学将于14日星期一重新开放。

大学

必须参加线下教学,需要完成有实际操作课程,才可以获得毕业证书的学生,将在一月份返校。

中学和大学将为学生进行横向流量测试。

III:阿斯利康和牛津大学联合研发的新冠疫苗获批

政府今天批准了牛津新冠疫苗。

英格兰大学副首席医学官Jonathan Van-Tam教授指出,辉瑞疫苗和牛津疫苗的研发方法不同,但两种疫苗的效果都很不错。 两种疫苗都需要接种两剂,并需要12周时间才能产生有效免疫。

两剂疫苗间隔时间较长可以使更多的人能够接种疫苗。

当疫苗预备到位时,您会被告知, 请不要致电您的家庭医生。

当您被告知第二剂预备到位时,请确保及时接种。

如果您感染了新冠病毒,该疫苗可以有效抵御新冠病毒,但可能不会阻止病毒传输。 即使您已经接种了疫苗,仍然需要做好以下防护:

 ● 社交距离

 

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