Covid-19 Monthly Update September – 每月疫情更新2021年9月

Covid-19 Monthly Update September – 每月疫情更新2021年9月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Roadmap  With summer over and people returning to work and school, contact levels may rise and those contacts may increasingly be indoors, where the virus spreads more easily. The government published the Winter Plan on 22nd Wednesday. Their approach in England is going to try to rely almost entirely on the vaccines to protect the country from Covid this winter.  Plan A Continuing rollout of vaccines, including the boosters and jabs for children Plan BThis includes greater use of face coverings, Covid passports and working from home orders - a "lockdown lite" as it has been dubbed. The government is try to find a balance that "maximises risk reduction while minimising the impacts on our lives" Plan B The measures may not seem that significant considering the nature of lockdowns previously,…
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Covid-19 Monthly Update August – 每月疫情更新2021年8月

Covid-19 Monthly Update August – 每月疫情更新2021年8月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
I: Roadmap From 16th August, further restrictions on self-isolation and school students have been lifted. The Government’s latest strategy and focus on Covid are: Reinforce the country’s vaccine wall of defence through booster jabs and driving take up Enable the public to make informed decisions through guidance, rather than laws Retain proportionate test, trace and isolate plans in line with international comparators Retain contingency measures to respond to unexpected events, while accepting that further cases, hospitalisations and deaths will occur as the country learns to live with COVID 19   Changes to close contact self-isolation policy From 16 August 2021, Double-jabbed individuals and under 18s who are identified as close contacts will be exempt from the requirement to self isolate, but NHS Test and Trace advise the person who is…
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Covid-19 Monthly Update July – 每月疫情更新2021年7月

Covid-19 Monthly Update July – 每月疫情更新2021年7月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I. Current situation On 19 July The Government has lifted the remaining Covid restrictions, social distancing, events and gatherings and travel in England.  Birmingham is one of the areas with high numbers of Indian/Delta variant cases There are 12 areas of England where the Delta variant is spreading quickly. Birmingham is on the list. The government says if you live in one of these areas you should read local Covid-19 information and advice. The Government remind residents to follow hands, face and space rules: washing hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds, and use sanitiser wear a face covering in busy places meet friends and family outside keep 2m (6ft) apart from people you don't live with II. Difference between NHS Covid-19 app and NHS app  The NHS COVID-19 app is the…
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Interim Update – 疫情快讯 19/7/2021

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
The Prime Minister has set out Government plans to lift the remaining Covid restrictions in England on 19 July Social distancing / face coverings no limits on social contact1m-plus rule removed (except in some settings, such as ports of entry and medical settings)no legal requirements for face coverings (although their use will still be advised in hospitals, healthcare settings and enclosed, crowded public spaces) Events / hospitality/ businesses nightclubs permitted to reopencapacity caps on businesses will be liftedhospitality businesses will no longer be required to provide table service onlyno limits on numbers at weddings and funeralsno restrictions on communal worship and singingno limits on people attending concerts, theatres or sports eventsno legal requirements for Covid certificates for any venue or event Travel The guidance recommending against travel to amber countries…
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Covid-19 Monthly Update June – 每月疫情更新2021年6月

Covid-19 Monthly Update June – 每月疫情更新2021年6月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News, Uncategorized
I: Roadmap  The Government has pushed the roadmap date back by four weeks until 19 July over Delta variant fears.  It means we are still in step 3 and most remaining curbs on social contact will remain in force until 19th July.  Weddings and receptions can go ahead without a guest number cap; but venues may set limits based on social distancing requirements. Rules on singing and dancing will remain. II. ‘Delta Variant’  DATA The Delta variant, first identified in India, and now accounts for 90% of Covid cases in the UK. A total of 75,953 cases of Delta were sequenced in the UK up to 16 June. It is 2 times more transmissible, with twice the rate of hospitalisation.  Birmingham listed as enhanced response area The number of cases and hospital…
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Covid-19 Monthly Update May – 每月疫情更新2021年5月

Covid-19 Monthly Update May – 每月疫情更新2021年5月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Welcome back! After a short pause, our Covid-19 bulletin is back although we will be producing it monthly.  If you want to check cases on a daily basis, download this app to your smartphone https://ukcovid19.nw.r.appspot.com/  The data is taken from ‘Coronavirus in the UK’, the UK Government official website on Covid statistics and insights.  What’s new? I: Roadmap  On Monday 17th May, England moved to Step 3 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown.  II: ‘Indian Variant’ The presence of B.1.617.2 – the ‘Indian variant’ – has been a concern. On 13th May, the Birmingham Mail reported that 62 cases had been found across the West Midlands with 19 being in Edgbaston South & University https://bit.ly/3fwezs0  https://bit.ly/3hEaHb0  However, the Government scientific advisers have said the Indian variant may be highly transmissible but…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 26 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月26日

WEEKLY UPDATE 26 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月26日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: The Roadmap Out Of Lockdown  The ‘stay at home’ order will be lifted on Monday 29th March although you are advised to stay local. If all goes well, Step 2 will be triggered on Monday 12th April Remember: each step will only be implemented if 4 tests are satisfied:                            Test 1 The vaccination programme is on schedule Test 2 Hospitalisations and deaths are reduced Test 3 The NHS is not overwhelmed by a surge of new cases Test 4 New variants of concern can be adequately managed If these tests are not met, we will not move to the next stage. Therefore, it is advisable to wait before you book holidays abroad as restrictions could continue beyond…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 19 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月19日

WEEKLY UPDATE 19 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月19日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Vaccination programme hits a bump in the road out of lockdown     NEW People aged 50-55 received Covid vaccination invitations this week. The Government is 2 weeks ahead of schedule.  However, due to a supply issue, people under 50 must wait until May before receiving their first jabs.  Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that everyone in the first wave (priority groups 1-9) will receive their second jab by mid-April as it must be given within 12 weeks of the first vaccination. The schedule now looks like this:  When might people receive their first vaccine dose? All adults should be vaccinated by the end of July.  You will be contacted by the NHS Vaccination Centre or your GP surgery.  The vaccination is free, and only available via the…
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