Covid-19 Monthly Update March – 每月疫情更新2022年3月

I. Key messages and update

Cases on the rise 

The number of positive cases has started to rise. This is an inevitable part of increased mixing. Hospitalisations and deaths has not risen at the same rate, and 50% of people testing positive in hospital are there for other reasons.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60911771

The government set out its “Living with Covid” plan earlier this year. All remaining legal restrictions in England have been removed

It means people who test positive for Covid in England are no longer legally required to self-isolate, but they are still advised to stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days

Masks are no longer legally required in most public spaces – although they are still required in healthcare settings, such as GP surgeries, hospitals, and care homes.

From 1 April:

  • Lateral flow tests (LFTs) will no longer be free, except for the over-75s and over-12s with weakened immune systems
  • Covid passports will no longer be recommended, except for international travel
  • Free parking for NHS staff introduced during the pandemic will end

II. Testing

From 1 April, most people will have to pay for a lateral flow test in England. Free testing will be only provided for:

  • Patients in hospital, where a PCR test is required for their care
  • People who are eligible for community Covid drug treatments because they are at higher risk of getting seriously ill if they become infected.
  • Care home residents
  • People working in some high-risk settings, including care homes and prisons. These staff will be able to test regularly.

III. Covid Vaccination

Extra Covid booster

  • People aged 75 and over, residents in care homes and those with weakened immune systems can now book an extra booster jab against Covid in England.
  • You should wait four weeks from the date of a positive test before having your jab, even if you have no symptoms.
  • Under-18s who aren’t at high risk from Covid should wait 12 weeks after a positive test.
  • You should not have the booster if you have a severe illness or high fever. However, patient information from Pfizer and Moderna says you do not need to delay for a mild fever or a cold.
  • The vaccines do not infect you with Covid, and cannot cause positive results on a lateral flow or PCR test.

Covid jab to five to 11-year-olds

  • The Government says children aged between five and 11 in England will be offered a low-dose Covid vaccine with the aim of future-proofing their defences against a future wave of infection.
  • In total, about six million children in the UK in that age group will be offered the jab.
  • Two 10 microgram doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with at least 12 weeks between each dose, would be administered to those whose parents decide to take up the offer.

Birmingham Jab Cab

Birmingham is offering a free taxi service for individuals and families (funded by the NHS) who can’t easily get to a vaccination centre by walking or driving.

When booking a taxi you will need to provide your names, telephone number, address, the vaccine centre you will be going to and the number of passengers. TOA will provide transport to the closest open walk-in vaccination centre to your home address.

IV. Safer behaviours

The British Medical Association (BMA) agrees with NHS leaders that Covid is here for the long term. “Living with Covid” doesn’t mean ignoring it and ditching all protective measures. According to latest figures the UK is seeing rising cases of Covid, with an estimated one in every 14 people infected.

People will continue to be advised that there are safer behaviours they can adopt to reduce the risk of infection. Individuals can still reduce the risk of catching and passing on COVID-19 by:

  • Getting vaccinated;
  • Letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meeting outside;
  • Wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when rates of transmission are high;
  • Trying to stay at home if you are unwell;
  • Taking a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and staying at home and avoiding contact with other people if you test positive;
  • Washing your hands and following advice to ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’.

CCC-B End project Survey

伯明翰华人社区中心 新冠疫情项目问卷调查

CCC-B COVID-19 Project, funded by Birmingham City Council, will end at the end of March 2022. Over the past two years, we sincerely thank everyone who has followed and read the monthly updates. We hope that the information we provide will be helpful to you and your family.

The following link is the End Project Survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5SJZMJ3

Please click to participate and give your valuable opinions. Thank you very much! We wish you and your family good health, safe and well.

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每月疫情更新:2022年3月31日

 

I. 最新疫情信息和政府指引

新冠感染病例呈上升趋势

近期的新冠检测呈阳性的病例开始不断上升,这是疫情限制解除后不可避免的情形。住院人数和死亡人数并没有以同样的速度上升,50% 在医院新冠检测呈阳性的患者是由于其他原因入院。

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60911771

 

政府在今年早些时候制定了“与新冠共存”计划。英格兰所有法律规定的疫情限制已被取消。

这意味着在英格兰,新冠病毒检测呈阳性的人在法律上不再强制需要自我隔离,但政府仍然建议新冠感染者采取自愿居家隔离,并避免与他人接触至少5天。

在大多数公共场所,法律不再强制民众佩戴口罩——但在家庭医生诊所医院和疗养院等医疗机构仍然需要佩戴口罩。

 

从4月1日起:

  • 停止对普通公众提供免费的PCR核酸检测和LFT(横向测流)快速检测75 岁以上的长者和 12 岁以上免疫系统较弱的人士除外
  • 除国际旅行外,将不再推荐使用新冠通行证
  • 在疫情期间推出的 NHS 员工免费停车将结束

II. 新冠检测

4 1 日起,英格兰的普通民众需要自费购买LFT新冠快速检测盒。免费LFT新冠快速检测将仅提供给以下人群:

住院的患者,需要进行 PCR核酸检测才能对其进行护理

有资格接受社区新冠药物治疗的人士,因为如果被感染,他们患重病的风险更高。

养老院的居民

在某些新冠高风险环境中工作的人士,包括疗养院和监狱。这些工作人员将定期进行检测。

III. 新冠疫苗

第二剂加强针疫苗

  • 在英格兰75 岁及以上的人士、疗养院的居民和免疫系统较弱的人士,现在可以预约第二剂加强针疫苗
  • 对于感染新冠的人士,即使您没有任何症状,您也应该从检测结果呈阳性之日起等待4周后再进行加强针疫苗的接种。
  • 属于非新冠高风险18 岁以下的青少年和儿童,如果已经感染了新冠,应在检测呈阳性等待12 周后再进行接种。
  • 如果您患有严重疾病或高烧期间,不宜在发病期间接种加强针疫苗。从接种了辉瑞疫苗和 Moderna疫苗患者的统计信息表明,您无需因轻度发烧或感冒而延迟加强针疫苗的接种。
  • 新冠疫苗不会使您感染新冠病毒,也不会导致您做新冠LFT快速检测或PCR核酸检测呈阳性。

5 11 岁的儿童新冠疫苗接种

  • 政府表示,将为英格兰 5 11 岁的儿童提供低剂量的新冠疫苗,以防御未来可能的新一波疫情。
  • 在英国,总共将会为大约 600 万该年龄段的儿童提供疫苗接种。
  • 疫苗接种包括两剂10 微克的辉瑞疫苗,每剂之间至少需要间隔 12 周,并由父母决定是否给孩子接种疫苗。 

伯明翰疫苗出租车

伯明翰正在为无法通过步行,驾车轻松到达疫苗接种中心的个人和家庭(由 NHS 资助)提供免费的出租车服务。

预订出租车时,您需要提供您的姓名,电话号码,地址,您要去的疫苗中心以及乘客人数。TOA 将免费提供,离您家庭地址最近的开放式疫苗接种中心的交通服务。

IV.安全的个人防护行为

英国医学协会 (BMA) NHS 的官员一致认为,新冠会继续长期存在,与新冠共存并不意味着忽视新冠病毒,并放弃所有的个人保护措施。根据最新数据,英国的新冠病例正在上升,估计每 14 人中就有 1 人被感染。

政府鼓励民众继续采取安全的个人防护行为来降低感染风险。个人仍然可以通过以下方式降低感染和传播新冠病毒的风险:

  • 接种疫苗;
  • 尽量在室外会面,如果在室内会面,通风保持新鲜空气;
  • 在拥挤和封闭的空间中佩戴口罩,尤其是在您与通常不见面的人接触时,或者是病毒感染率很高的时期;
  • 身体不适时尽量待在家里;
  • 如果您出现新冠症状,请进行检测,如果检测呈阳性,则待在家里并避免与他人接触;
  • 勤洗手,并使用一次性的纸巾以防止病毒传播

伯明翰华人社区中心 新冠疫情项目问卷调查

由伯明翰市政府资助的伯明翰华人社区中心新冠疫情项目在20223月底结束。 在过去的两年中,我们衷心的感谢每一位关注和阅读每月疫情更新的人士,希望我们提供的疫情信息对您和您的家人有所帮助。

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以下的链接是新冠疫情项目的结束问卷调查,麻烦您点击参加,提出您宝贵的意见,非常感谢!我们祝愿您和您的家人身体安康,平安顺利。 

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