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 23 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月23日

WEEKLY UPDATE 23 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月23日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Jobs & Business Support I: Job Support Scheme The new Job Support Scheme which replaces the Furlough Scheme on 1.11.2020 has been adjusted to give more help to businesses that employ staff. IA: Job Support Scheme Open - for businesses operating at reduced capacity IB: Job Support Scheme Closed - for businesses required to close  IC: Job Retention Bonus continues  One-off bonus £1k for each employee retained under the Job Support Scheme.  II: Self-employed grants  2 x  taxable grants based on 40% profits capped at £3,750 - covering start of November- end of January, and February-end of April. III: Business grants  Targeting hospitality, hotels/BBs and leisure industries. Grants between £934-£2,100 based on rateable value for each month in Tier 2. These grants can be backdated to August.  Tier 2 -…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 16 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月16日

WEEKLY UPDATE 16 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月16日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
New Alert System  On Wednesday 14th October the Government introduced a new 3-tier alert system based on the number of cases in each area. Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton are all in Tier 2 - High Level. The poster below sets out what you can and can’t do, but the two key changes are  Households must not mix in any indoor settings anywhere. Households that have formed support bubbles may still mix indoors. Households may meet in private gardens but a maximum of 6 people including children and people in support bubbles. Test & Trace Support Payment goes live  The online claim form for the Test & Trace lump sum payment is now on the Council website click here School exams  School exams will be held in 2021 but…
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Covid-19: Essential information to help keep you and the community safe & well – 新冠病毒(Covid-19): 帮助您和社群保持安全的基本资讯

Covid-19: Essential information to help keep you and the community safe & well – 新冠病毒(Covid-19): 帮助您和社群保持安全的基本资讯

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
One of the key outputs for our BCC-funded BME Impact project is a booklet.  Our survey showed that respondents were primarily interested in 'the science', followed by guidance on reducing transmission,self-isolating and shielding.  We have therefore focused on these topics in the first edition of our booklet.  The topics in our second edition will be determined by issues that arise in our Online Group meetings as well as updated official guidance and key messages.  We welcome your comments on the booklet.  伯明翰华⼈社区疫情调研项目的一个重要组成部分是我们定期发布的一本小册子。在此前的问卷调查中,显示受访者最关注的几个方面包括:疫情的科学解释,如何减少病毒传播,政府对居家隔离和有关屏蔽保护的指南。因此,我们的第一版手册将重点关注这些主题。我们第二版手册的主题将取决于在线小组会议上大家讨论的内容,以及政府最新的官方指南和关键疫情信息。 我们欢迎您对小册子发表意见。 伯明翰華⼈社區疫情調研項目的一個重要組成部分是我們定期發布的一本小冊子。 在此前的 問卷調查中,顯示受訪者最關注的幾個方麵包括:疫情的科學解釋,如何減少病毒傳播,政府對居家隔離和有關屏蔽保護的指南。因此,我們的第一版手冊將重點關注這些主題。我們第二版手冊的主題將取決於在線小組會議上大家討論的內容,以及政府最新的官方指南和關鍵疫情信息。我們歡迎您對小冊子發表意見。 Booklet in English https://bit.ly/3fisdO6 Booklet in Simplified Chinese https://bit.ly/300U6nc Booklet in Traditional Chinese https://bit.ly/3fgPsIr Introduction 简介 In January 2020, a virus which had first been identified in Wuhan China began to take hold in the UK. By March, the coronavirus had spread at such a…
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Social Bubble Guide – 社交泡泡指南

Social Bubble Guide – 社交泡泡指南

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Good news! If you live by yourself (including single parents with children under 18 years), you can form a 'social bubble' with one other household from tomorrow 13.6.2020. This means you can meet one other household indoors and do not need to maintain 2m social distance. Please note you cannot move between social bubbles as this would increase the risk of transmission.   We’ve produced Chinese language posters to explain #SocialBubbles -intended to relieve lockdown pressure faced by single adult households.我们制作了中文海报来解释 ‘‘社交泡泡’’-旨在缓解单身成人家庭因居家隔离带来的压力。   English Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese
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