Covid-19 News Flash 新冠疫情新闻快讯10.12.21

Covid-19 News Flash 新冠疫情新闻快讯10.12.21

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Move to Covid-19 Plan B The Prime Minister has now confirmed that England is moving to Plan B following the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the UK. To protect us, a new set of restrictions has been introduced. 1. Face coverings Face coverings are now required: In most public indoor venues unless you are eating, drinking (hospitality) or exercising (gyms) On public transport Face coverings are recommended: In outside spaces that are crowded   2. Work from home   3. NHS COVID-19 Pass and Testing From 15 December, you will need a negative rapid test (LFD test) or proof of full vaccination via the NHS COVID-19 App in the following settings: All nightclubs Indoors with 500+ people (e.g. music venues/ large receptions) Outdoors with 4,000+ people (e.g. outdoor…
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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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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 27 NOVEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年11月27日

WEEKLY UPDATE 27 NOVEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年11月27日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
There will be several changes in the next few weeks. The national lockdown will be lifted and every region in England will be placed into one of the 3 Tiers. Birmingham was in Tier 2 High Alert level before lockdown – from 2nd December, it will be placed in Tier 3.  For a 5 day period over Christmas, the Tiers will be lifted and replaced with the ‘Christmas Bubble’ system.  What happens from 28th December will depend on the case rates – we will keep you informed.  27.11.2020 - 01.12.2020 National Lockdown continues  No social mixing between households  Limited social mixing in outdoor public spaces Work from home if possible 02.12.2020 -16.12.2020 Tier 3 applies The Government has announced that Birmingham will be in Tier 3 Very High Alert level from 2.12.2020. …
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WEEKLY UPDATE 2 NOVEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年11月2日

WEEKLY UPDATE 2 NOVEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年11月2日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
On Saturday night, the Prime Minister announced a national ‘lockdown’, starting Thursday 5th November, ending Wednesday 2nd December. The 3 Tier Alert system has been temporarily suspended.  Parliament still has to approve the new restrictions but here are the key headlines:  1) You must stay at home except for  Work – if you cannot work from home  Education and childcare Shopping for essentials  Exercise  Medical appointments  2) Indoors including private gardens You must not mix with people outside your household or support bubble Exceptions  You may go into someone else’s residence  To carry out emergency work (eg electricians, plumbers) For childcare  For provision of care to a vulnerable person  To visit as a volunteer To assist someone to escape injury or harm 3) Outdoors  Your household may go out for…
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