WEEKLY UPDATE 30 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月30日

WEEKLY UPDATE 30 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月30日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
How does the new Alert System work? An area is put into Tier 2 High Alert when ‘case rates’ go above 100. If Tier 2 measures fail to bring case rates below 100, the area is put up to Tier 3 Very High Alert level. It is important to be aware that case rates are not the same as the actual rates. The actual rates are the number of positive tests; case rates are scaled up to show the estimated figure per 100,000 population.   The graph below shows what this looks like in Sandwell 18th -24th October - we have used this as we don’t have information in this format for Birmingham.  The graph is published by Sandwell Director of Public Health.  While actual cases are not as alarming…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 9 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月9日

WEEKLY UPDATE 9 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月9日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
The ‘R’ number (rate of transmission) currently stands at1.2 -1.6 The alert level is 4 Local Restrictions There were no new local restrictions for Birmingham citizens this week. With exceptions explained previously, you are not allowed to have visitors in your house or garden, and you are not allowed to enter other people’s houses or gardens wherever they live. This is reviewed weekly at a meeting which includes Council Leaders, Directors of Public Health, the West Midlands Regional Mayor and Health Minister Matt Hancock.  Test & Trace Support Payment for people on low incomes If the NHS has instructed you to self-isolate, you may be able to claim a payment of £500 for the self-isolation period.  Read more here  Key points are:  You must be working or self-employed Unable to…
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