Covid-19 Monthly Update October – 每月疫情更新2021年10月

Covid-19 Monthly Update October – 每月疫情更新2021年10月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Roadmap  Infection levels have been rising recently. So far The Government have no agenda to move to its stricter Plan B. The Government’s current focus is to offer booster jabs and get more young people, including 12-15 year olds, vaccinated.  What could trigger Plan B? No single event or set of figures would necessarily trigger Plan B, but the government said it would monitor: hospitalisations rapid rates of change in figures the overall state of the NHS Key messages from the Cabinet Office webinar 21st Oct.  Following safer key behaviours to tackle COVID-19 is vital as winter approaches. Get your booster jab as soon as you can, if eligible.. Myths about the vaccine programme can be misleading and undermine the effort to tackle COVID-19. Let people know the facts.…
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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 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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WEEKLY UPDATE 12 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月12日

WEEKLY UPDATE 12 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月12日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Vaccination programme continues to roll out… I:II People aged 56+ You will be contacted by the NHS Vaccination Centre or your GP surgery.  The vaccination is free, and only available via the NHS in the UK. Any vaccinations being advertised by private clinics or on the internet may be fake and not approved by the official regular MHRA. You may be risking your health and wasting your money if you book a private vaccination.  I:II Carers  If you are an informal carer not receiving Carers Allowance, make sure your GP knows you are caring for someone who is clinically vulnerable.  Rachel – DHSC message is a cropped screenshot – let me know if you need the original  II: ‘The roadmap out of lockdown’ Step 1 (Part 1) of the…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 5 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月5日

WEEKLY UPDATE 5 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月5日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: ‘The roadmap out of lockdown’ (Applies to England only) Step 1 (Part 1) of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect on Monday; Part 2 of Step 1 is scheduled to start three weeks later.  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 The Government will give 7 days’ notice whether or not the tests are met and we will move to the next stage. If these tests are not met, we will not move to the next stage.  Therefore, it is advisable to wait before you…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 26 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月26日

WEEKLY UPDATE 26 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月26日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Covid alert level reduced to 4 The four Chief Medical Officers for the UK have announced that the number of people going to hospital has reduced so there is no longer a risk of the NHS being overwhelmed. The Covid Alert Level has been reduced to 4.   Restrictions remain in place until the Roadmap out of Lockdown begins – see below.  II: ‘The roadmap out of lockdown’    The roadmap out of lockdown was published on Monday.   Restrictions will be lifted in 4 stages (stage 1 is in two parts), commencing 8th March and finishing 21st June.  Each stage 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…
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