COVID-19 Booklet 2021

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
We've updated our Covid booklet to include information on testing and vaccination which weren't available to the public when we wrote the original version. As a virus, Covid-19 will mutate so we have kept the information in the booklet as broad as possible. If you know anybody who needs a hard copy because they don't have internet access, please call Chloe on 0121 685 8510 - let Chloe know whether they need Traditional or Simplified Chinese.   Covid-19 Booklet 2021 below in English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Scroll to view more. [ngg src="galleries" ids="35" display="basic_imagebrowser"] [ngg src="galleries" ids="36" display="basic_imagebrowser"] [ngg src="galleries" ids="37" display="basic_imagebrowser"]
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Covid-19 Monthly Update November – 每月疫情更新2021年11月

Covid-19 Monthly Update November – 每月疫情更新2021年11月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Latest Covid update In the past week a heavily mutated Covid variant has been identified, rapidly labelled a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization and named Omicron. Eleven cases of the Omicron variant have been found in the UK so far. It is unclear how big a threat it poses. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said it could be the most infectious variant so far. What we know is Omicron has mutations that theoretically help it to spread more quickly and there is mounting evidence of that happening in South Africa.  The Government's response is to test everyone coming into the UK, isolate all Omicron contacts, ramp up boosting and bring back compulsory face masks in some public places. The government has been focusing on the pressure on…
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Interim Update – 疫情快讯 19/7/2021

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
The Prime Minister has set out Government plans to lift the remaining Covid restrictions in England on 19 July Social distancing / face coverings no limits on social contact1m-plus rule removed (except in some settings, such as ports of entry and medical settings)no legal requirements for face coverings (although their use will still be advised in hospitals, healthcare settings and enclosed, crowded public spaces) Events / hospitality/ businesses nightclubs permitted to reopencapacity caps on businesses will be liftedhospitality businesses will no longer be required to provide table service onlyno limits on numbers at weddings and funeralsno restrictions on communal worship and singingno limits on people attending concerts, theatres or sports eventsno legal requirements for Covid certificates for any venue or event Travel The guidance recommending against travel to amber countries…
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Covid-19 Monthly Update June – 每月疫情更新2021年6月

Covid-19 Monthly Update June – 每月疫情更新2021年6月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News, Uncategorized
I: Roadmap  The Government has pushed the roadmap date back by four weeks until 19 July over Delta variant fears.  It means we are still in step 3 and most remaining curbs on social contact will remain in force until 19th July.  Weddings and receptions can go ahead without a guest number cap; but venues may set limits based on social distancing requirements. Rules on singing and dancing will remain. II. ‘Delta Variant’  DATA The Delta variant, first identified in India, and now accounts for 90% of Covid cases in the UK. A total of 75,953 cases of Delta were sequenced in the UK up to 16 June. It is 2 times more transmissible, with twice the rate of hospitalisation.  Birmingham listed as enhanced response area The number of cases and hospital…
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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 19 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月19日

WEEKLY UPDATE 19 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月19日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: ‘The roadmap out of lockdown’  In December, the Government said it would publish the ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ on Monday 22nd February.  Boris Johnson PM has stated that he will be guided by data, not dates.  NHS Providers – a membership body of NHS organisations – has set out 4 tests that it says must be met in order for lockdown to be eased:  Case numbers and the R number must drop significantly NHS capacity must return to levels where it can treat all patients  All top 9 priority groups must be vaccinated (projected by end of May) The Government must have a strategy to identify and control future outbreaks  http://bit.ly/3az0g4I II: Vaccination programme  Over 65’s  If you are aged 65+ you should receive your vaccination invitation from the…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 11 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月11日

WEEKLY UPDATE 11 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月11日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
You are receiving this week’s Covid-19 Update early as it is Chinese New Year; we will be closed on Friday 12th February.   Birmingham’s CNY street festival cannot go ahead this year but the Chinese Festival Committee Birmingham have risen to the challenge once again and organised a Facebook Live event for Friday evening http://bit.ly/CNY2021-FacebookLiveFestival Additionally, Birmingham’s Hippodrome Theatre has commissioned a programme of short films celebrating CNY http://bit.ly/CNY2021-HippodromeDigiFest Watch BCFC Chair James Wong introduce the film programme: https://youtu.be/ECfZv77aESg New Year Greeting from Anna Yim , CEO of Chinese Community Centre Birmingham : ‘‘ I hope you are all staying well and safe; it has been an extraordinary year for all of us. Despite all difficulties, we will celebrate our New Year and wishing you a healthy, safe and wonderful Ox  year. ’’…
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