Covid-19 Monthly Update March – 每月疫情更新2022年3月

Covid-19 Monthly Update March – 每月疫情更新2022年3月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I. Key messages and update Cases on the rise  The number of positive cases has started to rise. This is an inevitable part of increased mixing. Hospitalisations and deaths has not risen at the same rate, and 50% of people testing positive in hospital are there for other reasons. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60911771 The government set out its "Living with Covid" plan earlier this year. All remaining legal restrictions in England have been removed It means people who test positive for Covid in England are no longer legally required to self-isolate, but they are still advised to stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days Masks are no longer legally required in most public spaces - although they are still required in healthcare settings, such as GP…
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Covid-19 Monthly Update February – 每月疫情更新2022年2月

Covid-19 Monthly Update February – 每月疫情更新2022年2月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I. Key messages and update All remaining legal restrictions in England have been removed as part of the prime minister's "Living with Covid" plan. It means people who test positive for Covid in England are no longer legally required to self-isolate, although they are still advised to do so. "Living with Covid" plan includes: people with Covid are not legally required to self-isolate however, guidance recommends that those who test positive stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days self-isolation support payments of £500 for those on low incomes have stopped routine contact tracing has ended - people in contact with someone with Covid will no longer be advised to self-isolate or take daily tests workers are not required to tell their employer if…
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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 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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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 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 5 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月5日

WEEKLY UPDATE 5 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月5日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: South African variant in South Birmingham Two cases of the South African variant of the Covid-19 virus have been detected in South Birmingham -the two households are part of the same extended family.  It is believed the SA variant has a higher transmission rate but there is currently no evidence that it is more dangerous than the original version.  Birmingham Director for Public Health Dr Justin Varney says: ‘Don’t panic, but don’t take risks’ http://bit.ly/3oSifaa II: Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine reduces transmission Research results indicate that the Oxford vaccine may reduce transmission of Covid-19, as well as treating disease.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55913913 The research has not been through peer review yet so official guidance remains to ‘treat everyone else as if they have the virus, and act as if you have…
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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 4 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月4日

WEEKLY UPDATE 4 December 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年12月4日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
This week MPs voted through the amended Tier system so we can confirm that Birmingham is in Tier 3 – Very High Alert level.  Here is an outline of the restrictions News  I: Vaccine update I.I Get your flu jab!  This year the seasonal flu jab is being given free of charge to all people aged 50+. It is available now – you don’t have to do anything as your GP will contact you to book an appointment.  The Government is urging all people over 50 to have the flu jab this year to reduce possible complications if people contract flu and Covid-19 at the same time.   I.II Covid-19 vaccines  The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has approved the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine for use in the UK.…
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