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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WEEKLY UPDATE 6 NOVEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年11月6日

WEEKLY UPDATE 6 NOVEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年11月6日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
The 3 Tier Alert system has been suspended and replaced with a set of national restrictions lasting 5.11.2020 - 2.12.2020.  The key points are:  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, outbuildings eg sheds You must not mix with people who are not part of 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 You may go out for daily exercise or to visit public places (for example parks, canals)…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 16 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月16日

WEEKLY UPDATE 16 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月16日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
New Alert System  On Wednesday 14th October the Government introduced a new 3-tier alert system based on the number of cases in each area. Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton are all in Tier 2 - High Level. The poster below sets out what you can and can’t do, but the two key changes are  Households must not mix in any indoor settings anywhere. Households that have formed support bubbles may still mix indoors. Households may meet in private gardens but a maximum of 6 people including children and people in support bubbles. Test & Trace Support Payment goes live  The online claim form for the Test & Trace lump sum payment is now on the Council website click here School exams  School exams will be held in 2021 but…
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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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WEEKLY UPDATE 25 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年9月25日

WEEKLY UPDATE 25 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年9月25日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Covid-19 Weekly Update  25/9/2020 There has been an increase in Covid-19 cases with the rate of transmission (‘R’) moving above 1. It currently stands at 1.1-1.4.  On 21.9.2020, the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group (SAGE) moved the alert level to 4 , triggering more restrictions.  These are summarised below.  With immediate effect  Work from home if you can The Government urges people to revert to working from home if possible  From Wednesday 23rd September  Face coverings  Passengers in taxis and private hire cars must wear face coverings  Taxi drivers and public transport staff are advised to wear face coverings  From Thur 24th September Unregistered childcare provision  To enable parents to go to work, children under 14 can be looked after by people from other households for example family and friends Play dates…
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WEEKLY UPDATE Special Bulletin – 每周疫情快讯特別版 23.09.2020

WEEKLY UPDATE Special Bulletin – 每周疫情快讯特別版 23.09.2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, Event
Due to the recent steep rise in Covid cases, the Government has announced new rules.  They are taking effect this week, so we have produced this Special Bulletin with the headlines. We will provide more detail in the normal Weekly Update.  由于近日英国新冠疫情确诊人数剧增,政府紧急出台新规定。新规将在本周实施,我们紧急制作了疫情快讯特别版,我们将在每周疫情快讯中提供更多详细信息。 English Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese
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