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

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 pastedGraphic.png year. ’’

Covid-19 News 

I: New travel requirements from Monday 15th February

  • Mandatory testing during the quarantine period

Travellers arriving into the England from anywhere else in the world will be required to undergo two Covid tests during their 10-day quarantine period.  

    • The tests will be PCR swab tests pre-booked via the Government portal set up on 11.2.2021
    • The tests must be done on day 2 and day 8
    • If a test is positive, the 10-day quarantine period starts again from the date of the test
    • Travellers will still be required to provide proof of a negative result from a test taken within 72 hours of travelling
    • This applies whether people are spending quarantine at home or in a hotel
    • Travellers must pay for all tests

Note: it is currently illegal to travel out of the country except for a few specified reasons.  If you try to leave the country for any other reason, you can be fined for breaking Coronavirus regulations. 

  • Mandatory hotel quarantine

Irish and UK residents who have spent time in any of the ‘Red List’ countries – those with ‘variants of concern’ – during the 10 days before returning will be required to quarantine in a hotel paying £1,750 per person

    • They must stay in one of the hotels commissioned by the Government
    • They must book via the Government portal set up on 11.2.2021
    • The fee of £1,750 covers accommodation, transport and testing 
    • Fees must be paid by travellers 
    • Only returning residents are permitted to enter the UK from a Red List country; entry for all other people is banned

Fines 

Failure to take a mandatory test

£1000

Failure to take the 2nd mandatory test 

£2000 + automatic extension of quarantine period to 14 days

Failure to quarantine in a designated hotel 

£5000 – £10,000

Lying / attempting to conceal spending time in a Red List country within 10 days of returning to England

Jail sentence of up to 10 years

Source: http://bit.ly/3jDOWqM

II: Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine 

Recent studies suggest that the Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine is less effective against mild-moderate Covid illness caused by the South African variant.  It is still effective against severe disease, and against the original virus. The study was conducted with a very small sample group so further research is needed 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55976037

You will be contacted by the NHS National Booking Service or your GP – you do not need to call anyone.

III: Extra testing facilities for people living or working in South Birmingham 

Use the postcode checker to find out if you should get a test

http://bit.ly/2LDH4sG

IV: Mobile testing units   amended 

The Southside District mobile testing unit is now closed.  You can still get a lateral flow (LFD) test at the Utilita Arena off Broad Street.  This is a drop-in centre, no booking required. 

Some pharmacies are also offering LFD tests by appointment only   https://www.1centralhealth.co.uk/bhamcovid

LFD tests are only for people without Covid symptoms; if you have symptoms, book a PCR test via the NHS website or call 119.  

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

V: Case rates 

Check the case rates in your local area http://ukcovid19.nw.r.appspot.com/

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每週疫情快訊: 2021212

2月12日星期五是中國農曆新年,伯明翰華人社區放假,您將提前收到本週的疫情快訊。

因為疫情,今年在伯明翰市中心的中國新年慶祝活動將無法舉行。伯明翰中國新年委員會應對疫情的挑戰,將於本週五晚上舉辦在線慶祝新年晚會,通過Facebook臉書平台在線直播,歡迎大家屆時收看。

http://bit.ly/CNY2021-FacebookLiveFestival

與此同時,伯明翰Hippodrome劇院受委託製作了一系列慶祝中國新年的短片,網址為 http://bit.ly/CNY2021-HippodromeDigiFest, 歡迎大家觀看由伯明翰中國新年委員會主席James Wong發布的介紹短片https://youtu.be/ECfZv77aESg

來自伯明翰華人社區中心總經理嚴珊的新年問候:

“希望大家幸福安康。對我們所有人來說,這是不平凡的一年。 儘管有種種困難,我們仍將慶祝新年,並祝您健康平安,pastedGraphic.png 牛年大吉。”

疫情信息

I: 215日星期一起的新旅行要求

• 隔離期間的必須進行新冠核酸檢測

所有到達英格蘭的旅客,在為期10天的隔離期內都必須進行兩次新冠核酸檢測。

    • 新冠核酸檢測需要通過政府網站預約,預約平台將於2021年2月11日開通
    • 檢測必須在隔離期的第2天和第8天完成
    • 如果檢測結果為陽性,從檢測日算起,需要進行為期10天的自我隔離
    •  旅客仍需出示起飛前72小時內新冠病毒檢測陰性證明
    • 出示72小時內新冠病毒檢測陰性證明同時適用於自我家居隔離和酒店隔離的人士
    • 旅客必須自行支付所有檢測費用

注意:除特殊原因,目前出境英國旅行是違法的。如果您出於任何其他原因出國旅行,則可能因違反新冠法規而被罰款。

強制性酒店檢疫

所有從來自“紅色名單”國家或地區(“南非新冠變種高風險地區”)返英的愛爾蘭和英國居民,都要在政府指定的酒店自我隔離10天,旅客需自行支付費用隔離費用,共計1,750英鎊。

    • 返英人士必須住在政府指定的酒店
    • 返英人士必須通過政府網站提前預訂,預約平台將於2021年2月11日開通
    • 1,750英鎊的費用包括住宿、交通費和檢測費
    • 費用必須由旅客自行支付
    • 只允許從紅色名單國家返英的英國居民入境, 禁止所有其他人入境英國

罰款

隔離期未進行新冠核酸檢測

罰款£1000英鎊

隔離期未進行第2次新冠核酸檢測

罰款£2000英鎊 + 隔離期自動延長至14天

未在政府指定的酒店隔離

罰款£5000 – £10,000英鎊

撒謊或試圖隱瞞自己在返英之前的10天內,曾到過紅色名單疫情高風險國家或地區

最高刑期為10年監禁

信息來源: http://bit.ly/3jDOWqM

II: 牛津阿斯利康疫苗

最近的研究表明,牛津阿斯利康疫苗對預防新冠病毒南非變種引起的輕度和中度病症效果較差,但該疫苗仍然可以預防重症和抵禦新冠原始病毒。這項研究是針對非常小的一組人群,因此還需要進一步的研究。

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55976037

國家疫苗服務中心或您的家庭醫生將與您聯繫, 您無需致電任何人。

III:為伯明翰南部地區居民提供的額外新冠檢測設施

您可以點擊以下鏈接,輸入您地址郵編來確定是否需要進行檢測

http://bit.ly/2LDH4sG

IV: 移動新冠快速檢測站

位於中國城南苑商區的新冠病毒快速檢測站已經關閉。您仍然可以前往Broad Street的Utilita體育館進行新冠快速檢測。 Utilita體育館新冠病毒檢測中心不需要提前預約。

一些藥房也僅通過預約提供快速檢測https://www.1centralhealth.co.uk/bhamcovid

新冠快速檢測僅適用於無新冠症狀的人士,如果您已經出現新冠症狀,您必須自我隔離並通過NHS網站預約新冠核酸檢測或致電119。

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

V:每日新冠數據

點擊鏈接查看您所在區域的新冠數據

http://ukcovid19.nw.r.appspot.com/

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