WEEKLY UPDATE 23 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月23日

Jobs & Business Support

I: Job Support Scheme

The new Job Support Scheme which replaces the Furlough Scheme on 1.11.2020 has been adjusted to give more help to businesses that employ staff.

IA: Job Support Scheme Open – for businesses operating at reduced capacity

IB: Job Support Scheme Closed – for businesses required to close 

IC: Job Retention Bonus continues 

One-off bonus £1k for each employee retained under the Job Support Scheme. 

II: Self-employed grants 

2 x  taxable grants based on 40% profits capped at £3,750 – covering start of November- end of January, and February-end of April.

III: Business grants 

Targeting hospitality, hotels/BBs and leisure industries. Grants between £934-£2,100 based on rateable value for each month in Tier 2. These grants can be backdated to August. 

Tier 2 – High Alert Level

Birmingham remains in Tier 2 – High Alert level because case rates exceed 100 per 100,000 population. 

Social or Support Bubble?

Government websites use the term ‘Support Bubble’.  Some organisations and individuals refer to ‘social bubbles’.  They are the same thing: a single adult household linking up with another household of any size for support especially emotional and mental.

Self isolation / Shielding / Social Distancing – what’s the difference? 

Airport Tests for people travelling to Hong Kong 

Hong Kong requires people arriving from the UK to show a negative test result, taken within 72 hours. A private saliva swab test is now available at Terminal 2 and 5 at Heathrow Airport. The test currently costs £80, results are available within 1 hour. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54604100

Human Challenge research

Imperial College London is leading Covid-19 vaccine research by injecting volunteers with the virus then testing to see if a vaccine prevents infection. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54612293

Zoe Covid Symptom Study app

Jointly created by Kings College London and health science company Zoe, the aim is to track the long term effects of Covid-19 by people uploading their symptoms on a daily basis.  The Zoe app is separate from the NHS Test & Trace app but is supported by Government. 

The app can only be downloaded onto smartphones at the moment. 

Requires iOS 10.0 or Android 5.0 and up.  

https://covid.joinzoe.com/data

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54622059

UK Covid-19 Dashboard

Shows the number of cases and deaths in your local area over a 7 day period up to 2 days ago.  The dashboard can be downloaded to smartphones and computers. 

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

Covid-19 Community Champions Briefing – Key Message 

Birmingham Director of Public Health Dr Justin Varney advises people not to check case rates on a daily basis as numbers go up and down during the week. He advises people to pick a day, and check on the same day each week.  Birmingham Council’s dashboard is updated each Tuesday. 

每周疫情快讯2020年10月23日

针对工作岗位和企业商户的补贴政策

就业支持计划

政府将在2020年11月1日推出新的工资补贴政策 – “就业支持计划”,以取代疫情初期实施的“职位保留计划”(the Furlough Scheme)该计划主要帮助那些因受疫情的影响行业和雇员。

“就业支持计划”主要帮助那些因受疫情的影响,虽然开放但营业额下降的行业

处于关闭或停运状态的行业和岗位,不符合“就业支持计划”的申请资格

保留工作岗位的奖励

申请“就业支持计划”的雇主, 政府将向雇主支付每个岗位1,000英镑的奖励。

自雇人士补助金

补助金将分为两期,每期三个月。第一笔补助金的期限从2020年11月开始到2021年1月底的三个月期间,第二笔补助金的期限从2021年2月开始到2021年4月底的三个月期间。补助金的额度基于三个月平均营业利润的40%计算,一次性支付,最高限额为3,750英镑,补助金属于纳税收入。

企業補助金

針對酒店業,賓館/民宿及休閒行業,適用於疫情警戒級別2級或以上的地區。補助金根據根據其物業的評稅價值發放,每月934英鎊至2,100英鎊不等。補助金可以追溯到8月份。

第2级 –高警戒级别

伯明翰仍处于疫情警戒级别的第2级- 属于高风险地区,即每10万人口中有超过100例新冠确诊病例。

社交泡泡或支持泡泡?

政府网站中经常使用“支持泡泡”一词,一些机构和个人则使用“社交泡泡”一词。 这两个词指的其实是同一个意思,即一个单身成年人可以和另一个任何规模的家庭一起形成一个社交泡泡,以便相互提供帮助,尤其是在情感和精神上的支持。

自我隔离/高危人群屏蔽/保持社交距离- 有什么区别?

前往香港旅行的乘客可在机场做新冠病毒测试

所有从英国赴香港的乘客,都需要持72小时内阴性核酸检测证明。希思罗机场2号和5号航站楼现已提供付费式唾液拭子测试, 费用为£80英镑,可在1小时内获得测试结果。阅读更多

英国将开展“人类挑战”新冠病毒人体试验

伦敦帝国理工学院将在世界上首次开展新冠疫苗人体试验,方法是向健康志愿者接种新冠疫苗,然后将自己主动暴露在新冠病毒下,以便在受控环境中测试疫苗是否可以预防感染。阅读更多

ZOE 新冠症状研究应用程序

该应用程序是由伦敦国王学院和ZOE健康科技公司共同创建,其目标通过新冠患者每天上传自己的症状,应用程序将统计和跟踪新冠病毒对患者长期健康的影响。 ZOE应用程序与NHS测试与追踪应用程序属于不同的应用软件,但也得到了政府的支持。

该应用程序目前只能下载到智能手机上使用

安装或运行此应用程序需要IOS 10.0或ANDROID 5.0及更高版本

https://covid.joinzoe.com/data

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54622059

英国新冠疫情数据动态

显示在7天之内(直到2天之前)您所在地区的确诊病例和死亡人数。数据动态可以下载到智能手机或计算机上运行。

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

新冠社区信息员简介会 – 要点

伯明翰公共卫生部门总监贾斯汀•瓦尼(JUSTIN VARNEY)博士建议人们不需要每天查询感染确诊率,因为一周期间的病例数在不断的上升或下降。他建议民众可以选择一周里的一天,每周检查一次感染确诊率,然后进行对比。伯明翰市政府的疫情数据动态在每周二更新。

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