WEEKLY UPDATE 29 JUNE 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年6月29日

Welcome to another edition of our weekly update. 

 

As social distancing rules are easing in England from Saturday, please stay alert as the threat of coronavirus is “not over” yet. We should all do our best to combat the virus and protect the most vulnerable. 

Covid-19 statistics update:

  • The number of deaths registered in England and Wales mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” in the week ending 19 June 2020 (Week 25) was 783, accounting for 8.4% of all deaths, the lowest number of deaths involving COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks.
  • As of 9am on 1 July, there have been 9,662,051 tests, with 226,398 tests on 30 June. 313,483 people have tested positive. 
  • As of 5pm on 30 June, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 43,906 have sadly died.
  • 3361 total cases in Birmingham, approximately 294 per 100,000 people. (data from gov.uk, updated 2nd July)
  • 2394 total deaths in hospitals in the West Midlands, as of 29 June.

Covid-19 Alert Levels in England:

 

  • Latest R number range for the UK 0.7 – 0.9
    (Last updated on Thursday 25 June 2020)

 

  • The current alert level 3
    Virus is in general circulation

 

News and stories from the last week:

 

  • Leicester has become the first city in Britain to be put back into lockdown after virus surge
    • Schools and non-essential shops have closed once again since 30 June in Leicester
    • The lockdown measures will be reviewed again on July 18

 

  • A reminder about new lockdown measures, starting tomorrow Saturday 4 July:
    • you can meet in groups of up to two households (support bubble household counts as one) either indoors or outdoors. You can meet with different households at different times. But remember to maintain social distance from people who are not in your household or bubble. 
    • Meeting outside: you can continue to meet in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines
    • Forming a support bubble (i.e. those in single adult households), continue to have close contact as if they live with the other people in the bubble, but you should stick to who you have formed a support bubble with
    • Additional businesses and venues, including restaurants, pubs, cinemas, visitor attractions, hotels, and campsites will be able to open. 
    • Other public places, such as libraries, community centres, places of worship, outdoor playgrounds and outdoor gyms can open although many are staying closed while they get themselves ‘Covid-secure’.
    • You can stay overnight away from your home with your own household or support bubble, or with members of one other household (where you need to keep social distancing)
    • It will be against the law to gather in groups larger than 30 people, except for a limited set of circumstances to be set out in law. Police will have the power to break up groups larger than 30, apart from these exceptions to be announced

Scientists and the government will be closely monitoring the effect of relaxation of rules. Any spike in cases could lead to lockdown rules being introduced locally.

  • The government has published safety guidance for return to school in September 
    • Built on the principle of keeping pupils in separate “bubbles”
    • Schools will have testing kits to give to parents/guardians if children develop symptoms 
    • Parents/guardians will face fines in England if they do not send their children back to school in September 

Note: Parents/guardians have a legal duty to ensure children receive an education; therefore, if they are homeschooling, they will not be fined. 

    • Pupils will be expected to continue with all their GCSEs and A-levels exams
  • Support for businesses: flexible furlough scheme starts 1 July
    Businesses have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part time as part of the government’s plan to re-open the UK’s economy
  • Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August
    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, drivers have been allowed to delay the test for six months, but the MOT extension will be stopped by the end of July. The move will help ensure that vehicles are kept safe to drive.
  • Warning over Covid-19 ‘test and trace’ scam
    Residents are urged to remain vigilant as reports about a coronavirus test kit related scam hits the county. Currently, coronavirus test kits are provided by the NHS free of charge. 

Interesting reads:

The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) Virtual Wellbeing: Keeping Healthy at Home

 

每周疫情快讯

 

欢迎阅读新一周疫情快讯。英国从明天7月4日开始放宽社交距离限制,但请仍然保持警惕,因为冠状病毒的威胁“尚未结束”。我们都应尽个人努力,减低自己和脆弱者患病风险。

疫情统计数据更新:

  • 第25周登记的死亡人数中,英格兰和威尔士登记涉及新冠病毒的死亡人数为783例,占该周所有死亡人数的比率为8.4%。这是过去12周涉及新冠病毒的最低死亡人数。
  • 截至7月1日上午9点,已经进行了 9,662,051例新冠病毒测试,6月30日进行了226,398例测试。累计确诊案313,483例。
  • 截至6月30日下午5点,医院内外全部累计死亡43,906例。
  • 伯明翰累计确诊案3361例,每10万人约294例(数据于2020年7月2日更新)。
  • 截至6月29日,西米德兰兹郡医院总死亡人数为2394例。

 

英国五级疫情警报系统:

  • 0.7 – 0.9(资料于星期四6月25日更新)
  • 當前警報3級(表示“病毒仍然在普遍传播” -但社交距离限制放松)

 

上周重要新闻和故事:

  • 莱斯特为英国首个城因病毒激增被重新封锁
    • 自6月30日以来,莱斯特的学校和非必需品商店再次关闭
    • 封锁措施将于7月18日再次审查
  • 从明天7月4日星期六, 新的封锁措施开始:
    • 您可以在室内或室外以与最多两个家庭见面聚集(“社交泡泡”家庭计为一个)。你可以在不同的时间会见不同的家庭。但是记住要保持社交距离。
    • 房外聚集:你可以与来自不同家庭, 但最多六人见面,遵循社交距离准则
    • 组成“社交泡泡” (即单身成人家庭)可以亲密接触,就好像他们与“社交泡泡”中其他人生活在一起一样,但你不能改变与你组成“社交泡泡”家庭
    • 其他商业和场所,包括餐厅、酒吧、电影院、旅游景点、酒店和露营地也将能够开业。
    • 其他公共场所,如图书馆、社区中心、礼拜堂、室外游乐场和室外健身房都可以开放,尽管如此, 许多公共场所选择继续关闭, 直到他们安排好安全和预防疾病设施。
    • 你可以和你自己家人, 或者“社交泡泡”,或其他一个家的庭成员(但需要保持社交距离)过夜
    • 聚集超过30人是违法的,除非法律规定的非常情况。警方将有权解散超过30人的聚集团,例外情况将另行公布

科学家和政府将密切关注放宽规定的效果。任何案件的激增都可能导致地区性禁闭规定。

  • 政府公布九月返回校安全指南
    • 让学生组成“社交泡泡” 
    • 如果孩子出现症状,学校将提供测试套件给家长/监护人
    • 在英国,如家长/监护人在九月不带孩子上学,他们可面临罚款

注意:父母/监护人有法律义务确保孩子接受教育;因此,如果他们在家教学,不会被罚款。

    • 学生将继续参加所有的GCSE和A-level公开考试
  • 支持企业:7月1日起实行灵活休假计划 (Furlough Scheme)
    作为政府重新开放英国经济计划的一部分,企业可以灵活地让下岗的员工重(furloughed employees)返半职模式(part time)工作岗位
  • 8月1日起重新实行强制性交通运输部检测 (Vehicle MOT Check)
    政府公布7月底结束车主延期做测试(MOT)政策,重新强制性实行汽车检测,将有助于确保车辆和道路的安全。
  • 疫症“测试套件和跟踪”骗局警告
    最近报道有关病毒检测试套件相关诈骗案,敦促居民保持警惕。
    目前,冠状病测试套件由NHS免费提供。

有趣阅读:

 

积极福利协会(The Active Wellbeing Society)在家保持健康

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