WEEKLY UPDATE 5 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月5日

I: ‘The roadmap out of lockdown’ (Applies to England only)

Step 1 (Part 1) of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect on Monday; Part 2 of Step 1 is scheduled to start three weeks later. 

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

The Government will give 7 days’ notice whether or not the tests are met and we will move to the next stage.

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 21st June – the end of the roadmap.

The dates are the earliest we can expect change. 

II: The Budget: Extended help for workers and business owners                        

a) The Job Retention (‘Furlough’) Scheme will be extended to September.

Employees are entitled to be paid 80% of their normal wages up to £2,500 for all contractual hours not worked.

Employers will be required to contribute 10% towards employees’ furlough pay from August, rising to 20% in September. 

Employees must be paid normal pay for any hours worked.  

b) Working Tax Credit 

WTC claimants will receive a one-off payment of £500

c) The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will continue with two more grants available. These have been administered by local authorities: 

https://bit.ly/3qj6ESi

d) Universal Credit 

The temporary uplift of £20 per week will be extended for a further 6 months 

http://bit.ly/30ciGCc

III: Case rates 

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

The good news is that case rates in Birmingham have gone down:  

We are still at Alert Level 4 so it is still important to maintain 2m distance and observe hands-face-space. 

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每周疫情快讯: 202135

I “疫情解封路线图” (仅适用于英格兰地区)

疫情解封路线图第一阶段的第一个部分已在本周一开始实施。第一阶段的第二个部分将在3周后开始实施

实施解封的每个阶段都必须满足以下的四个条件:

  • 条件1. 新冠疫苗大规模接种继续按计划进行
  • 条件2. 新冠病人住院人数和死亡数大幅减少
  • 条件3. 新增感染病例不会导致NHS医疗系统不堪重负
  • 条件4. 新冠病毒的新变种可以被有效的控制

政府将在每个阶段进行评估,并提前7天公布是否可以实施下一个阶段的解封。

如果不能满足以上条件,解封将不会进入到下一阶段。 因此,建议您暂缓预订国外度假计划,因为封锁可能会持续到6月21日之后。 6月21日是我们预期,最早可以完全解封的日期。

II:财政补助:为雇员和雇主提供更多帮助 

a)“职位保留计划”将被延长至9月份

雇员有权可以获得未工作时间部分80%的工资,每月上限为2,500英镑。

从8月起,雇主将被要求为雇员的 “职位保留计划”工资总额中,负担10%,到9月将增至20%。

雇主必须按正常工资的标准支付员工已工作的时间

b)工作退税津贴

申请工作退税津贴的人士将获得一次性500英镑的补助

c)自雇人士收入支持计划(SEISS)将继续实施,并提供额外的两款补助金,由地方政府管理。详细信息请浏览伯明翰政府网站

https://bit.ly/3qj6ESi

d)统一津贴

统一津贴每周£20的临时增加额将再延长6个月 

http://bit.ly/30ciGCc

III:每日新冠数据

点击链接查看您所在区域的新冠数据 http://ukcovid19.nw.r.appspot.com/  

一个好消息是伯明翰的新冠确诊率在不断下降

我们仍处于疫情警戒级别的第4级,因此继续做好个人防护(保持社交距离、勤洗手和戴口罩)仍然很重

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