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: 


d) Universal Credit 

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


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. 


每周疫情快讯: 202135

I “疫情解封路线图” (仅适用于英格兰地区)



  • 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


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。




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%。










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



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