WEEKLY UPDATE 6 NOVEMBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年11月6日

The 3 Tier Alert system has been suspended and replaced with a set of national restrictions lasting 5.11.2020 – 2.12.2020. 

The key points are: 

1) You must stay at home except for 

  • Work – if you cannot work from home 
  • Education and childcare
  • Shopping for essentials 
  • Exercise 
  • Medical appointments 

2) Indoors including private gardens, outbuildings eg sheds

You must not mix with people who are not part of your household or support bubble


You may go into someone else’s residence 

  • To carry out emergency work (eg electricians, plumbers) 
  • For childcare 
  • For provision of care to a vulnerable person 
  • To visit as a volunteer
  • To assist someone to escape injury or harm

3) Outdoors

You may go out for daily exercise or to visit public places (for example parks, canals) with your household including your support bubble.  If you are by yourself you can meet 1 person from another household.   Children under school age do not count towards the limit on numbers.  Playgrounds can stay open. 

4) Certain businesses must close including:

  • Shops selling non-essential items 
  • Pubs, bars and restaurants – takeaways and restaurants offering deliveries or click & collect can remain open 
  • Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities eg gyms, swimming pools
  • Entertainment venues eg cinemas, museums, casinos
  • Personal care facilities eg hair salons, nail bars

5) Ceremonies 


Maximum of 30 people attending the funeral 

Maximum of 15 people attending any post-funeral activity eg setting headstone, scattering ashes

Weddings & civil partnerships

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are not allowed to take place except in very specific circumstances eg one partner is terminally ill

Places of worship can open for private prayer but collective worship is not allowed

6) Travel & transport 

  • You should not travel outside your local area except for specified purposes (see above)
  • You should try to avoid public transport. If you use public transport, you must wear a face covering unless you have a medical exemption
  • International travel is not allowed except for work or in emergencies
  • Hotels and BBs can only open for business travel and meetings 
  • If you are already on holiday or out of your local area, you do not have to return immediately but you must observe the new rules

7) Support for workers


The new Job Support Scheme that was due to replace the furlough scheme has been temporarily suspended.  The furlough scheme will be extended.  The Government will pay 80% of wages for hours that employees cannot work capped at £2,500 per month; employers must pay for any hours worked at normal pay; employers must pay NI & pension contributions on all contractual hours. To qualify employees must have been on the PAYE payroll before 30.10.2020. 


The Government will pay self-employed people a taxable grant worth 55% of average monthly profits in a single instalment for the period November-January (capped at £7,500). To qualify you must have filed your 2019 tax return. 

Beware of scams – HMRC will put messages in your Government Gateway account.  

8) Aged 60+ or clinically vulnerable

The Government is NOT asking you to shield again. You are advised to follow the rules carefully, and to limit your contact with people outside your household or support bubble.

9) Care home visits 

The Government has stated that care home residents should be able to receive visits from family and friends.  Care homes should put in measures to enable covid-secure visits to take place.  

 10) Face coverings in secondary schools

Pupils and staff should wear face coverings in areas outside classrooms where social distancing cannot be maintained for example corridors. They should also wear face coverings on dedicated school transport. 


If you break the rules you may be fined. Fines start at £200 and are doubled for each breach up to £6,400. 

When lockdown end on 2nd December, the two options possible are:  

  • We revert to the Tier system 
  • The national lockdown is extended 

The transmission rate (‘R’) must go back below 1. It is currently 1.4 in Birmingham. 

How you can help bring ‘R’ down

  • Key messages from Birmingham Director of Public Health Dr Justin Varney at the weekly Covid-19 Community Champions briefing

Many people have cancelled medical appointments or refused to seek medical attention when they are sick or injured because they are worried about catching the virus or not wishing to take up NHS resources. As a result, they have become seriously ill and some people have died unnecessarily.  

GP surgeries and hospitals have taken steps to make premises covid-secure so it is safe for you to visit.  Dr Varney urges you to keep your appointments and seek help for sickness, accident or injury.   This message was also given by Dr Nye at our Wellbeing Forum. 

Dr Varney is concerned that the rate of testing has gone down in Birmingham. 

The Government is also concerned that only 20% of people with a positive result self-isolate.   

Self-isolation is critical to reducing transmission of the virus. You can be fined for failing to self-isolate. Fines start at £1k and can go up to £10k for repeated failure or refusal. 

Covid-19 Statistics 

Dr Varney advises against checking the Covid statistics every day as there can be outbreaks in workplaces, care homes or within households that create spikes and distort the figures. He advises to check once a week on the same day in order to see the trends.  

If you wish to check more frequently, we recommend downloading this app onto your device so you can check at your own convenience 


We will report the ‘R’ number in the Weekly Update but will not be including graphs in future. You can find them on the BBC website Coronavirus page 


The information in this Update refers to England only


每周疫情快讯 2020年11月6日




  • 工作–如果您无法在家远程办公 
  • 上学或儿童看管服务 
  • 购买生活或医疗必需品  
  • 外出锻炼身体
  • 看医生或有医疗预约





    • 提供紧急维修服务(例如电工,水管工)
    • 提供儿童看管服务 
    • 为弱势群体提供照顾
    • 以志愿者的身份探访或提供帮助 
    • 帮助某人逃离受伤或被伤害的情形




  • 出售非必需品的商店
  • 酒馆,酒吧和餐馆–提供送餐或取单服务的外卖店和餐馆可以继续营业
  • 各种室内和室外休闲场所,例如健身房,游泳池
  • 娱乐场所,例如电影院,博物馆,赌场
  • 提供个人护理的场所,例如美发沙龙,美甲店









  • 除特殊原因以外,您不可以去本地以外的地区旅行(请参阅上文)
  • 您应当尽量避免使用公共交通工具。 如果您需要使用公共交通工具,必须戴上口罩,除非您有医疗豁免。
  • 除工作或紧急情况外,您不允许国际旅行
  • 酒店和民居式旅馆仅对商务旅行和商务会面的人士开放 
    • 如果您已经在度假或不在您所在的地区,您不必立即返回,但必须遵守新的规定。 



原本即将推出新的 “就业支持计划” 暂时暂停执行,之前实施的“职位保留计划”将被延长。政府将为无法工作的雇员支付80%的工资,每月上限为2,500英镑;雇主必须按正常工资的标准支付员工已工作的时间; 雇主必须按劳工合同的工作时间支付员工的国民保险和退休金。符合申请资格的雇员必须是在2020年10月30日之前已经在英国税务局纳税系统(PAYE)登记注册。



当心欺诈- 英国税务局HMRC会将具体信息发送至您在政府在线服务Government Gateway注册的帐户中。








如果您违反规定,可能会被罚款。 罚款起价为200英镑,每次违规罚款加倍,最高为6,400英镑。


  • 恢复到疫情警戒级别系统
  • 全国封锁继续延长


您怎样可以帮助降低传染率“ R值”

  • 来自伯明翰公共卫生总监Justin Varney博士在疫情社区卫士简介会上的重要信息

因为担心感染新冠病毒或不希望占用NHS资源,很多民众在生病或受伤时取消了医疗预约或拒绝就医, 结果他们的病症转为了重症或死亡, 导致了不必要的伤亡。

家庭医生/诊所和医院已采取了相关的新冠防疫措施,使其成为公共安全场所,因此您可以去诊所或医院就医。 Varney博士敦促您按照已经预约好的时间去就诊,并在生病、出事故或受伤时寻求帮助。 吴有亮医生在我们组织的健康论坛中也给出了同一信息。







我们将在以后的每周疫情快讯中报告新冠传染率 R值的变化,但将不再包含相关图表。您可以在BBC网站新冠疫情的网页上找相关信息



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