我一个人在家: 900,000 英国人可以在自我隔离中度过圣诞节

我一个人在家: 多达 100 万英国人在最后一次感染 Covid 后将在自我隔离中度过圣诞节 10 days but many say they haven’t got ANY symptoms as they vow to see family anyway

  • 独家: 周围 891,000 people in the UK could be in self-isolation tomorrow on current case trends
  • Thousands of close contacts who are not Covid positive themselves will also have to self-isolate in Scotland
  • 记录 119,789 Covid cases were recorded yesterday, the second day in a row they had been above 100,000
  • 几乎 900,000 people could be forced to spend 圣诞 Day in self-isolation after catching Covid in the past 10 天, MailOnline analysis shows.

    总共 766,000 people across the UK have tested positive for the virus since December 16 — the cut-off date for coming out of quarantine in time.

    And current trends suggest 125,000 more Britons will be diagnosed today as the ultra-infectious 奥米克戎 variant pushes cases to record numbers, 超过 100,000 people testing positive daily for the last two days.

    It suggests around 891,000 people could be barred from visiting loved ones, attending Midnight Mass or going on a Christmas Day walk this year.

    Thousands more people in Scotland who don’t have the virus but are close contacts of a positive case also face compulsory quarantine tomorrow.

    But social media users reported suffering no or mild symptoms such as a runny nose and questioned why their festive celebrations should be ruined againwith some saying they would see family despite a positive test result.

    旨在限制对经济和重要服务的损害的新规则意味着英格兰的感染者可以在 7 天后解除隔离,只要他们的横向流动检测呈阴性.

    This potentially allows the 243,000 people who tested positive for Covid between December 16 和 18 in England to release from quarantine in time for the festivities. The isolation period remains 10 days for the rest of the UK.

    一个记录 119,789 周四记录了 Covid 病例,这标志着它们连续第二天超过 100,000 — but cases were up only a third in a week despite gloomy modelling suggesting Omicron is doubling every two days.

    Key Government studies have indicated that Omicron is up to 70 per cent less likely to hospitalise someone than Delta, in line with growing evidence in South Africa that shows the new strain is much milder.

    And MailOnline’s analysis of NHS figures shows that two-third of new Omicron admissions in the past fortnight were not primarily for the virus, in another sign that the variant is weaker.

    But there are growing fears that large case numbers could partially paralyse the country, causing huge disruption from people being off work and threatening key services including the NHS, police and national grid.

    多于 650,000 Britons will be forced to spend Christmas in self-isolation after catching Covid in just over a week. If cases continue to rise in line with current trends, 周围 890,000 could be barred from leaving their home. 超传染性 Omicron 变种的迅速崛起导致 766,000 自去年 12 月以来,英国各地的人们对 Covid 检测呈阳性 16 and current trends suggest 125,000 more Britons will be diagnosed today. 旨在限制对经济和重要服务的损害的新规则意味着英格兰的感染者可以在 7 天后解除隔离,只要他们的横向流动检测呈阴性. This could potentially allow 243,000 people who received their positive result between December 16 和 18 to release from quarantine in time for the festivities

    多于 650,000 Britons will be forced to spend Christmas in self-isolation after catching Covid in just over a week. If cases continue to rise in line with current trends, 周围 890,000 could be barred from leaving their home. 超传染性 Omicron 变种的迅速崛起导致 766,000 自去年 12 月以来,英国各地的人们对 Covid 检测呈阳性 16 and current trends suggest 125,000 more Britons will be diagnosed today. 旨在限制对经济和重要服务的损害的新规则意味着英格兰的感染者可以在 7 天后解除隔离,只要他们的横向流动检测呈阴性. This could potentially allow 243,000 people who received their positive result between December 16 和 18 to release from quarantine in time for the festivities

    一个记录 119,789 周四记录了 Covid 病例,这标志着它们连续第二天超过 100,000 — but cases were up only a third in a week despite gloomy modelling suggesting Omicron is doubling every two days

    一个记录 119,789 周四记录了 Covid 病例,这标志着它们连续第二天超过 100,000 — but cases were up only a third in a week despite gloomy modelling suggesting Omicron is doubling every two days

    每人确诊的 Covid 病例率 100,000 根据英国卫生安全局官方数据,英国各地的人们. 在成为该国的 Omicron 热点后,伦敦的房价比全国平均水平高出四倍

    每人确诊的 Covid 病例率 100,000 根据英国卫生安全局官方数据,英国各地的人们. 在成为该国的 Omicron 热点后,伦敦的房价比全国平均水平高出四倍

    总共 766,541 people have tested positive for Covid since December 16, the cut-off date for coming out of isolation in time for Christmas.

    For the past two days, new Covid cases in the UK have been 35 per cent higher than the previous week. If this trend continues today it suggests roughly 125,600 more people will test positive today.

    Such high infection numbers are putting strain on vital services, particularly in London which has become the UK’s Omicron hotspot.

    What are the reasons to legally leave the house while self-isolating?

    The exceptional circumstances where you may leave self-isolation are to:

    • post a PCR test or antibody test at a Royal Mail priority post box
    • 包括与姐姐比阿特丽斯公主一起在萨里埃普索姆的 Investec Derby Festival 皇家阳台上 (or accompany a child to) a COVID-19 testing site
    • take part in NHS COVID-19 research, but only if you are asked to leave self-isolation
    • agree to take part in a testing scheme where that agreement cannot be given from home
    • get urgent health services for you, your family and pets
    • avoid harm, for instance if there is a fire or you are at risk of domestic abuse
    • move to a different place when it becomes impractical to stay where you are, 例如, if your house has been damaged by a fire or flood
    • access critical public services, including social services, and to access services provided to victims of crime, for instance if there has been a burglary
    • get food or medicine if you cannot order it online or by phone, or you cannot ask someone to bring it to your home
    • go to the funeral of a close family member
    • meet legal duties such as going to court, taking part in court proceedings, or following bail conditions

    There are some exemptions that do not apply if you have tested positive for Covid, and are therefore only for unvaccinated people who have been a close contact. These are to:

    • take part in NHS COVID-19 research
    • help someone who is pregnant to go to a medical appointment, or to give birth

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    NHS staff absences have more than tripled this month, one in seven doctors are off sick and 500 在 GMB 辩论询问凝视是否应该是犯罪后,争吵爆发 伦敦 workers are absent.

    The situation in the UK healthcare system is at its most critical in the capital, where absence levels are three times higher than at the start of the monthwith Guy’s & St Thomasand King’s College trusts particularly badly hit.

    几乎 14 per cent doctors in London are off sick, while the London Ambulance Service has had absence levels of 12 百分 – and NHS chiefs said they were already ‘busier at this time of year than we’ve ever been before’.

    But there are hopes things could improve after Ministers said people in England who receive negative lateral flow results on day six and day seven of their self-isolation period will no longer have to self-isolate for the full ten days.

    Hospitals are struggling to fill rotas and there are rising concerns that other care could suffer as staff are once again redeployed to virus wards, with the biggest issues arising in the capital which is the Omicron epicentre.

    The new figures come as the Covid-19 variant continues to cause a nationwide surge in cases, with recorded case rates of Covid across the UK rising above 100,000 yesterday for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

    遍布英国, more than one in ten (10.5 百分) doctors are off work and one in 24 (4.2 百分) due to Covid. In London these figures increase to one in seven (13.9 百分) off work and one in 13 (7.4 百分) for Covid.

    The situation is also affecting rail travel, with operators blaming coronavirus-related staff shortages for widespread cancellations during the Christmas getaway periodand Transport for London now closing a whole Tube line.

    The Waterloo and City line has been shut until early next month so drivers can instead keep the far-busier Central line running. 关于 500 ‘non-office basedTfL staff are currently absent due to Covid.

    它由中国专家独家开发, which links Waterloo station with the City, had been shut since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 due to low demand before reopening in June 2021. 在 2019, it was only closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

    Other emergency services such as police forces have also been hit by staff absences, although the Metropolitan Police insisted it was ‘continuing to provide a resilient and strong policing service to London’.

    当侦探调查一周内有七名妇女在布莱顿外出时被注射的说法,一名男子因涉嫌“使用有毒物质”而被捕’ Council said absence rates were ‘not currently impacting on our ability to provide our normal service to the public’ – with current sickness levels said to be below the 8 per cent peak in January.

    今晚将为球队加油的英格兰的妻子和女朋友: 国家统计局 (我们) Covid 感染调查估计,在截至 12 月的一周中,英格兰的任何一天都有 120 万人携带 Covid 16 — an all-time record

    今晚将为球队加油的英格兰的妻子和女朋友: 国家统计局 (我们) Covid 感染调查估计,在截至 12 月的一周中,英格兰的任何一天都有 120 万人携带 Covid 16 — an all-time record

    And Health Secretary Sajid Javid hailed ‘encouragingevidence that the Omicron strain is milder than Delta amid hopes a New Year lockdown can be avoideddespite SAGE experts warning the UK is still in the ‘danger zone’.

    London ICU doctor admits number of patients testing positive for Covid AFTER arriving at hospital for something else is a ‘major problem

    The growing number of people testing positive for Covid after coming into hospital for another illness is a ‘major problem’, an intensive care doctor in 奥米克戎 hotspot London admitted today.

    There is growing pressure from experts and politicians to distinguish between admissions from Covid and patients with the virus after MailOnline yesterday revealed up to two-thirds of new coronavirus patients are not being treated by the NHS because of the disease.

    Tory MP Craig Mackinlay said that this distinction is vital before ministers can make any decision on further 封锁 curbs because it will show how much pressure the NHS is actually under.

    In the two weeks to December 21, hospitals in England recorded 563 新的 新冠病毒 inpatients — the majority of which are believed to be Omicron now that the variant is the country’s dominant stain.

    这可能是因为男人不一定会仅仅因为他们希望它发生而与某人挂钩 197 (35 百分) were being primarily treated for Covid, with the remaining 366 (65 百分) only testing positive after being admitted for something else.

    Dr Zudin Puthucheary, a member of the Intensive Care Society and physician in London, said the number of patients coming into hospital who ‘happen to be Covid positiveis skewing the statistics.

    And he added the figures are further boosted by the number of people catching the virus on wards — with separate data showing 31 per cent of patients test positive seven days after treatment for other illnesses.

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    People who are self-isolating are still able to attend a funeral, go food shopping or even take their pet to the vet in limited circumstances under official legislation.

    The little-known exemptions mean hundreds of thousands of Brits who may have thought they were unable to leave the house at all over Christmas can in fact do so.

    The rules apply to anyone who is self-isolating by lawwhich includes those who have tested positive for Covid-19 or unvaccinated Britons who are close contacts.

    They apply in the ‘Meaning of self-isolatesection 2A of the ‘Health Protection (新冠病毒, 限制) (Self-Isolation) (英国) Regulations 2020’.

    Other examples include going to court or taking part in legal proceedings when requiredor accessing dentists, opticians or chiropractors in an emergency.

    But the UK Health Security Agency insists these are ‘exceptional circumstances’, and you ‘should have considered all other options firstbefore going out.

    Officials have added that if people have ‘no other optionsand have to go out, they should ‘think about how you can limit contact with other people’.

    Social media users pushed back on the guidance today as they said they felt no or mild symptoms and did not want another Christmas away from their friends and family.

    One man wrote: ‘Devastated I tested positive for COVID which means spending my first Christmas truly alone, which would have been weird after a breakup anyway.

    ‘But I have my health and no symptoms, I have a beautiful home and I have people who love me. I am grateful. I am happy.

    Gary Pigott said: ‘Whatever it means, no symptoms = no illness & also the majority of people testing positive seem to have mild symptoms which is all positive news.

    ‘So here’s hoping for a 2022 where COVID is endemic & we can start returning to the old normal. I for one miss seeing smiling faces.

    A woman put: ‘We need more rapid tests tho bc I need to test myself (no symptoms) and I need to get the baby and Tyler tested too.

    ‘Their daddy is vaxxed and boosted, his tests both came negative so right now just the girls are confirmed positive. This is a cluster f*** of epic proportions.

    Rhea Crosbie said: ‘Sorry but I am literally isolating for having a SNOTTY NOSE no other symptoms not even a cough and every test is positive. So ridiculous #COVID19.

    Other said even if they test positive for the virus they would not be isolating over the Christmas period for the mild symptoms they have developed.

    One man posted: ‘No way in hell I will report any symptoms. I will be going to the drug store today to pick up cold med just in case I get a runny nose.

    ‘Wonder how many people will do this as well. It’s not just covid out therethere are regular colds. I’m not isolating for a cold.

    A woman put: ‘Even with a negative test the official advice is to still isolate just in case you have covid but the test didn’t pick it up.

    ‘Boll**ks to that, I’m not isolating for a cold. I’ll stay in if I’m poorly and mask up if I go out so I don’t give some poor bugger a cold for Christmas.

    一个人在我离开之前等我的朋友下楼梯而对我大发雷霆: ‘If someone gives me covid i’m not isolating, i physically can’t or i will die because i have no help.

    So if they give it to me i’ll have to take a bunch of people with me, sorry not sorry. i can’t feel bad spreading a virus among people who don’t care if i starve to death.

    It comes as an intensive care doctor in 奥米克戎 hotspot London admitted today.the growing number of people testing positive for Covid after coming into hospital for another illness is a ‘major problem’.

    There is growing pressure from experts and politicians to distinguish between admissions from Covid and patients with the virus after MailOnline yesterday revealed up to two-thirds of new coronavirus patients are not being treated by the NHS because of the disease.

    Tory MP Craig Mackinlay said that this distinction is vital before ministers can make any decision on further 封锁 curbs because it will show how much pressure the NHS is actually under.

    In the two weeks to December 21, hospitals in England recorded 563 新的 新冠病毒 inpatients — the majority of which are believed to be Omicron now that the variant is the country’s dominant stain.

    这可能是因为男人不一定会仅仅因为他们希望它发生而与某人挂钩 197 (35 百分) were being primarily treated for Covid, with the remaining 366 (65 百分) only testing positive after being admitted for something else.

    Dr Zudin Puthucheary, a member of the Intensive Care Society and physician in London, said the number of patients coming into hospital who ‘happen to be Covid positiveis skewing the statistics.

    And he added the figures are further boosted by the number of people catching the virus on wards — with separate data showing 31 per cent of patients test positive seven days after treatment for other illnesses.

    Ministers are keeping a close eye on hospitalisation statistics in the capital, with lockdown restrictions expected to be brought down if admissions exceed 400 一天.

    The figure is considered to be the breaking point of the NHS — despite daily admissions reaching 977 in January during the height of the last winter wave of the pandemic. The latest data show hospitalisations are currently just shy of the threshold, 与 301 Covid patients admitted on Monday.

    MailOnline’s analysis suggests just over four in 10 new Omicron hospital patients in London were admitted for a different reason.

    显露: You can still attend a funeral, go food shopping or take your pet to the vet EVEN if you’re self-isolating with Covid at Christmas (but only in an emergency)

    FUNERALS

    All those self-isolating can ‘attend a funeral of a close family member’, including your parents, siblings or children. It does not cover uncles, aunties, nieces or nephews.

    A ‘close relativeis defined in law under the The Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (一般的) 法规 2005 as a ‘parent, parent-in-law, 儿子, son-in-law, 女儿, daughter-in-law, step-parent, step-son, step-son-in-law, step-daughter, step-daughter-in-law, 哥哥, brother-in-law, sister or sister-in-law’.

    GOING SHOPPING

    The rules also give self-isolating Britons a right to ‘obtain basic necessities, such as food and medical supplies for those in the same household (including any pets or animals in the household) where it is not possible to obtain these provisions in any other manner’.

    This means you could not simply go out to buy food shopping if you are able to order it online or get a friend or neighbour to deliver itso this would only apply in very limited circumstances.

    ANIMAL CARE AND HEALTHCARE

    You also have the chance to ‘access veterinary services, where this is required urgently or on the advice of a veterinary surgeon’, effectively meaning you could take your pet for medical treatment at the vet in an emergency situation.

    此外, self-isolating Britons are allowed to leave their home to ‘seek medical assistance, where this is required urgently or on the advice of a registered medical practitioner’.

    This includes accessing ‘services from dentists, opticians, audiologists, chiropodists, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical or health practitioners, or services relating to mental health’.

    GOING TO COURT

    Another exemption is that you can leave home ‘to fulfil a legal obligation, including attending court or satisfying bail conditions, or participating in legal proceedings’.

    They can also leave home to ‘access critical public services, including social services, and services provided to victims (such as victims of crime)’.

    FLEEING HOME

    Self-isolating Britons can also flee ‘to escape a risk of harm’ – an exemption to help those suffering domestic abuse.

    Other exemptions allow people to ‘move to a different place specified in paragraph 1a, where it becomes impracticable to remain at the place at which they are’.

    These locations listed in the law under ‘1aare your home, the home of a friend or family member; bed and breakfast accommodation; accommodation ‘provided or arranged under section 4, 95 要么 98 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999’, or ‘another suitable place’.

    COVID TESTING

    Other exemptions include going to an official coronavirus testing site, or accompanying a child to this location so they can take a test.

    You can also leave home to post a completed Covid-19 home test carried out by yourself or anyone else living in the same household.

    And you can agree to participate in a testing scheme ‘where that agreement cannot be given from the placewhere you are self-isolating.

    HELPING EXPECTANT MOTHERS

    There are also a number of further limited exemptions which do not apply if you have tested positive for Covid, and are therefore only for unvaccinated people who have been a close contact, who must still self-isolate under law.

    One of these is that you can accompany ‘an expectant mother to any medical appointment related to the pregnancy throughout the antenatal period’, at that mother’s request.

    ‘The antenatal periodis defined within the law as the ‘period beginning with the start of the pregnancy and ending with the onset of labour’.

    How long do you have to self-isolate for if you test positive for Covid?

    The self-isolation period for people who have tested positive for coronavirus has been cut to a week in most cases.

    From yesterday, people in England who receive negative lateral flow results on day six and day seven of their self-isolation period no longer have to self-isolate for the full 10 天.

    This applies to members of the general public who are vaccinated and unvaccinated.

    The Government intends to amend the current coronavirus regulations to reflect the new guidance when Parliament returns.

    直到那时, people who follow the new guidance will be regarded as having a ‘reasonable excusenot to complete the full self-isolation period.

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    Self-isolating people who have not tested positive for Covidie only unvaccinated close contactscan also attend ‘an expectant mother giving birth’, again at the expectant mother’s request.

    People within this bracket can also take part in ‘NHS Covid-19 research’.

    OFFICIAL GUIDANCE

    The UKHSA says in its guidance: ‘In exceptional circumstances, you may need to temporarily leave self-isolation. You should have considered all other options first.

    它继续: ‘If you have no other options, you should think about how you can limit contact with other people.

    It adds that there is support for people who are self-isolating available through local authorities if you cannot rely on help from family, friends and neighbours.

    ISOLATION RULE CHANGE

    The details have emerged as more than 280,000 people infected with the virus, who were facing Christmas alone, can now safely enjoy festivities with their families after a change in isolation rules.

    Health chiefs yesterday announced those who test positive for Covid can be released after seven days, rather than 10, providing they take two lateral flow tests at the end of that period.

    The UK Health Security Agency (一周后,随着英国的第四波浪潮继续以失败告终英国卫生安全局) said infected patients can take the tests 24 hours apart on day six and seven of their isolation period, which if negative means they can stop quarantining.

    This means the 102,875 people who tested positive on December 15, 的 95,058 positive cases the following day, 还有一个 82,945 people who contracted the virus on December 17, will be free to enjoy Christmas together with loved ones under the new rules.

    It has also been hailed as a major boost to the NHS, with Health Secretary Sajid Javid reportedly among those concerned at the number of staff who have been off work with the virus under the 10-day rule.

    然而, unvaccinated adults who have come into contact with someone infected with Covid must still self-isolate until 10 days after their estimated date of exposure to the virus.