City to be subject to Tier 3 Covid Alert restrictions from 2nd December
A message from the Director of Public Health
As you know, our city has moved to Covid-19 Tier 3 restrictions.
Ideally, we would have wanted to move from lockdown to a lower tier, but whilst our rate is stable and reducing, it’s not coming down as quickly as other areas.
We are hopeful that the impact of lockdown, wider roll-out of lateral flow testing and national vaccination programme will drive rates down and that we can look forward to brighter days – especially for hard-pressed city businesses. However, our overriding message at the moment is that we need to: ‘Stay the course, the finish line is in sight’.
Here are some key messages to share widely across the City.
1. Overall city key messages:
- Protecting our loved ones remains our priority – and we look after our own in this city.
- We’ve got to stay the course and stick to the rules. It’s working – and there’s hope in sight with vaccines and mass testing – but we can’t ease off just yet.
- City retailers and businesses need our support more than ever, that’s why we’re urging local people to ‘Shop Local’.
2. New restriction messages:
Under Tier 3:
- people cannot meet socially with anybody they don’t live with (or are in a bubble with), indoors, in a private garden or in most outdoor places
- everyone who can work from home should do so
- hospitality settings like bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must remain closed except for takeaway, drive-through or delivery services
- indoor entertainment and tourist venues must remain closed, as must hotels, B&Bs and guest houses, with limited exemptions
- people must avoid travelling outside of the area other than where necessary (for instance, for work or education purposes) and avoid busy times and routes on public transport
- people can meet others in outdoor places such as parks, the countryside or public gardens, but must follow the Rule of Six when doing so (i.e. meet only in groups of six or less and practice social distancing as required).
To find out more please go to: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information/covid-info-bank
3. Reviewing the situation
The Government has announced fortnightly reviews of the tier system. The next national review date is the 16 December.
Director of Public Health