Message from the Chair of the Local Outbreak Engagement Board
Dear Colleagues and Partners,
As you will be aware, revised restrictions have come into effect in Wolverhampton as of Wednesday 14 October as part of the Government’s new three-tiered approach to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
These new measures are broadly similar to those which were already in place in the city as an area of intervention, except that households cannot now mix indoors in any settings including pubs and restaurants. People can, however, now mix in private gardens and other outdoor settings as long as they follow the ‘rule of six’.
The city has been placed in the High alert category (tier 2). That means in summary that:
- People must not socialise with anybody outside their household or care/support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in public
- People must not socialise in a group of more than six outside, including in a garden or park (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
- Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a Covid-secure manner, other than those that are already closed in law
- Pubs, restaurants and bars must continue to close at 10pm. Takeaways can continue after 10pm but only via delivery service, collection or drive-through
- Schools, universities and places of worship remain open.
Further information on the new restrictions can be found at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/covidalert
Please continue to do everything you can to help our city stop the spread of coronavirus and ensure Wolverhampton avoids being put in the Very High alert level, at which point even tougher measures would be introduced.
In particular, please cascade these messages to colleagues and key contacts – if you are active on social media please share messages from the council’s corporate channels, www.twitter.com/wolvescouncil, www.facebook.com/wolverhamptontoday and www.instagram.com/wolverhampton_today.
You can read the council’s news story on the new measures here: https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/news/revised-covid-19-restrictions-city-placed-high-alert
Councillor Ian Brookfield
Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council
Chair of the Local Outbreak Engagement Board