Staffordshire, Dudley, Telford and Wrekin move into Tier 2 from Saturday

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Staffordshire, Dudley, Telford and Wrekin is set to move to High Alert for Covid-19 from Saturday.



The new restrictions for the High Alert Level will mean:

  • No mixing with people indoors from other households unless you're in their support bubble

  • People can continue to see those they don't live with, outside, including in a garden or other outdoor space in no more than groups of six

  • People can still travel to other areas, but are advised to limit trips as much as possible

  • People should not visit relatives in care homes unless there are exceptional circumstances


The four areas in the West Midlands have moved to Tier 2 of the Government's restrictions after experiencing an increase in Covid cases.

Here are the weekly coronavirus case rates:

Dudley:

  • 212 people per 100,000.

Staffordshire:

  • South Staffordshire: 289 people per 100,000.

  • Stoke-on-Trent: 285 people per 100,000.

  • Cannock Chase: 275 people per 100,00.

  • Newcastle-Under-Lyme: 263 people per 100,000.

  • Staffordshire Moorlands: 219 people per 100,000.

  • Stafford: 202 people per 100,000.

  • East Staffordshire: 199 people per 100,000.

  • Lichfield: 195 people per 100,000.

  • Tamworth: 181 people per 100,000

Telford and Wrekin:

  • 209 people per 100,000.


Following the changes made today, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said "it is only by working together and following the rules that we will bring down the rates of infection."

A failure to act now will only lead to longer disruption and greater economic damage.

Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary

The leader of Dudley Council, Patrick Harley said it is vital that people follow the rules.

Figures are doubling every two weeks and we must act now to safeguard ourselves and our families and we all have a duty of care to our older and vulnerable residents.

Patrick Harley, Leader of Dudley Council

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