New local rules to limit spread of COVID-19 in Wolverhampton

From Tuesday 22 September:

  • You must not allow people you don’t live with or who are not part of your bubble into your home or garden.
  • You must not visit people you do not live with or who are not part of your bubble, in Wolverhampton or elsewhere.
  • Only essential visits inside the home, such as by carers or for urgent repairs, will be allowed.

These restrictions will be law and people could be fined for breaking them.

Latest data shows that confirmed cases have risen fivefold in a fortnight. There were around 60 cases per 100,000 residents in the seven days to 12 September compared to 12.6 cases per 100,000 in the week to 29 August. Some 90% of cases are linked to household-to-household transmission.

The measures will not affect schools, public transport or workplaces, though people should still practice social distancing and wear a face covering where required. For more details of the new measures, please visit the Wolverhampton GOV.UK Website.

This means that people can still go to shops and restaurants and other venues, although not with other households. People should stay vigilant, avoid any venues that do not look safe, and continue to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and wash hands regularly.

Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms of a new persistent cough, high temperature or a change in their sense of taste or smell, should self-isolate and book a test. Tests can be booked by calling 119 or NHS Website: Covid-19 – Get a Test. Patients can also be advised to encouraged to visit if they have concerns about their symptoms.