Wolverhampton has become an area of national intervention due to a sustained raise in coronavirus cases. The new restrictions effective from 22nd September 2020 mean:
- You must not allow people you don’t live with or who are not part of your support bubble into your home or garden.
- You must not visit people you do not live with or who are not part of your support bubble in their home or garden in Wolverhampton or elsewhere.
- People can only come inside your home or garden for specific purposes set out in law (see the guidance for further details).
These restrictions apply to everyone living and working within the city of Wolverhampton and will be law. Fines could be levied on anyone breaking them.
The measures will not affect schools, public transport or workplaces, though people should still practice social distancing and wear a face covering where required. Households within a support bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight and visit public places together.
The definition and rules relating to support bubbles are here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/making-a-support-bubble-with-another-household
A full list of restrictions is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/birmingham-sandwell-and-solihull-local-restrictions
People should also get a test if they have symptoms of Covid-19, however mild, by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119, and share their contact details for Test and Trace purposes.