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On Monday 4 January 2021, the Government announced a new national lockdown as a result of a vast increase in Coronavirus cases across the country. On Wednesday 6 January, these restrictions became law.
You must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should only leave your home for limited reasons. All primary and secondary schools, and colleges will be closed to all pupils, except those that are vulnerable and for children of key workers. Extremely vulnerable people have been advised to begin shielding again to protect themselves from the virus.
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare – for those eligible
- animal welfare needs such as veterinary appointments
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local – unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work. Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.
These rules are to be followed immediately.
For more information, please visit the Government website here.
Healthwatch Wolverhampton Update
During the current Coronavirus outbreak, Healthwatch Wolverhampton staff are currently following guidance and operating from home locations. The Healthwatch Wolverhampton service will continue to be provided.
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