Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Keep it local, limit your contacts and help keep Worcestershire at tier one

Kath Cobain, Director of Public HealthDr. Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health in Worcestershire said; “ Worcestershire does not want to face tougher restrictions. You can help prevent that, by staying local and really reducing who you mix with. Cut down the number of contacts you have with people, keep your distance from others and remember to wash your hands and wear face coverings. If you reduce where you go, consider who you are travelling with, who you mix with, stick to the rule of 6 and follow these rules, we will see the spread of Covid-19 reducing. If we lower the numbers of cases, we reduce the risk of us being put into tier two measures. Further restrictions will impact our lives, our businesses and our economy, if we want to stay at tier one, then we have to stick to the rules now more than ever. “ 

Website: Prime Minister announces new local COVID Alert Levels 12 October 2020 (opens in a new window)

Care Home visits across the county

Families across Worcestershire can now be reunited with loved ones in care homes.

Worcestershire County Council Public Health has considered the current situation and the impact the closure of care homes, is having on families and residents. The decision has been taken to advise care homes that limited visits to residents can now be arranged, providing strict safety measures are in place to protect vulnerable residents. Extra Care and Supported Living will also be advised they can open to limited family visits again.

All visitors will be asked to follow strict visiting rules, and individual care homes will need to regularly assess their residents’ needs and vulnerabilities, to ensure visits continue to be conducted as safely as possible.

COVID-19, Domestic Abuse and Your Community

You might be worried about yourself or a friend or relative’s wellbeing during the pandemic. If so, help is available:

SafeLives ending domestic abuse # you are not alone
Safe Lives have all the domestic abuse resources in a one stop link:
Website: SafeLives ending domestic abuse - Domestic abuse and COVID-19 (opens in a new window)
Free phone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

West Mercia Women’s Aid Helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 980 3331
Website: West Mercia Women's Aid (opens in a new window)

Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm)

In an emergency always dial 999

For more information about this service and further domestic abuse related information and services please visit the Worcestershire County Council Domestic abuse website.

Contact the Worcestershire Local Outbreak Response Team (LORT)

Telephone: 01905 845491

The team is available Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.