A message from Dr. Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health in Worcestershire 26 November 2020
We have been notified by the Government following the expiry of national restrictions on the Wednesday 2 December that Worcestershire will be placed in Tier Two.
I would like to thank you all for your continued hard work in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19. During these recent restrictions, we have seen some positive signs that Covid-19 cases are starting to stabilise in the county.
The tier we are in will be reviewed every two weeks so it is important that we keep these figures heading in the right direction. Therefore we need to continue to follow the measures in place to protect us all. We need to keep following the rules and keep building on the hard work we have done so far.
This is a real opportunity, to take control of the virus, get our figures down and reduce the risk of transmission, especially with Christmas around the corner. It is up to us all now to keep going with the good work, by social distancing, by wearing a face covering, by washing our hands regularly and limiting our contacts.
Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family
Prime Minister statement 23 November 2020
The Prime Minister made a statement on Monday 23 November to set out the Government’s approach to ending the national restrictions on Wednesday 2 December. Website: Local restriction tiers: what you need to know from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)
Further advice and guidance
- Advice for people with cancer
- Advice on accessing green spaces safely (GOV.UK)
- Armed forces veteran community
- Births, Deaths, Marriages and Citizenship
- Car sharing advice
- Direct payments and personal budgets
- Employers and businesses
- Funding for Charities and Voluntary Organisations
- Government announcements
- Guidance for the safe use of places of worship (GOV.UK)
- Information for employees
- Library services
- Mental health urgent help
- Outbreak Control Plan
- Pension advice
- Travelling abroad
- Unpaid carers
- Youth community provision
- Youth workers and those working with young people
COVID-19, Domestic Abuse and Your Community
You might be worried about yourself or a friend/relative’s wellbeing whilst we are being asked to stay at home as part of the COVID-19 emergency measures. 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
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.