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A message from Dr. Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health in Worcestershire 26 November 2020

Cath Kobain 230x230We 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.

Website: Local restriction tiers: Tier 2: High alert from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Website: Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

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)

Specific guidance

Further advice and guidance

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

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.