With Covid-19 infection rates in Wolverhampton trebling over the last 3 weeks, people are being urged to follow 5 simple steps to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Latest data shows there were 212.24 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 residents in Wolverhampton over the 7 days to 23 October, compared to 70.98 over the 7 days to 2 October.

Wolverhampton’s Director of Public Health John Denley said: "Locally and nationally the number of Covid-19 cases have increased dramatically in recent weeks, and so we must all redouble our efforts to stop the spread of the virus. You can play your part by doing 5 simple things."

  1. follow the latest Covid-19 measures, available at COVID Alert and GOV.UK.  Wolverhampton is currently subject to Covid-19 High Alert (Tier 2) guidelines
  2. follow the Hands, Face, Space guidance – wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering where required and stay 2m apart (1m+ where this isn't possible) from anyone who isn't a member of your household or bubble. 
  3. get a Covid-19 test if you have symptoms or call 119
  4. stay home as much as possible and work from home if you can 
  5. download the NHS Covid-19 app, check in to venues and share your contact details for NHS Test and Trace 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "We know how restrictive the measures introduced by the Government to tackle the spread of Covid-19 are, but we simply must follow them to the letter if we are to control the virus, keep our loved ones safe and protect jobs and our economy. 

“Together we can protect each other and together we can get through this.”

The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. For full details of the High Alert restrictions, and the answers to frequently asked questions, please visit COVID Alert.  

Symptoms of Covid-19 include a fever, a new, continuous cough and loss or change to a person’s sense of taste and smell. To book a test, visit GOV.UK or call 119. People can get tested within 8 days of developing symptoms.