With hundreds of people in Wolverhampton still testing positive for Covid-19 every week, residents are being urged to remain alert to the virus and do all they can to stop its spread.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "We are all sick and tired of this virus and the restrictions it has placed on our lives over the last 18 months.

“But Covid’s not over; we need to keep on doing all we can to keep it in check and to remember the actions we can take to keep ourselves and others safe.”

You can help stop the spread of Covid-19 by:

  • getting both jabs of the lifesaving vaccine - visit COVID-19 vaccination for details of walk in clinics
  • having a regular rapid Covid-19 test to reassure yourselves and others that you don’t have the virus – visit Coronavirus Testing for more information
  • self isolating and booking a PCR test if you develop symptoms of Covid-19, even if these are mild, by calling 119 or visiting GOV.UK  
  • self isolating if you test positive for Covid-19
  • meeting up with others outside, or letting fresh air in if you are meeting indoors
  • minimising the number, proximity and duration of any social contacts you have.

The Government also 'expects and recommends' that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as on public transport.

Councillor Jaspal added: "With so many cases of Covid-19 still being reported in Wolverhampton every day, there is a real risk that any one of us could catch or pass on the virus, even if we are fully vaccinated. So, please, remain cautious and continue to act carefully.”

Latest figures show there were 335.1 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 881 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of new cases will likely be higher.