Wulfrunians are being encouraged to keep up the fight against Covid-19 by continuing to practice Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air.

Around 715 people in the city tested positive for the virus in the last week, though the true number of new cases will likely be higher, and the City of Wolverhampton Council is strongly advising people to continue to act with extreme caution. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Our message remains clear: Covid's not over.

"Hundreds of people in our city are still catching this potentially deadly virus every week, and so we need to stay alert, be cautious, act carefully and use common sense to protect ourselves and others.

"That means staying safe when we meet others, getting vaccinated when we have the chance, keeping our distance from each other, wearing a face covering in enclosed public places like in shops and on buses, trains and trams, and getting tested regularly.

“If you are meeting up with others, get a test beforehand and please try to spend as much time outside as possible.

"If we all do this, we can help keep infection rates as low as possible.”

For full details of the current measures, please visit Covid Alert.  

Vaccinations are available without an appointment at dozens of walk-in clinics held in Wolverhampton each week; details of locations, times and dates plus vaccine type available, can be found at Walk-in Vaccinations. Vaccinations can also be booked online at NHS or by calling NHS 119.

People are reminded they must still take a PCR test if they have symptoms of Covid-19 via GOV.UK or by calling 119. People without symptoms of Covid-19 are encouraged to get a regular rapid – details at Lateral Flow Home Test Kits.  

Latest figures show there were 271.9 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days, meaning 715 people in the city tested positive for the virus in that same period.