Dudley to move into Tier 3

Dudley borough will move into tier 3 restrictions when the country comes out of national lockdown on December 2.

Tier 3, very high alert, will cover the entire Birmingham and Black Country region, which continues to experience high numbers of Covid-19 cases.

The borough recorded 387 cases per 100,000 in the seven-day period ending the 23 November. This is down from 575 per 100,000 in the seven-day period ending on 14 November.

Restrictions include:

– People must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody they do not live with or is not in their support bubble. This includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues.

– People must not socialise in a group of more than six in permitted public spaces, such as parks and countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility.

– Hospitality settings, such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must remain closed but they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway or delivery.

– Indoor entertainment, tourist venues, indoor attractions and entertainment venues must close.

– Leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open, but group exercise classes should not go ahead. Saunas and steam rooms should close.

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