Covid-19 -We All Need To Remain Cautious!

Councillor Phil Bateman said today. An official briefing I have received inform me that “The latest figures show there were 228.2 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the seven days to 7 July.

That means 600 people in the city tested positive for the virus in that seven-day period – though the true number of new cases will likely be higher. “

It is expected that the Euro 2020 final: England V Italy will be a massive draw this week end. I like many others will be cheering the England team to a win”

Councillor Bateman added “But the City Council want to remind fans that they really do need to stay safe.- We’re reminding football fans in the city to keep safe when they enjoy this weekend’s Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.The big game takes place at 8pm on Sunday and many fans are expected to watch the match with friends and family at homes and pubs across the city. While we want everyone to enjoy the occasion, we’re reminding people to do what they can to prevent the spread of Covid with national guidance still in place. This is the message that the City Council wants to get over “

City Council message – Please help us share the message that if you’re meeting up with others to cheer on England, don’t forget to exercise caution and remember the Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air guidance. People are also urged to take free rapid test beforehand to reassure yourself, and the people you are meeting with, that you don’t have Covid-19. West Midlands Police are reminding pubs to pubs to comply with the guidance and ensure a safe environment for fans.

Covid-19 walk-in vaccinations now available

To encourage vaccine uptake and make it easier for people to access their jabs ahead of the proposed relaxation of restrictions on 19 July, a number of walk-in clinics are now available across the city.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have shown their support for the vaccine rollout again by hosting the vaccine bus this week and also offering a signed team shirt as an extra incentive. The vaccine bus is on the Stan Cullis Stand car park (opposite Asda) at Molineux Stadium from 11am to 6pm until Sunday 11 July. Anyone who has their first or second vaccination will be entered into a prize draw to win the signed new season shirt.

In addition to the vaccine bus, more walk-in clinics are now open across the city, offering first and second doses to anyone aged 18 or over without needing to book. Locations change frequently, but this week have included Aldersley, Wednesfield, Whitmore Reans and Bilston. The latest dates and locations can be found on our dedicated web page you can view by clicking here and are also advertised on social media.

. Covid-19 test site opening hours

Revised opening hours are now in operation at the city’s Covid-19 test centres. PCR testing (for people with symptoms or who have been asked to get a test, for instance, by their school or employer) are available at the five walk-through centres at Showell Road, Faulkland Street Car Park, Blakenhall Resource Centre, Whitmore Reans Library and Mountford Lane Car Park, Bilston, between 8am-1pm seven days a week, and at the drive-through centre at Priory Green, Whitburn Close, Pendeford from 9am-3pm daily.

Meanwhile, Rapid Covid-19 testing (for people without symptoms) is now available at the Civic Centre, Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm, and The Hub at Ashmore Park from 9am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Opening hours at the Jamia Masjid Bilal, 58 Newhampton Road, remain the same, with rapid testing available from 10am-7pm daily. Rapid Covid-19 testing can also be done at home using test kits.

Councillor Bateman added “Please everyone enjoy Sunday, and the Euro Finals . But please stay safe and remember we are not yet out of the legislation that drives all the precautions that are in place to limit Covid-19 . have a great day and cheer England to a famous victory and the European Championship”.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more