We as a Community Development team want to ensure that you are kept up to date with all available information during this uncertain time in Solihull.
COVID-19 – The situation in Solihull
The situation in Solihull continues to be of concern. Over the last week, the number of cases per 100,000 population has risen dramatically, from around eight to about 63 (as of yesterday). Alongside this, hospital admissions for Covid cases are steadily increasing. Consequently, as you may have heard from the government’s announcement, Solihull (along with Sandwell and Birmingham in the West Midlands) is now on the government’s watch list. We have been designated an area for additional support. That doesn’t mean extra restrictions, as in towns like Leicester and Bolton. But it does mean we need to redouble our efforts to ensure we don’t become one of those places.
So, please do encourage people through your networks to make every effort. Coronavirus is still a very real threat and the message remains simple:
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Wear a mask in enclosed spaces.
- Keep your distance.
- Get a test and self-isolate if you have symptoms.
The government’s new summary message is HANDS – FACE – SPACE.
If we can all do this, the infection rate in Solihull should start to fall. If it continues to rise, further restrictions are likely and none of us wants that.
Stay Up To Date with the Latest Information & Become a COVID-19 Community Champion
Solihull Council has established a COVID-19 Community Champions network to empower thousands of Solihull residents to remain up to date on the latest advice about COVID-19. The council will keep you informed of the latest advice and guidance so that you can help your family, friends and other community members to make sense of the latest facts about the virus. By having and sharing clear information, you, your friends, family and community can make informed choices.
For more information and to sign up follow this link: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Resident/socialservicesandhealth/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Community-Champions
Together we can do all we can to make sure that everyone in Solihull has the information they need to stay safe and healthy.