Local restrictions in Sandwell
Please note - this webpage will be updated as more information becomes available
Latest information on the new coronavirus restrictions in Sandwell
From midnight Tuesday 13 October (one minute after midnight Wednesday 14 October) Sandwell residents will not be able to meet other households indoors (except with support bubbles) including indoor hospitality, leisure and retail.
This is in addition to the national ‘rule of six’ and the local ban on meeting other households in private homes – though the rule of six will now apply to private gardens. This applies both inside and outside of Sandwell.
The government has created a three-tier system – medium, high and very high – with Sandwell in the ‘high’ category.
No one wants to see another spike in deaths from Covid-19. Protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.
We are already seeing a significant rise in Covid-19 patients needing critical care in our region.
Don’t take unnecessary risks because you think you’re safe.
Please keep a safe distance from others, wash your hands regularly and wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and in other enclosed spaces.
Frequently asked questions
What are the new restrictions on households in Sandwell?
From Wednesday 14 October, Sandwell residents will not be able to mix with people they don’t live with, in their homes.
Your household is defined as the people you live with and any support bubble.
Households that have formed a support bubble with another single adult household behave as if everyone lives in the same house.
What is a support bubble?
A support bubble is a close support network between a household with only one adult in the home (known as a single-adult household) and one other household of any size.
Once you’re in a support bubble, you can think of yourself as being in a single household with people from the other household. It means you can have close contact with that household as if they were members of your own household.
Once you make a support bubble, you should not change who is in your bubble.
How long can we expect these restrictions to go on for?
These restrictions will go on for as long as is needed to bring down the coronavirus rates of infection. They will be reviewed regularly with Government.
This webpage will be updated with more information as we get it. Please check back later for more information.