New coronavirus restrictions for Birmingham
New coronavirus restrictions have been announced for Birmingham residents as a result of the government’s new three-tier system. These come into effect TOMORROW: Wednesday, 14 October.
The city has been placed in the ‘alert level 2’ due to infection rates above 100 per 100,000 people. This means households will not be able to meet 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.
Council Leader, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “This represents a huge challenge for us all in Birmingham and it is now more important than ever that we follow the guidance to get the COVID rate back down across the city. We all have a role to play if we’re going to protect our families, friends and neighbours and ensure that the NHS is not overwhelmed.
“We will continue to work closely with our partners and will work with every community and every neighbourhood to communicate vital public health messages to help keep people safe.”
Here’s some extra detail on the new restrictions in Birmingham:
· Weddings are permitted to have no more than 15 attendees with the same for receptions.
· Funerals can only have 30 attendees, with a maximum of 15 at wakes and commemorations.
· You can only play team sports where they are officially organised by a club or organisation.
· People are advised to minimise the number of journeys they make.
· While you can still go on holiday, it can only be with people you live with, or your support bubble.
St. Paul’s will continue to enforce all of the Government guidelines on all of our sites and ask all members of the public and other visitors to comply with the guidelines.