To support the reopening of our town centres we have implemented social distancing measures to help keep everyone safe.
These include removing drop off points, increasing footpaths and introducing one way pedestrian areas. These are all temporary measures, which will be monitored and regularly reviewed.
Please see below maps to view and download of the changes for each town centre.
Dudley 1 - upper High Street
Dudley 2 - central area and Market Place
Please remember to observe social distancing guidelines when out in our town centres, and shop alone where possible.
- Stay at least 2 metres away from other people
- face coverings and visors should be worn in close contact services is now become law
- Wear a facemask when entering retail properties
- retailers are now required to wear facemasks in their premises
- Do not shop in large family groups and where possible do not take children shopping - this will help ensure that space is taken up with paying customers
- Do not visit our town centres if you are suffering with Coronavirus symptoms
- Use contactless payment whenever possible -this has now been increased to a maximum of £45
- Be respectful of shop staff and other shoppers #bekind
- Do not touch items you are not purchasing, this will limit the risk to you and others
- Wash your hands when you get home
- Do not congregate in large groups
- Adhere to the guidance provided by each retail unit
- Go straight home once you have finished your shopping
- Customers in hospitality venues must wear face coverings, except when seated at a table to eat or drink. Staff in hospitality and retail will now also be required to wear face coverings
For businesses planning on reopening please find advice and resources here. Things to consider include:
- Businesses selling food or drink (including cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants), social clubs, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement arcades (and other indoor leisure centres or facilities), funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls, must be closed between 10pm and 5am. This will include takeaways but delivery services can continue after 10pm
- In licensed premises, food and drink must be ordered from, and served at, a table
- Customers must eat and drink at a table in any premises selling food and drink to consume on site
- Businesses will need to display the official NHS QR code posters so that customers can ‘check-in’ at different premises using this option as an alternative to providing their contact details once the app is rolled out nationally
- Businesses and organisations will face stricter rules to make their premises COVID Secure:
- A wider range of leisure and entertainment venues, services provided in community centres, and close contact services will be subject to the COVID-19 Secure requirements in law and fines of up to £10,000 for repeated breaches.
- Employers must not knowingly require or encourage someone who is being required to self-isolate to come to work.
- Businesses must remind people to wear face coverings where mandated.
As lockdown restrictions are lifted, West Midlands Network is advising all bus, train or tram users to stay up to date with the latest travel advice and consider making changes to their journey if possible to help keep public transport available for those who need it most. Watch the video here for the latest updates.
Additionally to help keep all users of public transport safe, a detailed video of how to stay safe and stay apart on public transport can be viewed here.
For further information, timetables and ticketing on public transport in the area visit wmnetwork.co.uk.
Passengers for taxis are required to wear facemasks.