Nearly £10 million has been paid out by Dudley Council in grants since November to help businesses survive lockdown, it has been revealed.
A vast majority of businesses across the borough were found to be complying with covid safety rules and restrictions in a recent ‘spot-check’ operation.
People who live in Dudley borough are being invited to take a covid-19 test if they are feeling unwell, even if they are not displaying the three key symptoms.
Clinically extremely vulnerable people have been advised that they should shield again during the national lockdown as Covid-19 infection rates across the region remain high.
Boardwalks and artificial grass will spruce up town centres in the borough as part of a pavement widening scheme to help keep people safe during the pandemic.