Stay at home this weekend
With the dry weather expected to continue into the weekend, residents are urged to continue to do their bit by staying home, protecting the NHS and saving lives.
The vast majority of Dudley borough residents continue to follow the national guidelines, which have been in place for more than one month now.
It means people should still only leave their homes for limited purposes, including one form of exercise a day, to fetch basic necessities infrequently, for medical needs and to go to work but only where it is not possible to work from home.
When people are away from their home they need to follow social distancing guidelines and stay two metres apart from others.
No more than two people should gather in public, unless they are members of the same household.
People are also reminded they should not be making any unnecessary car journeys.
Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said:
We know the vast majority of people in Dudley are following government guidelines and I can’t stress enough how important it is we all continue to do this and play our part in this national effort to protect the NHS and save lives.
We understand the dry weather brings temptations but please don’t let the rest of us down. Our open spaces are there to be used for one dose of daily exercise and I would remind people they are not to linger or arrange to meet friends or family.
Dr Ruth Edwards, GP and Clinical Executive at Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, said:
The primary goal regarding Covid-19 was to slow spread and protect the NHS by reducing the need for hospital care - we can see that the plan is working but there is much further to go. The single biggest thing that Dudley people can do to help is to stay at home. If you do need to go out for essential reasons then follow the social distancing rules. Locally we are well prepared and NHS services are very much there for those who need them so if you are concerned about your heath in any way do seek help early from your GP or through emergency services if your need is life threatening.
For advice and support on coronavirus go to www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus