Coronavirus Update 02.02.22

  • The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can.
  • Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in secondary school and college classrooms. Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in communal areas of secondary schools, nor for staff in communal areas of primaries.
  • There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
  • Venues and events will no longer be required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis.
  • International Travel. Travel to England from another country during coronavirus, guide here.
  • Find all the information you need to get vaccinated here.

Birmingham City Council’s dashboard of Covid-19 information for the week ending 22nd January can be seen here. Across Birmingham, new cases decreased, along with the overall case rate.

Hospital admissions for Covid-19 across the city decreased by 9% when compared to last week’s admissions of between 73 and 119 new daily cases (total = 690). There were 23 deaths reported this week.