Coronavirus Update 09.12.20

Birmingham is in Tier 3 – Very High Alert. This tier is assigned to areas with a very high or very rapidly rising level of infections, where tighter restrictions are in place.

Last week’s summary of the new guidelines for our area is again available to read here, along with a condensed version here which highlights the main guidelines for Tier 3:

  • You must not socialise with other households indoors
  • Only meet people outdoors in open public areas in groups of up to 6
  • Reduce your number of journeys and avoid travel outside the area unless necessary
  • Work from home if possible
  • And continue to ‘wash hands, cover face, make space’

Birmingham City Council reminds us “every action counts when it comes to protecting ourselves and our loved ones from coronavirus.”

Detailed Tier 3 guidelines can again be found here, and the Birmingham City Council Weekly Update for Friday 4th December can be read here.

You can check the tier and guidelines for any area with the BBC’s postcode checker.

Birmingham City Council’s dashboard of Covid-19 information for the week 28th November – 4th December can be read in two parts here is and here. The rate of cases and percentage of positive tests have decreased again when compared to the previous week. Rates of cases are now highest in the 30-44 yr age groups, with continued clusters linked to workplaces over the last two weeks. Encouragingly, case numbers have fallen in the majority of local wards in the city since last week, including in Moseley.

In Tier 3, retail shops are allowed to reopen and we encourage you, safely, to shop local!

The tier level for each area will be reviewed every two weeks, with the first review due 16th December. We will continue to include updated details of the guidelines for our area in upcoming newsletters.