We have now reached the next step in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people or 2 households are now allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.
The stay at home rule has also come to an end and people are now allowed to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.
However, it is still important to remember that many restrictions are still in place and we must still do what we can to keep ourselves and our community safe. Keep in mind that people should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys where possible. It is particularly important to take care as the lockdown measures continue to ease.
The impact of the national lockdown continues to reduce case numbers. Both the percentage of positive tests and the overall rate of cases has fallen again, although testing rates have slightly decreased this week. Across Birmingham’s hospitals, average daily Covid admissions has fallen further to around 17 new cases a day; this is really positive and shows that lockdown and vaccination are saving lives.
Total cases for this week have dropped once again, and this decrease is shown in all ages and ethnic groups. Moseley’s case rate has dropped by a further 6% since the previous fortnight.