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Presents for Bearwood

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Lockdown…Part 2

Key messages • COVID-19 rates are very high. Hospital admissions and deaths are increasing rapidly. • Stay Home. Do not leave your home unless it is absolutely essential to do so. • Do not have visitors to your home except … Continue reading

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Light up Bearwood

Light Up Bearwood and Beyond is in place of our annual Procession of Light and provides an opportunity for folks to still show solidarity with refugees from their own homes by creating a light picture in their windows. There are … Continue reading

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A useful site…

This site enables people to zoom in on an interactive map to see what the Covid-19 figures are, right down to almost Ward level. https://coronavirus-staging.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map?fbclid=IwAR20fJxrke1ZZU2xr1ccBwnfTknNgxinUuDfW9ac2WbN3_cMFJsvIjRprdI

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Coronavirus outbreak at Bearwood GP surgery

Sandwell Council, Public Health England (Midlands) and Sandwell & West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group have been notified of a coronavirus outbreak at Bearwood Road Surgery, Smethwick. To date, three positive COVID-19 cases have emerged among the practice’s non-clinical staff.  It … Continue reading

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Beware of Covid Scammers

We’ve been made aware by West Midlands Police of scammers posing as NHS Test and Trace staff. The scam involves a phone call claiming you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.You are then asked … Continue reading

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Urgent message from David Stevens, Sandwell MBC Chief Executive

Government has just announced that Sandwell, along with Birmingham and Solihull, is now an area of national intervention due to a rise in coronavirus. From next Tuesday, 15 September, Sandwell residents will not be able to mix with any other … Continue reading

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Feeling unwell? Get a test!

Sandwell, and particularly Smethwick, has a high rate of coronavirus infections. COVID-19 is a potentially fatal illness – you must do all you can to avoid infection. This includes social distancing, using face coverings and not having non-essential visitors into … Continue reading

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Consultation on banning pavement parking

Parking on pavements could be banned across England under government plans to ease journeys for disabled people and parents pushing prams. The practice is banned in London but elsewhere in the country it is only prohibited for lorries. The Department … Continue reading

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Shoppers, drinkers and diners urged to avoid unsafe businesses

Shoppers and pub goers are being urged to vote with their feet and avoid businesses not following Covid-19 guidance. Pubs that aren’t taking contact details and shops where people don’t wear masks should be avoided, Sandwell Council has warned. And … Continue reading

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