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COVID-19 - Walsall news updates

New restrictions for Walsall schools as COVID-19 cases rise

  • 14 October 2021
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New restrictions for Walsall schools as COVID-19 cases rise

Walsall Council is urging all schools across the borough to reintroduce COVID-Secure measures from this Monday 18 October, to put a stop to the rapidly rising cases of COVID-19.

 

Walsall community heroes to be honoured with a British Empire Medal

  • 14 September 2021
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Walsall community heroes to be honoured with a British Empire Medal

Five local residents will be recognised for their exceptional contribution to the local community by being presented with the honour of the British Empire Medal (BEM). They are part of a total of 46 recipients that will be presented with the award by West Midlands Lord-Lieutenant, John Crabtree OBE on Wednesday 15 September at the University of Birmingham covering the years 2020 and 2021.

Customer Engagement pilots face-to-face service for vulnerable residents

  • 13 September 2021
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Customer Engagement pilots face-to-face service for vulnerable residents

Walsall Council's Customer Engagement Directorate is piloting a face-to-face service for vulnerable residents.  The service will help them with enquiries around missed bin collections, how to book a bulky waste collection, or report fly tipping, enabling vulnerable residents to access key services at a time which suits them.  The service will also be able to direct vulnerable residents to apply for council services online such as Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction and other welfare benefits such as Universal Credit.

Changes to self-isolation rules from 16 August

  • 16 August 2021
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Changes to self-isolation rules from 16 August

From today (16 August 2021), the rules on self-isolating when individuals are identified by NHS Test and Trace as being a close contact of a positive case have changed. 

Under the new guidelines, people aged under 18 and people who have had both doses of their COVID-19 vaccination, with the second dose at least two weeks prior to coming into close contact with the positive case, will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.

Vaccination buses return for second doses of Covid-19 jab

  • 13 August 2021
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Vaccination buses return for second doses of Covid-19 jab

Walsall’s vaccination buses will be revisiting a number of locations across the borough to encourage residents to have their second Pfizer dose, eight weeks after their previous visit.

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