Walsall Council is to receive £432,500 from the Government to deliver a new Community Champions scheme to support those most at risk from COVID-19 and boost vaccine take-up. This funding allocation follows an announcement by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick on 25 January 2021, where over £23 million has been allocated to 60 councils and voluntary groups to expand communications on COVID-19 with at-risk groups.
15 January 2021
This Saturday marks the birthday of Sister Dora who was originally from Yorkshire but was sent to Walsall in 1865 by way of her religious order and spent the rest of her life pursuing a pioneering nursing career in Walsall.
The Director of Public Health, Walsall has sent a letter to all faith communities in the borough "strongly advising" them to pause all communal prayer and worship during the current national lockdown to help reduce the spread of the new Covid-19 variant.
Walsall, along with rest of England is now in a third lockdown to tackle the large rise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. The national lockdown measures will be reviewed in mid-February. Full details of the announcement and restrictions are available on the Government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
Following the Secretary of State’s announcement it has been confirmed that the borough of Walsall will move from Tier 3 into Tier 4 with effect from 31 December.