28 October 2020 16:47
Sign up to FREE email alerts from BirminghamLive - Black Country Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Dudley is set to be moved to Tier Two restrictions to stem the rise of coronavirus infections. The borough will join Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton in the 'high risk' category after a surge in cases. The latest figures show Dudley had 222.6 new cases per 100,000 people and there were 716 new cases recorded in the seven days to October 23 - compared to 444 the week before. Under the new restrictions, which are expected to come into force later this week, people will be banned from socialising outside their household/support bubble in any indoor setting. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon 8 Cancel Play now People from different households will only be able to socialise in outdoor public spaces or gardens - but they must follow the 'rule of six' and maintain social distancing.
Two new walk-in coronavirus testing centres have now opened across the borough. They are located on Flood Street car park and Jackson Street in Lye. Both testing centres will be open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.