Covid 19 Medical Information
COVID-19 cases are continuing to soar in Dudley, and now the borough has the highest figures in the West Midlands.
Unless the number of cases starts to fall, local restrictions could remain in place post lockdown, and in the run up to Christmas.
Residents are being urged to follow the national lockdown rules.
See the latest figures on our data dashboard www.dudleyhealthandwellbeing.org.uk/localoutbreakcontrolplan
For advice and information on coronavirus visit including testing locally www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus
You should isolate if you have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid.
Close Contact definitions:
- Direct close contacts: Face to face contact with a case for any length of time, within 1m, including being coughed on, a face to face conversation, unprotected physical contact (skin to skin). This includes exposure within 1 metre for 1 minute or longer.
- Proximity contacts: Extended close contact (within 2m for more than 15 minutes) with a case
- People who spend significant time in the same household as a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
- A person who has travelled in a small vehicle with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or in a large vehicle or plane near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19