As we prepare to see in the New Year unfortunately SVI has more bad news to relay. Please find below a News Release from Sandwell MBC forwarded to you all to ensure your safety and to keep you informed of the updated situation. The SVI Team will be back to normal working hours on Monday 4 January 2021, Covid 19 permitting. Please note that if you need help relating to adult social care while SVI are closed, please call Sandwell Enquiries on 0121 569 2266. If your call is urgent you can call the adult social care emergency duty officer on 0121 569 2355 out of hours.
Again, this is not the news you wish to hear just before a New Year starts but to ensure your safety please be careful and stay safe. Please read on for important information and please pass on to friends and family:
Released 30 December 2020
Government announces Tier 4 restrictions for Sandwell
The government has this afternoon announced that Sandwell, along with the rest of the West Midlands, will enter into Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions from tomorrow.
This will mean stricter government restrictions will be in place until further notice.
Councillor Maria Crompton, Sandwell Council Deputy Leader, said: “We must now follow the new government restrictions and stay at home. Do not mix with other households apart from within your support bubble.
“We want everyone to stay safe so please do not take any unnecessary risks – stay home wherever possible and certainly avoid busy shops.
“Visitors to our home represent a significant risk, especially to any older adults who are more likely to become severely ill or die if infected.
“COVID-19 can be a fatal illness and it is vital we all do what we can to stop the spread and in particular protect our most vulnerable residents.”
Anyone with symptoms must get tested straight away and ensure they self-isolate for the full 10 days.
Sandwell’s Director of Public Health Dr Lisa McNally said: “I urge people in Sandwell to take this situation extremely seriously and to follow these new Tier 4 restrictions.
“Stay home as much as possible and do not have visitors except for carers.”
Details of the restrictions are available on the government website:
Circulated by SVI for and on behalf of Sandwell MBC
We wish you a safe New Year.