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Coronavirus Update

The Government have announced a national lockdown across England in the fight against Coronavirus.

This will come into effect on Thursday 5th November and will remain in place until Wednesday 2nd December. During this time, the Government will:

- Require people to stay at home, except for specific purposes
- Prevent gatherings with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes
- Close certain businesses and venues

Schools, colleges and Universities will remain open, as will essential retail. Non-essential retail and hospitality venues can offer a delivery or click and collect service.

Specific information can be found online at gov.uk/coronavirus.

Community Hotline
Black Country Radio is working with our partners at Dudley CVS who are co-ordinating the community response to COVID-19 across the Borough.

We have launched a Community Hotline, to allow the vulnerable members of our society to be able to ask for support - and for the less vulnerable to be able to offer it.

Anyone who needs to contact the hotline can do so, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling: 
01384 465 375       (Please note: This is an automated service; messages will be forwarded immediately)

Dudley CVS are working with existing voluntary and community groups, and the volunteer centre, to connect people that need support to assets in their local community. They're working in partnership with Dudley Council, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and the NHS over the coming weeks.

Are you caring for someone?

Dudley Carers Hub is providing support and assistance to those who are caring for people in the community.
You can contact their advice line by phone on 01384 818 723 or by email (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm).

Other Local Authority areas:


SCVO, as the support body for Sandwell’s Voluntary and Community Sector, is coordinating the community response to COVID-19 in Sandwell.

Visit the SCVO Covid-19 support website.


Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre (part of Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council) is working with City of Wolverhampton Council to link people who are offering to help and those individuals and organisations that are asking for support.

Visit the WVSC Covid-19 support website.


One Walsall is the voice of the voluntary sector in Walsall. They are supporting local not-for-profit organisations such as community groups, charities and social enterprises.

Visit the One Walsall Covid-19 support website.




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