Message from Ruth Tennant, Solihull’s Director of Public Health
On Saturday, London and parts of the South East and East of England were moved into a new Tier 4 with travel into and out of these areas now illegal. Hospitals right across the country are now under very severe pressure.
Christmas arrangements for the whole of England have now been changed so that even outside these areas you can only meet on Christmas Day.
These changes have been put in place very quickly because of a rapid rise in cases caused by a new variant of COVID which means that the virus is now transmitting much more quickly with the R rate increasing very rapidly and very significant and rising pressure on hospitals.
Read the full message here.
First grants from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing & Recovery Fund issued by Heart of England Community Foundation
The first two grants from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing & Recovery Fund were awarded last week by Heart of England Community Foundation to two local organisations.
The grants, which will hopefully be the first in a series of many, were awarded to Happy Mamas, Solihull and Balsall Common Methodist Church.
Read more here.