Covid rates in Shropshire and local alert levels
Number of coronavirus infections in Shropshire
Data about the number of infections in Shropshire will be published on this page each week, and can be viewed by clicking on the ‘Shropshire Covid Dashboard’ pdf in the related documents section of this page. Our newsroom also provides regular updates.
- PHE: Covid-19 track coronavirus cases: dashboard showing statistics on cases of coronavirus and deaths associated with coronavirus in Shropshire, updated daily.
- PHE: National Covid-19 surveillance reports: including weekly summary of findings monitored through various Covid-19 surveillance systems.
Shropshire Council, while believing the information in this publication to be correct, does not guarantee its accuracy nor does the council accept any liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage or other consequences, however arising, from the use of such information supplied.
Local Covid alert levels
From Wednesday 2 December, Shropshire will be in tier 2 (high alert).
From 00.01am on Wednesday 2 December 2020, the new local alert level 2 restrictions for Shropshire will mean people must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting – including homes, pubs and restaurants – unless they live with them or have formed a support bubble with them.
Full guidance is contained in the government document 'What you can and cannot do in an area in tier 2 of local restrictions from 2 December'.
Our poster explains what the restrictions from the 2 December mean in tier 2 also.
Government Guidance is available in alternative formats, which explains Local restriction tiers: what you need to know.
Full government guidance for other tiers are contained in 'What you can and cannot do in an area in tier 1 of local restrictions from 2 December' and 'What you can and cannot do in an area in tier 3 of local restrictions from 2 December'.
Posters which explain the medium, high and very high restrictions can be found in ‘Related documents’ on the right hand side of this page too.
Remember, ‘Hands. Face. Space’:
- Hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
- Face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- Space – stay two metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or one metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings)
There is separate guidance for households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection and additional advice at each tier will be provided shortly for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.
The government has also announced that up to three households will be able to form bubbles to meet up during a five-day Christmas period of 23 to 27 December. When a bubble is formed it is fixed and must not be changed or extended further at any point. Government guidance for making a Christmas bubble with friends and family provides full detail.