Walsall Council warns schools to bring back Covid measures amid rapidly rising cases
A council has urgently warned schools to reintroduce "Covid secure" measures to combat "rapidly rising" cases in its borough.
Walsall Council has made the plea for schools to bring back measures such as "bubbles" and face coverings following a gradual rise in cases over the past month.
It comes as more than 1,100 Walsall residents tested positive for coronavirus during seven days between September 30 and October 6, prompting concern among health officials.
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Almost half of those were young people aged up to 19, said the council.
Data also showed that Walsall is seeing an increase in rates among older people as "as infections start to spread within families", the council said.
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